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The Curators' Talk series, initiated by tranzit. hu and the Hungarian Cultural Centre in London, aims to present internationally working contemporary art curators from Hungary. Acting in various art institutions and representing different approaches and interests the invited curators presents selected projects. At each event a London art professional is in discussion with the Hungarian colleague.
Between Archives and Exhibitions
Là via Páldi curator in talk with Marysia Lewandowska artist
The discussion will tackle the researching of specific archive-collections (Balázs Béla Studio, Enthusiasts:archive) and the process of their integration into the institutional circuits of contemporary art (institutions, biennials, etc.). The questions regarding their recontextualisation and (re)presentation in an exhibition format would also point to issues of authorship, copyright, as well as to the current relevance of the archives' cultural-political histories.
The talk will be followed by a film program with a selection from the Balázs Béla Studio archive and the Enthusiasts:archive (Neil Cummings and Marysia Lewandowska).
13 October 2008, 7 pm
Hungarian Cultural Centre London
10 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7NA
Là via Páldi studied English Literature and Language and Art History at the Eötvös Lóránd University, Budapest. She was co-founder, and between 1997-2000, co-director of the Institute of Contemporary Art Dunaà ºjváros. In 2000-2001 she took part in the Curatorial Training Programme at De Appel in Amsterdam. Since 2005 she works as curator, and since 2007 as chief curator of the MŠ ±csarnok /Kunsthalle, Budapest. Her curatorial work includes History Continued Deimantas Narkevicius MŠ ±csarnok /Kunsthalle, Budapest (2007), !Revolution? (co-curator: Ulrike Kremeier) MŠ ±csarnok /Kunsthalle, Budapest (2007), Dreamlands burn Nordic Art Show 2006 (co-curator: Edit Molnár) MŠ ±csarnok /Kunsthalle, Budapest (2006), Second Present, Trafó Gallery, Budapest (2005).
Marysia Lewandowska is a Polish born, London based artist who has collaborated with Neil Cummings since 1995. As artists they have been interested in thinking about and working alongside many of the institutions that choreograph the exchange of values between art and its public. Research has played a central part in all their recent projects which include a book The Value of Things Birkhauser/August 2000; Give @ Take at the V @ A Museum and Capital inaugurating Contemporary Interventions series at Tate Modern 2001. Their Enthusiasm project has recently been shown at the Whitechapel Atr Gallery, London, Kunst Werke in Berlin and Tapies Foundation in Barcelona in 2005/06 explores through amateur films made by polish factory workers under socialism, the potential and relevance of working outside of âofficial' culture and its products. www.enthusiastsarchive.net
tranzit is a contemporary art initiative supported by Erste Bank Group