News 15.02.2023

Publication: On Care. A Journey into the Relational Nature of Artists’ Residencies.

The publication On Care. A Journey into the Relational Nature of Artists' Residencies is the result of a collaboration between the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Akademie Schloss Solitude from Stuttgart and Dutch Culture | Trans Artis from Amsterdam, realised within the research potential of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Katowice.

The publication revolves around the polarised nature of the resident-host encounter. The space of residency generated between artist and host leads to the establishment of a temporary community whose "episodic" nature corresponds to the nature of the "postmodern" world. From the perspective of the host, the presence of the artists resembles an episodic plot, where each part – despite the uniqueness of the artistic interventions – is to some extent an open form, in fact, it can be built anew each time. Like film characters, artists assume their roles in subsequent episodes. Creating such a space in a social structure requires trust, openness and a strong sense of empathy, as well as a willingness to share one's resources.

The publication is in English.

Edited by: Paweł Mendrek (Academy of Fine Arts and Design), Elke aus dem Moore, Denise Helene Sumi (Akademie Schloss Solitude), Ika Sienkiewicz-Nowacka (Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art), Bojana Panevska (TransArtists | Dutch Culture), Ewa Zasada (Mobile Art Lab).

Graphic design by: Katarzyna Wolny-Grządziel

Translated by: Nick Faulkner, Łukasz Kansy, Andy McBride

Published by: Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Katowice

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