Centrala is proud to present QAI/CEE exhibition by Karol Radziszewski, launching at Centrala in Birmingham on the 11th November 2017.
Karol Radziszewski presents a rich selection of Central and Eastern European queer archive materials from the collection of the Queer Archives Institute (QAI).
The QAI, established by Radziszewski in November 2015, is a non-profit artist-run organisation dedicated to research, collection, digitalisation, presentation, exhibition, analysis and artistic interpretation of queer archives, with special focus on the countries of the former Eastern Bloc.
The QAI is a long-term project open to transnational collaboration with artists, activists and academic researchers. The Institute carries out a variety of activities and projects – from exhibitions, publications, lectures, and installations to performances.
The ‘QAI/CEE’ exhibition also features Radziszewski’s photographs and video works.
In response to the exhibition Centrala in cooperation with SHOUT festival prepared a series of events:
International art seminar: Art seminar: Queering Archives from East, South & West ofEurope with speakers from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Poland and UK.
KILIM* making workshop and discussion for children and families.
Kisieland– film screening and artist talk. Kisieland is a documentary presenting Radziszewski’s meeting with Ryszard Kisiel, a personality behind the first Central and Eastern European gay-zine, Filo.