In 2009/2010 the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw celebrates its 20-year anniversary. On the occasion of the many years of cooperation and the double anniversary, both Solitude and Ujazdowski planned a joint exhibition in 2009, which opened in Warsaw in November 2009 and is on view at Solitude as of March 2010.
The exhibition’s reflects on artistic residencies, institutions that have committed themselves to art as well as daily artistic practice, including both life and work, fallow periods and mobilized activity. The title Arbeitstitel. Working Title refers to the artistic processes’ exterior circumstances – for the exhibition, these circumstances are revealed with the terms of studio, private life and travel.
The expectations of future artistic residencies offer a starting point for ideas of usage and reappropriation. Altogether, 30 artists took part in the Warsaw exhibition. These were selected from Poland, the Akademie Schloss Solitude’s network, and those artists promoted by the Allianz Kulturstiftung in Eastern Europe. A portion of these artists show their work at the Akademie Schloss Solitude as well; by March 2010 additional artists will be added to the show.
The exhibition is organized by the Akademie Schloss Solitude in cooperation with the a-i-r laboratory of the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle and is part of our Opening Our Closed Shops program.
With the financial support of the Landesstiftung Baden-Württemberg and the Allianz Kulturstiftung.
Curators: Anna Ptak, Marianna Dobkowska
Co-curator: Konstantin Lom
Participating artists: 4! Group (PL), Ole Aselmann (D), Hagen Betzwieser (D), Matthias Böttger/Jennifer Morone (raumtaktik) (D/USA), Susanne Buerner (D), Matthew Gottschalk (USA)/Zvonimir Marcic (BGR), Michal Grochowiak (PL), Antje Kalus (D), Daniel Kötter (D), Matthias Megyeri (D/UK), Marzena Nowak (PL), Damir Ocko (HRV), Wilhelm Sasnal (PL), Nadja Schöllhammer (D) and Jackie Sumell (USA).
Exhibition opening: Thursday, March 11, 2010, 8pm
The exhibition is on view from Friday, March 12, 2010 to Sunday, April 25, 2010.
Hours: Tues-Thurs 10am-noon & 2–5:30pm, Fri 10am-noon & 2-4pm, Sat–Sun noon–5:30pm
Please notice that the exhibition will be closed on Friday before Easter, April 2, and Easter Sunday, April 4.