SURVIVAL 17

Concealed
28.06–2.07 2019 | Pod Ciśnieniem
aleja Wiśniowa 36, 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 17th time.

The 17th edition of the SURVIVAL Art Review will be held at ul. Wiśniowa 36 in Wrocław, on the premises of the former Railway Hospital (previously: the Jewish Hospital). It will focus on topics connected with healing the urban and architectural fabric.

The transforming buildings of the former Railway Hospital – called Jewish before the war – combine intimate stories with geo-political and historical narratives; different perspectives intertwine in unobvious coincidences.

“Concealed” refers to that which is shameful, safely covered, repressed, deeply hidden, understated, falling into oblivion.

Invisible processes are also “concealed” – the development of disease, the accumulation of secrets, the deterioration of a building, slow swelling, suppressed laughter, growing frustration, hiding the truth, the rising tide, unnoticeable changes.

A “concealed” disease can develop for a long time and remain hidden, escaping diagnosis. However, searching for what is developing, but has not yet appeared, goes beyond individual treatment here. It concerns space, history, identity, desires, fears, the past and the future.

What is concealed still eludes perception and memory, but it may soon manifest itself.

The Jewish Hospital / The District Railway Hospital

At the end of the 19th century, the Jewish Commune in Wrocław decided to erect a modern hospital that would serve the needs of the constantly growing Jewish community in Silesia and meet the requirements of contemporary medicine. Financed exclusively by private donors (who raised 1,650,000 German marks), the stately complex was build in the years 1901–1903 according to the design of Reinhard Herold, an architect from Berlin. The construction was supervised by well-known Wrocław architects, brothers Richard and Paul Ehrlich.

The magnificent complex was situated on a vast plot of land located in the posh district of Krzyki. The hospital wards were surrounded by greenery while the inner courtyard contained a large park, which, combined with picturesque architectural details inspired by the Silesian Renaissance, created a peaceful atmosphere of a sanatorium. At the moment of its construction, it was the most modern hospital in Wrocław and the second largest Jewish hospital in Germany. The patients’ rooms were planned in a way that guaranteed easy access to them and as much daylight and fresh air as possible. The patients could also use terraces and deckchairs. The sterile operating theatres were equipped according to the instructions of Jan Mikulicz-Radecki, a world-famous surgeon. One of the rooms contained a synagogue for the personnel and patients. The hospital was later slightly expanded; for example, the first X-ray suite in Wrocław opened here in 1927. By the mid-1930s, the wards had a total capacity of 400 beds (treatment, irrespective of the patient’s religion, was financed by private donors), which situated the hospital among the biggest ones in the city.

Many outstanding doctors worked here, including Prof. Georg Gottstein, Dr Siegmund Hadd or Ludwig Guttmann (born in 1899 in Toszek), a famous neurosurgeon who, having left for England, became a staunch promoter of sport for disabled people and eventually established the Paralympics. In 1966 he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. Just before leaving Wrocław, during the Night of Broken Glass, Guttman admitted over 60 Jewish “patients” to his ward by faking their medical documentation. In this way he saved them from prison or deportation to camps.

In 1939, Nazi authorities confiscated the hospital and turned it into a facility for the military. During the second world war and the siege of Wrocław, the complex suffered significant damage. After the war it was taken over by the Polish State Railways. Following a renovation and expansion, in 1970 it was opened by prime minister Piotr Jaroszewicz as the District Railway Hospital. Later it became famous for its plastic surgery ward, where the first breast reconstruction using a flap from the abdomen and the first sex reassignment surgery in Poland was performed. The hospital was eventually closed down in 2015.

