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2016-01-10

READINGS FOR ART USERS
seminars at the Makin Use exhibition at Warsaw’s MoMA
presenters: Sebastian Cicochki, Joanna Figiel, Michał Kozłowski, Zofia Płoska, Tomasz Rakowski, Kuba Szreder
dates: 13.01-01.05.2016 (every second Wednesday)
venue: Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, ul. Pańska 3



The team of the Free/Slow University of Warsaw invites to a new series of seminars accompanying the exhibition "Making Use: Life in Postartistic Times" about Readings for Art Users. With reference to the legacy of flying universities, F/SUW organizes a series of self-educational meetings for users of art. Readings' participants will assemble a theoretical toolkit, which will enable them to operate freely within a vocabulary and concepts crucial for understanding the role and position of art in the contemporary world.
 

2015-10-01
conferences / gatherings

 CONFERENCE

ART AND LABOUR
AFTER THE END OF WORK
time: 09–10.10.2015
venue: Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw 
 
 
 "Art and Labor after the End of Work" - a collaborative project by BAK, basis voor actuele kunst in Utrecht; the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw; and the Free/Slow University of Warsaw (F/SUW) - is a FORMER WEST Public Editorial Meeting that takes as its starting point F/SUW’s case study of labor relations in the arts, The Art Factory (Bęc Zmiana Foundation, Warsaw, 2014).
The F/SUW report maps present-day working patterns and distribution of resources in contemporary art in Poland, and describes a familiar picture of enthusiasm-driven overwork in a field characterized by poor economic conditions, class privilege and those without, underlying precarity, and lurking exclusion. Art and Labor after the End of Work situates these issues within the wider political economy of contemporary capitalism and cumulative theorizations of art and labor. Posited as a political problem, these working conditions are examined through the prism of art-related activism that seeks to respond by building structures of mutual support, organizing trade unions, denouncing injustice, constituting the commons, and instigating occupations.
 
2015-06-17

 THE ART FACTORY

Report of the Free/Slow University of Warsaw
 
 
 
The Art Factory is a publication that recapitulates the results of a two-years study concerning the division and conditions of labour in the field of visual arts in Poland. It is free of charge and available from the websites of the F/SUW and Bęc Zmiana Foundation.
2015-05-17

 READINGS FOR ARTWORKERS 2015

What is the place of the public in the artistic division of labor? 

Meeting with Jean-Louis Fabiani (EHESS, Paris, visiting professor University of Warsaw)  

Thursday, 28.05.2015, 6 pm

Museum of Modern Art, Pańska 3

The seminar will be held in English 

 

Recent developments in contemporary art have raised important questions with respect to the artistic division of labor, either in terms of « artworlds » or in terms of field. New characters have appeared besides the critic and the merchant : the « new curator »,  the « commissaire » and  the radical academic stand out among a crowd of mediators. Curiously enough, the public does not seem to have a significant share in the process. This presentation aims to analyze the essential tension between the autonomy of the artist, as conceived since the rise of modern art and the voice of the beholder.

<<< Photography Bartosz Stawiarski, from the archive of Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw

2015-02-17

 JOY FOREVER. THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF SOCIAL CREATIVITY

English edition!

We are pleased to announce the english edition of the F/SUW publication Joy Forever. The political economy of social creativity, which was published as result of the F/SUW conference at Warsaw University. The publication is a result of collaboration between F/SUW, Bęc Zmiana Foundation an May Fly Books.

Read more: + TU

2014-11-27
ART FIELD AS SOCIAL FACTORY
Conference of Free/Slow University of Warsaw (F/SUW)
ART FIELD AS SOCIAL FACTORY. DIVISION OF LABOUR, FORMS OF CAPITAL AND SYSTEMS OF EXPLOITATION IN THE CONTEMPORARY CULTURAL PRODUCTION
Time: 8th of November 2014, 11.00-18.30
Venue: Warszawa, Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej, pavilion EMILIA
Speakers: prof. Hans Abbing (University of Amsterdam), prof. Luc Boltanski (École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris), Jean-Louis Fabiani (École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris) prof. Gregory Sholette (City University of New York), prof. Angela McRobbie (Goldsmiths, University of London), prof. Marek Krajewski (Uniwersytet w Poznaniu), dr Isabelle Bruno (Universite Lille), dr Pascal Gielen (University of Groningen)
Convenors of the conference and directors of the research project: Michał Kozłowski, Jan Sowa, Kuba Szreder
 
 
The conference seeks to explore the field of contemporary art as social factory, which determines division of labour, attribution of statuses, and distribution of the various forms of capital. When we discuss artistic labour, we analyse the entire process of art production, in which artists are involved among other groups of producers, such as assistants, curators, technicians, administrators. We seek to expose competitive pressures both within and between those categories, mechanisms converting various types of capital (i.e. social, symbolic, and economic), systems of justification and moral economies characteristic for this mode of production. 
 
