ART IN POST-ARTISTIC (AND POST-DEMOCRATIC) TIMES
19 February 2017 | National Art Gallery, Bangladesh Shilpakala AcademY
Sebastian Cichocki, Chief Curator of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and Curator of the Sculpture Park in the Warsaw district of Bródno, Poland also held a seminar discussing Art in Post-artistic (and Post-democratic) Times on 19th February 2017. Five Bangladeshi Artist-led Initiatives also presented their activities.
Sebastian Cichocki is a curator, writer, and art critic. He is Chief Curator of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and curator of the Sculpture Park in the Warsaw district of Bródno. In the years 2005 to 2008, he was the Program Director of the Centre for Contemporary Art Kronika in Bytom (PL).
Select exhibitions curated by Sebastian Cichocki include the Polish pavilions at the 52nd and 54th Venice Biennales with Monika Sosnowska (1:1) and Yael Bartana (...and Europe will Be Stunned) respectively, the latter project co-curated with Galit Eilat, Making Use: Life in Post-artistic Times, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (2016); Rainbow in the Dark: On the Joy and Torment of Faith, Malmö Konstmuseum (2015); Rainbow in the Dark, SALT, Galata, Istanbul (2014); Zofia Rydet, Record 1978‐1990, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (2015); Procedures for the Head, Kunsthalle Bratislava, Slovakia (2015); New National Art, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (2012); Early Years, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2010); Raqs Media Collective, The Capital of Accumulation, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (2010); and Oskar Hansen. Process and Art 1966-2005, Museum of Modern Art in Skopje, Macedonia. Sebastian Cichocki has managed the Sculpture Park in Bródno, along-term public art programme initiated in 2009 with the artist Pawel Althamer (featuring projects by Olafur Eliasson, Jens Haaning, Monika Sosnowska, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Ai Weiwei and others).
Cichocki has produced a number of experimental exhibitions in the form of books, as well as residency programs and staged lectures. Cichocki is an author and co-author of several books on art e.g. A Cookbook for Political Imagination (2011), The Future of Art Criticism as Pure Fiction (2011), Earth Works! (2013), and a popular children's book on contemporary art S.Z.T.U.K.A (A.R.T.).