AGAINST THE GRAIN

Selection of experimental films by Polish women artists, 1970’s – present, from the Warsaw’s Museum of Modern Art’s Filmoteka archive.

Women’s Center for Creative Work
2425 Glover Pl. Los Angeles, CA 90031

Friday, May 20th, 2016
7:00 – 9:00PM

Art historian dr. Izabela Kowalczyk argued, in a 1997 paper titled, Feminist motifs in Polish art that feminist artists in Poland failed to accurately respond to women’s issues during its oppressive regime, and instead borrowed already existing models developed by feminist artists working in the West.

Against the Grain will feature works by Zofia Kulik, of group KwieKulik, Iwona Lemke-Konart, Natalia LLJolanta MarcollaEwa Partum and Jadwiga Singer as well as contemporary artists, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Katarzyna Kozyra and Agnieszka Polska. A reflective discussion on feminism during socialism and the magic of experimental film will follow with scholars dr. Aniko Imre and dr. Eve Oishi. The evenning will end with a participatory artwork as a performance, Open Form, Continued, directed by artist Kim Schoen, Lucy Cook and presenting Ania Diakoff.

The event is organized by Gosia Wojas.

 

Upcoming publications:

THE ABSENT MUSEUM
an archive concept that began in the summer of 2015 as a publication dedicated to exhibition proposals in the fields of visual and performing art, social architecture and design. Free of institutional critique these unrealized, utopian exhibitions exist only on paper and have not otherwise occupied a three dimensional space. Ultimately, the continuing series will form an archive of absent exhibitions with no physical works circulating the art market. Forthcoming catalogue will appear in summer, 2016.

MATERIAL-I-TY
Material-i-ty, which in polish translates to Material-and-you, is an ongoing collection of essays aimed to evaluate psychological and cultural associations with material and recognize internal as well as external factors that occupy materiality within contemporary culture. With essays by Cara Benedetto, Farah Karapetian, Anthony Leslie and others.

Analogue

Past

  • PRINTED MATTER’s LA ART BOOK FAIR 2015

    January 30 - February 1, 2015, Preview: Thursday, January 29, 2015, 6–9 pm
    The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles -- 152 North Central Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012

    Projekt Papier is pleased to present a suite of exciting prints, books and magazines from USA and Poland at the upcoming third annual Printed Matter LA Art Book Fair at MOCA.

    Featuring Polish art magazine "PIKTOGRAM", along with "Satisfaction" - a DVD publication of films on consumption art of 1970’s Poland, produced by Center for Contemporary Art - CSW Zamek Ujazdowski / Archfilm and Piktogram / Bureau of Loose Associations // Prints by GINNY COOK, FARRAH KARAPETIAN and KIM SCHOEN, and an art book project and limited edition of lithographs by SUSAN SILTON // Limited edition risographs by NICK AGUAYO, JAMES ANDERSON, JOSH CHO, AKINA COX, MAYA GURANTZ, MARA LONNER, LAURALEE POPE, BRIAN TAYLOR, ROBERT WECHSLER and ARIANE VIELMETTER // Monoprints by PETER HALASZ.

  • PROJEKT PAPIER I

    August, 2012
    Souterrain gallery, The Hoffmann Collection (Sammlung Hoffmann), Berlin

    Projekt Papier's inaugural exhibition featuring artists Cathy Akers, Scott Benzel, Sayre Gomez, Kim Schoen and with a special presentation by Aura Rosenberg.

    Souterrain is a gallery under the patronage of the prestigious Hoffmann Collection in Sophie-Gips-Höfe, Berlin (Mitte).

    Organized by Gosia Wojas.

  • PROJEKT PAPIER II: HAND MADE

    August, 2012
    MCKA Zatoka Sztuki Art and Performance Center, Sopot, Poland

    Artists:
    Cathy Akers, Kim Alexander, Jani Benjamins, Nathan Danilowicz, Mara De Luca, Rob Doran, Roya Falahi, Helen R. Garber, Anitra Haendel, Alice Konitz, Amy Myers, Joshua Nathanson, Frank Ryan, Maha Saab, Aili Schmeltz, Yana Tutunik.

    Organized by Gosia Wojas.

  • Projekt Papier

    Using paper object as a catalyst for a wide array of projects, Projekt Papier’s aim is to document art practices shaping today’s community through an ongoing print archive while maintaining an open discourse within artistic, art historical and curatorial practice. Since 2012, Projekt Papier has collaborated with artists, curators and creative thinkers across disciplines of visual art, film, writing and design to build a non-space for paper-based object exhibition and non-object concept experimentation.

     

    Upcoming publications:

    The Absent Museum, is an archive concept that began in the summer of 2015 as a publication dedicated to artistic practices and exhibition proposals in visual and performing art, social architecture and design. Free of institutional critique these utopian exhibitions exist only on paper and have not otherwise occupied a three dimensional space. Ultimately, the continuing series will form an archive of absent exhibitions with no physical works circulating the art market. Forthcoming catalogue will appear in summer, 2016.

    Material-i-ty, which in polish translates to Material-and-you, is an ongoing collection of essays aimed to evaluate psychological and cultural associations with material and recognize internal as well as external factors that occupy materiality within contemporary culture. Close consideration is given to qualities of materials and the distinct entities that govern them, such as the material and immaterial, natural and cultural forces, subject/object relationships and various processes that drive their production.

     

    2016 programming:

     

    Screening of experimental films by Polish women artists of the 1970′s – today    May  

    Mail art   August  

    Email here to find out more information.

     

    Contact

     

    Gosia Wojas
    Projekt Papier @ WCCW

    2425 Glover Place
    Los Angeles, CA 90031

    By Appointment Only.