The conference accompanies research programme 'Division of labour and distribution of social and economic capitals in the Polish contemporary art field' conducted by the team of Free/Slow University of Warsaw in 2013 and 2014. This comprehensive survey will be summarised by the report, published by the end of 2014 on the web pages of F/SUW and Bęc Zmiana Foundation. 
 
 
2014-10-08

 

READINGS FOR ART WORKERS # 6: 
TO HAVE AND TO NEED:



Venue
: pracownia Katarzyny Górnej, ulica Inżynierska 3
Time: 24.10.2014, h. 19.00

2014-09-08

 Readings for Artworkers 2014: on poverty of project-making

READING #5: INDEPENDENCE PROCEEDS FROM INTERDEPENDENCE. ON THE DIVERSE ECONOMY OF CONTEMPORARY ART.
Time: 23rd of October 2014, 6 pm
Venue: A-I-R Laboratory, CCA Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw, Jazdów 2
 
Seminar on texts by feminist economists J.K. Graham-Gibson and manifesto of Temporary Services 
Convened by Kuba Szreder, in cooperation with Brave New Alps, Asli Cavusoglu and Maja Bekan (current residents of A-I-R)
(semminar will be held in English)
 
 
During the seminar, we will reflect upon the diverse economies of contemporary art, by reading fragments from the feminist economist theory of J.K. Graham-Gibson. In their writings, Graham-Gibson emphasise the open-ended and complex nature of economy, not conflated with the capitalistic circuits of capital accumulation and wage labour. Diverse economy denotes the economic landscape populated by monetary and non-monetary, capitalistic and non-capitalistic, waged and non-waged, mainstream and alternative modes of transactions, types of labour and forms of resources.
 
Texts for the seminar:
J.K. Graham-Gibson, Creating a Language of Economic Diversity [in:] "A Postcapitalist politics", pp. 53 - 79
Temporary Services, Independence proceeds from Interdependence [in:] "A Guidebook for Alternative Nows", ed. Amber Hickey, pp. 11-13
 
The texts can be found +HERE or received at szymon@beczmiana.pl.
 
 
<< Image courtesy of Casco Projects: http://www.cascoprojects.org/unusualbusinessreader/reader/economic-meltdown/
2014-04-22

 

Reading #3: Dark matter of the art world or about relations between the field of vision and gravity of the artistic universe



The second meeting of a new cycle of seminars of the Free/Slow University of Warsaw is focused around the dark matter of art. The hypothesis, popularized by Gregory Sholette - artist, activist and theoretician from New York, constitutes one of the most interesting attempts to explain and criticize the rights of the artistic universe, formulated within the last decade. The dark matter is a metaphor taken from astrophysics and used for describing the part of the world of art which, although invisible, constitutes 90% of its social mass and supports gravity which propels the artistic circulation. The artistic dark matter consists of amateurs, forgotten artists, the losers in artistic competition and authors who intentionally reach beyond the artistic conventions – those who are outside of the field of vision of the official circulation of art. .

time: 13.05.2014, Tuesday, 18.00
venue: Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, ul. Emilii Plater 51 
held by: Kuba Szreder

Texts for the seminar:
Gregory Sholette, „Dark Matter. Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture”, fragmenty rozdziałów:
„Introduction: the Missing Mass”, str. 1 - 8
„Glut, overproduction, redundancy!”, str. 116 - 134
Read texts +HERE

The seminar will be preceded by a short introduction, which brings closer the texts and the subjects discussed.

2014-04-03
Readings for Artworkers 2014: on poverty of project-making
READING # 2: NEVER WORK! THE ART STRIKE AND REFUSAL OF LABOUR IN INDUSTRIES OF CREATIVITY. 
 
Time: 29tf of April 2014, 6 pm
Venue: Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Pańska 3
 
Discussion on manifestos of Goran Dordevic, Kazimir Malevich and Mladen Stilinovic and texts by Gerald Raunig and Stevphen Shukaities. 

 
During the seminar, we will reflect upon art as a 'praise of laziness', artistic strike and refusal of labour in late capitalism. At the foundations of modern concept of art lies a conviction that making art is quintessentially different from alienated forms of labour. Art, in contrast to typical work, is a self-directed activity, which fulfils existential and creative impulses of artists.
 

