SURVIVAL 16

The Wallenberg-Pachaly palace

ul. Szajnochy 10, Wrocław

The SURVIVAL Art Review, one of the largest reviews of contemporary art in public space in Poland, will be held in Wrocław for the 16th time.

The 16 th edition of the SURVIVAL Art Review will take place in the old palace of the Wallenberg-
Pachaly family. Due to the history of the building, its former function (the seat of the Commerzbank),
and the current value (as a cultural and financial asset), the motto and subject of this year’s edition
of the Review is Capital.

During the Review, the palace will become the venue for the presentation of several dozen artworks
made in different media (painting, sculpture, sound installation, video, etc.) by artists from Poland
and abroad. The main exhibition featuring artworks selected by means of an open competition will
be accompanied by special projects. During the opening of the Review, the first reading of Jacek Dehnel’s literary work commissioned for SURVIVAL will take place.

As part of the exhibition, a selection of works by German artists, prepared by curator and art critic
Iwona Dorota Bigos, will be shown as part of the PL-DE Capital curatorial project. Moreover, visitors to the palace will have an opportunity to see Tadeusz Kantor’s famous work from the Multipart series, borrowed from Sylwia and Piotr Krupa’s private collection and Jarosław Kozłowski’s Rhetorical Figures from the OP ENHEIM collection. These works will become the theme of a dialogue between the renowned artist and representatives of the youngest generation of art practitioners.

This year, a section of works by art students will supplement the main exhibition. The special
presentation will feature works by students of the Academy of Art in Szczecin, supervised by Dariusz
Fodczuk; the Eugeniusz Geppert University of Art and Design in Wrocław, supervised by Tomasz
Opania; and the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel, supervised by Piotr Nathan.
The works shown under the Sound Art Forum will provide an overview of listening practices in the
context of financial systems, which in the age of permanent digital control and surveillance are visibly
political – hegemonic and oppressive – in character. As usually, the main exhibition will be accompanied by debates and lectures, curator-led tours, walks and film screenings.

Open call rules (PDF)

The 16th edition of the SURVIVAL Art Review will be held in the classical palace of the Wallenberg-Pachaly family. It was designed in 1785–1787 by Carl Gotthard Langhans (a renowned German architect, whose other designs included the Brandenburg Gate), and in 1810 and 1890 it was rebuilt and expanded. The palace combined residential and representative functions. The first floor was a luxury residence, while the ground floor was the seat of a commercial banking enterprise, a currency exchange office and a freight forwarding agency. Until 1945 it was the seat of Commerzbank.

Today the building is one of the most impressive 18th-century palaces in Wrocław. Since it was not damaged during the second world war, it boasts the only surviving classical interiors in the city: in the living room there are original stuccoes, a mantelpiece in an alcove with herms and four alcoves in the corners flanked with Ionian columns. On the plafond there is Philipp Anton Bartsch’s painting from 1788.

After 1945 the edifice was adapted to serve as a library centre of the University of Wrocław. It housed the department of cataloguing the collections, directors’ offices and administrative offices of the University Library. In 2013 the palace was put out of use and offered for sale.

fot. Małgorzata Kujda

 

