The paper reflects on the issue of identity and intimacy in relation with local: social, cultural, and political context. All analysed works represent a sort of approach, which leads towards explorations of personal life rather, than formal investigations, the attitude rather than artefacts. The artists examine the problems of personal and social identity, reflect on the character of cultural and trans-cultural relations. Sometimes their productions are dramatic and emotional, sometimes distant and ironic. The works the artists produce are in the same time analytic and immersive. They present different ways of communication between the private and the social, between the inner space of perceptions, feelings and reflections, from one side, and the external world, from another.
The paper analyse works of five Polish artists: Kinga Araya, Anna Baumgart, Barbara Konopka, Jozef Robakowski, and Piotr Wyrzykowski.