A Body is an Archive
Artist talk and follow-up conversation with artist Karol Radziszewski and curator Zofia nierodzińska
Friday, April 20th, 2018
7 pm (CET)
Location: District Berlin
There are crucial ‘(arti)facts’ hidden beyond official historical narratives; Polish artist and activist Karol Radziszewski seeks them out by speaking with those individuals whose voices have been kept silent. He calls it performing the archive, but others might call it developing forms of encounter. In following the footsteps of the anonymized ‘some-bodies’ who performed their lives in uncommon ways, Radziszewski searches for queer ancestors, not bound by genetic ties but through a family of choice.
The event takes place in Freja Bäckman’s installation I was told I chop wood like a ballet dancer and is part of the public program of the D’EST Curatorial Summit from 20 to 22 April 2018.
D’EST: A Multi-Curatorial Online Platform for Video Art from the Former „East” and „West” is a project initiated by Ulrike Gerhardt with DISTRICT Berlin. D’EST is also hosted in cooperation with the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA) the Goethe Institute Moscow, the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, the Galeria Miejska Arsenał, Poznań, and the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein Video-Forum.
This project is made possible through the generous support of the Senate Chancellery Berlin – Department of Culture.