 

2014-02-07
READINGS FOR ARTWORKERS 2014: ON THE POVERTY OF PROJECT-MAKING

 

Reading # 1: "Why do we all make projects though none of us really like it?"
The introduction to project-making in culture.

Time: February 28, 2014 at 6 pm
Venue: CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, ul. Jazdów 2
Seminar introduced by: Kuba Szreder

Reading excerpts of The New Spirit of Capitalism by Luc Boltanski and Eve Chiapello, and Creativity and other Fundamentalisms by Pascal Gielen.
Download the texts: +here
 

The seminar is conducted in the framework of the project by Martha Rosler "Guide for the Perplexed: How to Succeed in the New Poland"

In cooperation with Free/Slow University of Warsaw, Bęc Zmiana Foundation and CCA Ujazdowski Castle

2014-01-01
ART FIELD AS FACTORY
publications

 

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JOY FOREVER. POLITICAL ECONOMY
OF SOCIAL CREATIVITY.
 


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IVAN ILLICH: DESCHOOLING SOCIETY 

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2011-12-10
JOY FOREVER. THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF SOCIAL CREATIVITY
Free/Slow University of Warsaw. Volume 4

A joy forever is a promise of a common happiness, provided also in the sphere of economy by widely applied creativity. Is it then a tool for the emancipation of humanity, an instrument of control or a space for investment and speculation?

2011-11-01
THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF SOCIAL CREATIVITY
THE LABOUR OF THE MULTITUDE? 
THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF SOCIAL CREATIVITY
Internationa conference of the Free/Slow University of Warsaw 
20-22/10/2011, Warsaw



Addressing the issue of social economy of creativity we seek to enlarge the spectrum of creativity’s political economy. Creativity refers to many things: it is both a means of production and a fetish of consumption, a sheer ideology of the capitalism which calls itself post-industrial. Is it true that contemporary capitalism has made an decisive shift in its modes of producing value and artistic and cultural modes of production (along with scientific ones) are no longer merely supplementary fields of capitalistic social infrastructure? Or maybe we still linger under the rule of the old law of value based rather on living labour then creative networking. In this case the new social economy of the creativity would be a powerful symptom of a present crisis.

participants: Diedrich Diederichsen, Gigi Roggero, Hans Abbing, Hito Steyerl, Isabelle Graw, John Roberts, Luc Boltanski, Martha  Rosler , Matteo Pasquinelli, Neil Cummings, Alexander Neumann, Bojana Romic, Britta Timm Knudsen, Dusan Grlja, Ewa Majewska, Isabelle Bruno, Jason Francis Mcgimsey, Joanna Bednarek, Joshua Simon, Marina Vishmidt, Massimiliano Tomba, Precarious Workers Brigade, Stevphen Shukaitis, Vlad Morariu, Yiannis Mylonas, Patricia Reed and others
conference curatorial team: Michał Kozłowski, Agnieszka Kurant, Jan Sowa, Krystian Szadkowski, Kuba Szreder

program and description of the conference: +HERE
post-conference publication: +HERE
photos: +HERE
videos: +HERE

International conference "The labour of the multitude? The political economy of social creativity" was relised in partnership with the Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology at the University of Warsaw and Austrian Culture Forum in Warsaw as a part of Free/Slow University of Warsaw's 2011 program "Social economy of creativity. In search of economic strategy to promote the circulation of independent culture"  co-financed by the Polish National Cultural Centre under the Culture Observatory program / www.obserwatoriumkultury.nck.pl

 

 

2011-10-03
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE FREE/SLOW UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW

 

THE LABOUR OF THE MULTITUDE?
THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF SOCIAL CREATIVITY

time: 20-22/10/2011
venue: Warsaw, Campus of the University of Warsaw: Old Library (Hall 205) and Warsaw University Students' Council Hall, 26/28 Krakowskie Przedmieście

participants: Hans Abbing, Luc Boltanski, Neil Cummings, Diedrich Diederichsen, Isabelle Graw, Matteo Pasquinelli, John Roberts, Gigi Roggero, Martha Rosler, Hito Steyerl, Joanna Bednarek, Isabelle Bruno, Dusan Grlja, Precarious Workers Brigade, Johsua Simon, Stevphen Shukaitis, Britta Timm Knudsen, Ewa Majewska, Jason Francis McGimsey, Vlad Morariu, Yiannis Mylonas, Alexander Neumann, Bojana Romic, Massimiliano Tomba, Marina Vishmidt and Patricia Reed

the conference is free of charge
number of places is limited / RSVP
reservations: szymon[at]funbec.eu
program: +here
description: +here

