A talk by Curator KLIO KRAJEWSKA: From the WRO Art Centre in Wroclaw, Poland
With a focus on video, performance and the documentation of actions in public space in Poland since the 1980s, Krajewska will introduce the WRO Media Art Biennale's exhibitions and events programme, and will show a selection of key works from the WRO Art Centre's archives.
Józef Robakowski, Marek Janiak and Piotr Wyrzykowski will be presented in relation to a younger generation of artists including Ma łgorzata Goliszewska, Julia Kurek, Łukasz Prus-Niewiadomski and the group Polen Performance.
Since its inception in 1989, WRO has been dedicated to the presentation of art forms created using new media in Poland, and to exploring current creative territories and building critical perspectives around emerging issues in art, technology and society. The WRO Media Art Biennale is a major forum for new media art in Poland, and one of the leading international art events in Central Europe.
Klio Krajewska is a curator and consultant. She regularly collaborates with the WRO Biennale as a curator, and on the WRO exhibitions and performanceprogramme. Recent curatorial projects include Recording Against Regimes (Cairo, 2013), an exhibition, conference and screening programme focussed on art in times of political transition; and Keep It Real (2014/15), a project focused on the relation between art and craft. Krajewska is a consultant in the field of digital, urban and social innovation, and is associated with the contemporary sound and digital art scene in Paris.
This event is framed by the WRO on Tour programme, which includes screenings and presentations of a selection of works from the current WRO Biennale 2015.