Agnieszka Grodzińska / Aleksandra Nowysz / Andrzej Klimczak-Dobrzaniecki / Anja Fußbach / Anna Kędziora / Anna Raczyńska / Anna Shimomura, Marcin Iwan / Daria Malicka / Dariusz Fodczuk / Dominika Oleś, Martyna Podwysocka / Dorota Nieznalska / Ewa Zwarycz / Filip Rybkowski / Georg Klein, Steffi Weismann / Grzegorz Demczuk / Hubert Pokrandt / Irmina Rusicka / Iwona Ogrodzka, Piotr Blajerski / Jacek Dehnel / Jarosław Kozłowski / Jędrzej Borowski / Jerzy Kosałka / Joanna Janiak, Piotr C. Kowalski / Kamil Kuskowski / Kamil Moskowczenko / Karina Marusińska / Karolina Włodek / Kazimierz Ździebło, Paweł Romańczuk / Kolektyw Dracena [Marek Zdonkiewicz , Małgorzata Goliszewska, Justyna Poplawska, Szymon Wojtyła] / Konsortium [Lars Breuer, Sebastian Freytag, Guido Münch] / Krzysztof Latarowski, Agnieszka Murawska / Laura Ociepa / Lena Achtelik / Łukasz Gierlak / Łukasz Huculak / Łukasz Stokłosa / Magda Grzybowska / Magdalena Lazar / Maks Cieślak / Małgorzata Myślińska / Mariusz Maślanka, Barbara Żłobińska / Michał Bohdankiewicz / Michał Kielan / Michał Marek / Michał Szota / Monika Aleksandrowicz / Monika Konieczna, Mariusz Sibila / Nadia Markiewicz, Grzegorz Demczuk / Natalia Komarow, Przemysław Wideł / Natalia Wiśniewska / Niklas Goldbach / Noemi Staniszewska / Norbert Delman / Oktawian Jurczykowski / Patryk Lichota / Paweł Baśnik / Paweł Czekański / Paweł Hawrylak / Paweł Modzelewski / Paweł Romańczuk, Kazimierz Ździebło / Paweł Kulczyński / Piotr Kmita / Piotr Piasta / Przemek Węgrzyn / Przemysław Paliwoda / Robert Maskos / Sylwia Słowik / Szymon Kula / Tadeusz Kantor / Tomasz Domański / Tomasz Fronczek / Tomasz Skórka / Wojciech Małek / Wykwitex [Karolina Balcer, Janusz Czyżewicz, Jagoda Dobecka, Miłosz Flis, Martyna Muth, Iwona Ogrodzka, Anita Welter]

STUDENT SECTION
Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Art and Design, Art in Public Space Studio, Art Mediation Chair – works made under the supervision of Dr Tomasz Opania: Wojciech Skibicki / Wojciech Chrubasik / Jan Zawadzki / Jagna Nawrocka, Michał Żołnieruk

Academy of Art in Szczecin, Faculty of Painting and New Media, Audiovisual and Perfromative Actions Studio – works made under the supervision of Dariusz Fodczuk: Horacy Muszyński / Hania Kaszewska / Maryna Sakowska / Ul Pazniak / Patrycja Migiel

Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel – works made under the supervision of Piotr Nathan: Florian Schott / Grigori Skrylev, David Salazar Bianchi / Eline Gaudé/ Florian Grebert / Christian Kaesler / Lisa Bootz / Patryk Wilk / Alvar Bohrmann / Tami Santarossa / Zeyang Xu / Jakob Braune / Ruslan Barsegian

FRIDAY (22.06.2018)

Palace opening hours:
7 PM-12 midnight (last entry 11.30 PM)
festival club: 7 PM – …
7 PM – opening of the 16 th edition of the SURVIVAL Art Review
7 PM- … – performance Nadia Markiewicz, Grzegorz Demczuk, Handshake
9.00 PM – Palace. Assembly Instruction / reading of Jacek Dehnel’s literary text / debate
room

SATURDAY (23.06.2018)
Palace opening hours: 11 AM-12 midnight (last entry 11.30 PM)

noon
LECTURE
Big Money in Wrocław. The history of fortunes in the old Breslau
moderator: Beard of Breslau / debate room

3 PM
CURATOR-LED TOUR
start: festival club

6 PM
DEBATE
The new deals of economics and reception. On capital-related threads in the newest issue of “Glissando” magazine #33-34, devoted to Chinese sound cultures and the corporeal shift in music / moderator: Jan Topolski / participants: Dariusz Brzostek, Agata Janikowska, Patryk Lichota / debate room

SUNDAY
Palace opening hours:
11 AM-10 PM (last entry 9.30 PM)

noon
WALK
Walk in the Royal Palace combined with a walk in the Wallenberg-Pachaly palace
/ guide: Ewa Pluta (The City Museum of Wrocław) / start: Royal Palace courtyard, ul.
Kazimierza Wielkiego 35

