exhibition opening

Everyday Forms of Resistance

Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art invites you to the opening of the Everyday Forms of Resistance exhibition, which will take place on Friday, 23 July 2021 at 19:00 in front of Ujazdowski Castle.

The exhibition Everyday Forms of Resistance explores living strategies in occupied Palestine. A return to nature, collecting fossils, preparing meals together – during occupation, each gesture is a manifestation of strength that allows one to survive and preserve the meaning of life.

The exhibition is the result of several years of work by Palestinian artists, as well as the outcome of artistic residences, travels, research and work with local communities conducted by artists from Poland. The exhibition will present artworks by Jumana Emil Abboud, Ahmad Alakra, Mirna Bamieh, Wim Catrysse, the Forensic Architecture collective, Karolina Grzywnowicz, Sandi Hilal and Alessandra Petti from the DAAR collective, Jumana Manna, Joanna Rajkowska, Mahommad Saleh, Marta Wódz, and Jaśmina Wójcik.

Following the opening, Noor Abed’s film entitled our songs were ready for all wars to come will be screened at the Laboratory and accompanied by a sound performance by Dirar Kalash. Abed’s work presents scripted scenes based on Palestinian folk tales. The artist’s goal is to create a new form to develop old folk tales related to the theme of the well and related rituals referencing themes of disappearance, mourning, and death. Dirar Kalash composed the sound. The number of seats is limited. Free tickets can be collected no later than 25 minutes before the screening at the ticket desk in the main hall of the Ujazdowski Castle, following prior registration by emailing: info@u-jazdowski.pl.

After the screening, we invite you to enjoy light refreshments prepared by Słuszna Strawa.

  • Plan of the evening

    • 19:00
      • Exhibition opening
      • Free admission
      • Opening will be translated into Polish Sign Language
    • 20:30
      • Screening of Noor Abed’s film, our songs were ready for all wars to come with a sound performance by Dirar Kalash in the Auditorium Hall in the Laboratory building
      • The number of free tickets is limited, please register by emailing: info@u-jazdowski.pl
      • Please collect free tickets no later than 25 minutes before the screening
  • Cover photo
    • Film still from our songs were ready for all wars to come by Noor Abed