2011-08-21

THE LABOUR OF THE MULTITUDE? THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF SOCIAL CREATIVITY
/ OPEN CALL: F/SUW's INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCJE / 20-22.10.2011, Warsaw

 

2011-07-29

THE LABOUR OF THE MULTITUDE? THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF SOCIAL CREATIVITY // 20-22.10.2011
Warsaw

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE FREE/SLOW UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW  // OPEN CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

list of confirmed speakers:
Luc Boltanski, Neil Cummings, Diedrich Diederichsen, Matteo Pasquinelli, John Roberts, Gigi Roggero, Martha Rosler, Hito Steyerl

curatorial team of the conference: Michał Kozłowski, Agnieszka Kurant, Jan Sowa, Krystian Szadkowski, Kuba Szreder

forms of contribution:
a paper delivered in 15-20 minutes during the conference's sessions. The language of conference is English. We're planning to publish a peer-reviewed, bi-lingual (PL-ENG) summary of the conference with selected papers.

deadline for submissions: 15th of September 2011

fees/ scholarships: The conference is free of charge. FSUW is capable of providing a limited number of travel (up to 200 Euros) and accommodation grants to free lancers, independent artists and theoreticians who are not affiliated with Academies or other Institutions. If you are interested in receiving a FSUW scholarship, please indicate so in your proposal and estimate your travel costs to Warsaw.

contact: please send a short proposal (up to 300 words) with bio to Szymon Żydek: szymon[at]funbec.eu, who will also respond to all other inquiries.

International conference "The labour of the multitude? The political economy of social creativity" is relised in partnership with the Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology at the University of Warsaw and Austrian Culture Forum in Warsaw as a part of Free/Slow University of Warsaw's 2011 program "Social economy of creativity. In search of economic strategy to promote the circulation of independent culture"  co-financed by the Polish National Cultural Centre under the Culture Observatory program / www.obserwatoriumkultury.nck.pl

2011-02-06
FOR A NEW EUROPE: UNIVERSITY STRUGGLES AGAINST AUSTERITY



For a New Europe: University Struggles Against Austerity.
Three day European Meeting of University Movements

time: 11-13.02.2011
venue: University Paris 8, Paris-Saint Denis, France

2011-01-07

CREATIVE INDUSTRIES AND KNOWLEDGE FACTORIES:
ANALYSIS AND RESISTANCE
READINGS FOR ARTWORKERS. VOL.2

Journal of the Free / Slow University of Warsaw provides a summary of another year of activity of our educational para-institution. In 2010 we continued our critical reflection on the transformation of the public sphere in Poland. We analysed the current changes in creative and cultural circulation, in the world of independent initiatives, official institutions of art, academies and universities. We organised: 12 open seminars from the cycle Readers for Artworkers hosted by sociologists, artists, curators and activists; Second Congress of the Free / Slow University of Warsaw – Creative Industries and Knowledge Factories: Analysis and Resistance participated by educators, artists, activists and cultural theorists from the entire Europe. The present report includes texts and transcriptions that summarise our seminars, the congress and debates organised by the FSUW in 2010.
 
READ THE JOURNAL: LINK
2010-12-21
CREATIVITY OF THE EXCLUDED

Paul Regnard, Iconographie Photographique de La Salpetriere, 1876

At the forthcoming Readings for Artworkers we will continue the sociological analysis of creativity. This time we will focus on its exclusionary effects and in this context discuss its possible subversive potential.

2010-12-14
COMPULSORY CREATIVITY

Anton Giulio Bragaglia, Typewriter, 1911

Readings for Artworkers is a series of seminars at the Free/Slow University of Warsaw. This time we will discuss the genesis and structure of the social compulsion of creativity.

2010-12-08
BOOK PREMIERE OF "DESCHOOLING SOCIETY" BY IVAN ILLICH

IVAN ILLICH:
DESCHOOLING SOCIETY
 

Book premiere of the new polish translation of the famous Deschooling Society by Ivan Illich and a discussion about the lasting importance of Ivan Illich's thought will took place on Wednesday, 08 December 2010, 19:30 hours, in the "Solec" Club in Warsaw.

