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OUR RESEARCH HAS STARTED

Despite of difficulties our research is in progress! Works by Iwona Lemke-Konart are already available on-line: http://www.forgottenheritage.eu Meet artists of our project: Iwona Lemke-Konart is multidisciplinary artist, performer, filmmaker and conceptual artist active in the 1970s and 1980s. At that time she was as also an organizer of numerous events (exhibitions at Galeria S, which she operated in Toruń, Poland, lectures and symposia).

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KICK-OFF MEETING IN WARSAW

After the kick-off meeting in Brussels, we met our partners in Warsaw for the first time during this project. At the meeting, we discussed substantive issues, such as the fields of our research, proposed topics as “open call for papers” for the conference in 2021, as well as the issues of project management strategy and its individual stages, and the promotion strategy. The meeting lasted two days, it was attended by representatives of all project partners: Lana Lovrenčić and Jelena Pašić from Ured zaFotografiju from Zagreb, Andra Silapētere and Laura Brokāne from Latvian Centerfor Contemporary Art, Barbara Borčić and Peter Cerovšek from Zavod for sodobnoumetnost – Ljubljana / SCCA (Center for Contemporary Arts – Ljubljana) and Marika Kuźmicz, Paweł Lisiecki and Ewa Kociszewska from the Arton Foundation (Arton Foundation).

KICK-OFF MEETING IN BRUSSELS

On October 21, Marika Kuźmicz, the coordinator of the project “Not Yet Written Stories: Women Artists Archives Online” and Paweł Lisiecki, the financial coordinator of the project, participated  in the inaugural meeting of the Creative Europe program. The coordinators participated in the meetings and workshops proposed by the organizers. For us especially important were meetings dedicated to the issue of projects’ finance management. In addition to the scheduled lectures and workshops, we also held networking meetings that were very valuable to us, with representatives of other organizations participating in the kick-off meeting, including people from Germany, Finland and Hungary. Such meetings are very important to us, taking into account the long-term planning strategy of our organisation.

MEET THE TEAM of NOT YET WRITTEN STORIES

Marika Kuźmicz (Ph.D.) – curator, researcher and publicist. She is a lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and Warsaw University. For many years she conducts research on Polish art of the 1970s as a head of the Arton Foundation. The Foundation is a non-profit organization created in 2010 and its main activity is the elaboration of the archives of artists. Marika Kuźmicz is the author and editor of many books, such as “The Workshop of The Film Form” (2016, co-edited with Łukasz Ronduda) or “History of Performance in Poland” (2019). She has curated many exhibitions in Poland and abroad, recently: “Her Own Way – Female Artists and the Moving Image in Art in Poland”,Tokyo Photographic Art Museum. She is as well the curator of the film festival “Arton Review” which 2017 edition took place in Whitechapel Gallery in London. She is the originator and main coordinator of an international art project “Forgotten Heritage – European Avant-Garde Art Online” (www.forgottenheritage.eu).Marika Kuźmicz (Ph.D.) – curator, researcher and publicist. She is a lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and Warsaw University. For many years she conducts research on Polish art of the 1970s as a head of the Arton Foundation. The Foundation is a non-profit organization created in 2010 and its main activity is the elaboration of the archives of artists. Marika Kuźmicz is the author and editor of many books, such as “The Workshop of The Film Form” (2016, co-edited with Łukasz Ronduda) or “History of Performance in Poland” (2019). She has curated many exhibitions in Poland and abroad, recently: “Her Own Way – Female Artists and the Moving Image in Art in Poland”,Tokyo Photographic Art Museum. She is as well the curator of the film festival “Arton Review” which 2017 edition took place in Whitechapel Gallery in London. She is the originator and main coordinator of an international art project “Forgotten Heritage – European Avant-Garde Art Online” (www.forgottenheritage.eu).

Andra Silapētere is a curator and researcher at the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art- LCCAt (LCCA). She earned her BA and MA at the Art Academy of Latvia and now is preparing her PhD thesis on Latvian exile art in the U.S. (1948-1991). Silapētere’s field of research and interest include exile and migration topics in art as well as aspects of identity and belonging. Since 2017 she has been programming LCCA’ s international research project “Portable Landscapes” and for the project has has co-curated the exhibitions at the Latvian National Museum of Art, District Berlin and James Gallery, CUNY. Silapētere has also been working with LCCA’s Summer School (2014 -2016) programs and since 2012 she has been editor of the LCCA’s publications series of important works in the field of aesthetics, art and culture theory translated and published in Latvian. She has co-curated as well: “Unexpected Encounters” (Latvian National Museum Exhibition Hall Arsenals, 2019), “Twofold. Kaspars Groševs and Jānis Borgs” (Latvian National Museum of Art, 2017), “Lost in the Archive” (Riga Art Space, 2016).