3 PM
CURATOR-LED TOUR
start: festival club

5 PM
DEBATE
Art and capital / moderator: Barbara Banaś (The National Museum in Wrocław) /
participants: Katarzyna Młyńczak-Sachs (Krupa Gallery), Jacek Łozowski, Sylwia Świsłocka-Karwot (Zachęta Lower Silesian Society for the Encouragement of Fine), Magdalena Mielnicka (mia Art Gallery), Jacek Sosnowski (Propaganda gallery, Warsaw Gallery Weekend) /
debate room

7 PM
CURATOR-LED TOUR IN ENGLISH
start: festival club

MONDAY
Palace opening hours: 11 AM-10 PM (last entry 9.30 PM)

noon
TOUR
BAW! Baby Art Walk ‒ tour of the exhibition for parents with small children /
start: festival club

3 PM
WALK
Residences of Wrocław (Rybisch’s house, the Oppenheims’ tenement, Wallenberg-Pachaly palace, the Royal Palace, the Ballestrems’ palace) / guide: Ewa Pluta (The City Museum of Wrocław) / start: Ofiar Oświęcimskich Street, Rybisch’s house

6 PM
FILM SCREENING: New Horizons at SURVIVAL Art Review
Selfcriticism of a Bourgeois Dog / reż. Julian Radlmaier /
Germany 2017 / 99’ subtitles: Polish
debate room

8 PM
FILM SCREENING: New Horizons at SURVIVAL Art Review
The Reunion (Återträffen ) / dir. Anna Odell
Sweden / 2013 / 82' / subtitles: Polish
debate room

9.30 PM
PREMIERE FILM SCREENING: New Horizons at SURVIVAL Art Review
Wanderers / dir. Piotr Bartos, Agata Bartos
Poland / 2018 / 13'
debate room

TUESDAY
Palace opening hours: 11 AM-10 PM (last entry 9.30 PM)

2 PM
PERFORMANCE-LECTURE
At the table with Hypatia / performance as part of the work Reconstruction of the Library of Alexandria / moderator: Zofia Gebhard / [25]

5 PM
Closing of voting for the Audience Award

5 PM
LECTURE
Tadeusz Kantor’s Multipart – today. The story and the legend / moderator: Lech Stangret / debate room

6.30 PM
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE DOM DEVELOPMENT WROCŁAW AUDIENCE AWARD
VOTING RESULTS / debate room

7 PM
DEBATE
On the connections between art and economy in public space / moderator: Ewa Pluta (The City Museum of Wrocław) / participants: Jacek Sosnowski (Dom Development City Art Foundation), Grażyna Adamczyk-Arns (Wrocławska Rewitalizacja), Christiane Thalgott, Karina Marusińska / debate room

LECTURES

Big Money in Wrocław. The history of fortunes in the old Breslau / moderator: Beard of Breslau / Saturday / noon / debate room

Tadeusz Kantor’s Multipart – today. The story and the legend / moderator: Lech Stangret / Tuesday / 5pm / debate room

In the years 1970–1971, Tadeusz Kantor carried out an artistic action titled Multipart at the Foksal Gallery in Warsaw. The artist created a form of painting that was to be subject to the buyer-collector’s interference. The collector could do almost anything with the white, crushed umbrella embedded in the white canvas. In other words, the buyer was supposed to destroy the painting in the form given to it by Kantor. The lecture will pose questions about the topicality of Kantor’s action and its results. It will also be an attempt to find out if Kantor succeeded in creating an artwork whose value escapes commerciality.