2010-12-07
conferences / gatherings

 2014: ART FIELD AS SOCIAL FACTORY


 
participants: prof. Hans Abbing (University of Amsterdam), prof. Luc Boltanski (École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris), Jean-Louis Fabiani (École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris) prof. Gregory Sholette (City University of New York), prof. Angela McRobbie (Goldsmiths, University of London), prof. Marek Krajewski (Uniwersytet w Poznaniu), dr Isabelle Bruno (Universite Lille), dr Pascal Gielen (University of Groningen)
Convenors of the conference and directors of the research project: Michał Kozłowski, Jan Sowa, Kuba Szreder
time: 8th of November 2014, 11.00-18.30
venue: Warszawa, Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej, pavilion EMILIA
read more: +TU

 
2012: LABOUR OF THE MULTITUDE?
 
participants: Hans Abbing, Luc Boltanski, Neil Cummings, Diedrich Diederichsen, Isabelle Graw, Matteo Pasquinelli, John Roberts, Gigi Roggero, Martha Rosler, Hito Steyerl, Joanna Bednarek, Isabelle Bruno, Dusan Grlja, Precarious Workers Brigade, Johsua Simon, Stevphen Shukaitis, Britta Timm Knudsen, Ewa Majewska, Jason Francis McGimsey, Vlad Morariu, Yiannis Mylonas, Alexander Neumann, Bojana Romic, Massimiliano Tomba, Marina Vishmidt and Patricia Reed
time: 20-22.11.2011
venue: Uniwersytet Warszawski
more info+TU


 
2010: CREATIVES INDUSTRIES AND FACTORY OF KNOWLEDGE

participants: Tomasz Szkudlarek, Critical Practice, Kaja Pawełek, Microsillions, Piotr Kowzan, Heath Bunting, The Carrot Workers Collective, Krystian Szadkowski, Radical Educational Collective, Kuba Mikurda
venue: Solec 44, Warszawa
time: 7-9.12.2010
more info+TU
 
 
2009: OUR WAY, BY THE WAY
 
 
participants: Dave Beech, Agata Czarnacka, Roman Dziadkiewicz, Mirosław Filiciak, Alina Gałązka, Adrienne Goehler, Roman Kurkiewicz, Aldona Machnowska-Góra, Lidia Makowska, Marcin „Duże Pe” Matuszewski, Netznetz.net, Open Music Archive, Piotr Rypson, Jan Sowa, Kuba Szreder, Alek Tarkowski, Aleksandra Wasilkowska, Maciej Strzembosz, Maciej Nowak
venue: Biblioteka Uniwersytecka w Warszawie
time: 11-13.12.2009
more info+TU
2010-12-07
FOUR PATA-ECONOMIC UNDERTAKINGS

Janek Simon: Lagos Transfer, fragment of the installation, Muzeum of Art in Łodź, 2010

Readings for Artworkers is a series of seminars at the Free/Slow University of Warsaw. This time Janek Simon will present the results of his "pata-economic undertakings" and the general idea of Pata-economy.

2010-12-01
CREATIVE INDUSTRIES AND FACTORIES OF KNOLWEDGE 2ND F/SUW CONFERENCE

 

The Second Summit of the Free/Slow University of Warsaw will be devoted to reflection on the transformations in the field of science and art. The three-day meeting will gather educators, artists, activists and culture theorists from the entire Europe. During the Congress we will work on studies of specific problems pertaining to a critical analysis of system-related conditions in a comparative perspective. This year’s FSUW Congress is to serve the purpose of mapping mechanisms of resistance and searching for alternatives to the transformation of independent institutions of culture and universities into effective and profit-oriented enterprises.

2010-11-30
SET IDEAS FREE! OPEN SOURCE LIFE

The use of "Copyleft; All Wrongs Reserved" (1976; source: wikipedia)

Readings for Artworkers is a series of seminars at the Free/Slow University of Warsaw. This time we will deal with another incarnation of the idea of open software in the form of open source life. Can open source principle become a lifestyle? Is open source life an idea and a practice that has the power to undermine the present status quo, based on restrictive right of ownership. Is it just another utopia, or a genuine, alternative way of creating common good?

2010-11-23
MONOPOLY AND ART, OR WHOM COPYRIGHT SERVES

The Statute of Anne, 1709, probably the first complete copyright statute

Readings for Artworkers is a series of seminars at the Free/Slow University of Warsaw. Another meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss copyright and the consequences of its extension. We will also take a closer look at the idea of intellectual property.

2010-11-16
HOW DO YOU CREATE A CREATOR? REPRESSED SECRETS OF INDIVIDUAL AUTORSHIP

Umberto Boccioni - I, We, Boccioni (1905-7)

Readings for Artworkers is a series of seminars at the Free/Slow University of Warsaw. At the forthcoming seminar we will critically analyze the mechanisms of the contemporary art world responsible for creating and maintaining the myth of "individual creator".

