CRATE CONVERSATION Presents Sława Harasymowicz in conversation with Dominik Czechowski

CRATE CONVERSATION Presents Sława Harasymowicz in conversation with Dominik Czechowski

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Talk: 8pm, Saturday 26 October 2019. 
Please note that the exhibition will be open to view from 4-9pm.

Join artist Sława Harasymowicz in conversation about her exhibition with London-based curator and writer Dominik Czechowski.

The exhibition at Crate divulges layers of accidental, yet significant encounters primarily through photographic and text-based material related to a three-storey 19th century tenement: an open-gated ghost, a semi-derelict oddity amidst intercom-protected dwellings in gentrified central Kraków. Sława Harasymowicz and Dominik Czechowski discuss the phenomenon of the house and its meaning to the artist, placed in the context of its past, present and future incarnations.

Inherent within the tenement’s century-long trajectory are clashing scenarios: political history, reconstruction, game. These uncanny redefinitions of ‘home’ and ‘shelter’ marking the building as constantly reformulating place of belonging and simultaneously of displacement resonate strongly with contemporary reality. 

The installation builds on research carried out on invitation by Bunkier Gallery, Kraków, Poland (2018). After Margate, the project will be reformulated as exhibition at l’etrangere, London and an artist book (2020) supported by Arts Council England. 

Dominik Czechowski is Head of Exhibitions at the Jewish Museum London. He has held curatorial positions at Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol; Hayward Gallery; Calvert 22 Foundation; Barbican Art Gallery and has curated exhibitions, performances and contextual events for institutions such as Freud Museum and Liverpool Biennial. He is an editor of and contributor to artist publications and exhibition catalogues as well as magazines such as MAP and Art Monthly.