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London: Oskar Hansen

May 25, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

£ 5

Sunday 25 May, 4pm
Tate Modern, London£5

Open Form is a concept formulated by Oskar Hansen (1922–2005), architect, artist and lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw affiliated with the Team 10. Process, interactivity, the revision of the artist-audience hierarchy as well as a desire to set individual subjectivity free are only some of the ideas hidden behind the concept of Open Form. The impact of Oskar Hansen’s theory on architecture, urban planning, experimental film and visual arts in post-war Poland and Europe continues to influence artists and architects who regard their practice as a form of social experimentation. The screening and discussion presents film works both by Hansen’s students and by artists of the later generations including work by Paweł Althamer, Paweł Kwiek, KwieKulik, Zbigniew Libera, Artur Żmijewski, among others.

The screening is part of the 12th KINOTEKA  Polish Film Festival (24 April – 30 May) and presented in partnership with Filmoteka Muzeum of the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw.

Tate Film is supported by Maja Hoffmann / LUMA Foundation.

Picture: KwieKulik Open Form – Tribune of Honour, Poland 1971, Courtesy of the KwieKulik Archive

Programme outline

Introductory presentation on Oscar Hansen by Łukasz Mojsak with extracts from:
Grupa KwieKulik, Forma Otwarta – Pracownia Hansena / Hansen’s Studio, Poland 1971, 5min

Piotr Andrejew, Po omacku /Groping One’s Way, Poland 1975, 12 min
Grupa KwieKulik, Forma Otwarta – Ulica i trybuna przed PKiN / Tribune of Honour, Poland 1971, 3 min
Artur Żmijewski, Sen Warszawy / Dream of Warsaw, Poland 2005, 3 min (edited excerpt)
Paweł Althamer, Bródno 2000, Poland 2000, 6 min
Paweł Kwiek, Linia / Line, Poland 1978, 3 min
Artur Żmijewski, Na ślepo / Blindly, Poland 2010, 19 min
Kowalnia, Obszar Wspólny, Obszar Własny – XI, Molska / Common Space, Individual Space – XI, Molska, Poland 2007, 10 min
KwieKulik Group, Forma Otwarta – gra na twarzy aktorki / Open Form – Game on an Actress’s Face, Poland 1971, 3 min

Programme Duration: 60 min

Curated by Łukasz Mojsak with George Clark, Assistant Curator, Film and Kasia Redzisz, Assistant Curator, Tate Modern



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