2010-11-02
WHAT KIND OF CREATIVITY WILL SET US FREE?

General Motors assembly line, 1920s

Readings for Artworkers is a series of seminars at the Free/Slow University of Warsaw. At the forthcoming seminar we will examine the concept of creativity and investigate its political potential, thus continuing our reflection on the transition from the creativity of production to the production of creativity, or in other words, from the hegemony of working masses to “cognitive capitalism”.

2010-10-19
THE AUTHOR AND THEIR FUNCTIONS

Portrait of an unidentified writer (photo: Paul Marsan Dornac)

Readings for Artworkers is a series of seminars at the Free/Slow University of Warsaw. At the forthcoming seminar we will ask the Foucauldian question: "What is an author?". We will discuss various theories of authorship, including Roland Barthes' concept of "the death of author".

2010-10-09
CREATIVE INDUSTRIES AND KNOWLEDGE FACTORIES:
ANALYSIS AND RESISTANCE
/ THE SECOND CONGRESS OF THE FUW
7-10.12.2010
2010-10-08
DETESTED ART WORLD, HATEFUL WORLD OF KNOWLEDGE

Janek Sowa's lecture within the series of presentations and discussions "Warsaw Under Construction" in the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw will be dedicated to the structural analogies between the art world and the world of science and knowledge.

2010-10-07
DETAILED PROGRAMME OF
THE FREE/SLOW UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW
/ OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2010
2010-10-05
CREATIVITY: DISCIPLINE, DISCOURSE, CAPITAL

Assembly of workers in an Italian factory, 1960's, source: libcom.org

Readings for Artworkers is a series of seminars at the Free/Slow University of Warsaw based on the principles of self-organization, parallel exchange of knowledge and intensive participation of artists, intellectuals, cultural activists and theoreticians of culture as well as members of many other disciplines.

2010-09-26
READINGS FOR ARTWORKERS
FALL SEMESTER 2010
/ FIRST MEETING:
05.10.2010
2010-07-13
THE RIGHT TO THE CITY AND POSTCOMMUNIST IMAGINATION

Readings for Artworkers is a series of seminars at the Free/Slow University of Warsaw based on the principles of self-organization, parallel exchange of knowledge and intensive participation of artists, intellectuals, cultural activists and theoreticians of culture as well as members of many other disciplines.

2010-07-11
BARCAMP OF THE FUW IN THE KNOT

znak: Janek Simon

The Free / Slow University of Warsaw, hosted by the KNOT, kindly invites everyone to joint planning of the next congress of independent culture Swoją Drogą 2 (In its own right 2), which is due to take place in December 2010.

2010-07-01
THE POTENTIAL OF FAILURES

THE KNOT in Warsaw, Pole Mokotowskie (photo: Robert Bęza)

Readings for Artworkers is a series of seminars at the Free/Slow University of Warsaw based on the principles of self-organization, parallel exchange of knowledge and intensive participation of artists, intellectuals, cultural activists and theoreticians of culture as well as members of many other disciplines.

2010-05-11
INTEGRAL REALITY

Integral Rality, still from the film by h&h collective

Readings for Artworkers is a series of seminars at the Free/Slow University of Warsaw based on the principles of self-organization, parallel exchange of knowledge and intensive participation of artists, intellectuals, cultural activists and theoreticians of culture as well as members of many other disciplines.

2010-01-23
2010-01-23

 
CULTURE, NOT PROFIT: READINGS FOR ARTWORKMEN is the first Volume of the Journal of Free / Slow University of Warsaw and a recap on our first year of activity. Internal diversity of the Volume corresponds to the mode of operation of our para-institution, which experiments with various avenues of knowledge production and exchange.

Polish in version of the book available formFuncacja Bec Zmiana: LINK
English version available onlineLINK
2010-01-02
READINGS FOR ARTWORKERS 2010
publications

2009-12-20
OUR WAY, BY THE WAY
NEW STRATEGIES
FOR  CULTURE
/ VIDEOS FROM
THE CONFERENCE
2009-12-15
TADEUSZ RÓŻEWICZ - BITE THE DUST

Bite the dust, directed by K.Kutz, 1990

Readings for Artworkers is a series of seminars at the Free/Slow University of Warsaw 2009. We refer to the tradition of open universities, self-education artistic groups and free education: LINK

