ART IN POSTARTISTIC (AND POSTDEMOCRATIC) TIMES by sebastian cichocki
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 Postartistic (and Postdemocratic) Times on 19th February, 2017. 5 Bangladeshi artists 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 program directorofthe ContemporaryArtCentreinBytom.
Selectexhibitions curated by Sebastian Cichocki include the Polish pavilions at the 52ndand54thVeniceBiennales, withMonika Sosnowska(1:1) andYael Bartana (... and Europe will Be Stunned) respectively, the latter project co-‐curated with Galit Eilat, Making Use. Life in Postartistic Times, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (2016), Rainbow in the Dark. Part 2: On the Joy andTormentof Faith, KonstmuseumMalmö (2015), Rainbow intheDark, SALT Galata, Istanbul(2014), ZofiaRydet, Record1978-‐1990, MuseumofModernArtinWarsaw (2015), ProceduresfortheHead, KunsthalleBratislava, Slovakia(2015), NewNationalArt, Museum of ModernArtin Warsaw(2012), EarlyYears, KWInstituteforContemporary Art, Berlin(2010), RaqsMediaCollective, TheCapitalof Accumulation, MuseumofModernArtinWarsaw(2010), Oskar Hansen. Process and Art 1966-‐2005, Museum of Modern Art inSkopje, Macedonia. SebastianCichocki hasmanagedthe SculptureParkinBródno, along-‐termpublicart programmeinitiatedin2009withthe artist Paweł Althamer (featuring projects by Olafur Eliasson, Jens Haaning, MonikaSosnowska, Rirkrit Tiravanija, AiWeiweiandothers).
Hehasproducedanumberofexperimentalexhibitionsinthe formofbooks, as wellasresidencyprogramsandstagedlectures.Cichockiisanauthorandco-‐authorofseveral booksonart e.g. ACookbookfor Political Imagination (2011), and TheFutureofArtCriticismasPureFiction (2011), EarthWorks! (2014), andapopular childrenbookon contemporary art “S.Z.T.U.K.A” (A.R.T.)