Visual Culture Research Center
Polish Institute in Kyiv OPEN MUSEUMWorkshop by Artur Żmijewski at the National Art Museum of UkraineSeptember 10-17, 2013
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 Ukraine.
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 [email protected]rc.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.