2009-12-11
NEW STRATEGIES FOR CULTURE

logo: Janek Simon

Conference "Our Way, by the Way. New Strategies for Culture" took place in the Warsaw University Library between the 11th and the 13th of December 2009. Lectures and discussions were dedicated to the issues of alternative strategies for independent culture and its possible transformations // You can find video recordings of the presentations here: LINK

2009-12-09
OUR WAY, BY THE WAY
NEW STRATEGIES
FOR CULTURE
/ PROGRAMME
OF THE EVENT,
DOWNLOAD
2009-11-21
WARSAW
UNDER CONSTRUCTION:
IS EVERYTHING A PRODUCT?
/ WALKS, SESSION, PARTY
AT MOMA
21.11.09
2009-11-17
PIERRE BOURDIEU - DISTINCTION

Pierre Bourdieu, Distinction: Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste, 1984

Readings for Artworkers is a series of seminars at the Free/Slow University of Warsaw 2009. We refer to the tradition of open universities, self-education artistic groups and free education: LINK

2009-11-11
WARSAW
UNDER CONSTRUCTION:
CITIES AND PROFIT
/ SEMINAR AT MOMA
13-14.11.09

2009-11-04
FLYING UNIVERSITIES

Secret learning in Transbor, Poland (source: http://wielgolas.republika.pl/)

Jakob Jakobsen - founder of the Copenhagen Free University - between the 4th and the 8th of November, together with Romek Dziadkiewicz (Akademia 36,6) and Rael Artel (art curator from Estonia), will lead a Flash Research Workshop in Warsaw. The research problem of the workshop is the tradition of "nomadic" universities and "education from below" in Poland.

2009-11-03
ROLAND BARTHES - S/Z

Citroen DS - French myth of the 50's

Readings for Artworkers is a series of seminars at the Free/Slow University of Warsaw 2009. We refer to the tradition of open universities, self-education artistic groups and free education. LINK

2009-10-28
SOLIDARITY, COLLECTIVITY, SELF-ORGANIZATION

Negation of negation at show "October. Exit. Memory. Desire", ARTRA Galery, Milano 2007

Meeting with David Riff from Chto Delat collective in Delikatesy.TR in Warsaw

2009-10-20
WLADYSLAW SZLENGEL - POEMS FROM WARSAW GHETTO

Readings for Artworkers is a series of seminars at the Free/Slow University of Warsaw 2009. We refer to the tradition of open universities, self-education artistic groups and free education. LINK

2009-10-20
RADICAL
CHANGE
IN CULTURE
/ MANIFESTO
2009-10-17
PUBLIC BODY - BARCAMP

Abraham Bosse, illustration from the first edition of Thomas Hobbes' "Leviathan" (1651)

Together with a group of theorists, researchers and artists from London we will examine the human-physical dimensions of public space. The meeting was initiated by members of Critical Practice (Marscha Bradfield, Neil Cummings, Michaela Ross, Cinizia Cremona).

2009-10-15
RADICAL CHANGE IN CULTURE
manifesto, 15th of October 2009

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2009-10-10
FOREST, SURVIVAL, CONSERVES

Heath Bunting, International Tree Climbing Day

This time the Free University (WUW) is going on a field trip. The upcoming weekend session of WUW will focus on urban and suburban survival techniques in the times of late capitalism. We will spend two days learning and trying out practical, low-cost ways of making our day-to-day life more pleasant. 

2009-10-06
JÜRGEN HABERMAS - STRUCTURAL TRANSFORMATIONS OF THE PUBLIC SPHERE

Habermas (right) with Derrida (source: www.sens-public.org)

Readings for Artworkers is a series of seminars at the Free/Slow University of Warsaw 2009. We refer to the tradition of open universities, self-education artistic groups and free education. LINK

2009-09-27
INDUSTRIES OF CREATIVITY

Seminar dedicated to critical analysis of cultural industries and work conditions of producers of culture in contemporary art factories.

2009-09-22
GILLES DELEUZE - POSTSCRIPT ON THE SOCIETIES OF CONTROL
Gilles Deleuze (on the left) and Felix Guattari, 1970

Readings for Artworkers is a series of seminars at the Free/Slow University of Warsaw 2009. We refer to the tradition of open universities, self-education artistic groups and free education. LINK

2009-09-08
MARTIN HEIDEGGER - THE ORIGIN OF THE WORK OF ART

Martin Heidegger (Photo: Digne Meller-Marcovicz)

Readings for Artworkers is a series of seminars at the Free/Slow University of Warsaw 2009. We refer to the tradition of open universities, self-education artistic groups and free education. LINK

2009-09-08


Kuba Szreder / Ewa Majewska

2009-08-25
BERTOLT BRECHT - THE GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN
Bertolt Brecht, Lindberghflug (1929), radio performance

