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Warsaw: “Recordings”

November 9, 2019 - December 5, 2019


Opening: November 9, 6 p.m. 

Recordings is a three-year programme presenting film materials that provide insight into the activities of the international artistic avant-garde. Its idea is to make available to the public recordings that comprise live documentation of performances, happenings, concerts, street actions, ephemeral activities on the borderline of visual arts, theatre and music. The third edition of the programme presents materials related to the avant-garde movements of the 1960s and 70s. Spectacles, chamber performances, activities in the landscape, actions carried out in the streets of New York, Warsaw or Łódź show practices of radical artists whose provocative, alternative art is now part of the canon of visual culture of the 20th century. 

The film screenings are accompanied by an exhibition of photographic documentation. 


Radical Practices of American Artists of the 1970s

Vito Acconci, Chris Burden, Jaime Davidovich, Nancy Holt, Paul McCarthy, Bruce Nauman,  Michael Smith, Robert Smithson, William Wegman, Lawrence Weiner

November 9, 6.30 p.m., Nov 12–14, 6 p.m.

Introduction: Bożena Czubak (Profile Foundation)

Mako Idemitsu and Yayoi Kusama — Feminist and Emancipatory Narratives of Japanese Women Artists

November 16, 6 p.m., Nov 19–21, 6 p.m.

Introduction: Mika Kuraya (Nationam Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo)

Joseph Benys — Utopia and the Democratisation of Art

November 23, 6 p.m., Nov 26–28, 6 p.m.

Introduction: René Block (Edition Block, Berlin)

Performative Activities of the Creators of Polish Neo-Avant-Garde

Wojciech Bruszewski,  Józef Robakowski, Zdzisław Sosnowski, Zbigniew Warpechowski, Ryszard Waśko

November 30, 6 p.m., Nov 3–5, 6 p.m.

Introduction: Ryszard Waśko



November 9, 2019
December 5, 2019
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