 

DEBATES

The new deals of economics and reception. On capital-related threads in the newest issue of “Glissando” magazine #33-34, devoted to Chinese sound cultures and the corporeal turn in music / moderator: Jan Topolski / participants: Dariusz Brzostek, Agata Janikowska, Patryk Lichota / Saturday / 6 PM / debate room

The three starting points will be provided by the discussants: Dariusz Brzostek, managing
editor of # 34 (China), will introduce the subject of the emerging economic and cultural powers, showing its consequences for the global order, especially in the record industry. Agata Janikowska, author of #33 (corporeality), will outline her multi-sensory approach to experiencing music through the body on the example of pieces by Tan Dun, a leading Chinese-American composer. Patryk Lichota, whose work Clinks of Monetization is shown during SURVIVAL, will talk about how the global economy can be sonified in a temple of capitalism in a barely perceptible way. East meets West, Money meets Music, who records what, who and how listens to it, and a hundred other questions.

On the connections between art and economy in public space/ moderator: Ewa Pluta (The City Museum of Wrocław) / participants: Jacek Sosnowski (Dom Development City Art Foundation), Grażyna Adamczyk-Arns (Wrocławska Rewitalizacja), Christiane Thalgott, Karina Marusińska / Tuesday / 7 PM / debate room

Practically since cities began to exist, buildings and decorations with artistic value have been an integral part of the cityscape. For a relatively short time, however, art has been identified as one of the elements influencing the commercial success of newly designed public spaces. During the debate we will think whether it is economically justifiable to take art out of galleries and into the city space, whether its common presence and accessibility influences the profitability of a construction project, the life of its inhabitants or the decision of other people to visit places where art is – in residential districts, among office buildings or in public squares and boulevards.

Art and Capital / moderator: Barbara Banaś (The National Museum in Wrocław) /
participants: Piotr Krupa (Krupa Gallery), Jacek Łozowski, Sylwia Świsłocka-Karwot
(Zachęta Lower Silesian Society for the Encouragement of Fine), Magdalena Mielnicka (mia Art Gallery), Jacek Sosnowski (Propaganda gallery, Warsaw Gallery Weekend) /
Sunday / 5 PM / debate room

Collecting, which comes from the Latin word collectio (set, collection), describes the
intentional process of accumulating objects according to a predetermined key. Although
almost anything can become the focus of a collection, since antiquity artworks have been
deemed the most prestigious collector’s items. Acquiring artworks has always functioned as an investment intended to multiply economic capital, but also – or perhaps primarily – the cultural one. For a number of years financial experts have identified art as one of the safest stores of value. However, it mostly applies to old art. What about contemporary art? Is it also worth investing in? Can private collections of contemporary art one day evolve into public museums and galleries, similar to collections of old masterpieces?

 

TOURS AND WALKS

Curator-led tours
Saturday / 3 PM
Sunday / 3 PM
Sunday / 7 PM – tour in English
start: courtyard

Tours of the exhibition shown as part of the 16 th edition of SURVIVAL will be led by
curators and artists.

Walk in the Royal Palace combined with a walk in the Wallenberg-Pachaly palace / guide: Ewa Pluta (The City Museum of Wrocław) / Sunday / noon /
/ start: Royal Palace courtyard, ul. Kazimierza Wielkiego 35

We will talk about the history and life of Wrocław’s aristocrats, especially in two residential palaces: the Royal Palace and the Wallenberg-Pachaly palace.

Residences of Wrocław / guide: Ewa Pluta (The City Museum of Wrocław) / Monday / 3 PM start: Ofiar Oświęcimskich Street, Rybisch’s house

A tour of Wrocław focusing on the most interesting examples of residential architecture of the old Breslau, including Rybisch’s House, the Oppenheims’ tenement, the Wallenberg-Pachaly palace, the Royal Palace and the Ballestrems’ palace.

