In Situ Modern Art Foundation
Contexts – the 2nd Sokolovsko Festival of Ephemeral Art., August 18-22, 2012 is the second edition of an event promoting this area of artistic activities.
Apart from presenting performance art, it features screenings (also with live music), exhibitions, workshops, documentation and talks. We invited a group of over fifty artists, critics, curators and art historians representing seven countries.
The programme offers an remarkable perspective at performance art in the context of the pioneer work of Zbigniew Warpechowski. Two historical points of references are avant-garde artists Franciszka and Stefan Themersons and Andrzej Partum (exhibitions, films, documentation, talks). Presentations of classics- nestors Jerzy Bereś, Józef Robakowski, Roland Miller, Shirley Cameron, Alastair MacLennan, artists of middle generation, incl. Nigel Rolfe, Janusz Bałdyga, Ines Amado, Ewa Zarzycka, Jiri Suruvka, Nenad Bogdanovic, John Newling, Anna Płotnicka, Adina Bar-On and the young generation artists (off festival) will form a contemporary, critical picture of performance art.
CONTEXTS is not a canonical festival of performance art. We focus on widening the perception of ephemeral art by presenting its roots. Building an installation (Warpechowski’s The Boat of Progress), performative objects (Anna Płotnicka), creating situations related to the cultural roots (Niedziółka’s „The Archeology of Meeting’ involving the inhabitants of Sokolovsko and festival participants in building and firing an object-kiln) mark this direction.
The festival is accompanied by „Perforations’ International Artistic Encounters, a workshop for the students of the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw and Poznan, its instructors including Marcin Berdyszak, Colm Clarke, Sybille Omlin and others.
Curators: Małgorzata Sady, Ewa Zarzycka
The festival is located in an extraordinary place’ in progress’which is being built by InSitu Foundation. Both, the art centre and the festival may become a very special spot on the artistic map of Poland, Europe and the world.
Artists, curators, art critics, theoreticians and historians participating in the Festival
Zbigniew Warpechowski, Inés Amado, Janusz Bałdyga, Adina Bar-On, Marcin Berdyszak, Jerzy Bereś, Bożenna Biskupska, Nenad Bogdanovic, Grzegorz Borkowski, Shirley Cameron, Andrzej Ciesielski, Colm Clarke, Małgorzata Dawidek Gryglicka, Andres Galeano, Jerzy Grzegorski, Łukasz Guzek, Florian Feigl, Angelika Fojtuch, Bogusław Jasiński, Sophie Jocz, Alicja Jodko , Mariusz Jodko, Adam Klimczak, Leszek Krutulski, Alastair MacLennan, Mrin Mierzicki, Holly Morrison, Wanda Lacrampe, Marcin Michalak, Roland Miller ,Maria Morzuch, John Newling, Tomasz Niedziółka, Sybille Omlin, Anna Płotnicka, Marcin Polak ,Zygmunt Rytka, Dawid Radziszewski, Iza Robakowska, Józef Robakowski, Nigel Rolfe, Andrew Spira, Jiří Surůvka, Paweł Szamburki, SzaZaZe, Maria Wrońska, Patryk Zakrocki, Ewa Zarzycka, Hubert Zemler, Andrzej Partum, Franciszka & Stefan Themerson
Young artists / Off Section
Michał Bałdyga, Loïc Bertrand, Oskar Chmioła, Tomasz Drewicz, Jagoda Kiciak,Magdalena Kita, Petra Filipovska, Paweł Korbus, Tomasz Koszewnik, Karolina Kubik, Giulietta Ockenfuss ,Katerina Olivová, Przemysław Przepióra, Natalia Sekuła , Jakub Słomkowski, Katerina Sudolska, Dawid Szuwarski 313, Monika Szydłowska, Łukasz Trusewicz, Michelle Yom