Konteksty (Postartistic Congress)

Konteksty (Postartistic Congress)

6-9.06.2024, Floating University in Berlin


Format: Assembly (Conversations, Walks, Screenings, Performances, Lectures, Workshops)

Short Description: 
Konteksty (Postartistic Congress) at Floating University in Berlin is an assembly of postartistic practitioners and a public programme.

Konteksty (Postartistic Congress) at Floating University in Berlin is an assembly of postartistic practitioners – people, who instead of distinguishing between what art is and is not, explore what can be done with art today – and a public programme that emerges from the activities offered by the participants, consisting of lectures, screenings, performances, workshops, reading and listening sessions.

Previous iterations of the Postartistic Congress (Sokołowsko, Gwangju Biennale) have showcased practitioners who don the “invisibility cloak” – they do not so much disappear, as make their work recognisable as “something else” (e.g. climate activism, education, beekeeping, political campaigning, poetry etc.). The postartistic assembly is a way of doing things with art – however, it’s not about what it is but rather how it is (made). Hence, the participants of the congress keep art alive by indulging in collective work, self-organizing and self-learning, exchange of knowledge as well as situated and embodied practices.

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Participants: CENTRALA (Małgorzata Kuciewicz and Simone De Iacobis), CentrumCentrum (Małgorzata Mazur, Łukasz Jastrubczak), Eliza Chojnacka & Martix Navrot, Alicja Czyczel, Maja Demska, Paula Erstmann & Jasmine Parsley, Bartosz Jakubowski, Deirdre O’Mahony, MOPI (Ana Vogelfang, Julieta García Vazquez), Jagna Nawrocka, Sina Ribak, Robida (Vida Rucli, Aljaž Škrlep), spalarnia, Kuba Szreder, TDD (Gülsüm Güler & Inci Güler), Zabriskie (Lorena Carràs, Jean-Marie Dhur), ZAKOLE (represented by Ola Knychalska, Krystyna Jędrzejewska-Szmek, Olga Roszkowska).

Konteksty (Postartistic Congress) is convened by: Bogna Stefańska, Eliza Chojnacka, Jakub Depczyński, Krzysztof Bielecki, Maja Demska, Marianna Dobkowska, Rosario Talevi, Sebastian Cichocki, Zuzanna Fogtt.

Organized by: Floating University, In Situ Contemporary Art Foundation

in cooperation with Allianz Foundation

The project is co-financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland from the Culture Promotion Fund.

Media partners: Berlin Art Link, Bęc Zmiana, NN6T, Polnisches Institut Berlin

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