Friday, 28 June:

7 PM   Opening

7 PM   Irmina Rusicka, Kasper Lecnim, Even Faster, Even Higher, Even Stronger, performance throughout the Review area

7 PM   Grupa Zapora, Porazol, Panaceum to All Evil, performance, continuous action

7 PM   Patryk Różycki, Room for Finding Yourself, performance, continuous action

8 PM   Młode Suki, Now Came the Hour of Death of the Winkle Gloomily Loitering in the Pyjamas, performance

8.30 PM Jerzy Kosałka, unveiling of the commemorative plaque

9 PM   Great Love Collective, Ruts, performance, continuous action

10 PM Dylan Kerr, Árcze n-Athasz, 2019, performance

11PM Młode Suki, performance

 

Saturday, 29 June: 11 AM-12 midnight

12 noon Tour of the exhibition for the deaf led by Ewa Pluta, start: entrance from al. Wiśniowa 36, ​​enrolment: e.pluta@survival.art.pl

12 noon Młode Suki, performance

2 PM Tour as part of the project “Art of Activity”, Stowarzyszenie Świat Nadziei / ArtBrut Gallery – integration and art, start: entrance from al. Wiśniowa 36

2 PM Bouke Groen, Wydźwięki / Overtone, performance, in collaboration with the Chamber Choir of the Wrocław University of Technology, start: entrance from al. Wiśniowa 36, ​​enrolment: overtones@survival.art.pl

3 PM Grupa Zapora, performance

4 PM Dog Walk – collectors’ villas, a historic walk with dogs around the Borek housing estate led by Ewa Pluta, Wrocław City Museum, start: Park Południowy, terrace by the pond

4 PM Bouke Groen, performance, start: entrance from al. Wiśniowa 36, ​​enrolment: overtones@survival.art.pl

4.30 PM Młode Suki, performance

5 PM Tour of the exhibition led by curator Michał Bieniek, start: entrance from al. Wiśniowa 36

8 PM Młode Suki, performance

10 PM Live Act – Music and Video, presentation by students of the Electronic Media Studio of the Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław (supervised by Prof. W. Pukocz, assistant K. Lecnim): Anna Kacprzak, Elena Yarova, Alicja Saternus, Jakub Wojtyniak, music: Michał Sikorski – bass clarinet, electronics Karol Graczyk – clarinet, ca. 45 min

11 PM Młode Suki, performance

 

Sunday, 30 June 30: 11 AM-12 midnight

12 noon Bouke Groen, performance, start: entrance from al. Wiśniowa 36, ​​enrolment: overtones@survival.art.pl

1 PM Tour of the exhibition in English led by Arda van Tiggelen, start: entrance from al. Wiśniowa 36

4 PM Bouke Groen, performance, start: entrance from al. Wiśniowa 36, ​​ enrolment: overtones@survival.art.pl

4 PM Historical guided tour of the Jewish / Railway Hospital building led by Ewa Pluta, Wrocław City Museum, start: entrance from al. Wiśniowa 36

5 PM Tour of the exhibition led by curator Małgorzata Miśniakiewicz, start: entrance from al. Wiśniowa 36

7 PM Debate “Renewal – about architecture and its changes”, moderator: Piotr Jakub Fereński (debate room)

 

Monday, 1 July, 11 AM-10 PM

1 PM Tour of the exhibition for parents with young children in the Baby Art Walk! (BAW!) cycle, led by Karolina Bieniek, start: entrance from al. Wiśniowa 36

4 PM In the footsteps of artists – guided tour of the Jewish Cemetery led by Ewa Pluta, Wrocław City Museum, start: entrance to the Cemetery, ul. Ślężna 37/39, enrolment: kzakrzewska@mmw.pl

5 PM Tour of the exhibition led by curator Anna Kołodziejczyk, start: entrance from al. Wiśniowa 36

8 PM New Horizons at SURVIVAL presents Sick Birds Die Easy (2013) dir. Nicholas Fachler, 1 hour 32 min. (debate room)

 

Tuesday, 2 July, 11 AM-10 PM

4 PM Tour of the exhibition for seniors led by Ewa Pluta, start: entrance from al. Wiśniowa 36

5 PM Tour of the exhibition led by curators Małgorzata Miśniakiewicz, Anna Kołodziejczyk, Michał Bieniek, start: entrance from al. Wiśniowa 36

