The Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb


QAI/MSU: Queer Archives Institute in Zagrebu

Collections in motion, 2nd floor, October 25, 2016, 11 AM - 6 PM

In his work, the artist Karol Radziszewski aimes to retrieve the discarded, neglected, and minor from the dominant discourse of art history, accessing stories which have been considered less important or offensive, such as female art, queer art and sexuality. During his residency in Zagreb, Radziszewski engaged not only with certain parts of the MSU collection, but also with historical events and characters, which of course contributed to the inclusion of parts of the untold history of the LGBT culture and the history in which institutional and non-institutional art history intersect.

On October 25, (11 AM– 6 PM), alongside collaborators, graphic designer Rafaela Dražić, filmmaker Ana Opalić and others, Radziszewski will present his research and the activities of the Queer Archives Institute via pop-up intervention in his temporary office located in the permanent collection of The Museum of Contemporary Art. Queer Archives Institutetemporary office will also present the final stage of the preparation of DIK Fagazine special edition dedicated to the history and the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb.

Karol Radzizsewski’s artist-in-residence is part of the “Performing the Museum” program. “Performing the Museum” project is co –funded by the EU’s Creative Europe program, by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia.

Queer Archives Institute special appearance in MSU permanent collectionis organized in collaboration with Queer Zagreb Season.

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KAROL RADZISZEWSKI(1980) graduated in 2004 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. He creates interdisciplinary projects in which he merges research, film, photography and installation. The methodology of his work is based on the archival research and it tackles cultural, historical, societal and gender issues.

Radizsewski is the founder of the Queer Archives Institute and he’s been the publisher and the main editor of the DIK Fagazine since 2005. His work has been exhibited at the institutions like the National Museum in Warsaw, the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Zacheta – National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, Kunsthalle Vienna, the New Museum in New York, Associação Cultural Videobrasil in Sao Paolo, Cobra Museum in Amsterdam, Contemporary Museum Wrocław, Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow and the Muzeum Sztuki in Łodz. He participated in several international exhibitions like PERFORMA 13 in New York, the 7th Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, the 4th Prague Biennale and the 15th WRO Media Art Biennale. He lives and works in Warsaw.

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