Convened by: Patricia Reed, Jonathan Middleton
Participants: Joanna Kusiak, Joanna Warsza
Or Gallery Berlin
Or Gallery Berlin is pleased to present Joanna Kusiak & Joanna Warsza in Out of the Red? Post-communist Idiosyncrasies of Warsaw, for the second of our speaker series Inclinations hosted by Patricia Reed.
After 1989, in the red cities of post-communist Eastern Europe things started emerging out of the blue. And although many Westerners trusted the cold war propaganda that these cities are grey, Warsaw is actually one of the greenest capitals in Europe with – until recently – the largest of black markets. This fluctuating palette reveals fast-forward changes for art and architecture. To grasp those changes the speakers will first have to liberate themselves from the dark post-communist syndrome of self-colonization.
A monthly speaker series at Or Gallery Berlin, hosting philosophers, artists, curators, and…
The presentation of work revolves around the posing of a question that is the thrust of a guest’s activities. It goes without saying that questions may not be answered, but are grappled with in their unresolvability. An inclination is the force of attraction to a question (without a straightforward response), yet also to each other, as a community who partakes in a common quest(ion).
Hosted by Patricia Reed.
# Arriving at a question is already a departure.
# Questions are a declaration of departure.
# Arriving at a question in thought or activity is also the creation of a trajectory, of inclining oneself towards an unknown goal, yet not without direction.
# A question inclines a departure in a particular way, but a question itself is generic – it propels all modes of seeking some thing. Questions possess the force of bending and swerving ideas/action.
# A question is the confrontation and departure from a lack. To arrive at a question is to arrive at a gap in knowledge, action and speech – a gap that cannot be immediately filled in without the inclination towards something other.
# A question is indisciplinary; the inclining magnetism of a question knows no disciplinary bounds.
In Kooperation mit der Botschaft von Kanada/In collaboration with the Embassy of Canada