Konteksty. Postartistic congress
Konteksty. Postartistic Congress is the first chapter of a three year process (2021-2023) of reinventing Konteksty, which has been taking place for the last decade. The assembly, inspired by the tradition of artistic plein-airs of the 1970s, will gather over 30 people engaged in arts, crafts, artistic theory, ecology, activism and education. The contributions prepared by the delegates are mostly ephemeral (walking, eating, deep listening, fixing objects and relationships).
The Congress takes place in a location unique in its architecture, nature and geology. For over 150 years, the sanatorium in Sokołowsko was treating lung diseases. Nowadays, it’s struggling with the issues of gentrification, expansive tourism, and exploitation of natural resources, with a nearby opencast melaphyre mine. Konteksty is a research tool, calibrated to register the frequencies characteristic for the sanatorium center and at the same time perceptible on planetary scale.
Ola Arent, Justyna Banaszczyk, Agnieszka Brzeżańska, Centrala (Małgorzata Kuciewicz & Simone de Iacobis), Centrum Centrum (Łukasz Jastrubczak & Małgorzata Mazur), Alicja Czyczel, Maja Demska, Agata Grabowska, Małgorzata Gurowska, Heidrun Holzfeind, Karol Hordziej, Ignacy Hryniewicz, Ewa Hubar, Edka Jarząb, Katarzyna Korytowska, Mateusz Kowalczyk, Tomasz Kowalski (Alicja), Paweł Kulczyński, Krzysztof Maniak, Olga Micińska (Building Institute), Mikołaj Moskal & Kaja Gliwa, Jan Moszumański, Antonina Nowacka, Mila Nowacka, Ania Nowak, Amy Pekal, Post Brothers, Józef Robakowski, Spółdzielnia Krzak, Pola Sutryk, Kuba Szreder, Iza Tarasewicz, Agnieszka Tarasiuk, Ewa Tatar, Gosia Płysa & Mat Schulz (Unsound), Jana Winderen, Ilona Witkowska, Jaśmina Wójcik & Lea Wróblewska & Zoja Wróblewska
The Congress was convened by Sebastian Cichocki and Marianna Dobkowska, at the invitation of the In Situ Contemporary Art Foundation.