6 PM Debate “The young speak out – on the condition and situation of young people in the art world”, with the participation of: Grupa Jest, Cave, Kama Wróbel, Irmina Rusicka, Kasper Lecnim, Karolina Balcer and Agnieszka Obszańska, moderators: TAK JAKBY GRUPA (debate room)

8 PM Presentation of the Audience Award (debate room)

  1. Irmina Rusicka + Kasper Lecnim, Jeszcze szybciej, jeszcze wyżej, jeszcze mocniej / Even Faster, Even Higher, Even Stronger, wideo, performans / video, performance
  2. Konrad Peszko, Na chwilę / for a Moment, wideo / video, 1’40”
  3. Natalia Papaeva, Próżnia/ Vacuum, wideo / video, 5’56”
  4. Agnieszka Mastalerz, H (rekonstrukcja pozycji) / H (Reconstruction of the Position), wideo / video8’42”
  5. Beniamin Głuszek, Struny snu – muzyka na EEG solo / Sleep strings – music for solo EEG, instalacja dźwiękowa / sound installation, (Scena Dźwiękowa / Sound Art Forum)
  6. Marta Borgosz, Patrząc‒Widzieć / Looking to See, malarstwo | painting
  7. Aleksandra Trojanowska + Beniovska, I SEE YOU, interaktywna instalacja bioaudiowizualna / interactive bioaudiovisual installation (Scena Dźwiękowa / Sound Art Forum)
  8. Inside Job (Ula Lucińska, Michał Knychaus), It Will Shift Again (Molting Stage), instalacja / installation
  9. Zofia Pałucha, Breaking Down Ideological and Social Barriers, Death as Adornment, Wyrzuty Sumienia, Body is a Straitjacket That Must be Escaped, rysunek / drawing
  10. Sil Krol, Architektura w kratkę / Checkered Architecture, interwencja / intervention
  11. Isabel Marcos, Miękkie pokoje/ Soft Rooms, instalacja / installation
  12. Pracowania Sezonowa (Paweł Szeibel, Joanna Zdzienicka, Łukasz Obałek), AROMA, instalacja / installation
  13. Karolina Balcer, Roszpunka / Rapunzel, instalacja / installation
  14. Dylan Kerr, Árcze n-Athasz, performans, instalacja dźwiękowa / performance, sound installation
  15. Agata Jarosławiec, Grzegorz Kumorek, Statek głupców / Ship of Fools, instalacja / installation
  16. Felix Müller, Johanna Eichenberg, Nikoletta Angelidou, Fathi Gasimli, Nicolas Imbert, Dylan Kerr, Symbiosis, wideo / video, 2’00”
  17. Karina Marusińska, Znieczulica / Callousness, obiekt, instalacja dźwiękowa / object, sound installation
  18. Grupa Zapora (Berenika Pyza, Olga Skliarska, Dobrawa Deczkowska, Agnieszka Horniczan, Aleksandra Zembrowska, Kamil Pytel), Porazol, lek na całe zło / Porazol, Panaceum to All Evil, instalacja, performans / installation, performance
  19. Patryk Różycki, Pokój do szukania siebie / Room for Finding Yourself, instalacja performatywna / performative installation
  20. Bouke Groen, Wydźwięki / Overtone, performans / performance, 20’00”, we współpracy z Chórem Kameralnym Politechniki Wrocławskiej / In collaboration with the Chamber Choir of Wrocław University of Science and Technology (Scena Dźwiękowa / Sound Art Forum)
  21. Horacy Muszyński, Kishonia, instalacja wideo, video installation, 22’13”
  22. Jerzy Kosałka, Siódma rocznica wydobycia utajonych kamieni / The Seventh Anniversary of the Removal of Latent Stones, instalacja, akcja / installation, action
  23. Agata Lankamer, @promisedland_75 #comingout, instalacja wideo / video installation
  24. Great Love Collective (Kamila Czosnyk, Jerzy Norkowski), Ruts, performans, wideo / performance, video
  25. Maciej CholewaOjciec opowiada o supersamie / Father Talks about the Supermarket, instalacja wideo / video installation, 3’51”
  26. Agata Wieczorek, Beauty Makers, fotografie, wideo / photography, video
  27. Farnoud Fathi, Seyedbabak Modarresirohani, Amir Basij, Foroud Bayat, Babak Modarresi Rohani, Ashkan Rezvanian, Behrost Basij, Behnam Khorsandian, Armin Tajik, Amirali Monjar, Mohammad Hossein Rahmani, Immanuel, instalacja VR / VR Installation
  28. Øleg&Kaśka, Is the New World Even Possible?, instalacja / installation
  29. Agnieszka Jaworek, Sanfilippo, obiekt / object
  30. Młode Suki (Iga Świeściak, Grażyna Monika Olszewska, Jan Baszak), Oto wybiła godzina śmierci siurka smętnie pałętającego się w piżamce / Now Came the Hour of Death of the Winkle Gloomily Loitering in the Pyjamas, performans, instalacja / performance, installation
  31. Pierre Jodlowski, San Clemente, instalacja wideo / video installation, 15’00” (Scena Dźwiękowa / Sound Art Forum)
  32. Agata Kneć, Tremor, instalacja dźwiękowa / sound installation (Scena Dźwiękowa / Sound Art Forum)
  33. Monika Konieczna, Kogut mojego dzieciństwa / The Rooster of my Childhood, instalacja malarska / painting installation
  34. Piotr Blajerski, PUC UNLATENT, rysunki, wideo / drawings, video
  35. C. Honghoon Chung, Alejandro Van Zandt-Escobar, Alperen Şahin, datastasis, instalacja interaktywna / interactive installation

