TRAFO Center for Contemporary Art in Szczecin/Poland



Opening on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Exhibition until June 1, 2014
Curator: Łucja Waśko-Mandes

The exhibition on the theme of Gossip featuring 20 works by Polish and international artists selected in an open call. The artists: Arobal, Sławomir Belina, Kurt von Bley, Laura Bruce, Barbara Dębiec, Przemek Dzienis, Rafał Górczyński, Karolina Grzywnowicz, Karolina Komasa, Małgorzata Kopczyńska, Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos, Jarek Lustych, Emilia Maryniak, Tomasz Matusewicz, Jean-Michel Rolland, Piotr Rychlicki, Karolina Skoczylas, Dorota Tołłoczko-Femerling, Igor Zaidel, Paweł Żukowski.


People spend 60% of their private time on gossiping.

Women spend 52 minutes a day on gossiping. Men spend 76 minutes a day on gossiping. 31% of men say, that having a gossip with their partner is better than sexual relations.

Men’s gossip topics: drunken friends, news, old school friends, female colleagues at work, the sexiest girl at work, spreading rumours, promotions, sexual relationships, salaries, the boss.

Women’s gossip topics: other women, news, relationship problems, other people’s relationships, sexual relationships, friend’s weight gain, soap operas, other women’s boyfriends or husbands, the mother-in-law, celebrities.

70% of employees gossip about colleagues from work. 20% of employees rat out fellow colleagues at work.

96% of gossip website users are female. 27% of gossip website users believe that the published gossips are half-true. 8% of gossip website users search for specific information. 37% of gossip website users believe that gossip is hurtful. 36% of gossip website users believe that gossip is fun.

26% of Poles believe that president Lech Kaczynski has been killed in an assassination. 68% of Poles believe
that the church hierarchy hides cases of pedophile priests. 45 % of Poles believe that Jews have too much influence on world politics.

37% of Americans believe that global Warming is a hoax. 4% of Americans believe that shape-shifting reptilian people control our world by taking on human form and gaining political power to manipulate societies. 11% of Americans believe that the government knowingly allowed the attacks on September 11th, 2001 to happen.

93% of people, who use statistics in their arguments, just make them up.


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