apexart :: Film Screening :: Trembling Bodies

Trembling Bodies
Film Screening

Tuesday, December 13, 6:30-8pm

Trembling Bodies is a screening of films by Paweł Althamer, Katarzyna Górna, Zbigniew Libera, Joanna Rajkowska, and Artur Żmijewski. Introduction by Stanisław Ruksza (co-editor, curator, artistic director of the Center of Contemporary Art Kronika in Bytom; apexart resident in 2009).

On the occasion of the publication of Artur Żmijewski's Trembling Bodies: Conversations with Artists, Stanislaw Ruksza will be hosting a screening of films by artists interviewed in the book.

Trembling Bodies, Conversations with Artists is an anthology of Artur Żmijewski's conversations with Polish artists related to the "critical art" movement, such as Paweł Althamer, Katarzyna Górna, Andrzej Karas, Grzegorz Klaman, Grzegorz Kowalski, Katarzyna Kozyra, Zbigniew Libera, Jacek Markiewicz, and Joanna Rajkowska. These conversations, conducted between 1993 and 2004, express radical artistic positions analyzed through the lens of everyday-life, and social and political transformations. This corpus of texts appears as a major document relating the evolutions of Polish art from the 1990s to the present. Żmijewski is not a neutral interlocutor: he expects and provokes proofs and explanations, like an investigator. He is seeking the very explosive material that enabled "critical art" - the only cultural movement in post-communist Poland - to openly confront our own social imaginations. Żmijewski's book appears as a friendly farewell to "critical art," and as a will to formulate a new program of artistic actions, described by the author in his manifesto Applied Social Arts.

Event is co-organized by the Centre of Contemporary Art KRONIKA in Bytom and is supported by the Polish Ministry of Cultural and National Heritage.

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

apexart's exhibitions and public programs are supported in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., The William Talbott Hillman Foundation, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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