 

Exhibition will also include student section from:

The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław

Academy of Art in Szczecin

Mathesius University of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel

The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław
curator: Wojciech Pukocz

Magdalena Jaroć / Anna Kacprzak / Aneta Lewandowska / Urszula Madera, Emilia Dudziec / Miron Mattoszko / Daria Pyrchała / Alicja Saternus / Jędrzej Sierpiński / Jakub Wojtyniak / Elena Yarova

Academy of Art in Szczecin
curator: Dariusz Fodczuk

Yana Bachynska / Natalia Janus-Malewska /  kolektyw Przyjaciółki (Friends collective): Justyna Kramarz, Klaudia Prabucka / Teresa Otulak / Natalia Laskowska / Wiktoria Walendzik / Patryk Wilk

Monika Falkus / Pavlo Kazmin (Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice)

Mathesius University of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel
curator: Piotr Nathan

Sára Petrichova / Liza Überall / Justin Baer / Ruslan Barsegian / Ramona Kortyka / Florian Grebert / Anders Prey / Myrtha Bohrmann / Christian Kaesler / David Salazar Bianchi / Lea Schöning / Maatin Rufus Lem / Lisa Nowroth / Anna Ruscher / Grigory Skrylev / Rebecca Popken / Catinca Colesniuc / Alvar Bohrmann / Max Flachsenberg / Alexei Vesselov / Chang Wu / Christian Horia Tanase / In Jung / Jakob Leon Teran Bockhardt / Sophie Fijal / Kaya Waldhausen / Claudia Gaedoc

SURVIVAL 17 Art Review | Concealed
28.06–2.07 2019 | Pod Ciśnieniem
Aleja Wiśniowa 36, Wrocław

Curators:
Michał Bieniek, Anna Kołodziejczyk, Ewa Pluta, Małgorzata Miśniakiewicz, Daniel Brożek, Arda van Tiggelen

Organizer: Art Transparent Foundation

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