film review

A review of Karol Radziszewskis films

as part of exhibition The Power of Secrets

Artist, curator, enthusiast, collector, amateur historian  Karol Radziszewski moves seamlessly between visual arts and performance. The programme accompanying the exhibition The Power of Secrets, which presents the richness of his creative practices, would not be complete without a review of the artists films and video works.

The starting point for the review will be two films by Radziszewski, in which the artist takes on a risky game with myth, archives, body and memory: The Prince (2014), an exploration of Jerzy Grotowskis legend and MS 101 (2012), a queer fantasy about Ludwig Wittgenstein. This impossible cinematographic meeting between the theatre reformer and the Austrian philosopher comes about in Radziszewskis work as a result of an uncompromising attempt at rewriting history as well as his fascination with the tradition of European and American queer cinema. The review shall also include the films Afterimages, Sebastian, and ID.

The film programme will also showcase the works of young queer artists who are looking closely at contemporary reality in their films. By using performance, experimentation or documentary harshness, the artists depict the experiences of queer people in Central and Eastern Europe. In the first part of the review we will see, amongst others, a video by Liliana Piskorska which won the audience award at Views 2019  Deutsche Bank Award, and the premiere of the film Filipka by Dawid Nickel.


  • 15/12/2019, 18:00
    • The Power of Secrets. Review of Karol Radziszewskis films, part 1.
      • Sebastian, 2010, 4'30''
      • MS 101, 2012, 50'
  • 19/12/2019, 18:00
    • The Power of Secrets. Review of Karol Radziszewskis films, part 2.
      • Backstage, 2011, 38'
      • The Prince, 2014, 71'
  • Tickets
    • 16 zł regular
    • 14 zł reduced
    • 10 zł for visitor card holders
  • All films directed by Karol Radziszewski will be screened with English subtitles
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