This Is How We Do Dat: Warsaw to New Orleans

8 Nov

This Is How We Do Dat: Warsaw to New Orleans
A talk by Polish curator Marianna Dobkowska, currently in residency at the Joan Mitchell Center.
Saturday, November 10th, 2 p.m., Joan Mitchell Center, Indigo Building at 2285 Bayou Road

Francis Thorburn VOJAGE WISŁA, 2012, courtesy of Magda Starowieyska/CCA Ujazdowski Castle/Francis Thorburn

Polish curator Marianna Dobkowska, a fellow of CEC ArtsLink, has spent the last month in residence at the Joan Mitchell Center exploring the visual arts scene of New Orleans. 

During Dobkowska’s talk on Saturday afternoon, she will present some of the projects she produced at Artists-In-Residence Laboratory, a residency program where she is a curator. Founded in 2003, Artists-In-Residence Laboratory is a department of the Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, one of the major institutions of contemporary art in Poland. A-I-R Laboratory hosts up to 30 international artists a year and focuses on production and research based practices within the context of the residency treated as an artistic medium.

Marianna Dobkowska curates exhibitions, projects and residencies, edits and designs publications and produces new works at the Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw. She studied art history at Warsaw University and curating at Jagiellonian University in Cracow. She was a curator and manager of the Polish-Norwegian production and research based project and exhibition, Rooted Design for Routed Living. Alternative design strategies and editor of the book under the same title as well as assistant manager of Re-tooling Residencies, a project dedicated to investigate the current condition of the residency models and fostering development of new residency-based initiatives in Eastern Europe. Dobkowska’s recent curatorial projects include a solo show of American artist Jesse Aron Green The Allies, a cycle of exhibitions of young Ukrainian artists Transfer and We Are Like Gardens – a permaculture garden established in the park surrounding CCA Ujazdowski Castle. Following the New Orleans residency, she will continue her research in New York as a Residency Unlimited fellow and in Mexico City at La Galeria de Comercio. During her residencies, Dobkowska focuses on social practice art, grassroots initiatives and programs that have a wide community base.

Marianna Dobkowska’s residency at the Joan Mitchell Center is supported by CEC ArtsLink within the ArtsLink Residencies program and Polish Culture Institute in New York.

More about A-I-R Laboratory:
https://www.facebook.com/air.laboratory.csw

http://www.csw.art.pl/index.php?action=air&lang=eng

www.re-tooling-residencies.org

http://www.design-in-residence.org/




Joan Mitchell Center 
2275 Bayou Road, NOLA 70119 504.940.2500 
joanmitchellcenter.org | info@joanmitchellcenter.org

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