Sebastian Cichocki

Sebastian Cichocki – This Is Art. And Art Can be This or That | lecture, workshop

April 28th, 2017 (Friday), 7 p.m.
LECTURE Sebastian Cichocki: This Is Art. And Art Can be This or That
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April 29th, 2017 (Saturday), 12 a.m. – 2 p.m.
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In art discussions, such enigmatic terms as ‘utilitarian’, ‘professional realism’, ‘post-art’ or ‘museum 3.0’ emerging more and more often. They serve to describe the processes of art overlapping with other areas of human activity: science, politics or economics. Artistic tools are used by participants in street protests, in scientific experiments, ethnographic research, industrial design, cartography, agricultural cooperatives, alternative tourism or flying university programs.

Sebastian Cichocki is going to devote his lecture to artists who have ceased to produce works of art, but have not ceased to be artists, and to art that has lost the traits that make it possible to recognize it as art. We will consider together what art can be used for and what Jerzy Ludwiński meant when in the 1970s he stated that we had overlooked the moment when art became something we can no longer name, but that it gives us completely new possibilities.

The lecture announces the June meeting of Konsorcjum Praktyk Postartystycznych (Post-Artistic Practices Consortium), an annex to Kongres Kultury at Galeria Labirynt in Lublin.

Sebastian Cichocki is a curator at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, an author of texts, exhibitions and interdisciplinary projects on widening the area of art.

Konsorcjum Praktyk Postartystycznych (Post-Artistic Practices Consortium) is an interdisciplinary alliance of people of art working for pro-democratic, emancipatory and anti-fascist movements.

illustration: Cannupa Hanska Luger Mirror Shield Project, 2016