It takes more than eyes to be enthralled
On 12 and 22 October, as part of WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION festival, a series of performance actions prepared by artists related to the independent culture movement of the 1980s will be presented.
In connection with the "Self-organization" exhibition, the artists who participated in exhibitions organized between 1984 and 1993 at Jan Rylke's flat in Ursynów district will reinterpret their past acts.
They will discuss topics of interest and set about polemics with categories and phenomena central to art description.
Join us on 22 October 2014 to watch the following:
Andrzej Bieńkowski – a screening of archival ethnographic films from the 1980s
Grzegorz Rogala and Joanna Krzysztoń – „I-Us” (performance)
Andrzej Bieńkowski (born 1946) - graduate of the Faculty of Painting (Prof. Jan Cybis atelier) and the Faculty of Graphics. Since 1980 he has worked as a lecturer at the Faculty of Design of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts; since 1995 a professor and a head of the painting and drawing workshop. In 1980 he began an ethnographic research – a project entitled Music Discovered. He is interested in the countryside with its problems and, most of all, its music, history and status of musicians – village artists. He looks for instruments, renovates them and reconstructs old village bands. In 2012 he founded a Music Discovered foundation that deals with arranging, digitalizing and making the ethnographic archive available to the public.
Grzegorz Rogala (born 1956) - graduate of the Faculty of Cinematography of the Lodz Film School. Since 1988 he has run “Studio Rogala” that deals with film production and postproduction. He completed or participated in the realization of about 800 film and advertising projects. In 1996 he was honoured with a prize for computer animation at Crackfilm festival in Krakow. For 7 years now he has been actively involved in film, photography and interactive art. Since 2007, together with Józek Piwkowski, he has run a 2b+r gallery in Warsaw. Since 2010 he has worked as a head of the multimedia techniques workshop at the Warsaw School of Information Technology.
Joanna Krzysztoń – graduate of the Faculty of Painting of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts (Prof. J. Tarasin atelier).In the years 1978-1981 a member of the „Movement Academy.” Since 1995 she has collaborated with interior design magazines as a stylist. In 2007 she received a scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. She works as a co-manager of the 2b+r gallery at Bukowińska 22 in Warsaw. She is active in the field of painting and its multimedia forms. Since 2011 she has held paining classes at the Warsaw School of Information Technology.