On Care. A Journey into the Relational Nature of Artists’ Residencies

a collaboration between the artist residency programs Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art from Warsaw, DutchCulture | TransArtists from Amsterdam, and Akademie Schloss Solitude, realised within the research potential of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Katowice

The publication revolves around the nature of the resident-host encounter. From the outset, the editors did not aim to present an analysis of the operation of individual spheres of artist residencies, but rather to compile in dialogue a polyphonic publication that illustrates the nuances of residency work and artists’ experiences, as well as the unstable constellations of artist residencies with its open-ended structure.
Artist residency programmes can serve as a model for dealing with the ever-changing contemporary world and societies. All this makes it possible to fulfill the dream of a world where there is a balance between acceptance and separateness. This world offers authenticity, permanent change and constant transformation.



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Patrizia Bach, Shirin Barghnavard, Paulina Czapska, Leone Contini, Marianna Dobkowska, Regina Dürig, J. Christian Greer, Vinicius Jatobá, Simar Preet Kaur, Mami Katsuya, Guiliana Kiersz, Daniel Koniusz, Maddie Leach, Pawel Mendrek, Vytautas Michelkevičius, Martin Newth, Ika Sienkiewicz-Nowacka, Michelle K. Oing, Yasmine Ostendorf, Bojana Panevska, Alicja Rogalska, Alice Sarmiento, Anna Siekierska, Denise Helene Sumi, Małgorzata Szandała, Anna Szapert, Aisel Wicab, Ewa Zasada

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Pawel Mendrek, Ewa Zasada for the Mobile Art Lab & Academy of Fine Arts and Design Katowice, Elke aus dem Moore & Denise Helene Sumi for Akademie Schloss Solitude, Ika Sienkiewicz-Nowacka for Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Bojana Panevska for TransArtists | DutchCulture


Katarzyna Wolny-Grządziel, Paweł Mendrek


Nick Faulkner, Lukasz Kansy, Andy McBride


Kimberly Bradley, Nick Faulkner

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