Place: ZONA Sztuki Aktualnej, Pl. Orła Białego 2, 70-562 Szczecin

First Opening: 19.06.2017

Duration: 19.06.2017 – 23.06.2017

Second Opening: 03.07.2017

Duration: 03.07.2017 – 10.07.2017

Curator: Karolina Zawiślak

We are cordially inviting you to participate in Rapproachment, which is the first exhibition of the project TICASS - Technologies of Imaging in Communication, Art, and Social Science.

The Rapproachment exhibition focuses on the city spaces in Czech Republic, Italy, Poland, South Africa, and the United Kingdom, and their aesthetic.

People usually walk past places of transport without noticing the beauty and symbolism which is there. Dear Spectator, please do not drift away this time, do not only listen to the message that signs try to enforce on you. Do not only listen to what an image tells you to do. Try to pay attention to what is there, and why it is there.  Remember that there is a gap between what you can see and your first impression of the image.

The exhibition aims to familiarize recipients with other cultural patterns and bring them closer to the symbolism and perception of the member states’ researchers. An important element of the exhibition is the comparison of artworks from different countries, in order to investigate the similarities and differences existing between them.

Rapproachment is a mobile exhibition that will be transferred to all TICASS member institutions.


The TICASS project started this year on behalf of the Department of Painting and New Media at Academy of Art in Szczecin, by the leader of the project -  Dr. Aleksandra Łukaszewicz Alcaraz.

TICASS focuses on visual technologies, and their significant influence on a repertoire of competences most essential for people. Visual technologies bring with themselves a new language of visual narration and a new mode of reading visual signs.

Because of the scope of the project, we ask the following question – how do people in different cities read and perceive visual signs, icons, QR codes, diagnostic images, and digital graphics?

The TICASS project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement NO. 734602.