Talks

Joanna Warsza

How to make art go public?
On the dilemmas of art, politics and public sphere

Friday, 26 October 2018, 6 pm
ZHdK, Room 5.K03

Referring both to Public Art Munich, as well as public program of Manifesta 10 in St. Petersburg Joanna Warsza will introduce her concepts of art thought in minutes not square meters, the city curating, and expended, context and political responsive public programming. She will also reflect on terms and conditions in which art is produced and reproduced and present her recently published reader: “I can’t work like this. On recent boycotts in contemporary art.” (Sternberg Press, 2017), as well as the upcoming publication “City curating. A Public Reader” co-edited with Patricia Reed. The talk will try to picture the dilemmas of work in and with the public realm, outside of the protection of institutional walls, and in a given political circumstances.

Joanna Warsza has been an artistic director of Public Art Munich 2018, and is a Head of curatorial program CuratorLab at Konstfack University of Arts in Stockholm, which also allows her to have an independent curatorial practice. She has curated the Georgian Pavilion at the 55 Venice Biennale and Manifesta public programs among others. She is much more at ease outside the white cubes rather then within them.