Tuesday, June 28, 2011

BOOKS UNFOLDED


BOOKS UNFOLDED a project based on a book | initiated by STUDIOvisits

opening Saturday 2 july  8 pm - open end
9.30 pm performance by HA ZA VU ZU/Istanbul
from 9 pm with random intervals performance by Chryssa Tsampazi

music drinks and food on the terrace with discussions about direct democracy in the art ⁄ greece and europe

duration: 2 - 4 july 2011  2 to 6 pm and by appointment


STUDIOvisits  
Wattstrasse 8 | 5th floor | 13355 Berlin | U8 Voltastrasse

BOOKS UNFOLDED is a series of collaborative installations based on Vassiliea Stylianidou’s artist’s book “The Plotless Room_I Lie to History”. The book has been published in 2011 by Revolver Publishing, Berlin, in collaboration with futura, Athens. “The Plotless Room_I Lie to History” deals with the limitations of systems of order such as language, family, architecture and gender as well as the relationship between text and viewer/reader, text and space.

BOOKS UNFOLDED VOL.1 intents to continue the circulation of concepts that surround the artist’s book. Vassiliea Stylianidou gave the book to 37 artists. She asked them to create an object/sculpture out of the book’s discursive, material and aesthetic concepts in order to find a relation between their work and the book. The 37 objects/sculptures will be presented on a construction especially conceived for BOOKS UNFOLDED VOL.1.




























I'm going to present my "Praise the Flowery Meadows" video.

Participating artists:
Antje Blumenstein ⁄ Manuel Bonik ⁄ Johanna Bruckner ⁄ Kane Do ⁄
Dora Economou ⁄ Christian Engelmann ⁄ Ourania Fasoulidou ⁄ Sokratis Fatouros ⁄
HA ZA VU ZU ⁄ Heike Gallmeier ⁄ Ingo Gerken ⁄ Robert Gfader ⁄
Zoe Giabouldaki ⁄ Sofia Hultén ⁄ Jeff Kay ⁄ Thanos Klonaris ⁄ KERNEL ⁄
Phanos Kyriacou ⁄ Alexander Laudenberg ⁄ Sabine Linse ⁄ Matthias Mayer ⁄
Tereza Papamichali ⁄ Karol Radziszewski ⁄ Nina Rhode ⁄ Kirstin Rogge ⁄
Kostas Sahpazis ⁄ Kai Schimenz ⁄ Ioannis Savvidis ⁄ Jaro Straub ⁄
Joulia Strauss ⁄ Lina Theodorou ⁄ Chryssa Tsampazi ⁄ Sencer Verdaman ⁄
Ulrich Vogl ⁄ Stefan Wischnewski ⁄ Christine Woditschka ⁄ Mary Zygouri

STUDIOvisits is a project initiated by Vassiliea Stylianidou

Monday, June 27, 2011

Forza Nuova




































FORZA NUOVA
group show

from the 30th of June to the 1st of August
Preview: 30th of June, 6.30 pm


Cannaregio 4828
Venice 30121
ITALY

curated by Nicola Ruben Montini
works by Giovanni Morbin, Vanessa Mitter, Giusy Pirrotta, Olympia Polymeni, Karol Radziszewski

