Baltic/Balkans. Restaging the Past

03.10.2008 - 09.11.2008

Curated by: Magdalena Lewoc; cooperation: Marlena Chybowska-Butler

Artists: Aleka Polis, Chto Delat, Adam Adach, Bruno Ascuks, David Maljkovic, Irina Botea, Jerzy Truszkowski, Kristina Inciuraite, Liina Siib, Milica Tomić, Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor, Paweł Susid, Silja Saarepuu

Recent historical-theoretical and curatorial examinations on the contemporary art of Eastern Europe, conducted by researchers such as Piotr Piotrowski, Marina Gržinić or Zdenka Badovinac[1], consistently call for a new paradigm within which the art of the former Eastern bloc can be properly interpreted and contextualised.


Creative Geography / Mental Landscapes

07.07.2010 - 16.01.2011

Curated by: Marlena Chybowska-Butler, Magdalena Lewoc

Artists: Radek Szlaga, Raul Keller, Wojtek Doroszuk

Creative Geography – Mental Landscapes is a program of exhibitions, presentations, lectures and workshops aimed at revealing the mechanisms of identity formation through a critical examination of the artistic output and intellectual attitudes that rise from them.


5 Films / 5 filmów

10.12.2010 - 16.01.2011

Curated by: Marlena Chybowska-Butler, Magdalena Lewoc

Artists: Wojtek Doroszuk

Wystawa „5 filmów” eksponuje dwa wiodące w twórczości Wojtka Doroszuka wątki. Pierwszy to problematyka wykluczenia, emigracji i status "Innego" dominujące w filmach ("Reisefieber" (2007), i „Raspberry Days" (2008)) drugi to kwestie związane z penetracją samego medium jakim jest obraz filmowy i zainteresowanie zagadnieniem "filmu", "filmowości", "warsztatu/planu". („Special Features” (2009), „Pierwszy Dzień Lata” (2010).


The Way / Droga

29.10.2010 - 28.11.2010

Curated by: Marlena Chybowska-Butler, Magdalena Lewoc

Artists: Radek Szlaga

THE WAY is Radek Szlaga’s critical look at culture, history, Polish myths and Western consumerism.  The very title means a process of reaching an aim, learning, and gaining new experience. It is the opposite of stagnation, rigidness and thoughtless persistence.


Dystopian Realms / Idyllic Meadows

16.05.2009 - 12.07.2009

Curated by: Magdalena Lewoc, Marlena Chybowska-Butler

Artists: Adel Abidin, Adrian Paci, Armando Lulaj, Christian Niccoli, Damir Nikšić, Daniela Kostova, Joanna Rajkowska, Johan Muyle, Ján Mančuška, Kalle Hamm and Dzamil Kamanger, Kaspars Goba, Michael Blum, Pavel Braila, Petja Dimitrova, Ronald Dagonnier, Tomasz Mróz, Šejla Kamerić

Dystopian Realms / Idyllic Meadows, the 8th Baltic Contemporary Art Biennial focused on European identity and the values on which it is based and built. Europe, as a project based on values such as individual liberty, tolerance, free expression and capitalism, is being tested by substantive shifts in political and social reality. The project was conceived as a tool to analyze this emerging in statu nascendi cultural and political order and to discover some of paradoxes that accompany the processes of adapting to the forces of change.