On Care. A Journey into the Relational Nature of Artists' Residencies

Edited by Paweł Mendrek, Elke aus dem Moore, Denise Helene Sumi, Ika Sienkiewicz-Nowacka, Bojana Panevska, Ewa Zasada

Editors of this book – artists, curators, researchers and long-time staff members of institutions such as Residencies team at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw, the Dutch Art Institute in Amsterdam, Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart and the Academy of Fine Art and Design in Katowice, found that what is a significant strategy for ensuring successful residency programs is taking care of each other. This publication aims to depict the nuances of residency work and artists' experiences, along with the unstable constellations of artists' residencies with its open-ended structures. It also gives voice to artists who have had the experience of working and living within institutions.


Essays by Patrizia Bach, Shirin Barghnavard, Paulina Czapska, Leone Contini, Marianna Dobkowska, Regina Dürig, J. Christian Greer, Vinicius Jatobá, Simar Preet Kaur, Mami Katsuya, Guiliana Kiersz, Daniel Koniusz, Maddie Leach, Pawel Mendrek, Vytautas Michelkevičius, Martin Newth, Ika Sienkiewicz-Nowacka, Michelle K. Oing, Yasmine Ostendorf, Bojana Panevska, Alicja Rogalska, Alice Sarmiento, Anna Siekierska, Denise Helene Sumi, Małgorzata Szandała, Anna Szapert, Aisel Wicab, Ewa Zasada

Edited by Paweł Mendrek (Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Katowice), Elke aus dem Moore, Denise Helene Sumi (Akademie Schloss Solitude), Ika Sienkiewicz-Nowacka (Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art), Bojana Panevska (TransArtists | Dutch Culture), Ewa Zasada (Mobile Art Lab)

Graphic design by Katarzyna Wolny-Grządziel and Paweł Mendrek

  • Text in English
  • Paperback
  • 17 × 24 cm, 310 pages
  • ISBN 978-83-65825-78-0 (Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Katowice)
  • ISBN 978-83-67203-08-1 (Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art)
  • ISBN 978-83-946839-10-1 (Akademie Schloss Solitude)
  • Published by the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Katowice, Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Akademie Schloss Solitude
  • Katowice/ Warsaw/ Stuttgart/ Amsterdam 2023
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