 

FILM SCREENINGS: NEW HORIZONS AT SURVIVAL ART REVIEW

Selfcriticism of a Bourgeois Dog / dir. Julian Radlmaier
Germany 2017 / 99’ subtitles: Polish
Monday / 6 PM
debate room

The confession of a bourgeois dog, an unemployed, leftist hipster director about how
revolutionary zeal, the torment of physical work, and unrequited love led him to transform into a quadruped (with a philosophical bent). Julian, ironically played by Radlmaier himself, falls unhappily in love with a friend. In order to win her favor, he resorts to one of the most hackneyed ways to pick up a woman and offers her a role in a film. To his amazement, it turns out that not only is she a leftist as well, but she is willing, in the name of revolutionary ideals, to go work with him on a state-funded farm. In fact, it would be difficult to imagine a better setting for a communist fairy tale, which is what Julian’s film is supposed to be. The only problem comes about when he meets the proletarians working on the farm. Radlmaier&grotesque comedy offers an ironic voice in the discussion about political art and its usefulness as a tool for social change. With visual references to Werner Schroeter's theatrical films and a nod to Rossellini and Italian neorealism. Prepared by:Ewa Szabłowska

The Reunion (Återträffen ) / dir. Anna Odell
Sweden / 2013 / subtitles: Polish
Monday / 8 PM
debate room

This multilayered film, which is part feature, part documentary, and part performance art, is known for the controversial actions of Swedish artist Anna Odell. In 2009, Odell ended up in a psychiatric hospital after trying to jump off a bridge. It turned out that her suicide attempt was a performance that divided not only critics but also society. Her film debut is no less controversial. Odell has constructed a situation that, while completely fictional, is based on real events. Bullied by her peers, she suffered a trauma in school that has had an adverse impact on her later in life. As her school reunion grows near, she decides to confront those who tortured her, but, to her surprise, she discovers that the reunion has already taken place and that she was not invited. The film is a reconstruction of the reunion but with her in attendance. But that is just half the project. The second half consists of her calling up her former classmates and recording their reactions during a presentation of the film.

Wanderers / dir. Piotr Bartos, Agata Bartos
Poland / 2018
Monday / 9.30 PM
debate room

The film was made at the Chemistry Auditorium of Wrocław University – the venue for last year’s edition of the SURVIVAL Art Review. Savings in ports at the world's end can be seen with the naked eye, unskilled workers can be heard with the naked ear. That’s nothing, what matters most to a traveller is to see the light in the crack and not be afraid.

RULES OF THE DOM DEVELOPMENT WROCŁAW AUDIENCE AWARD
during the 16 th edition of the SURVIVAL Art Review

We would like to know our audience’s opinion and establish an area of dialogue between the artists
and the recipients of their works. We hope that the Dom Development Wrocław Audience Award will
enable both us and the artists to better understand the venues where the Review is held and find out
how the works featured in them are received. The competition will be held during the 16 th edition of
SURVIVAL, which takes place in the Wallenberg-Pachaly palace in ul. Szajnochy 10 in Wrocław. The
award is sponsored by Dom Development Wrocław.

During the Review – from 22 to 26 June – the visitors can vote for a work that they find most
interesting. All they have to do is visit the exhibition and fill in the competition form, which will be
available at the Review Information Point. The votes can be cast upon leaving the exhibition. The
Audience Award will be given to an artist who will receive the biggest number of votes.

RULES (PDF)

Organizer

Patronages

Financed by

Partners

Media Patrons

Michał Bieniek – curator and director of Review

Anna Kołodziejczyk – curator

Anna Stec – curator

Daniel Brożek – curator of the Sound Art Forum

Ewa Pluta – coordinator of the debate program

Małgorzata Sobolewska – manager of the Review

Julia Janowska – producer of the Review

Kamila Wróbel – coordinator of the PR team

Michał Jadczyk – PR support

Weronika Sowińska – coordination of volunteering and festival center

Marta Dziedziniewicz – sponsorship and support of the curator team

Karolina Bieniek – member of the Foundation’s board, program and substantive cooperation

SURVIVAL 16 Art Review
Capital
22.06–26.06.2018

The Wallenberg-Pachaly palace
ul. Szajnochy 10, Wrocław

Curators: Michał Bieniek, Anna Kołodziejczyk, Anna Stec
Sound Art Forum curator: Daniel Brożek
Curator of the PL-DE Capital project: Iwona Bigos
Coordinator of the accompanying events: Ewa Pluta

The project is financed by the Municipality of Wrocław and The Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation.

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