Wednesday, July 29, 2015

MS 101 in Stockholm



If u happen to be in Stockholm, my "MS 101" film dedicated to Ludwig Wittgenstein will be screen tomorrow at noon at the Kulturhuset accompanied by a talk with Moderna Museet curator Catrin Lundqvist

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Siedem / Seven

My new performance "Seven": 25, 27, 29 and 31 of July

BWA Dizajn Gallery, Wroclaw

Thursday, July 16, 2015

poszukiwane/poszukiwani

























Niby wakacje, ale praca wre - poszukujemy osób pełnoletnich (zarówno kobiet jak i mężczyzn) do udziału w przygotowywanym przeze mnie performansie na "Midnight Show. Porwani" w ramach MFF T-Mobile Nowe Horyzonty. Do wyboru są 4 dni: 25, 27, 29, 31 lipca.
Zgłoszenia i zapytania proszę kierować na adres: m.grzegorzek@bwa.wroc.pl

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Backstage in Budapest
























My "Backstage" film at the "Self-interpretations" exhibition in Budapest / opening today at 7pm, at Studio Gallery.

Fiatal Képzőművészek Stúdiója
Rottenbiller utca 35, Budapest

Foucault. Butler. A young man in the bathtub. Sitting in a fetal position his legs against the slippery walls with little space. The naked body is his, I guess, and maybe the woman’s body too sitting on a chair, but tight lines shove into her flesh, the bloodless skin is tight on her arms and belly too. It’s personal. Systematic discrimination. The clothes are comfortable, cotton, it’s sleeves are sewed to the side. How to reach them? Every morning beginning from the start, going centimeter by centimeter, reaching oneself further and closer in the same time. Familiar moves. Their space is private. Staring, roosters are sitting on the boy’s arms, their freely hanging, red wattles are erotic.

With the questioning of the stability of identity categories and philosophical axioms obtained through socialization, furthermore with the reveal of the arbitrary nature of moral value judgements, we can clearly see that self-realization is a constant, performative act. The exhibition hosts eight young artists’ intimate, often self-reflective works intended for the public. The pieces examine the complex relationship between personal and aesthetic, while the wider socio-cultural context of the topics can give way to a new interpretation of our discourse of bodies and roles.

Participating artists: Flóra Aranyi [HU], Anna Ádám [HU], Jakub Ceglarz [PL/UK], Ádám Dallos [HU], Karol Radziszewski [PL], Roland Korponovics [HU], Zsuzsanna Simon [HU], Róbert Szabó-Benke [HU]

Curators of the exhibition: Zsuzsanna Iricsek, Jan Elantkowski

The exhibition is open from July 9th until July 16th.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

new catalogue

























My "The Prince and Queens" catalogs finally arrived!! :)

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

"HOUSE" project (2003-2004)




Perhaps it's because of today's Father's Day that I'm in a mood and decided to share with you the documentation of my old diploma project created in my parents' house in 2004.

"Radziszewski thoroughly rearranged his parents' house in Bialystok. For the organising motif he chose an ornament remembered from childhood - a floral pattern from a fabric from which the curtains and the upholstery were made in Radziszewskis' home. As he grew up, the fabric disappeard from the family landscape, only to return in the shape of a monumental mural painting covering the house's inner walls.
As part of the project Radziszewski also changed the decor of his younger brother's room, and painted his parents' full-scale portrait on the wall of their sleeping room. Other walls were decorated with portraits, repainted from photographs, of the family members, including the dog. The artist's relatives took an active part in executing the project."

(text by Stach Szabłowski, from the "I Always Wanted" exhibition catalogue published by CCA Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw)

Monday, June 15, 2015

Fag Fighters coming back to Riga!




























My Fag Fighters are coming back to Riga!
This Thursday the "Slash: In Between the Normative and the Fantasy" group exhibition is opening at kim? Contemporary Art Centre.

Participating artists: Tom of Finland, Aleesa Cohene, Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst, Lucas Foletto Celinski, Atis Jākobsons, Vladislavs Nastavševs, Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, Armīns Ozoliņš, Edgars Ozoliņš, Karol Radziszewski, Wolfgang Tillmans, Vilnis Vējš.

