Kinomural is one of the few events in Europe that presents works by leading representatives of new media art. on 23 September, at Wrocław’s Przedmieście Odrzańskie (Oder Suburb), as many as seventy-five works by artists from all over the world will be displayed on six building walls. The day before, the organisers, together with invited guests, will address the issue of art in public space
When an artist enters the fabric of a city with his or her work, does the artist suddenly become an uninvited guest or a host who invites the public into a situation that is completely new to them? How do you make yourself comfortable and have a conversation with your audience?
There is a famous quote from footballer Zlatan Ibrahimović: “When Zlatan visits you, you become the guest”. We followed this perverse text to reflect on the place of art in the public space. It is worth listening to what artists and curators have to say about this special encounter between art and the audience: outside the gallery, on the street. During previous editions of Kinomural, we have hosted thousands of viewers, including those who had their first contact with contemporary video art or installation. The screenings are also attended by those most open-minded viewers – children. Every year we think about what and how to reach them
Zlatan makes you a guest in your own home and that can be quite an adventure. But also if the work challenges and doesn’t mediate with the audience, sometimes there is a misunderstanding, conflict or misinterpretation. How to project contact with the audience and how to respond will be discussed by our guests – New York-based film curator Becca Keating, audiovisual artist Guli Silberstein and Wrocław-based painter and muralist Zbiok – announcesAdriana Prodeus, moderator of the panel and curator of Kinomural .
How do we invite, mediate, enter into dialogue and understand the needs of audiences as well as artists? What results from an encounter between a work of art and a ‘casual’ viewer? What is a ‘good moment’ for a given artistic action? Is the audience’s reaction deliberately designed? All this will be discussed by the invited guests on 22 September (Friday) stationary at Wrocław’s Pod Ciśnieniem venue and online – the broadcast will be available at: https://fb.me/e/hY8A50dqW
More about the panellists and moderator
Becca Keating-Deputy Director of Development at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York. She previously worked for the Ann Arbor Film Festival, ArtCenter College of Design and the Sundance Institute. She has served on the boards of the Los Angeles Film Forum and Mono No Aware. Throughout her career, she has worked as a freelance curator for a variety of institutions, programming experimental work. She is the founder and curator of the Persistent Vision series at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York
Guli Silberstein – London-based filmmaker and artist, working in digital video art. He works with found footage, fault aesthetics and artificial intelligence. His work has been shown at numerous festivals and art spaces. His works are becoming viral on social media. They are distributed on the gallery platform Sedition Art London and through the NFT: Foundation and MakersPlace portals
Zbiok Czajkowski- painter, muralist, illustrator. Czajkowski practices two genres of painting – traditional easel painting and large-scale painting in public spaces. The painter operates with a characteristic painting style drawing from street aesthetics, the paintings of masters from the early 20th century, and popular culture. The themes of Zbioka’s works relate to issues of social inequality, violence, discrimination and alienation of the individual. The visions he creates refer viewers to the realms of dreams, dreams, desires, subconscious fears and anxieties. Czajkowski has participated in over 100 exhibitions and projects in Poland and abroad
Adriana Prodeus – film and art critic, Artistic Director of the Animator festival. In the monthly magazine KINO, she is responsible for the issue’s theme and develops a series of reports on animation studios. In the magazine Vogue Polska, she publishes a column entitled ‘The dismantling of attractions’. Selector, programmer and jury member of many festivals
“When Zlatan comes to your house, you are the guest” Panel discussion on art in public space
22 September, Friday, 6pm
Under Pressure, 96 Sudecka Street and online: https://fb.me/e/hY8A50dqW
admission free, event is bilingual – ENG and PL
The Kinomural will take place on 23 September from 19:30-22:00 at Przedmieście Odrzańskie in Wrocław. Formore information on the programme: www.kinomural.com.
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