Critical session in the Arsenal

November 14, 2012 in Arsenał, Liliana Basarab, Rozmowa

Friday, 16 November 2012, 5:00 PM,
Art critique session by the International Artists In Residence Programme
Venue: Galeria Miejska Arsenał, Stary Rynek 6, Poznan

Take part in the meeting at  Galeria Miejska Arsenałwith the participants of the autumn edition of the International Artists in Residence Programme in Poznan: Liliana Basarab and Magdalena Frankiewicz and Yael Sherill, members of the Das Ist Doch Keine Art! Group. Special guests will include  Ewa Dominiak and Mihaela Varzari.

The guests will present their works up to date and talk about their current projects. The brief presentation will be followed by a panel debate with audience participation.
Liliana Basarab – a Rumania-born sculptor, multimedia and video artist. She also specializes in performance and installation art. Her works have been exhibited in numerous countries including  France, Germany and the USA.

Das Ist Doch Keine Art! – Das Ist Doch Keine Art! Is a Berlin duo formed by Magdalena Frankiewicz and Yael Sherill. The artists’ main focus is interventions in urban space which uncover the relationships between everyday activities and our emotional and mental reaction to our surroundings. In Poznan, they will present a performance titled  „Spatial Compositions”, which opened in Berlin at the Zwieschenraum festival.

Ewa Dominiak – graphic designer and art historian.Her projects combine art and business. She took her first steps as an organizer and a curator in Poznan, collaborating with the ON gallery. From 2004 to 2008, as the co-founder of the Poznan organization and gallery STARTER, she introduced exhibition projects which promoted young artists. She currently works as the art director for Polish and international brands and co-organizes the ARTWATCH project.

Mihaela Varzari – a Rumanian-born London-based artist and art critic. She has recently received her MA degree in Art History from the Birkbeck College, University of London. Her focus is research on the contemporary art. She is particularly interested in the analysis of social hierarchy and the methods of exposing exploitation mechanisms in post-Communist countries. Varzari employs postcolonial studies and cultural interpreting as tools to create a better definition of supra-national identity.She writes for IDEA arts +society. She was a co-organizer of the  Periferic 8 “Art as Gift”  Biennale and curated several other art. Projects in London. She graduated from Middlesex University, London, in an English- and Spanish-speaking Literature course in 2000.