Lana Lovrenčić is Croatian art historian and curator based in Zagreb. Her main fields of interest are photography, cultural heritage and planning practices after II WW. She participated in a number of international projects, including “Unfinished Modernizations”, “Heroes We Love” and “Forgotten Heritage – European Avant-Garde Art Online”. Currently Lana Lovrenčić is part of the NGO Office for Photography where she is dedicated in researching history and theory of photography, as well in organising activities that promote contemporary photographic practices. She is one of the initiators of the international collaborative platform “Inappropriate Monuments” and has curated several exhibitions, including “Tošo Dabac. Within the Frame: Photographing Cultural Heritage” (2017), “Expanded Photography. Segment III” (2018), “Petar Dabac: Portraits 1959-1985” and “Sandro Đukić: An Archive as a Memory Construct” (2019).

Sandra Križić Roban (Ph. D.) is a Croatian art critic, curator, lecturer and writer, working at the Institute of Art History in Zagreb where she obtained her PhD in art history. Her main research topics include theory of photography, the post-war architecture and contemporary war memorials in Croatia. As a head of the Office for Photography​ (UzF) established in 2013, a non-profit association dedicated to contemporary photography, she is responsible for the program of Spot Gallery. Apart from attending numerous international conferences, she published many books and art essays. She is the author of the only two comprehensive studies on contemporary photography and contemporary painting in Croatia: “At Second Glance. The Positions of Contemporary Croatian Photography” (2010) and “Croatian Painting from 1945 until Today. Responsibility of Image at the Time of Impatient Look” (2013). As a curator she hosted a number of exhibitions, both in Croatia and abroad, among them recently: “Branko Balić” (with Irena Šimić, Zagreb, 2019), “Jochen Lempert” (with Maren Lübbke-Tidow, Zagreb, Vienna, 2018), “The Most Beautiful Place in the World – Contemporary Slovenian Photography” (Zagreb, 2016, Osijek, 2017).

Barbara Borčić is a Slovenian art historian, curator and writer who is active in the field of contemporary arts with a focus on performance and video art. She is as well a Video Program Advisor at the SCCA-Ljubljana, Center for Contemporary Arts. She has curated a number of exhibitions, e.g. “Multimedia Practices and Venues of Production” (Museum of Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, 2017), “Projected Visions. From art in the urban context to fiction and dystopia” (Apollonia, Strasbourg, 2018). She is the author of “Videodokument: Video Art in Slovenia” 1969-1998, the first systematic documentation and research of video art in Slovenia, important in framing terminology and setting theoretic basis for further research. She has curated numerous programs of video art from Slovenia and presented them worldwide, from Moscow, Cairo, Manila, and Berlin to London, Los Angeles, and New York. She has regularly lectured and published texts, e.g. “Video Art from Conceptualism to Postmodernism, (MIT Press, 2003); The Škuc Gallery, “Alternative Culture, and Neue Slowenische Kunst in the 1980s”, (MIT Press, 2015).

NOT YET WRITTEN STORIES: WOMEN ARTISTS ARCHIVES – NEW PROJECT IS COMING

We have a pleasure to inform that Arton Foundation and our Partners: Centre for Contemporary Arts in Riga – LCCA https://lcca.lv/en/ from Latvia, Center for Contemporary Arts SCCA – Lubljana http://www.scca-ljubljana.si/en/home/ from Slovenia and Office for Photograhy https://croatian-photography.com/en/about-us/ from Croatia will start the new project support by the Creative Europe Program. The project will be develop until 2022 and it is dedicated to women artists from Poland, Croatia, Slovenia and Latvia and their archives. We are planning a long term research, digitization of artists’ works and documents, enlargement of our database www.forgottenheritage.eu , publication of scanned material, workshops in partner countries, focus on issues like: how to redefine the canon of European art and how to complete it, how to develop women artists estates, how to curate the exhibition, basing on artists’ archives. Next part of the project will be 4 exhibitions, based on the research, in 4 cities: Warsaw, Zagreb, Riga and Ljubljana. In the spring 2021 we are planning an international conference in Warsaw and a publication – a summary of the whole project.

Logo of our project is designed by Katarzyna Listwan from Paproć Studio.