Author: Sofia M. Ciel
// Decolonising Art Criticism (2020) // So far, the discussion on decolonisation in the art world has been centred on institutions. What if we instead turned our attention to the conditions for critical debate?
So far, the discussion on decolonisation in the art world has been centred on institutions. What if we instead turned our attention to the conditions for critical debate?
//Interview with Arthur Jafa (2019)// “Black history is a history of absence. In the dominating narratives of history, black people are not there. “
Affecting the Body – Interview with Arthur Jafa, “Kunstkritikk” 11.04.19. Arthur Jafa’s film Love Is the Message, The Message Is Death (2016) … More
Love, Art and a Walk in the City: Art Between Network, Community, and Space (2018)
How does physical space both reflect and contribute to the creative life of a city?
//The Seed as an Archive: On Jumana Manna’s Wild Relatives (2019)//
The text was published by CAS – Contemporary Ar Stavanger Journal, as a result of the writing residency. What … More
//The Materiality Of Gesture And Meeting (2018)// Performance is situated between know and not-know, or to be more precise, in the constant movement between knowing and not-knowing.
The Materiality of Gesture and Meeting Text by Zofia Cielątkowska about PAO Festival 2018 What is performance? The answer, as suggested … More
// Talk With Carolee Schneemann (2013) // “My work evolved with risk and uncertainty.”
October 29th 2013 Zofia Cielątkowska: You are most of the time considered as a performance artist, but at the same time … More
// Interview with Boris Charmatz (2016) // “I love and I hate dance that is why I’m a dancer”. “I love contradictions! […]”
Magazyn Szum, 5/2016 Zofia Cielątkowska: I start with the idea of hierarchy and structure. I mean, in one of the interviews you … More
Interview with Xavier Le Roy (2018) // A visitor in an exhibition can walk in the space while in the theater a spectator seats on a chair //
Text published in Tique art paper 22/February/2018 https://www.tique.art/paper/artists/xavier-le-roy/ Zofia Cielatkowska: At the beginning of your path as a dancer and … More
// Madness and Holiness (2017) // Akin to holiness, madness is situated amongst the practices or within the phenomenon of “otherness,” yet, at the same time, it still belongs to the sphere of a given community or group.
Text on Zorka’s projet Ophelias. Iconography of Madness More about Zorka For centuries, women have occupied a unique place in … More
// Too Close – An Essay on Intimacy (2014) // “What, however, makes it remain “too close” yet without transcending the flimsy borderline and not being regarded as pornography? “
* Zofia Cielątkowska, Too Close, “Punkt” 14, 2014, p. 316-325. The body – its stamina, sexuality, every, day existence, and … More
// The Sound Is Not Enough – Talk with Wojtek Blecharz (2015) // “In general, I compose very personal music and I am not afraid to admit it”.
*Jul 11, 2015, Interview published in Contemporary Lynx Zofia Cielątkowska: My first impression after listening to No More Stories (2015) … More
// A stroll with Art in Warsaw. Absence and Presence with Intensity of Both (2016) // “Some people say you have to love or hate this city and there is no option in between. Maybe. How to describe art here? “
Text published in Tique Art Zofia Cielątkowska, A stroll with Art in Warsaw. Absence and Presence with Intensity of Both, … More
// 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 … More
// 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 … More
// 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 … More
// 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 … More
// 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 … More
// 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 … More
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