COMMUNITY/CARE/LABORATORY Mapping Residencies

COMMUNITY/CARE/LABORATORY Mapping Residencies

Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Fine Arts Academy in Katowice, and the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art invite artists and cultural practitioners to a cycle of online seminars.

The cycle will investigate on the potential of artists’ residencies, especially in a world where many aspects of our lives and human interactions have become increasingly complicated.

During the moderated discussion panels focusing on key words Community, Care, and Laboratory we’ll attempt to look into problems currently facing the sector of artists’ residencies.

Community, Care, and Laboratory are the values selected during group workshops of long-term practitioners of residencies. In the past, the sector’s attention used to focus on the model of work, the forms of residencies, and their duration. But right now, it’s shifted to relationship-building between artists, local communities and the representatives of the hosting organizations.

We’ll be analysing the situation of residencies in a world where the possibilities of movement have become limited. We’ll consider new formats of residencies as the answer to the challenges of the current reality, for example, online residencies – whether they are effective and feasible. We’ll look into communities, both set and temporary, which grow around residencies, as well as various levels of the relations within them: those between the residents and between the local and international communities. We’ll discuss the questions of cultural transfer within the context of local communities.

The seminar also aims to facilitate exchange and networking between residency operators through our Online Open Studios segment. In this section, various organisations and initiatives running residencies will be able to present their profiles, programmes and residents’ projects during 7-minute slots. We ask the representatives of interested organizations to check the option in their registration form.

Seminar schedule:

29/10/2020  / COMMUNITY, start: 10:00 CET
5/11/2020 / CARE, start: 10:00 CET
26/11/2020  / LABORATORY, start: 10:00 CET

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All the seminars will be conducted in English.
Participation is free of charge.

The seminar is part of the continued „Celebration” project initiated by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute to celebrate the centenary of diplomatic relations between Poland and Japan. It is supported by the fund for maintenance and development of research potential of the Fine Arts Academy in Katowice.

Partners of the project: Akademie Schloss Solitude Stuttgart, Kyoto Art Center; Parallax Network (ASP Katowice, Chelsea College of Arts London, HDK-Valand - Academy of Art and Design, University of Plymouth) Nida Art Colony / Nidos meno kolonija/ Vilnius Academy Of Art, CSW Kronika w Bytomiu, DutchCulture centre for international cooperation | TransArtists

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