[artinfo] RE-DIRECTING: EAST at Ujazdowski Castle

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Curatorial research residencies at the Artists in Residence Laboratory
3 June-18 October 2013 

Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle
ul. Jazdów 2, 00-467 Warsaw, Poland


RE-DIRECTING: EAST is a new project from the 
A-I-R Laboratory of the Centre for Contemporary 
Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, drawing 
attention towards regions that hitherto have 
rarely been present in artists residency 
programs: Eastern European and Middle Eastern 
countries. In the past, the complex geopolitical 
situation of the region was not conducive to 
establishing relationships, not only with the 
more distant western part of Europe, but even 
between countries that border one another. 
RE-DIRECTING: EAST, beginning in June of 2013, 
aims to build new spaces for dialogue and 
exploration. The curators, artists, as well as 
other professionals in the field of contemporary 
art that are going to be invited to Warsaw, will 
contribute to the creation of communication 
networks and the exchange of knowledge as well as 
experience between remote worlds. Warsaw, due to 
its historical experience and geographic 
location, is an ideal place for such a meeting.

In the first edition of the project, from June 
till October 2013, the guests of A-I-R Laboratory 
at the Ujazdowski Castle will include curators as 
well as other cultural practitioners active in 
the area of culture from Afghanistan, Armenia, 
Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, 
Moldova, Pakistan, Russia, Syria, Turkey, and 

Public presentations of RE-DIRECTING: EAST 
Conversations will be held every Wednesday at 6pm 
CET. On this day, the public will have access to 
the Project Studio-a place of work, meetings, and 
a storage room for the materials gathered in the 
course of project development, a proto-exhibition 
space designed by Jan Strumi½½o. The 
conversations will be recorded and available 
online at 

RE-DIRECTING: EAST Conversations program:
5 June 2013 
Conversation # 1: Anna Ilchenko & Andrey Shental (Russia)
Presentation dedicated to the changes in 
education and selected contemporary art 
institutions in Russia, through the perspective 
of market shock therapy

12 June 2013 
Conversation # 2: Vladimir Us (Moldova)
Vladimir Us, based on the example of selected 
public space projects, will talk about the 
post-soviet urban space of Kishinev and the 
processes that have been changing it since the 
1991 transformation.

19 June 2013 
Conversation # 3: Ayesha Omer (Pakistan)
In Ayesha Omer's presentation, the main emphasis 
will be on the symbiotic relations between 
artistic practices and citizen resistance 
movements in the spirit of non-violence and 
against the religious divisions, in the context 
of the recent political developments in Pakistan.

26 June 2013
Conversation # 4: High & Low Bureau (Yael Messer, Gilad Reich; Israel)
High & Low Bureau, in their presentation under 
the working title Competing Narratives, will 
propose a discussion on art practices relating to 
the issues of identity, affiliation, and 

3 July 2013
Conversation # 5: Alireza Labeshka (Iran)

10 July 2013
Conversation # 6 and # 7: Harutyun Alpetyan 
(Armenia) / Bermet Borubaeva & Diana Ukhina 

17 July 2013
Conversation # 8: Abir Boukhari (Syria)

24 July 2013
Conversation # 9: Nazlž Gürlek (Turkey)

31 July 2013
Conversation # 10: Mohamed Hussein (Iraq)

August break

18 September 2013
Conversation # 11: Övül Durmusoglu (Turkey)

25 September 2013
Conversation # 12: Ola El-Khalidi (Jordan)

2 October 2013
Conversation # 13: Liza Babenko (Ukraine)

9 October2013
Conversation # 14: Hanifa Alizada (Afghanistan) 

16 October 2013
Conversation # 15: Rani Al Rajji (Lebanon) 

Program details on 

More information:
CCA Press Office
T 48 22 625 05 22 / <mailto:biuroprasowe at csw.art.pl>biuroprasowe at csw.art.pl

The project is implemented with the financial support of the City of Warsaw.

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