curatorial residencies

ReDirecting: East 2016

The Making of Collective Agencies

  • 18/07/2016 (Monday)
    BODIES [Day 1]

    • 17:00 Introduction

    • 18:00 Didos Blanket is a minimal architecture for temporary gatherings designed especially for the RDE Curatorial Residency by Małgorzata Kuciewicz and Simone De Iacobis (Centrala) will be tested by our group; we aim at creating the reflexive manual for its future users. To introduce it and experiment with the possibility of the activities that can take place inside it, a workshop-performance prepared by Iza Szostak, dancer and choreographer, associated with Center in Motion collective will be held there. 


  • 19/07/2016 (Tuesday)
    WORLDLINGS [Day 2]

    • Globalisation today is the pre-condition of thinking about collectives. This day session will provide the grounds for considering the conditions of a collective action on a global scale: connecting individuals and issues in a global event. Contrary to an intuition of a shared space as a starting point of a collective, we will start from a discussion about the condition of distance and mediation, which seems to be a predominant one for contemporary artworlds. Moderated by: Anna Ptak.

  • 10:0013:00 Presentations and discussion

    • Renan Laruan

      • Wounds of Agency Formation: The Critical and The Naïve

    • Alicja Rogalska, Marianna Dobkowska

      • Social Design for Social Living

  • 13:0014:00 Lunch break

  • 14:3016:00 

    • Bogna Kietlińska

      • art historian and ethnographer, she will present a lecture and workshop dealing with psycho-geography, the sensual experience of space and mapping methodologies often employed by artists and curators on the move

  • 17:0019:00 Case studies + visits

    • Exhibitions at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art meeting with Małgorzata Ludwisiak (Director) and Jarosław Lubiak (Artistic Director), curators of current exhibitions


  • 20/07/2016 (Wednesday)
    ​LOCALS [Day 3]

    • This day session will focus on the collectives relation to territory: shared but also divided and to a local community a myth, an ideal, an oppressive group, a unifying / unified entity. We will discuss protocols for collective behaviours, entrance/exit strategies, spatial planning and many other forms of manufacturing belonging. Moderated by: Anna Czaban.

  • 10:0013:00 Presentations and discussion

    • Open Place: Yuriy Kruchak & Yulia Kostereva

      • Workshop and discussion based on the experience of the project At the heart of the community (2014, together with the Museum of Local Lore in Melitopol, Ukraine and the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw) - how to formulate a proposal for an effective model of a socially minded institution together, which could form a basis for the revitalisation and transformation of the cultural sector in Ukraine. 

    • Piotr Juskowiak

      • expert in culture studies,writer and translator will present the current Polish artistic and political predicaments with understanding and sustaining a democratic public space

  • 13:0014:00 Lunch break

  • 14:3018:00 Case studies + visits

    • Jazdów City Garden The Prototype (Anna Czaban)

    • Social Culture House  the case of the Finnish Houses (Andrzej Górz)

    • Multicultural Centre in Praga (cultural organization of migrant communities) (Witek Hebanowski)


  • 21/07/2019 (Thursday)
    POP-CULTURE [Day 4]

    • The resources which allow to create spaces of autonomy, outside official institutions (sanctioned by state, mainstream art, and hegemonic cultural ideologies) are often rooted in parallel orders of the everyday culture of specific social class, generational experience and popular culture: music, party, consumption. In this day session we would like to learn about the cultural practices that inform possible alternative models of collective action. Moderated by: Konrad Schiller.

  •  10:0013:00 Presentations and discussion

    • Mika Conradi

      • Pooling resources and rythmanalysis - presentation based on Mika Conradis artist-curator run projects, with the experience of South-African informal intimacy of collectivising

    • Konrad Schiller

      • curator, writer, researcher - Konrad will introduce alternative cultures of Polands 1980s and its relationship to possible artistic formations.

  • 13:0014:00 Lunch break

  • 14:3018:00 Case studies + visits 

    • lokal_30, Raster, Piktogram


  • 22/07/2016 (Friday)
    ​SELF-ORGANIZED [Day 5] 

    • The day session devoted to self-organized efforts related to collective processes, such as education, political participation, organization of labour and recreation, and designing public spaces. We will work at one of Warsaws allotment gardens - a residual of a socialist vision of a right to share the land and cooperative management. Moderated by: Marianna Dobkowska

  • 10:0013:00 A garden session - presentations and discussions

    • Taina Azeredo

      • Education as social (re)organisation - a case study

    • Jaśmina Wójcik & Igor Stokfiszewski

      • Commemoration as participatory artistic activism, the history and future of work in a peripheral district of Warsaw 

    • Iga Kołodziej

      • Fundacja Bęc Zmiana, Biennale Urbana, urban gardening

  • 13:0014:00 Lunch break

  • 15:0018:00 Planning session devoted to a final public presentation


  • 23/07/2016 (Saturday)

    • This day will be an evaluation session devoted to our experience, critique and (political-artistic) hopes of collectivity in curatorial work. A specific focus will be given to the relations between artistic and social processes shaping the life and death of collectives and their political significance. Moderated by: Anna Ptak.

  • 10:0013:00 Presentations and discussion

    • Dorian Batycka

      • presentation based on his involvement and approach to work of such publicly known collectives as Et Cetera, Chto Delat?, Chamber of Public Secrets, Raqs Media Collective and Jelili Atiku. He will be joined by Ehsan Fardjinaya (Anonymous Stateless Immigrants)

    • Ewa Majewska

      • philosopher, feminist, politician, she will discuss the weak resistance - how we can understand the relation between artistic and social organisation today. Presentation will be based on her paper Peripheries, Housewives, and Artists in Revolt: Notes from the Former East.

  • 13:0014:00 Lunch break and the end of the colloquy

The residencies are financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the City of Warsaw and Adam Mickiewicz Institute.