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On Care. A Journey into the Relational Nature of Artists' Residencies

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The publication revolves around the polarized 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.
From the outset, the editors did not aim to present an analysis of the operation of individual spheres of artist residencies, but rather to compile in dialogue a polyphonic publication that illustrates the nuances of residency work and artists' experiences, as well as the unstable constellations of artist residencies with its open-ended structure. Artist residency programs can serve as a model for dealing with the ever-changing contemporary world and societies. All this makes it possible to fulfill the dream of a world where there is a balance between acceptance and separateness. This world offers authenticity, permanent change and constant transformation.

EditorsPawel Mendrek, Ewa Zasada for the Mobile Art Lab & Academy of Fine Arts and Design Katowice, Elke aus dem Moore & Denise Helene Sumi for Akademie Schloss Solitude, Ika Sienkiewicz-Nowacka for Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Bojana Panevska for TransArtists | DutchCulture
ContributorsPatrizia Bach, Shirin Barghnavard, Paulina Czapska, Leone Contini, Marianna Dobkowska, Regina Dürig, J. Christian Greer, Vinicius Jatobá, Simar Preet Kaur, Mami Katsuya, Guiliana Kiersz, Daniel Koniusz, Maddie Leach, Pawel Mendrek, Vytautas Michelkevičius, Martin Newth, Ika Sienkiewicz-Nowacka, Michelle K. Oing, Yasmine Ostendorf, Bojana Panevska, Alicja Rogalska, Alice Sarmiento, Anna Siekierska, Denise Helene Sumi, Małgorzata Szandała, Anna Szapert, Aisel Wicab, Ewa Zasada
DesignKatarzyna Wolny-Grządziel, Paweł Mendrek
DetailsSoftcover, 24 x 17 cm, 310 pages, 75 ills. in duoton
Publication date02/2023
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