BOYS TOYS is an exhibition by three young, handsome and crazy artists, one of whom lives in Bratislava and two in New York. None of them has shown his work in Poland, which makes this a unique opportunity, especially since most of the works have been created specially for this exhibition.
BOYS TOYS will includes the boys’ cartoon alter egos, who have vivid imaginations and risky adventures. They are complemented by a tasty selection of short video clips and music videos.
The exhibition will be accompanied by an artzine created especially for the occasion.
POMADA is a group of several people, joining forces again to present our points of view – the perspective of nonheterosexual sensitivity.
We are different in many ways, but what bring us togehter are: cultural and artistic activity, fun of constantly eluding compulsory heterosexuality, a sense of local identity, sensitivity to the commercial entanglement of LGBTQ movements, passion for grassroots actions in the spirit of DIY, and above all a sense of humor, especially about ourselves.
We invite you to take part in cultural events between 3rd and 12th of June 2011, organized by us and by organizations, institutions, and collectives in our network.
We encourage everybody to cooperate and participate, regardless of gender and orientation – whatever, or, as we say in Poland: GANC POMADA!
Inicjatywa Informacyjna POMADA to grupa kilku osób, które po raz pierwszy połączyły siły rok temu, by zaprezentować swoje punkty widzenia – perspektywę nieheteronormatywnej wrażliwości.
Wiele nas różni, ale łączą aktywność kulturalna i artystyczna, frajda z nieustannego wymykania się przymusowej heteroseksualności, poczucie przynależności lokalnej, wyczulenie na komercyjne uwikłanie ruchów LGBTQ, zamiłowanie do działań oddolnych w duchu DIY i przede wszystkim poczucie humoru, również na własny temat.
W ramach 2. edycji POMADY zapraszamy w dniach 3-12 czerwca na wydarzenia przygotowane przez nas – Inicjatywę Informacyjną POMADA – oraz przez zaprzyjaźnione osoby, organizacje, instytucje i kolektywy. Kilkadziesiąt działań i 9 dni tegorocznej POMADY zwieńczy 11 czerwca impreza GANC POMADA!
Na program POMADY, podobnie jak w zeszłym roku, składają się spotkania, dyskusje, projekcje filmowe, wydarzenia artystyczne i teatralne z udziałem gości z Polski, Słowacji, Niemiec, Szwecji, Francji, Włoch oraz Stanów Zjednoczonych, wśród których będą m.in. Emilie Jouvet i Gio Black Peter. Formuła spotkań panelowych jest otwarta, a Wasz udział w dyskusjach jak najmilej widziany. Pomijane lub zupełnie nieobecne w debacie głównego nurtu wątki queerowe, które poruszymy, dotyczą takich sfer życia, jak intymność, związki, religie i oczywiście sztuka.
Inicjatywę tworzą: Stefan Ingvarsson, Paweł Kubara, Karol Radziszewski (DIK Fagazine), Katarzyna Szustow, Agnieszka Weseli/Furja
Do POMADY 2011 dołożyli się m.in.: Aleka Polis (Trickster), Teraz Poliż, Katarzyna Majak, Rafalala, Joanna Duda/Marek Pospieszalski/Jerzy Rogiewicz, 8. Dzień Tygodnia/Chicks on Speed, Teatr Dramatyczny, Fundacja Przestrzeń Kobiet, UFA, Boyówki Feministyczne.
W programie m.in: wystawa BOYS TOYS, premiery spektaklu Rafalali DOMEK LETNISKOWY i filmu Emilie Jouvet MUCH MORE PUSSY, seksowna impreza One Night Stand...
A discussion with the participation of: Kuba Banasiak, Paweł Jarodzki, Karol Radziszewski, Michał Woliński
Moderated by Maryna Tomaszewska
Galeria Camelot & Fundacji Imago Mundi, ul. św. Tomasza 17, Kraków
Self-publishing is still very difficult to define. During the panel discussion, together with the invited guests we will consider the role of self-publishing, or as some prefer DIY publishing or independent publishing. We will particularly be focusing on photobooks, which are photographic books published at the artists’ own expense. There are many doubts and questions about the form, though self-publishing is becoming an ever trendier medium of expression for artists of many provenances.
The panel will be moderated by Maryna Tomaszewska, artist, curator, editor-in-chief of "TO! Periodyk Najgorszy". The history of self-publishing in Poland and around the world, its current state and future will be discussed by the editor-in-chief of "Wydawnictwo 40000 malarzy", Kuba Banasiak, artist and editor of DIK Fagazine, Karol Radziszewski, Michal Woliński, editor of the irregularly published "Piktogram", and Paweł Jarodzki, artist and creator of Poland’s most famous artzine – Luxus.
