Gathering Poland

Curators' Network in Krakow | December 5-8, 2012

The Foundation for Visual Arts will host the fourth meeting of the Curators’ Network

Where?: MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków
When?: December 5-8, 2012
Who?: Artists and art professionals interested in cross-cultural collaborations
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The dovetailing objectives of the Curators’ Network’s are to promote intercultural co-operation between European arts organisations, while simultaneously offering merging artists in these organisations’ home countries a platform for presenting their work abroad.

The Krakow gathering provided a unique opportunity for 20 emergent artists, based in Poland, to introduce their work (and themselves) during a portfolio review to 19 curators from 13 different countries. 

On Saturday December 8, an open day to all art professionals and enthusiasts who would like to take part in one-to-one conversations with the invited curators was held.

Open Day: December 8, 2012

11:00–18:00 MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow (Lipowa 4)

Showroom – public exhibition, showcasing the work of selected artists 

14:00–16:00 BAL (Ślusarska 9)

10-minute tête-à-tête – open to the public for individual meetings with curators


Conversation topics

+ Petra Csizek (HU) Studio of Young Artists' Association, Budapest, Hungary

Through a Glass Darkly - An Attempt to Describe Current Hungarian Cultural Politics through Some Ongoing Issues

+ Vasyl Cherepanyn (UA) Visual Culture Research Center, Kiev

1. Art as a Political Practice

2. Sexuality and Religion in Art Today: Censorship in Action

+ Antonio Grulli (IT) Niezależny kurator / Independent Curator

Why Is the Art World Becoming Boring?

+ Virginija Januškevičiūtė (LT) Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius

Is There Anything That Doesn’t Resemble a Work of Art These Days, and Does It Matter?

Magdalena Kownacka & Gaweł Kownacki (PL) F.A.I.T., Kraków, Poland

Zagrajmy w wojnę / Let's Play War

Andrea Löbel (AT) Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna

The Perfect Duck a l'Orange

Sören Meschede (ES) Hablar en Arte, Madrid

1. The Idea Behind the Curators' Network. Discussion of Current and Future Activities 

2. The Secret of a True Spanish Paella

Anca Mihulet (RO) The Contemporary Art Gallery of the Brukenthal National Museum, Sibiu, Romania

How the Unique Nature of African Hair Generates a Particular Social Awareness

Adam Nankervis (AU) Artysta, Niezależny kurator / Artist, Independent Curator

Vacuphobia – Fear of Empty Spaces

Dawid Radziszewski (PL) Galeria Pies, Poznań

Polska koszykówka / Polish Basketball

Katarzyna Roj (PL) Galeria Dizajn – BWA Wrocław

Rzeczy, ktore mówią. Wstęp do ontologii zorientowanej na obiekt  / Things That Talk: Towards to an Object-Oriented Ontology

Natalia Sielewicz (PL) Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie

Kinematograficzny zwrot w sztuce czyli kino jako źródło inspiracji dla współczesnych praktyk wizualnych / The Cinematic Turn in Visual Arts: Cinema as a Resource for Contemporary Visual Practices 

Marko Stamenkovic (RS) University of Ghent, Belgium

PUBLIC SECRET. Dial M 4 B Date: 1-2-1 Experience with ... Marko Stamenkovic

Raphaëlle Stopin (FR) Festival d'Hyères | ArtLigue

Photography and the Art Market: an Unnatural Relationship?

Jürgen Tabor (AT) Galerie im Taxispalais in Innsbruck

The Desire for Remembrance in Contemporary Art

Huib Haye van der Werf (NL) TAAK

Curating Consumption: Art Fairs, Gallery Shows and Shop Settings


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