Monday, June 29, 2009
7 July 2009
20:30 - 22:30
Queer Portraits is a collection of video pieces from emerging Spanish and international artists. it started in 2005 curated by David Trullo, screening within VISIBLE, Madrid's LGTB Culture Festival
QUEER PORTRAITS / RETRATOS RAROS IV 2009
'Para Sempre', Eduardo Valiña (ES)
'Fag Fighters in Tallinn', Karol Radziszewski (PL)
'Regresa', Gustavo Adolfo Valdez (PE)
'Happy Cruising', Roberto Delgado (ES)
'Cigarettes, reading, masturbation and boys', Diane Torr (UK)
'La Valse 1', Thomas Reydellet (FR)
'Introakto', Post Op (ES)
'Wasted Days', Jerry Tartaglia (US)
Posted by KAROL at 10:18 PM
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Young Creative Entrepeneur
"The new issue of Dazed profiled a group of thirty five young creative entrepeneurs who are more determined than ever to make something new and cool happen on their own terms."
I'm happy to inform that DIK Fagazine is among them.
More at: http://www.dazeddigital.com/article/3512/1/YCEDIKFagazine
Posted by KAROL at 3:22 PM
Friday, June 26, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
MARIOS DIK is the result of my cooperation with the designers of MARIOS – Leszek Chmielewski and Marios Loizou. The collection was presented at Rendez-Vous fashion fair in Paris (October 2008). Tomorrow we will present it at Exklusiv mag party.
Above some pics from the preparations :)
Posted by KAROL at 11:05 PM
Friday, June 12, 2009
Opening: 18 June 2009, at 6 p.m.
18 June – 19 July 2009
Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art
ul. Jaskolcza 1, Gdansk
Perversely – Vogue exposes eroticism and men’s fashion styles. Exhibition concentrates on the way fashion and attire create various visual and sexual identity of modern masculinity. Exhibition is inspired by the relation between contemporary art, fashion and sex expression. Intermingling of different concepts and ideas of beauty from the world of art, and fashion is one of features of contemporary visual culture. Artist invited to contribute in this project rise a subject of masculinity expressed through fashion system, using its attractive iconography and sensuality. Men’s fashion reflects political and ideological problems of our times, its conflicts and pleasures, which will be dressed in exciting attires/fetishes made by male and female artists.
Curator: Pawel Leszkowicz
Cooperation at Laznia CCA: Jola Woszczenko
Artists: Arkadius, Tomek Kawszyn, Tomek Kitlinski, Leszek Knaflewski, Zuza Krajewska & Bartek Wieczorek, Anna Nawrot, Oiko Petersen, Karol Radziszewski, Piotr Zyliński.
Posted by KAROL at 6:38 PM
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
My photo in the new issue of K MAG magazine. The guy on the picture is Vova (from Kyiv). Do you remember him from DIK Fagazine No 5? We've asked him:
How do you spend your free time?
and Vova answered: Most of all, having sex with the dwarfs. But often they get lost in my bed and keep looking for them for hours and hours in my sheets. Once they are done working on my... machines I invite them over for dinner. I really like cooking, and my roommate likes too. Sometimes I find some time to fight foolish battles in my head. I get help from people like Kant, Jung and Lewis Carroll.
Posted by KAROL at 7:19 PM
If you happen to be in Graz (Austria) this week you are more than welcome to come for a special screening:
ANOTHER CITY, ANOTHER LIFE
on Wednesday, June 10, 2009, 8 pm
with: Joanna Sokalowska, curator of the video selection
, Volksgartenstrasse 6a, 8020 Graz
The programme is based on the presentation of video works and documentation of artistic activities held at the Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw as a part of the project Another City, Another Life. The updated selection presented hereby features works dealing with the social, economical and political transformation in post-socialist cities in Eastern Europe.
Video works by: Vahram Aghasyan (Yerevan), Zbynek Baladrán (Prague), Chto Delat? (St. Petersburg), Miklós Erhardt (Budapest), Angelika Fojtuch (Warsawa), Khinkali Juice (Tbilisi), Karol Radziszewski (Warsaw), R.E.P. (Kiev), Skart (Belgrade), Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor (Bucharest), Voina (Moscow)
And here is the text by Benjamin Cope about my WALL:
For his intervention in the cityscape of Warsaw, Karol Radziszweski proposed and realised the construction of a cement wall in the space of Park Świętokrzyski. The wall was delivered to the square in preconstructed form on the back a truck by a group of workmen. At this stage the wall was hollow, so the group of men laboured hard to give the wall a solid foundation: they broke up old concrete slabs and inserted them inside the wall’s hollow interior to make it stable, themselves also climbing inside the wall to drag in the concrete slabs. Finally, they sealed up the wall to leave it firmly and neatly standing. They then drove away leaving the wall to stand without any concrete purpose in the space of this small park, alongside busy pavements in central Warsaw. The action of the erection of the wall, with a particular focus on the labour of the workmen, was shown in video documentation in Zachęta.
Although Radziszewski’s project has parallels with Richard Serra’s Tilted Arc, a 3m high steel wall that famously obstructed passage across the Federal Plaza in New York during the 1980s, these two site-specific works raise different issues. For Radziszewski’s wall above all poses the question of the sense of the frenetic construction now taking place in Warsaw and of the way in which such construction, especially in the form of gated communities, is enclosing, dividing and limiting space which could be public. The collapse of the Berlin Wall hardly seems to have been accompanied by the falling of walls lyrically promised by Jacek Kaczmarski, but rather by their multiplication, fragmentation and dissemination. Another important element in Radziszewki’s work is the highly visible purposeless hard work carried out by the workers: why should they labour to build a pointless wall in the middle of a public square in today’s Warsaw? Should an artist not be more responsible in the work done in his name that he merely commissions? In this sense, the work also becomes a reflection on the status of the Polish labourer in the new configurations of capitalism dominated by immaterial flows and apparently arbitrary decisions.
Posted by KAROL at 12:32 AM