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// Element of invisibility – talk with Luísa Nóbrega (2014) // “Somehow when we get closer to history paradoxically we realize more and more how far we are from a throughout understanding.”

“Obieg” Magazine, 7/2014* Zofia Cielątkowska:Tell me more about your project or rather presentation which we can see at the Jewish Museum. There are different stone pictures, a video in which you seem to be swallowing something and  another video which is actually more difficult to describe. For the viewer who doesn’t know the context it… Continue reading // Element of invisibility – talk with Luísa Nóbrega (2014) // “Somehow when we get closer to history paradoxically we realize more and more how far we are from a throughout understanding.”

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// A change in a society struck by crisis: an interview with Francis Alÿs (2014) // “I’m not trying to set a political agenda and so on. But I do take into account the political ingredient as much as the social one, economic one, religious one, etc.”

“Obieg” Magazine, 10/2014 Zofia Cielątkowska: Let's start with the main movie of the exhibition "REEL-UNREEL" (2011), which I think might be interpreted on different levels. The first level could be described as political, and is connected with the fact that Talibans on the 1st of September 2001 confiscated and damaged reels from the Afghan Film… Continue reading // A change in a society struck by crisis: an interview with Francis Alÿs (2014) // “I’m not trying to set a political agenda and so on. But I do take into account the political ingredient as much as the social one, economic one, religious one, etc.”

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// DADAscalia Pictures On the Margin – Text for the Exhibition Folder (2014) // “Let’s begin with margins, side notes, scribbles, author’s comments, stage directions (didascalia).”

*Text for the exhibition folder; Grzegorz Kozera, DADAscali, 2014 Once, I spoke with a renowned painter about contemporary culture. „Theater? No way, I never go!” - he said with dismay and astonishment, when asked about a particular theatre performance. Let’s begin with margins, side notes, scribbles, author’s comments, stage directions (didascalia). That is with text, which… Continue reading // DADAscalia Pictures On the Margin – Text for the Exhibition Folder (2014) // “Let’s begin with margins, side notes, scribbles, author’s comments, stage directions (didascalia).”

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// Talk With Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (2011) // “For me, the ethical is that moment which might or might not be encountered by the subject, and may produce the reflex for which it is or it is not trained.”

Interview from took place at the European Culture Congress "Art for Social Change" (8–11 September 2011) Text published in Biweekly, nr 30/2011. Zofia Cielątkowska: Do you think that intellectuals or art can do something for social change?   GAYATRI CHAKRAVORTY SPIVAK: No. You really think that there is nothing artist and intellectuals can do in favour… Continue reading // Talk With Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (2011) // “For me, the ethical is that moment which might or might not be encountered by the subject, and may produce the reflex for which it is or it is not trained.”

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// Interview with Gob Squad (2016) // “…We are politically engaged as we regard ourselves as political.”

7TH October 2016, Dwutygodnik.com nr 196, 10/2016 Zofia Cielątkowska: Gob Squad has been performing more than 20 years now. SIMON WILL: Yes, we started in 1994. It is a while. Quite often you emphasize that you want to ‘escape from the stage’. Looking at your works from the 90’s till today, you are now closer… Continue reading // Interview with Gob Squad (2016) // “…We are politically engaged as we regard ourselves as political.”

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// Elephant Flesh // How to tell personal trauma story? Is there any good way to talk about it? Is there a good moment? The very first scene of the Elephant Flesh starts with dialogue between two women in a complete darkness of the stage.

Photo: Movie still from Elephant Flesh Elephant Flesh, 2017 (video performance of Aleksandra Kubiak) POLISH How to tell personal trauma story? Is there any good way to talk about it? Is there a good moment? The very first scene of the Elephant Flesh starts with dialogue between two women in a complete darkness of the… Continue reading // Elephant Flesh // How to tell personal trauma story? Is there any good way to talk about it? Is there a good moment? The very first scene of the Elephant Flesh starts with dialogue between two women in a complete darkness of the stage.

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// Talk with Alicja Bielawska – Sculpture Suggests Movement (2016) // “I think the performative aspect is present in my work and I’m curious about the effects a performer will have when she/he is also part of the work.”

Interview, February 4, 2016 Zofia Cielątkowska: Your higher education started with art history? ALICJA BIELAWSKA: I know it might be a bit surprising from today’s perspective, but after high school I was just not sure what I wanted to do. Art was always present in my home and surrounding, and it was an important part… Continue reading // Talk with Alicja Bielawska – Sculpture Suggests Movement (2016) // “I think the performative aspect is present in my work and I’m curious about the effects a performer will have when she/he is also part of the work.”

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// Art is heart and soul of any society. Interview with Martha Rosler // “Art alone does not create social change; art acts in conjunction with elements in contemporary discourse as a crystallizer and perhaps a catalyst. Very rarely a catalyst.”

Intreview 19.03.2014 published in Obieg Magazine Zofia Cielatkowska: It is not your first visit in Poland? Martha Rosler: This is the fourth time, all within the last two and a half years. First I went to Kraków but then I was invited to Warsaw, I exbited work last year in Gdansk in the show Alternativa,… Continue reading // Art is heart and soul of any society. Interview with Martha Rosler // “Art alone does not create social change; art acts in conjunction with elements in contemporary discourse as a crystallizer and perhaps a catalyst. Very rarely a catalyst.”

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//Art is Always About Not Being Understood – Interview with the Curators of the Gustav Metzger Retrospective //

Zofia Ce: Until August 2015 the Centre of Contemporary Art in Toruń will showcase a retrospective of Gustav Metzger, "Act or Perish!", then in November 2015 it will be presented in a slightly different version in Kunsthall and Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo. The first impression is that, as viewers, we are moving through a clear… Continue reading //Art is Always About Not Being Understood – Interview with the Curators of the Gustav Metzger Retrospective //