On May 13-14th, 2011 the Archeology of Photography Foundation in Warsaw, Poland, organises an interdisciplinary conference dedicated to the practice and theory/critique of the photographic archive. The conference is in the frame of "PhotoRegister" project. In the wake of the “archival turn” that took place in the last 15 years or so, there seems to be an urgent need to reflect on the role of the photographic archive in Central and Eastern Europe, not only for the humanities, but also in the context of art and politics – on the perspectives it opens and the dangers it creates.
The debates will concentrate on such issues, as "The totality/fragmentariness of the archive", "Memory, history and the question of technology", "The Institutional Perspective – questions of acquisition, research, and publicity", and two main topics: "The poetics/politics of the archive" and "The archive holy/unholy — the archive secret/public", whose aim is to raise key questions concerning the archive as metaphor and political practice, as well as the issue of the accessibility of archives in the age of digitalization.
Ariella Azoulay, Tomasz Basiuk, Wolfgang Ernst, Andre Gunthert, Ewa Klekot, Iwona Kurz, Harald Østgaard Lund, Lucia Nimcova, Natasa Petresin-Bachelez, Helen Petrovsky, Karol Radziszewski, Sven Spieker, John Tagg, Nina Lager Vestberg, Dmitri Vilensky, Wojciech Wilczyk, Herta Wolf, Akram Zaatari, and also representatives of institutions, such as the National Digital Archives of Poland (Nikodem Bończa Tomaszewski), History Meeting House, Norsk Teknisk Museum (Anita Nilsen), Open Society Archives (Miklos Tamasi), Langhans Gallery (Zuzana Meisnerova-Wismer), the Archeology of Photography Foundation (Karolina Lewandowska).
The title of the conference – The Archive as Project – points towards the necessity to seriously consider the question, if it is possible to identify and neutralize the automatisms (and bad faith) at work in archival practice? The aim of such a critical gesture being not to strive for the archive's even more perfect transparency, but towards a conscious, explicit concept of its construction and politics, an understanding of the archive as project: a certain potentiality and a challenge for the future.
Fundacja Archeologia Fotografi
11:50 - 13:20 The Archive Looking Awry III
Kisieland – Queering the Archive: Karol Radziszewski and Tomasz Basiuk
Spectrum. From the Zacheta Video Collection KUNSTHALLE Wien ursula blickle videolounge May 01st - June 30th, 2011
The compilation of video presented in ursula blikle lounge is a selection of works from the Zachęta video collection. The programme of the thematic screenings of videos is a spectrum, in other words a certain organized selection of phenomena and concepts analysed by the films’ authors. It is a presentation of works of the newest video art in Poland, created by outstanding artists of the young and middle generation. The screenings that comprise the project Spectrum have been divided into the following thematic blocks: sound, gender, social portrait and roles. The selection made was dictated in part by the technical conditions of the place of presentation – the videos selected were one channel projections, whose theme and aesthetics made them appropriate to be shown in the proposed form. The choice of these works was also an attempt to underline the range of themes that Polish video artists engage with. It shows both a cross-section and the spectrum of problems relevant today in Polish art. This should not be treated as a full picture, but rather as an overview of Polish video art of the last two decades.
SOUND / GENDER / ROLES / SOCIAL PORTRAIT
02.05.11 - 15.05.11 SOUND
Sound, music and silence – we hear them around ourselves, our daily lives are played out in an audio-sphere determined by the environment in which we live and evolve, and also by our own physiological make-up. Only its disturbance or a change causes attention to be paid to the specificity of this sphere. Althamer creates an untypical audio background in the labyrinths of the Moscow metro by inviting a choir of professional singers to perform in a joint action. It is with the help of music that the characters of Katarzyna Kozyra’s fairy-tale Summertale communicate with one another and it is equally music which finally frees the unusual location of the film’s action as well as its heroes from the spell cast over them. In contrast, Anna Niesterowicz’s HH surprises the viewer with its total silence – by depriving the film of a soundtrack the attention of the viewer is concentrated on the gestures of the dancing girls. Karol Radziszewski, in the work Praise the Flowery Meadows, creates a duet: he records his singing, editing it in with songs sung by his grandmother. Artur Żmijewski, working with a deaf-and-dumb choir records very different sounds.
Paweł Althamer, Choir in the Moscow Metro, 2004, video, 13.05min
Katarzyna Kozyra, Summertale, 2008, video 19.58 min
Anna Niesterowicz Anna, HH, 2002, 9 min
Karol Radziszewski, Praise the Flowery Meadows, 2007, 6.36 min
Artur Żmijewski, Singing Lesson 2, 2003, video, 16.3 min