congress / events


exhibition / installation

2011-09-08 - 2011-09-11 Four Domes Pavilion

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photo: Dries Verstraete, Art is Dangerous by Enrique Marty, Courtesy DEWEER Gallery, Belgium

The starting point of the 10x10 exhibition and the actions accompanying the project is the Congress’ theme: art as a tool for social change. The project is organized by 10 young curators chosen by acclaimed curators, producers, and activists from Poland and abroad.

The project’s authors will interpret the art for social change slogan in different ways, using a variety of media and spaces. They’ll show their collages, video works, objects and performance installations, but they will also invite the audience to partake in a journey through Wrocław, inspired by the “Wrocław: the meeting place” slogan, which will investigate the historic and contemporary contexts of the city’s multicultural nature.

Among the exhibited works we’ll find a neon sign spelling in Russian “House of Energetic Culture,” created by Claire Fontaine, an installation titled “Art is dangerous,” created by Spanish artists Enrique Marty, questioning the social status of art and the values of the Western art world, and the documentation of Antoni Abad’s long-term project, realized in multiple locations around the globe, with the help of people from marginalized and excluded communities.

The audience will also have a chance to take part in “The Feast”, prepared by Josefine Lyche, Oliver Laric and Paweł Jarodzki, to spy on Cezary Bodzianowski , to witness walking lessons organized by Roman Ondák, or – thanks to the Slovenian collective prostoRož – to fulfill a dream to became a movie star. Among other participating artists and artistic groups are: Eva Koťátková, Ján Mančuška, Rossella Biscotti, Aleksandra Domanović, Anna Ostoya, Superflex, Eduard Freudmann, Ivan Jurica, Ivana Marjanović, U We Claus, Anna Tretter, Milan Adamčiak, Michal Murin, János Sugár.

The opening of the exhibition will take place in the Four Domes Pavilion, on September 8, at 7 p.m.

A part of the vernissage will be the “EKOGPMCFAeD” performance shown by the Berlin based German-Lebanese collective Prinz Gholam.

Project curators:

Joanna Mytkowska (Poland), the director of Warsaw’s Museum of Modern Art, recommended Martha Kirszenbaum, an independent curator working in Paris, New York, and Vienna.

Dorota Monkiewicz (Poland), the director of Wrocław’s Museum of Contemporary Art, suggested Montse Badía (Spain), an art critic and curator, co-founder of A*DESK, an institute for criticism and modern art (Instituto Independiente de Crítica y Arte Contemporáneo) and artistic director of Cal Cego Contemporary Art Collection in Barcelona.

One of the most important people of the modern art world, Hans Ulrich Obrist (Switzerland, England), director and curator of the London Serpentine gallery picked Chiara Parisi (Italy), art historian and director of Centre International d’Art et du Paysage located on the French island of Vassivière.

Maria Lind (Sweden), curator, critic, and art historian (she directed the Swedish IASPIS programme and Germany’s Munich Kunstverein) indicated Anna Colin, a curator and co-director of the Bétonsalon Centre for Art and Research and producer of independent projects like the Centro Cultural Montehermoso in Vitoria-Gasteiz in Basque Country.

Charles Esche (Netherlands), director of Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, curator of the RIWAQ biennale in Ramallah and the Istanbul Biennial, former director of the Contemporary Art Centre in Malmö recommended Remco de Blaaij (Netherlands), a curator and leader of independent projects realized by the Van Abbeemuseum.

Adam Budak (Poland, Austria), historian and art theoretician, curator working for Kunsthaus Graz among others, invited Karel Cisař (Czech Republic), curator, and art critic working in Prague, Chicago, Budapest, Krakow, and Berlin.

Marta Kuzma (Ukraine), the director of Office for Contemporary Art Norway, the first director of the Soros Center for Contemporary Art in Kiev, curator of San Sebastian’s Manifesta 5, recommended Marianne Zamecznik (Norway), a Berlin-based art critic and curator working with the Modern Art Museum in Warsaw and the Momentum Biennial in Moss, Norway.

Laura Stašāne (Latvia), programme curator at the New Theatre Institute in Riga, proposed Mojca Jug (Slovenia), from Ljubljana’s Bunker cultural centre, producer and coordinator of the Mladi Levi festival and other interdisciplinary projects realized in industrial spaces of the Slovenian capital’s Old Power Station.

Zora Jaurova (Slovakia), director, theater critic, and activist, VP of Culture Action Europe and artistic director of the “Kosice – Interface 2013” project put forward Ivana Komanická (Slovakia), a philosopher, art critic and beginner-curator. She has two exhibitions under her belt, one in Banská Bystrica, and one in Bratislava.

Aneta Szyłak (Poland), director of Wyspa Institute of Art located in Gdańsk, recommended Blandine Roselle (France), an art historian and curator of independent projects, which she produced in Lille, Lambersart, and Paris.

Project coordinators: Joanna Stembalska, Piotr Stasiowski

Partner: BWA Wroclaw-Galleries of Contemporary Art