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Lectures on the Weather

Residency of curator Anna Smolak in Bucharest

Lectures on the Weather – residency of curator Anna Smolak in Bucharest
11-18 July 2022

The project Lectures on the Weather is meant as a series of lecture-performances and fieldwork that put forward the possibilities to engage differently with urgent and catastrophic agendas, while embracing ethical and emotional challenges of the artistic labour. The project references the iconic piece by John Cage, Lecture on the Weather, 1976. Central to it is however, the feminist perspective exposing unexpected solidarities and offering space for horizontal networks and movements. Participating artists, including Klara Hobza, Alina Kleytman, Goda Palekaite, Sandra Heremans, Anna Olszewska will realise a series of actions in September 2022.

The project’s curator, Anna Smolak will spend a week in July in Bucharest and at the Experimental Station for Research, in Silistea Snagovului.

Anna Smolak is interested in institutional discourse and the examination of alternative modes of collaboration and organization. In her work, she has investigated the notions of locality, periphery and exclusion, focusing particularly on east-European and post-Soviet context.

The project is co-financed by The Administration of the National Cultural Fund. The project does not necessarily represent the position of The Administration of the National Cultural Fund. The Administration of the National Cultural Fund is not responsible for the content of the project or the manner in which the results of the project may be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the funding recipient.