The opening of the exhibition: June 18, 7pm – 9pm.
Venue: kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga

June 19 – August 2, 2015

http://www.kim.lv/raksts/878/Opening_of_the_project_%22Slash%22___June_18-19

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

trans — europa

My films at the EUROPEAN FESTIVAL OF PERFORMING ARTS

27.05. - 01.06.2015, Hildesheim

http://www.transeuropa-festival.de/2015/transeuropa_en/?/PROGRAMM/Timetable/Karol/



Screening: „America Is Not Ready For This“, 2012, 67 min:

Wed. 27.05. 21:30 h / Festival Centre
Sat. 30.05. 21:00 h / Festival Centre

Screening: of the new film, 2014, 71 min:

Thu. 28.05. 17:00 h / Festival Centre

After this screening:

Talk: @cetera with Karol Radziszewski
Thu. 28.05. 18:15 h / Festival Centre

Friday, April 24, 2015

Travestis in ZPAF Gallery
























Travestis
Ryszard Kisiel i Karol Radziszewski

otwarcie: 24.04.2015, 18:00
ZPAF Gallery
ul. św. Tomasza 24, Kraków

Wystawa potrwa do 10 maja.

Tytuł wystawy odnosi się do jednego z cykli fotograficznych Ryszarda Kisiela „Le Cabaret Travesti”. Archiwalne zdjęcia to efekt sesji realizowanych przez Kisiela z grupą znajomych w połowie lat 80. W prywatnym mieszkaniu, bawiąc się rekwizytami, szminkami i spontanicznie tworząc kostiumy z resztek materiałów, kreowali własny, kampowy świat, alternatywny do rzeczywistości PRL. Ten subwersywny crossdressing, zabawa płcią, przebieranki i pełen dystansu humor, tworzą świadectwo wizualne, unikalne w polskiej kulturze.
Na wystawie zobaczymy też zdjęcia Karola Radziszewskiego, dokumentujące sesję zrealizowaną w trakcie kręcenia filmu "Kisieland".

Wystawa "Travestis" zwiastuje Trans*Festiwal o transpłciowości i różnorodności płciowej, który odbędzie się w dniach 28-31 maja 2015 roku w Krakowie. Organizatorką festiwalu jest Fundacja Kultura dla Tolerancji/Culture for Tolerance.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

MS 101 in Krakow





















































My "MS 101" (2012) film tonight in Krakow in a frame of the TRAKL-TAT. Inspiracje 2015 festival.

14th April, 18.00
Arteteka WBP
Kraków, Rajska 12

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Książę w Teatrze Starym w Krakowie





















Zapraszam na spotkanie oraz pokaz filmu "Książę" w Krakowie.

27.03.2015, 19:00
Narodowy Stary Teatr | Nowa Scena

ul. Jagiellońska 1, Kraków

Monday, March 16, 2015

Książę w Zachęcie


The Prince, 2014 (trailer) from Karol Radziszewski on Vimeo.


Zapraszam na spotkanie oraz pokaz filmu "Książę" towarzyszące wystawie „Kanibalizm? O zawłaszczeniach w sztuce”

17.03.2015, 18:00
Zachęta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki
sala multimedialna
wejście od ul. Burschego

http://zacheta.art.pl/article/view/2383/spotkanie-z-karolem-radziszewskim-i-pokaz-filmu-ksiaze

Sunday, March 15, 2015

AINRFT at CCA Warsaw




























Screening of my AMERICA IS NOT READY FOR THIS (2012) documentary and the discussion with Dorota Monkiewicz, Adam Mazur, Karol Radziszewski, Wojciech Szymański

12 March 2015 / CCA Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw

Natalia LL – hailed as a classic of Polish art - never ceases to inspire, or even irritate the public and her critics. The exhibition "Natalia LL. Secretum et Tremor" is an opportunity to discuss the homage Karol Radziszewski is paying the artist. The film "America is Not Ready for This" is well known in art circles and is perceived by some as a factual documentary, and by others, as an ironic comment on the work of this star, with whom Radziszewski is fascinated. The screening is accompanied by a meeting, during which the guests will attempt to determine what kind of diagnosis Radziszewski is presenting of the Western art world, what the film says about art during the Polish People’s Republic, and finally - whether artistic activity can substitute basic research.

The inspiration and starting point for the film was Natalia LL’s scholarship stay in New York City in the summer of 1977. 34 years later, Karol Radziszewski decides to embark on a journey to America to meet with the artists and gallery owners that the artist met in the 70s.

