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The Tourists and the Locals. Participatory Practices of Art Institutions in View of Dean MacCannell’s Concept of Tourism

Styczeń 1, 2016

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This is just an excerpt. The full article is available on Academia.edu, in order to read it click here. (…) The perspective of symbolic interactionism in MacCannell’s interpretation would suggest that, as gestures of theatrical nature, the participatory activities – but also the rest of listed methods of “opening up” institutions to the viewer – […]

Krzysztof Mężyk – Qualia

Lipiec 12, 2013

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Let’s imagine that we know where ideas come from. That painting is a well defined art and has a once and for all given meaning, that each stain is an adequate word, and each mark, a properly placed coma, that paintings are scores that everyone can decipher. Let’s imagine also for a while that paintings […]

Zero-Level Alienation, or: What Can Art Accomplish without a Conflict?

Listopad 16, 2012

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(…) As with any neurotic ritual, the repetition of the participative litany bears the hallmarks of an unresolved trauma – an inner crack. In this instance, it is called the institutionalisation of art and – if we are to take at their face value the words of intellectuals of such diverse pedigree as Hans Georg […]

The phantom enigma, or how to discuss ghosts seriously

Lipiec 2, 2012

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Jan Woleński once said „ghosts are ghostly”. The book containing this sentence teems with similar bold and hilarious aphorisms which superciliously aspire to become the vanguard of atheism, which is perceived by some as the crowning achievement of rationalism. We must remember that from a strictly philosophical standpoint, atheism and theism are equally justified. This, […]

I’m Looking for Effective Work…Łukasz Białkowski speaks with Łukasz Surowiec

Czerwiec 1, 2012

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Łukasz Białkowski: You graduated from the sculpture Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. How does this translate into your present artwork: video, performance, activities in the urban space? Łukasz Surowiec: Sculpture is based on the phenomenon of touching space, and is a very good point of departure for what I am presently […]

An interview with Eduard Ovcacek

Grudzień 3, 2011

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L. B.: What was the co-operation between Poles and Czechs under communism? It seems that you were refused a passport and during the art opening in the Krzywe Kolo Gallery you were just present by phone? E. O.: In a totalitarian communist regime of course the free development of personalities was made difficult. However, in […]

The Parallel Originality of Forms

Czerwiec 30, 2011

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The fact that Eduard Ovčáček, Zbyněk Janáček and Marek Sibinský – representatives of three generations of Czech artists – have decided to exhibit their work together[1] is certainly determined to some extent by academic-teaching factors.  At the beginning of the 1990s Eduard Ovčáček and Zbyněk Janáček established together the Institute of Fine Arts at the […]