Tuesday, February 05, 2008

W [is for Warsaw]

part 1 Warsaw Does Not Exist* (curated by Sebastian Cichocki)
Bas van Beek, Daniela Brahm, Pavel Büchler, Caner Büyükgökmen, Yane Calovski, Lawrence English, Cevdet Erek, Bjorn Hegardt, Little Warsaw, Rainer Ganahl, Scott Hayes, Hristina Ivanoska, Wolfgang Mahler, Antje Majewski, Nikoleta Marković, Marko Mäetamm, Hatake Nakemura, Ahmet Ögüt, Anu Pennanen, Khaled D. Ramadan, Markku Peltola, Sean Snyder, Nedko Solakov, Franziska Wicke, Florian Zeyfang
part 2 Capital of the Universe (Krzysztof Nawratek)
Jacek Dukaj, Philippe Fayeton, Florian Koch
part 3 SYNCHRONICITY 1: No Hear, No See (Jakub Szczęsny)
Dorell Ghotmeh Tane Architects, Ecosistema Urbano, Elegant Embellishments, Husos, IwamotoScott Architecture, JHG Jorge Hernandez de la Garza, Kokkugia, Mass Studies, O-S-A, R.A.M.A.D.O.W.N., StudioBasar, Fabio Schillaci, Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss

*WARSAW DOES NOT EXIST is an exhibition in the form of a book. Invited artists, both those who had never visited Warsaw, and those who remembered it from short, casual visits, have been asked to abandon their research methods and techniques in order to let their imaginations run wild when thinking about this particular Central Eastern city. They created their works in a very short time, skipping the usual procedures for projects on specific places (explored mainly by artists from outside)—interviews with residents, browsing through statistics, photographic documentation, collecting surveys, hours spent in archives and libraries. Instead, fictitious Warsaw guides used their lack of knowledge, basing chiefly on fabrications, dreams, speculations and gossip. As a result, we receive a peculiar compilation of tips for people travelling around an imagined city. A story about its backstreets, inhabitants, built and unbuilt architecture, its secrets and crawling nightmares.

Poszukujesz W? / Looking for W?
Galerie Magazin, Lindenstrasse 35, 10969 Berlin
Fundacja Bęc Zmiana, Radna 10, Warszawa, www.funbec.eu
5. berlin biennale 05.04. – 15.06.2008, part of Alphabeth project by Kronika: W (Warszawa), Instytut Polski, KunstWerke, etc.

Fundacja Bęc Zmiana
bęcbiuro: +48 22 827 64 62
radna 10, warszawa