Edited by Marianna Dobkowska, Julia Harasimowicz
Diary is a handy calendar and planner published each year by Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art. Diary 2021 was created in collaboration with artists who took part in the residence programme in 2020. It also includes contributions from artists who couldn’t actually visit Warsaw (or had to postpone travels co-organized by Ujazdowski) – the Diary is a space where all of us, although only symbolically, were able to meet. This year’s theme is presence. On the one hand, we associate it with physical contact and face-to-face conversations that we all craved in 2020. On the other hand, we can understand it as spiritual support, the intimacy that we all need. Presence is also the here and now that we are must focus on while the future of our actions is shrouded in fog.