FORZA NUOVA is a paradoxical and  brainstorming event, between political and allusive blunt statements. For the preview evening, Space4828 is delighted to present “The Mock Modernist Manifesto”, performance by Vanessa Mitter, from 6.30 p.m.
Alongside Giovanni Morbin’s work “Il Popolo d’Italia” (2007), where the artist displays the volume hidden between the bodies and the arms of a group of young fascists, the work of Karol Radziszewski “Fag Fighters: Prologue” (2007) shows the artists's grandmother preparing the pink masks for a punitive actions of "fags" against the conservative society. "Fag Fighters: Prologue" is part of a larger work titled Fag Fighters, a provocative work of a fictional urban "guerrilla" unit, where the artist showcases the action of a gay-gang operating at the margins of mainstream society, committing several acts of violence, including sexual abuses.
If in this artwork the border between drama and simulation is blurred and the fictional aspect appears disturbingly realistic, in Vanessa Mitter’s performance “The Mock Modernist Manifesto” the artist strikes-up a hymn of praise to the realm of fictional life-style against the truthfulness of Nicola Ruben Montini’s video footage of his performance “We hope not to have another B-day”, where the reference to Berlusconian Italian times are dramatically related to Mussolini’s dictatorship.
The shows continues with a series of images by London based italian artist Giusy Pirrotta, whose work in the show is a subjective interpretation of an english tourist's memories on the post war italian panorama through a structuralist intervention on the image format source. Thus found medium slides of travel around the world which depict also a some touristic sights of Italy, superimposed and combined in a light box.  The refined approach of Giusy Pirrotta  is here amplified by the work of Olympia Polymeni, whose delicate drawing goes back to the theme of gender, in a naif and enormously poetic approach to the representation of the body.

www.space4828.com

BOYS TOYS exhibition

Here are some pics from the BOYS TOYS exhibition curated by me.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Kurator/ Dramaturg/ Storyteller

25.06.2011

12:00, ul. Warszawska, PWST Kraków
panel z udziałem kuratorów i dramaturgów

Adam Budak, Iga Gańczarczyk, Agnieszka Kurant, Sebastian Majewski, Karol Radziszewski, Anda Rottenberg, Joanna Zielińska


Kurator/ Dramaturg/ Storyteller

Projekt Dramaturg/ Kurator/Storyteller dotyczy zbadania strategii kuratorskich w obrębie budowania struktury spektaklu przez dramaturga oraz strategii dramaturgicznych w tworzeniu wystawy przez kuratora. Interesuje nas sprawdzenie pojęcie storytellingu w sztukach performatywnych.
Niezwykle inspirująca jest interpretacja opowieści napisana przez Waltera Benjamina. Dla Benjamina storyteller to ten, który „ (...) bierze to, o czym opowiada z doświadczenia; z doświadczenia swojego lub cudzego. I czyni je ponownie doświadczeniem tych, którzy słuchają jego historii.” Tak właśnie powstaje prawdziwa opowieść, która zdaniem Benjamina nierozerwalnie złączona jest z doświadczeniem. Jak pisał Martin Jay w eseju poświęconym Benjaminowi: „Doświadczenie jest więc narracyjne, ale nie w sensie wyłuskania go z subiektywnej otoczki wyobraźni autora, nadania mu formy hipotaktycznej fabuły (...) To raczej doświadczenie zbieracza, zestawiającego elementy przeszłości, łączącego to, co rozproszone w nowe konstelacje”. Podobnie, tylko od strony wizualnej, badał to Siegfried Kracauer, nazywając wręcz somatyczną reakcję widza podczas oglądania filmu w kinie „efektem rezonansu”. W naszym polu zainteresowania jest więc takie doświadczanie narracji, które pojawia się jako inna możliwość budowania struktur teatralnych czy wizualnych poprzez kolaż czy patchwork. Narracji, która w pewien sposób „ przepracowała” formy narracji klasycznej, linearnej.

koordynatorki projektu: Barbara Hanicka, Aśka Grochulska

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Monday, June 13, 2011

Ganc POMADA!





























A few pics from Saturday Ganc POMADA party. It was really hot! THX Gio! More pics soon at www.dikfagazine.blogspot.com
All pictures by me.

Monday, June 6, 2011

review in OBIEG






















































"Co robi powstaniec, gdy nie strzela? O wyzwalających aspektach Backstage Karola Radziszewskiego"


review of my Backstage exhibition by Ewa Toniak in OBIEG magazine (unfortunately for Polish readers only)

photo by Karol Radziszewski, "Study for a Wounded Insurgent", 2010