22 May 2024, 18:30 — 19:10
Karol Radziszewski
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Karol Radziszewski, Marija Leiko, Gallery of Portraits series, 2021. Courtesy the artist.

Join us for an online in-conversation event with Polish artist Karol Radziszewski and Auto Italia’s exhibition curator Milda Batakyte. They will discuss Radziszewski’s current exhibition Filo, which features a rare collection of photography, publications and ephemera tracing the history of Filo, one of the first underground queer magazines in Central and Eastern Europe, founded by the Polish activist Ryszard Kisiel. Radziszewski will present his ongoing series of paintings The Gallery of Portraits of historically significant queer people from the region that are currently on display alongside the archive. The event will look into different attempts to reconstruct and reintroduce cultures and representations of sexual differences that emerged from the complex social and political context of the region during and after the dissolution of the Eastern Bloc.

This event is free and will be held on Zoom. Registration is necessary. Please follow the link above to book your ticket.

The archival material, descriptions, synopses and shot lists are provided jointly by Karol Radziszewski and the Queer Archives Institute.

Auto Italia’s commissions are made possible by our Exhibition Circle and Member supporters.

Karol Radziszewski (b. 1980, Poland) is a multidisciplinary artist, working across film, painting, photography and installation. His research practice cross-references cultural, historical and political records with a specific focus on queer discourse in Poland. In 2015, Radziszewski founded the Queer Archives Institute, which is dedicated to the research and presentation of queer archives from Central and Eastern Europe. Radziszewski’s recent solo and group exhibitions include the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2023); Between Bridges, Berlin (2023); Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (2022); Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz (2021); Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana (2020); CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (2019); Tokyo Photographic Art Museum (2019); VideoBrasil, São Paulo (2016); Wroclaw Contemporary Museum (2012). He has participated in several international biennales, including PERFORMA 13, New York; 7th Göteborg Biennial; 4th Prague Biennial and 14th Baltic Triennial.