Curatorial research residencies and public presentations programme.
June 4 – 25, 2014
Inauguration: June 4th at 6 p.m., CCA Laboratory Building
The presentations are held in English.
RE-DIRECTING: EAST is a new project from the A-I-R Laboratory of the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, drawing attention towards regions that hitherto have rarely been present in artists residency programs: Eastern European and Middle Eastern countries. In the past, the complex geopolitical situation of the region was not conducive to establishing relationships, not only with the more distant western part of Europe, but even between countries that border one another. RE-DIRECTING: EAST, which has began in June of 2013, aims to build new spaces for dialogue and exploration. The curators, artists, as well as other professionals in the field of contemporary art that are going to be invited to Warsaw, will contribute to the creation of communication networks and the exchange of knowledge as well as experience between remote worlds. Warsaw, due to its historical experience and geographic location, is an ideal place for such a meeting.
In the current edition of the project, in June 2014, A-I-R Laboratory at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle will host curators as well as other cultural practitioners active in the area of culture from Georgia, Iran, Tajikistan, Belarus and Lebanon.
RE-DIRECTING: EAST CONVERSATIONS is a series of public talks given by the most interesting representatives of young generation of curators and art organizers from the region explored in frames of the project. The participants of the month long residency will share their knowledge and experience gathered as a result of organizing art projects which aim to re-define the sphere of publicness in cities such as Dushanbe, Tbilisi, Minsk, Teheran, and beyond.
June 4, 2014, 6 p.m., Re-Directing: East
Conversation # 15 and # 16
Nini Palavandishvili, "Artist as an active citizen"
Faruh Kuziev, "Making Art in Odd Places"
June 11, 2014, 6 p.m., Re-Directing: East
Conversation # 17
Amanda Abi Khalil, "Conversations and Manipulations. Beirut, the Cultural 'Exception'"
June 18, 2014, 6 p.m., Re-Directing: East
Conversation # 18
Lena Prents, "When Form Becomes Attitude: Exhibition Cultures and Their Critique"
June 25, 2014, 6 p.m., Re-Directing: East
Conversation # 19
Amirali Ghassemi, "Iran. Making Space for New Media"
The conversations are recorded and available online on CSW TV: www.csw.art.pl
RE-DIRECTING: EAST project is realized thanks to the support of City of Warsaw.
CCA media patronage: TOK FM, Elle Decoration, KMag, Label, Aktivist, Purpose, artinfo.pl, Stolica