performative installation

Michał Borczuch

Untitled (Together Again)

Theatre director Michał Borczuch along with a group of Warsaw and Berlin based artists look through public documents and private histories to explore queer grief and its rituals. He was inspired by the work of Félix Gonzalez-Torres, a Cuban-born American gay artist who died of AIDS in 1996. His minimalist installations and sculptures can be interpreted as records of desire and love, and finally of illness and death.

The intimate sphere, publicly disclosed, turns out to be a symptom of wider social problems. Borczuch and his team take a closer look at the past intertwinement of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and political changes, especially with the political transformation in Poland, as well as the contemporary situation of the LGBTIQ+ community to reflect on whether art can be a site of micro-resistance towards regimes that make certain experiences invisible.

Borczuch's work, originally implemented as a theatrical performance at HAU Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin, at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art takes on the form of a performative installation – an exhibition open to viewers from 09/11 during the gallery's opening hours as well as the performances taking place in it on three different occasions.

On 16/11 (Saturday) performative installation will be open from 12:00.

Partners: Nowy Teatr (Warszawa), HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin) within the festival “The Present Is Not Enough – Performing Queer Histories and Futures”, funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation
  • Admission to performative installation from 09/11/2019 included in the price of a ticket.
  • Performative installation will be inaugurated with performance on 08/11/2019.