part of the project 'Hands up!' Rebelion in V4 cinema

Dialogue #3
Sebastian Cichocki & Post Brothers

  • 24th November, 6 p.m. (Tuesday)
  • Event will be held online on Facebook Muzeum Pana Tadeusza in two languages: English and Polish
On Tuesday 24th November at 6 p.m., the Pan Tadeusz Museum invites you for a presentation by Sebastian Cichocki, the third event in a series of dialogues with Post Brothers.
As part of the film program ‘Hands up!’ Rebellion in V4 cinema, the Pan Tadeusz Museum presents a series of public dialogues addressing the precarious social, ecological, and political conditions of community and cultural production today.

The third dialogue features Sebastian Cichocki, the chief curator and head of research at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. In this event, Cichocki will appraise the shifting roles and responsibilities of artists and institutions in times of ecological and sociopolitical crisis.

Reflecting on his ongoing consideration of ‘post-artistic practices’, Cichocki will speak about activities that operate at a 1:1 scale with everyday life, deploying artistic tools in other spheres to address urgent needs and fundamental necessities. In recent exhibitions and texts, Cichocki has drawn on historical artistic strategies and conditions to contextualize the present, and has tested how institutions can be responsive to the local and global challenges before us.

In dialogue with Post Brothers, the conversation will also look at how the pandemic and an increasingly volatile political climate are affecting art workers, institutions, and the public sphere, and will discuss novel forms of dissent and solidarity developing at different scales and geographies today.

Curatorial assistance: Ewa Tatar

Sebastian Cichocki

Born in 1975 in Gliwice. Is the chief curator and head of research at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. He also curates The Bródno Sculpture Park, a long-term public art program initiated in 2009, and has presented projects and published texts extensively in Poland and around the world. Selected exhibitions curated and co-curated by Cichocki at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw include ‘The Penumbral Age. Art in the Time of Planetary Change’ (2020), ‘Never Again. Art against War and Fascism in the 20th and 21st centuries’ (2019), ‘Making Use: Life in Postartistic Times’ (2016), and ‘Zofia Rydet, Record 1978–1990’ (2015). Other recent curatorial projects include ‘The Resistance of the Form. Non-exhibition’, Powszechny Theatre, Warsaw (2017), and ‘Rainbow in the Dark. On the Joy and Torment of Faith’ at SALT in Istanbul and Malmö Konstmuseum (2015). Cichocki also curated the Polish Pavilion at the 52nd and 54th Venice Biennales of Art (in 2007 with Monika Sosnowska, in 2011 with Yael Bartana). He has curated exhibitions in the form of a novella, radio drama, opera libretto, garden, anti-production residency programme, and performance lectures.

Post Brothers

Born in 1984 in Los Angeles. Is a critical enterprise that includes Matthew Post, an enthusiast, word processor, and curator often engaged in artist-centered projects and collaborations, or occupying the secondary information surrounding cultural production. Post completed his BFA at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, Canada (2006), and an MA in Curatorial Practices at California College of Arts in San Francisco, California (2009). From 2016 through 2019, Post Brothers was the curator at Kunstverein München in Munich, Germany, and has curated exhibitions and presented projects across the world. His essays and articles have been published in numerous magazines and journals, as well as in a litany of artist publications and exhibition catalogues. Post Brothers also regularly participates in exhibitions with text-based and performative contributions, and lectures and teaches seminars throughout Europe. He lives in Kolonia Koplany, a small village in Eastern Poland.

The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.

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