Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art is partially open. While you may visit Power Play exhibition by Kornelia Dzikowska, our library and reading room reopen on 26 May, all performances, cinema screenings, workshops, guided tours are suspended. Hence we encourage you to access art from home, read our online magazines and watch performances and films online.
Although currently closed, our cinema is still operating online, recommending experimental films and content that cannot be shown in the cinema – for example, interactive online projects. Thanks to the collaboration with Mubi and Europa Cinemas, we are happy to invite you – as the first cinema in Warsaw – to take advantage of a free three-months access to a streaming service presenting a selection of award-winning films as well as independent and experimental cinema. There are about thirty titles available to subscribers at any given moment and the selection changes regularly. To take advantage of the three-month trial period for new users, please register at mubi.com/u-jazdowski.
Every Wednesday we publish a new film from our collection.
The online archive of past performances and plays, which was an integral part of the Other Dances exhibition, contains nearly sixty recordings of the most important achievements of Polish theatre and experimental dance of recent years. It includes works by Agnieszka Kryst, Ramona Nagabczyńska, Renata Piotrowska-Auffret, Magda Ptasznik, Paweł Sakowicz, Anna Smolar, Maria Stokłosa, Weronika Szczawińska, Iza Szostak, Cezary Tomaszewski, Wojtek Ziemilski, Maria Zimpel, and Marta Ziółek.
As part of the Lessons from the Collection series, we present selected works from our collection, which anyone can view without leaving home. We explore the meaning of the work of Polish artists and prove that artworks created a few or several dozen years ago are still valid and take up important existential, social, political, and artistic issues. We invited art historians, critics and experts in modern art to collaborate. Through the prism of their knowledge, they will talk about artworks by artists including: Grzegorz Klaman, Oleg Kulik, Zbigniew Libera, Jarosław Modzelewski, Teresa Murak, and Zbigniew Warpechowski.Each week we will share a video about one particular artwork, explaining the story behind of its creation and the contexts in which it operates.
Without leaving home, you can visit the Ujazdowski Castle and participate in online tours and workshops that we regularly announce on social media. We especially encourage you to visit Kornelia Dzikowska Power Play exhibition through a virtual walk with the artist and Bik Van der Pol exhibition through a virtual guided tour with Melanie Święcicka.
Every year, many artists and curators from around the world take part in art residencies at the Ujazdowski Castle. The Residents magazine was created to showcase their work. Artists live and create here for many months and the culmination of their stay might be an exhibition, performance, or a publication. Sometimes the effects of their work are presented outside the Ujazdowski Castle, as in the case of the Lithuanian artist Lina Lapelyte, whose opera was awarded the Golden Lion at the last Venice Art Biennale. In the magazine, you will also find interviews with Polish artists who took part in art residencies in Palestine: Karolina Grzywnowicz, Joanna Rajkowska, and Jaśmina Wójcik. Their work will be presented at the exhibition Everyday Forms of Resistance, which we plan to open next year.
Obieg is a bilingual online magazine dedicated to culture and art, documenting global contemporary art. It combines critique, in-depth theoretical texts, non-academic investigations, essays, and images. Fourteen issues have been published since 2016. The latest, entitled Euphoria and Fatigue: Ukrainian Art and Society after 2014 is dedicated to contemporary art in the Ukraine.
The U–jazdowski YouTube channel features video documentation of exhibitions, events, and a showcase of work by artists taking part in our residence programme. Meanwhile, our website contains photographic documentation, video, and guides available to download in pdf, from previous exhibitions, performances, and presentations by young artists in the Project Room series.
Stay at home with us, and soon we will meet again at the Ujazdowski Castle.