With only a couple of black and white photographs and names of people she met, jotted down while listening to Natalia’s stories, Radziszewski embarks on an artistic investigation. He speaks with artists - Marina Abramović, Vito Acconcim, AA Bronson, Carolee Schneemann, gallery owner Antonio Homem, critic Douglas Crimp, and Mario Montez, the star of Warhol’s films. The interviewees evoke the atmosphere of New York in the '70s, giving an idea of what Natalia LL had possibly confronted then. He also analyzes, what America was "ready" for then.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

DIK Fagazine 10th anniversary


This year we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the DIK Fagazine. The first issue come out 4th March 2005 and was presented a the PORNO PROMO PARTY at the Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Cannibalism
























March 7 - May 31 2015

Cannibalism? On Appropriation in Art

Zacheta National Gallery of Art
Warsaw, Poland

Artists: John Bock, Cezary Bodzianowski, Candice Breitz, Jordan Doner, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Jack Goldstein, Douglas Gordon, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Johannes Kahrs, Deborah Kass, Edward Krasiński, Barbara Kruger, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Robert Longo, Goshka Macuga, Sandro Miller, Jonathan Monk, Yasumasa Morimura, Henrik Olesen, Richard Pettibone, Richard Prince, Karol Radziszewski, Thomas Ruff, Adam Rzepecki, Cindy Sherman, Aleksandra Ska, Jan Smaga, John Stezaker, Radek Szlaga, Rosemarie Trockel, Piotr Uklański, Ai Weiwei

Curator: Maria Brewinska
http://zacheta.art.pl

Photo: Karol Radziszewski, Taste it, 2006

Monday, February 23, 2015

Kisieland / Polish Art Today


























My "Kisieland" project will be presented at the "Procedures for the head/Polish Art Today" exhibition at Kunsthalle Bratislava.

Opening: 26th February 2015
Dom umenia/Kunsthalle Bratislava
Nám SNP 12, 812 34 Bratislava, Slovakia

Duration: 27th February - 28th June 2015


Artists:
Paweł Althamer & Paulina Antoniewicz & Jacek Taszakowski, Ewa Axelrad, Mirosław Bałka, Wojciech Bąkowski, Piotr Bosacki, Paweł Bownik, Olaf Brzeski, Rafał Bujnowski, Oskar Dawicki, Wojciech Doroszuk, Nicolas Grospierre, Aneta Grzeszykowska & Jan Smaga, Łukasz Jastrubczak, Ewa Juszkiewicz, Magdalena Karpińska, Tomasz Kowalski, Agnieszka Kurant, Milena Korolczuk, Zbigniew Libera, Goshka Macuga, Marcin Maciejowski, Honorata Martin, Krzysztof Mężyk, Gizela Mickiewicz, Katarzyna Mirczak, Anna Molska, Mikołaj Moskal, Witek Orski, Sławomir Pawszak, Agnieszka Piksa, Agnieszka Polska, Katarzyna Przezwańska, Wojciech Puś, Karol Radziszewski, Joanna Rajkowska, Bianka Rolando, Wilhelm Sasnal, Maciej Sieńczyk, Janek Simon, Slavs and Tatars, Łukasz Surowiec, Monika Szwed, Iza Tarasewicz, Mariusz Tarkawian, Aleksandra Waliszewska, Jakub Woynarowski, Jakub Julian Ziółkowski, Anna Zaradny, Artur Żmijewski

Curator: Sebastian Cichocki

Procedures for the head/Polish Art Today is a continuation of the exhibition As You Can See presented at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw at the beginning of 2014. This exhibition was the first such extensive presentation of contemporary Polish art in more than a decade. Featuring more than 80 artists representing different generations, media and art centers, focus was attributed to the most important work, approaches and themes employed by artists. Sebastian Cichocki and Łukasz Ronduda, the exhibition’s curators, intentionally chose the conservative exhibition format of the art salon in an attempt to shift attention from curatorial experimentation to the works of art themselves. However, it was a rather unusual salon — critical, emancipatory, psychedelic, often brutal, perverse, self-confident and ambiguous.

The exhibition is organized in cooperation with the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw.

Friday, February 20, 2015

In the Shadow of the Flame


































Here is the documentation of my In the Shadow of the Flame solo exhibition at the BWA Warszawa in Warsaw.


In the autumn of 1969 Jerzy Grotowski's Laboratory Theater arrives in America for the first time. The troupe puts on three shows: "Acropolis", "The Constant Prince" and "Apocalypsis cum figuris". Performances are a smash. Soon enough, Ryszard Cieślak, the actor playing the "Prince" is awarded the prize for best actor of the season in an Off Broadway show.

Laboratory performances take place in a church space on Washington Square. Just a few streets down, at Union Square, lies the Andy Warhol's famous Factory, where the cream of America's art establishment convenes on a regular basis. Many of their por-traits are captured by the lens of Warhol himself - today these multi-coloured Polaroid series have achieved cult status.

