Event What Can Art...?

What Can Art...?

With Marysia Lewandowska

19 August 2015

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The IMA is pleased to present a talk by artist Marysia Lewandowska. This is the sixth presentation in a series of talks running throughout the year titled What Can Art Institutions Do?

Born in Poland, Lewandowska divides her time between London and Hong Kong. Through collaborative projects, she has explored the public function of archives, collections and exhibitions in an age of privatisation. She was Professor of Art in the Public Realm at Konstfack, Stockholm (2003–13), where she established Timeline: Artists’ Film and Video Archive. In 2014, she was Visiting Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In 2014–5, she is Artist in Residence at the Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong.

Lewandowska’s recent projects engage with questions of ownership and forms of knowledge sharing. They include Women’s Audio Archive (2009) at Bard College, Red Hook NY, and Open Hearing (2010) at the Women’s Library, London. Subject to Change (2011) explored the history of student protest and was developed with the Curating Contemporary Art programme for Shadowboxing at the RCA, London. Re-Distributed Archive (2011) featured at the Congress of Culture, Wrocław; Publishing in Process: Ownership in Question (2012) (with Laurel Ptak) at Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm. In 2014, her project Shanghai Exhibition Histories, curated by Bilijana Ciric, opened at Osage Gallery, Shanghai. In 2015, a film Triple C. Editing the Century was commissioned by Maria Lind for the Vienna Biennale at the Museum Angewandte Kunst. Her book Undoing Property?, co-edited with Laurel Ptak, was published in 2013. Her forthcoming project Unlimited Edition is part of the IMA’s forty years celebration.

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