2017-02-09 - 2017-02-10

Curated by: Marlena Chybowska-Butler, Magdalena Lewoc

Artists: Antoni Karwowski, Artur Tajber , Artur ”Arti” Grabowski, Boris Nieslony , Ralf Filges, Stephan Us

Among the most ephemeral genres of contemporary art, performance raises questions about the nature of the work itself and the manner of its documentation. Nevertheless, performance art exhibitions in a museum setting are increasing in number and museums continue to add works to their collections. A Polish-German conference, Art of Action – The Moment and the Passage of Time, examines performance art in this theoretical context and the consequences that result from its documentation and treatment.



18.00 – opening of the exhibition “Antoni Karwowski. Secret Blackness of Milk“

19.00 – performances: Antoni Karwowski, Stephan Us, Ralf Filges


Polish-German conference “Art of Action – The Moment and the Passage of Time”

Moderation: Prof. Artur Tajber

Participants: Boris Nieslony, Ralf Filges, Stephan Us, Antoni Karwowski, Artur Grabowski

11.00 – 12.00 – presentation of international performances’ documentation

12.00 – 12.15 – welcome and presentation of the participants of the seminar – Lech Karwowski (Director of the National Museum in Szczecin), Magdalena Lewoc (Curator, Manager of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Branch of the National Museum in Szczecin)

12.15 – 12.45 – lecture by Prof. Artur Tajber: “Art of Action – The Moment and the Passage of Time”

12.50 – 13.30 – lecture, Boris Nieslony Die schwarze Lade – Performance Art Archive”

13.30 – 14.00 – coffe break

14.00 – 14.40 – lecture-performance by Stephan Us Nothing”

14.40 – 15.40 – panel discussion

15.40 – 16.00 – a summary of the conference – Prof. Artur Tajber

16.00 – 18.00 – performances: Artur Grabowski, Artur Tajber, Boris Nieslony


17.00 – artist’s talk and exhibition tour guided by the curators of “Antoni Karwowski. Secret Blackness of Milk“ 


17.00 – artist’s talk and guided exhibition tour by Antoni Karwowski

The conference “Art of Action The Moment and the Passage of Time” was realized by the National Museum in Szczecin with financial support from the Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation.