Publications:

THE ABSENT MUSEUM
The Absent Museum
began in the summer of 2015 as a publication concept that investigates the relationship between institutions and social practices. The series will include documentation of such topics as, marginalized feminist practices, social activism and grassroots philanthropy. Ultimately, the continuing series will form an archive to serve curatorial and art historical research.

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

  • Against the Grain

    May 20, 2016
    Women's Center for Creative Work, Los Angeles

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

    Employing the medium of film as a tool for self expression and experimentation, polish women artists working during the 1970’s established a fruitful ground for diverse ideas within artistic practices. Often times approaching film from the perspective of a sculptor, painter or photographer, and collapsing various visual mediums with happenings, performance and public interventions, they sought to challenge the false reality represented in film and critique its subjective communication while developing their own language in structural cinema.

    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.

    The screening does not present a comprehensive view of a dynamic period, but rather features women artists whose work represents a particular momentum in the experimental and independent art film making in Poland. The films offer a delightful insight into the shifting ideologies, structures and methods of working and communicating within, but not limited to, early Polish feminism, its revival in the 1990’s, conceptualism and the structural cinema model.

    Against the Grain will feature works by Zofia Kulik, of group KwieKulik, Iwona Lemke-Konart, Natalia LL, Jolanta Marcolla, Ewa 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 evening will end with a participatory artwork as a performance, Open Form, Continued, directed by artist Kim Schoen, Lucy Cook and presenting Ania Diakoff.

    Films courtesy Fimoteka, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. Images credit: Kim Schoen and Emily Walworth

    Organized by Gosia Wojas.

  • 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
    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

    Paper exists as a physical basis for an idea. It catches thought in its web of fibers. The tangible traps the intangible. The “material” traverses the various trajectories of our reality. When an abstract idea is laid upon, or contained within the somatic and solid state of the material, it becomes visible, it becomes itself material.

    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 source concept experimentation. Projekt Papier’s aim is to document art practices shaping today’s community through an ongoing archive while maintaining an open discourse within artistic, art historical and curatorial practice.

    Please consider making a donation – your contribution will go towards production costs of publications and special projects.

     

    Publications:

    The Absent Museum, began in the summer of 2015 as a publication concept that investigates the relationship between institutions and social practices. The series will include documentation of such topics as, marginalized feminist practices, social activism and grassroots philanthropy. Ultimately, the continuing series will form an archive to serve curatorial and art historical research.

    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.

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    Gosia Wojas
    Projekt Papier @ WCCW

    2425 Glover Place
    Los Angeles, CA 90031

    By Appointment Only.