Out Of Crisis is a title of curatorial symposium organized in Gdańsk. Out Of Crisis is not only the reason for the project, but also the active path we are taking. Our symposium is the way out of the current setback, towards finding ideas to overcome the situation. This international (DE/PL/UA) symposium in the shadow of the crisis was intended to present the current situation from a multi-layered perspective and to be a place where prevention and solutions are sought. It is also meant to be an artistic way out of the caesura. The event focused on collaborative work processes and artistic research in global, transcultural contexts that open up possibilities for joint learning and the production of new knowledge across national borders. We were promoting international networks in contemporary visual art.
The aim of the meeting was to exchange views on challenges and opportunities in the contemporary arts scene, develop ideas and proposals, promote coordination and networking among curators and artists. The meeting filled a crucial gap as there is a lack of opportunities for – in particular independent – curators to discuss strategies on how to overcome financial, societal or political constraints.
Talks and meetings in Gdańsk:
Maria Elena Bonnet, Magdalena Pela, Mateusz Pęk, Michał Szlaga, Mariusz Waras and Pogoda Collective, Tamara Wyrzykowska and Aleksandra Migdał (Gdańsk Miasto Literatury)
MEMBERS OF SYMPOSIUM
Mariola Balińska, Agata Ciastoń, Julia Daitche, Aleksandra Grzonkowska, Aniela Janik, Anna Kędziora, Kasia Lorenc, Paulina Olszewska, Lena Reisner, Maren Knapp Voith, Nada Rosa Schroer
The project was awarded with the Richeza Prize by the government of North Rhine-Westphalia
Maren Knapp Voith
NAILS projectroom e.V.
NOMUS / New Art Museum, branch of the National Museum in Gdańsk