Readings for Artworkers is a series of seminars at the Free/Slow University of Warsaw 2009. We refer to the tradition of open universities, self-education artistic groups and free education. LINK

2009-08-21
RHIZOMES OF CULTURE /
INDEKS 73 LABORATORY AND
BARCAMP OF THE FREE UNIVERSITY
OF WARSAW


Kuba Szreder / Ewa Majewska

Self-governing and Critical Culture Weekend (21-22.08)
Initiated by:
The Free/Slow University / Indeks 73 Initiative / Komuna Otwock / Bec Zmiana Foundation / Urban Culture Association

2009-08-01

 

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Europejskie polityki kulturalne 2015. Raport o przyszłości publicznego finansowania sztuki współczesnej w Europie to publikacja pod redakcją Marii Lind i Raimunda Minichbauera, prezentująca obecną sytuację finansowania kultury i sztuki oraz prognozy, strategie alternatywne i eksperymentalne wobec dotychczas działających. W wersji polskiej premierowe teksty: Kuba Szreder, Jan Sowa.

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2009-07-23
AVANT-GARDE COOPERATION AND SELF-ORGANIZATION TECHNIQUES IN THE POLISH EXPERIMENTAL FILM OF THE 60s AND 70s

Józef Robakowski, Żywa Galeria (1975), still from the film

Łukasz Ronduda is going to talk about the way how neoavant-garde artists of the 1960s and 1970s experimented with techniques of artistic production open to collective cooperation, diffused authorship, group spontaneity and self-organisation.

2009-07-21
WALTER BENJAMIN, JULIAN TUWIM

Walter Benjamin in the Bibliothèque National, Paris, 1937

Readings for Artworkers is a series of seminars at the Free/Slow University of Warsaw 2009. We refer to the tradition of open universities, self-education artistic groups and free education. LINK

2009-07-21
ART WORKMAN’S NOTEBOOK 1972-1973

Warsaw premiere of the publication of EL Gallery in Elbląg. Meeting with Jarek Denisiuk, editor of the book.

2009-07-09 godz 19:00
EUROPEAN CULTURAL POLICIES 2015
publications
 
2009-07-08
INVESTIGATIVE RESEARCH, MAPPING ELITES AND DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE

Cmyk/Greyscale, catalogue, eds. Rebecca Gordon Nesbitt, Kate Davis

Rebecca Gordon Nesbitt is a culture critic and theorist conducting humdrum research on the maze of cultural policy. During the seminar, she is going to talk about how from a curator working for major and prestigious institutions she became a critical researcher of culture.

2009-06-30
WARSAW INDEPENDENT CULTURE WORKSHOP FOR PROF. JERZY HAUSNER

SPECIAL GUEST: Prof. Jerzy Hausner; MODERATOR: Bogna Świątkowska; SPEAKERS: Marta Białek, Alina Gałązka, Aldona Machnowska–Góra, Kuba Szreder

2009-06-29
KUNST=KAPITAL? KAPITAL!=KUNST? Politics and aesthetics of Joseph Beuys

Art as capital? Capital as the opposite of art? The title of the seminar ran by Jarosław Lubiak is a perverse reference to the renowned work by Joseph Beuys from 1980.

2009-06-29
JACQUES RANCIERE - AESTHETICS OF POLITICS

Joanna Rajkowska presenting her project The Minaret

Readings for Artworkers is a series of seminars at the Free/Slow University of Warsaw 2009. We refer to the tradition of open universities, self-education artistic groups and free education: LINK

2009-06-20
REFLECTIVE-RECREATIONAL PICNIC

BALANCE. Reflective-recreational picnic accompanied by the opening of The Eldorado Summer Resort (for passive and active laziness) by Martin Kaltwasser and Folke Köbberling // presented by: Free/Slow University Warsaw 2009 and a-i-r laboratory CSW Ujazdowski Castle

2009-06-17
FRIEDRICH SCHILLER - LETTERS UPON THE AESTHETIC EDUCATION OF MAN

Standing: Kuba Szreder, WUW Curator

Readings for Artworkers is a series of seminars at the Free/Slow University of Warsaw 2009. We refer to the tradition of open universities, self-education artistic groups and free education: LINK

2009-05-28
HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH?

RELAX (Chiarenza & Hauser & co) / www.relax-studios.ch

Meetings with Daniel Hauser form the RELAX Studios group, ZurichSwitzerland

2009-01-02
READINGS FOR ARTWORKERS 2009
publications