[artinfo] Foksal Gallery Foundation presents Edward Krasinski
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Edward Krasinski Studio opening / Warsaw
Inaugural conference Avant-garde in the Bloc:
Aspects of the Oeuvre and Studio of Henryk
Stazewski and Edward Krasinski.
5-6th October 2007, Warsaw
Foksal Gallery Foundation
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Foksal Gallery Foundation is proud to present the
conference Avant-garde in the Bloc: Aspects of
the Oeuvre and Studio of Henryk Stazewski and
Edward Krasinski, inaugurating the public opening
of Edward Krasinski’s studio under the name
The studio, situated on the 11th floor of an
apartment block in downtown Warsaw, discloses an
unwritten history of local modernist tendencies
that blurs the binary oppositions between private
and public, history and memory, exterior and
interior, illusion and reality.
From 1962 on, Henryk Stazewski shared the studio
with Maria Ewa Lunkiewicz-Rogoyska and Jan
Rogoyski, and from the beginning of the 70s with
Edward Krasinski. The studio became an important
venue for Polish avant-garde artists and critics
of different generations, a space for meetings,
discussions and artistic interventions. In 1974
Daniel Buren taped his in-situ striped panels
onto the studio's windows. After Stazewski's
death in 1988, the studio became an important
element of Edward Krasinski's work, a surface
inscribed with his signature blue scotch tape
that connects objects, representations and memory
traces. After Edward Krasinski's death in 2004,
Foksal Gallery Foundation decided to maintain the
space almost unchanged, but have commissioned
from the architectural studio BAR an extension of
the apartment's terrace that will serve as a
multifunctional pavilion, housing exhibitions and
seminars, and serving as a studio for visiting
The aims of the inaugural conference are
threefold: to summarize research on Krasinski and
Stazewski's oeuvres, and to challenge them with
contemporary approaches; to reflect on the
artistic and social phenomenon of an artists'
studio; and to discuss the potential of this new
institution focused on counter-education and
counter-distribution of knowledge.
5 October 2007 (Friday)
10. 15. Andrzej Przywara (Foksal Gallery
Foundation, Warsaw), Welcome of conference
participants and guests. Introduction.
10.30. Sabine Breitwieser (Generali Foundation,
Vienna), Edward Krasinski: Les mises en scène.
11.00. Blake Stimson (University of California, Davis), Krasinski and Totality.
11.30. Adam Szymczyk (Kunsthalle Basel)
12.00.-13.00. discussion, coffee break
15.00. Maria Matuszkiewicz (University of
Warsaw), Karol Sienkiewicz, Alternative
Topographies. Henryk Stazewski and Edward
Krasinski -- Between the Studio, Gallery and Café.
15.30. Anka Ptaszkowska, A few secrets of continuity and temporariness
- from the artists who lived in this place,
- for those, who are here.
16.15. Rachel Haidu (University of Rochester), Edward Krasinski's Home Work.
16.45. - 17.45. discussion
18.30. Public opening of Henryk Stazewski's and Edward Krasinski's studio.
6 October 2007 (Saturday)
10.00. Pawel Polit (Centre for Contemporary Art
Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw), Rhetoric of the Blue
10.30. Luiza Nader (University of Warsaw), Heterology of the Blue Line.
11.00. Klara Kemp-Welch (University College
London), Articulating the "Between": Stazewski’s
11.30.-12.30. discussion, coffee break
12.30. Piotr Juszkiewicz (Adam Mickiewicz
University, Poznan), Life line. From
Clair-voyance to blindness.
13.00. Alexander Alberro (University of Florida,
Gainsville), Edward Krasinski's Dynamic Line.
13.30. - 14.00. discussion
15.30. Andrzej Turowski (Université de Bourgogne,
Dijon), From Zmijewski, to Stazewski
16.15. Museum in the Bloc. Discussion.
Moderator: Joanna Mytkowska (Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw)
Participants: Charles Esche (Van Abbemuseum,
Eindhoven), Maria Hlavajova (BAK, Utrecht),
Joanna Tokarska-Bakir (University of Warsaw,
Collegium Civitas, Warsaw), Artur Zmijewski
Place: Kino Paradiso, Al. Niepodleglosci 62, Warsaw
The conference Avant-garde in the Bloc is
organized by Foksal Gallery Foundation and
supported by the Polish Ministry of Culture and
National Heritage founds, in the framework of the
programme Cultural Education and Popularization
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