[oberlist] Workshop by Artur Zmijewski open call

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National Art Museum of Ukraine
Visual Culture Research Center
Polish Institute in Kyiv


Workshop by Artur Żmijewski at the National Art Museum of Ukraine

September 10-17, 2013

Open call

Artists, activists and academics (particularly with background in  
sociology, cultural studies, art history, philosophy, and cultural  
management) are invited to apply for participation in the workshop by  
Artur Żmijewski that will take place in the National Art Museum of  

The workshop will be held in the format of discussions, talks and  
practical classes. Participants will develop a collective research  
project based on various aspects of the museum's work – from its  
collection to the work of the museum's staff. Artistic and academic  
research strategies are equally encouraged within the workshop's  
framework. The participants will be granted access to the museum's  
collection, as well as other selected aspects of the museum's work as  
an institution.

The workshop will evolve around the idea of an 'open museum', focusing  
on the following issues: How does the museum's mission transform in  
today's world? How should the museum change in order to represent  
contemporary society? How can external factors and agents contribute  
to the museum's development?

Applicants should submit their CV and letter of motivation describing  
the fields of their interest to info at vcrc.org.ua

The workshop will be held in English. The participants are expected to  
take part in the workshop on a daily basis during the working hours of  
the museum. Participation in the workshop is free of charge.

Deadline for submission is August 27.
The list of participants will be announced on September 3.

Artur Żmijewski is an artist, essayist and curator. He is the artistic  
editor of Political Critique magazine (Krytyka Polityczna). He  
represented Poland at 51st Venice Biennale (2004). His works were  
shown at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; KunstWerke(Berlin),  
National Gallery of Art Zacheta, Documenta 12 (2007), Manifesta 4  
(2002). In 2012, he curated the 7th Berlin Biennale.

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