apexart :: Resident Talk :: Stanislaw Ruksza


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  Wednesday, June 24, 6:30 pm

Too many dangers, too many pleasures

Stanislaw Ruksza (curator, art historian) and Martha Kirszenbaum (curator) consider stereotyped myths of Poland and communism, peripheries as stimulating places, and European politics and the conservative shift. They will also discuss the power of utopia, Polish critical art, history, and curatorial strategies.

  Stanislaw Ruksza is apexart's current resident. He studied art history at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland. He is the main curator and program director at the Centre of Contemporary Art Kronika in Bytom in Upper Silesia. He also teaches at the University of Silesia in Katowice in the School of Art. Since 2007, he has been a member of the team "Krytyka Polityczna" ("Political Critique"), the main Polish leftist cultural enterprise. Mr. Ruksza will be in residency at apexart through June 30 and was recommended by Sebastian Cichocki, curator and sociologist, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland.

Martha Kirszenbaum was born and raised in France from Polish parents. She graduated from Sciences-Po in Paris and Columbia University in New York. After interning at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Center for Contemporary Art in Warsaw (Poland), she assisted the chief curator of the Photography Department at Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. She is currently a research assistant at the New Museum, New York and, as an independant curator, has organized the show "The Seen and the Hidden: (Dis)covering the Veil", currently on view at the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York.

  Please join us.
All events are free and open to the public.

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apexart's residency program is supported in part by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation.
Mr. Ruksza's residency is supported in part by the Trust for Mutual Understanding.

apexart's exhibitions and public programs are supported in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Edith C. Blum Foundation, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., The William Talbott Hillman Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.