It's not difficult to imagine Cieślak arriving at one of the Factory's innumerable parties and having Warhol take his photo. If such a meeting had actually taken place, the image would have been akin to the works currently on show at BWA Warszawa as part of Karol Radziszewski's latest exhibiton.

In 1975 Margaret Croyden interviews Cieślak. Several years later, fascinated by the Laboratory's craft, the American journalist arrives in Poland. At the beginning of the 1990s she publishes the book "In the Shadow of the Flame". Cieślak is among the main characters in the book. In opposition to the purely academic approach of traditional theater scholars, Croyden reveals her meeting with the actor from a personal point of view. She shares her facination with his physicality, his muscular body, his manliness. She presents Cieślak not only as an actor of experimental theater, but as a star, an idol, a man. The exhibition at BWA Warszawa brings the memories of their meeting back through a fragment of Radziszewski's latest film "The Prince".

"In the Shadow of the Flame" is another in a line of projects by the artist in which he tackles the myth of the "Polish America". Previously, with "America Is Not Ready for This", Radziszewski posed a simple question: Did Natalia LL, an artist who arrived in New York City on a grant in 1977 have a real chance at an international career? Could her local experience be understood and appreciated on the American art scene? The narrative "In the Shadow of the Flame" follows a similar trope, while taking a more fantastic turn. On the one hand, we have the highly spiritual theater of Grotowski, and on the other, the loud, commercial pop produced by the Factory. Could Cieślak be adopted as one of Warhol's classic heroes? Did he possess the sex appeal required to be considered a real icon of pop culture? Was America ready to accept this view? Are we ready for it today?

Photos by Bartosz Górka

new paintings in Zwierciadlo














































My new Warhol-style paintings portraying Ryszard Cieslak published in the recent issue of the "Zwierciadlo" magazine :)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Książę w Łodzi / The Prince in Lodz






















Serdecznie zapraszam na pokaz "Księcia" w Muzeum Sztuki w Łodzi oraz spotkanie po projekcji.

ms2, ul. Ogrodowa 19
19 lutego 2015, czwartek, g. 18.00

http://msl.org.pl/pl/wydarzenia/pokaz-filmu-karola-radziszewskiego-ksiaze-oraz-dys/

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Książę w Kaliszu / The Prince in Kalisz






















Zapraszam na pokaz mego filmu "Książę" oraz spotkanie poświęcone jego bohaterowi, Ryszardowi Cieślakowi.

Pokaz odbędzie się w ramach cyklu "Kino (na) sztuki" w Galerii Sztuki im. Jana Tarasina w Kaliszu.

Spotkanie z udziałem Karola Radziszewskiego, Aliny Obidniak, Włodzimierza Garsztki i Macieja Michalskiego.
Prowadzenie: Katarzyna Koślacz

http://tarasin.pl/ksiaze-rez-karol-radziszewski-pokaz-filmu-i-spotkanie-poswiecone-ryszardowi-cieslakowi/

Monday, February 9, 2015

Fag Fighters / installation in Rotterdam






























My Fag Fighters installation in Rotterdam presented in the frame of the R>>EJECT RADICALS film festival (January 2015).

Thursday, January 22, 2015

DIK in "It's Nice That"

























Martin Falck's renegade, retina-searing designs for Dik Fagazine!

http://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/martin-falck

DIK in Amsterdam














































January 23, 18:00
Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum
Spui 14-16, Amsterdam, Netherlands


I'm happy to invite you for the presentation of my DIK Fagazine at the Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum.
I will present the new Czechoslovakia issue, there will be a Q&A and questions from the audience.

DIK Fagazine is interested in archives, history and queer tropes from the past.
The previous issue “BEFORE '89” investigated homosexuality during communist times and the just released 9th issue focuses on queer life in Czechoslovakia; a fascinating issue about a very specific place in history.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Fag Fighters in Rotterdam



























Tomorrow I'm showing my Fag Fighters installation in Rotterdam in the frame of the R>>EJECT RADICALS festival.

22 January 2015
20:00, Hofplein 20, Rotterdam

When the night falls, Fag Fighters start drinking beer and having party somewhere in the block neighbourhood in Tallinn. Afterwards they go to hunting trip to catch guys on the streets in order to violate and rape them. After spreading anarchy in Warsaw and Tallinn Fag Fighters are searching for their victims in Riga and following them with the hidden cameras.