Artists: Jagna Ciuchta, Róża Duda & Michał Soja, Oktawian Jurczykowski, Izabela Łęska, Agnieszka Mastalerz & Michał Szaranowicz, Liliana Piskorska, Dominik Ritszel, Ewa Surowiec, Iwona Teodorczuk-Możdżyńska, Yan & Anna Tomaszewski
B-East presents : imMobilized – a group show of young Polish artists
For the past three decades, Poland underwent a number of events that have shaped the state of mind of its citizens : the downfall of communism, joining the European Union, a major increase in the economy as well as a return to traditional values. imMobilized is a group show that gathers the artworks of thirteen young Polish artists, reflecting a certain vision of today’s Poland. The artworks mainly question the links between body acting inside a group vs solitary body, authority vs resistance, public space vs private space. A series of roundtables are held on this occasion featuring artists, curators and art historians.
The forum :
SATURDAY April 21st 3pm-6pm at La Colonie, 128 rue La Fayette, 75010 Paris
Contemporary art in Poland- trends and current events- generations 1980s, 1990s..
What are the new trends in contemporary art in Poland ? What are the main concerns of young artists ? How do they examine the current political and social events ? The roundtable will highlight the creation of recent generations, explaining the new trends in the political and social current context of today’s Poland. Various themes will be approached : the political engagement of an artist or freedom of speech in the contemporary society.
With the participation of Anna Tomczak, independent curator ; Adam Mazur, art historian, curator, editor in chief of SZUM magazine, Ryszard Kluszczyński, cultural studies and new media professor at Łódź University, Liliana Piskorska, artist and Iwona Teodorczuk-Możdżyńska, artist.
THURSDAY May 3rd 6pm at Paris VIII University, 2 rue de la Liberté, Saint-Denis
Art and society in Poland since 1989
Have the downfall of communism and the changes during the 90s influenced the artistic production during these years ? How did the artists position themselves ?
The conference will present examples of artworks and critical viewpoints on visual arts in Poland.
With the participation of Jean-Yves Potel, historian specialized in central and eastern Europe (professor at the European Studies Institute, Paris VIII University).
SUNDAY May 6th 5pm-7pm, Fondation Hippocrène, 12 rue Mallet-Stevens, Paris
This roundtable will evoke the development of « Czarny Protest » and more broadly the manifestations that take place in public space and the cultural institutions in Poland. The roundtable is based on testimonies collected by Lucie Bourdon, who is doing a field study on the different protestation movements in Poland.
The project is supported by the City of Paris, the Polish Institute in Paris, University Paris VIII, Crous de Paris and Eurofeel Association.
B-East is a non-profit organization founded in Paris in 2017. It aims at supporting visual arts and contemporary creation. It is a platform for exchange of ideas on the current esthetic trends related to society’s challenges. Our goal is to welcome and to promote the work of artists with diverse backgrounds and cultures, with a focus on the next generation of Eastern European artists.