MARTHA ROSLER: Labor
March 27, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Gallery 1
Organized by Mikołaj Iwański
Moderation: Piotr Nowak
The workshops are conducted in the framework of the project by Martha Rosler "Guide for the Perplexed: How to Succeed in the New Poland".
"Guide for the Perplexed: How to Succeed in the New Poland" is the new project developed by Martha Rosler for the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw focusing on life in contemporary Poland. Meetings, discussions, and performances will be held for the duration of the exhibition. Visitors are invited to participate in Town Hall-style public meetings facilitated by activists, educators, and experts. These discussions will address the following issues: Gender, or How to be a woman in the new Poland; Housing; Labour; Debt; How to be an artist in the new Poland; Environment and Industry; Migration; What should be placed inside the new Jewish museum?; and Should there Be a Polish colony on Mars? (Polish National Identity). The task at hand is to confront existing processes – including economic, cultural, and ideological – that shape social and political reality. The open space of the exhibition has the capacity to become a site of formulation of different answers, collective and individual, in the form of debates, lectures, informal counselling, and referrals.
Partners of the exhibition / project by Martha Rosler "Guide for the Perplexed: How to Succeed in the New Poland": Sofitel Warsaw Victoria, Epson
CCA media patronage: Elle Decoration, Aktivist, Stolica, artinfo.pl, PURPOSE