Talk and Think Tank: Sebastian Cichocki at Project Arts Centre

This is the exhibition lecture/ museum, and an exhibition/ a lecture/ museum is many things

Active Archive – Slow Institution continues with a series of seminars and events led by international artists, curators and critics.

Talk with Sebastian Cichocki: 31 Oct, 6pm-7.30pm
Tickets: Free, all welcome, no booking required
Think Tank: 1 Nov 6pm-8pm
Tickets: Free, please RSVP to

“My lecture and the following think tank session are immersed in the writings of Jerzy Ludwiński (1930–2000), a Polish art theoretician and critic who, in the early 1970s, observed that the transformation of art was linked to its assumption of entirely new forms; an observation which the critical language of his time was unable to do justice. Ludwiński compared the development of art to glue (“embracing everything and pouring itself into everything”), serving as a link between different fields of intellectual, scientific and social activities.

Should museums of the future come to resemble a greenhouse (an art environment which will provide a protected space for the growth of new (post)artistic practices), it is possible that such a museum would be activated and negotiated by the people, its programme formed through a process of constant negotiation. Such a museum would not undergo a material disintegration, but would rather become an interface in the ongoing mediation between the people who practice, utilise, play with, consider, and discuss art.”

Sebastian Cichocki is a curator, writer, and art critic. He is Chief Curator of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and curator of the Sculpture Park in the Warsaw district of Bródno. In the years 2005 to 2008, he was the Program Director of the Centre for Contemporary Art Kronika in Bytom (PL).

Project Arts Centre
39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar
Dublin 2…seminar-sebastian-cichocki

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