Call for applications – Re–Directing: East Curatorial Residency and Seminar “Designing Futures”, Warsaw, Poland

Submissions deadline: January 6, 2019

Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art and Biennale Warszawa invite professionals such as curators, organizers, researchers and art managers to apply for a one-month-long residency.

The Re–Directing: East is a peer-learning workshop, a curatorial seminar, extended site exploration and a research opportunity for a group of six individuals working together with the teams of U–jazdowski, Biennale Warszawa and local actors. The participants are expected to share their experience and understanding of respective artistic and socio-political contexts and to actively participate in the discussion on alternative models of the transnational collaboration as a form of practicing planetary commons. We’d like to widen our political imagination, formatted by both neoliberal TINA ideology, identity politics and right-wing politics of memory, and speculate about the possible future relations between the former Eastern Bloc, Middle East and North African countries, focusing rather on the commons, than on the cultural differences, discussing possibilities of creating alliances and forms of solidarity beyond the framework of nation-state. This curatorial residency is a platform for developing a possible working collaboration with U–jazdowski, Biennale Warszawa and other parties concerned in the years to come.

The residency will be devoted to work with curators and experts on a project of a new transnational institution, which would transgress the international initiatives based on the concept of nation states (such as the UN) and think about new models of representation and new democratic, equal and ecological futures. In the beginning of the residency the participants will take an active part in the transnational assembly in the frames of Biennale Warszawa, where they will give individual presentations.

The month-long residencies:
June 2019

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