Pavilions Without Walls - Poland
The Pavilions Without Walls, a new Performa initiative modeled on the idea of the Venice Bienniale's pavilions, were created to forge strong partnerships between New York and countries around the world, allowing Performa to foster and and deeper levels of cultural and artistic exchange. The artists and events within the Polish Pavilion illustrate and embody the artistic practices that Performa found following months of research, including visits to Warsaw and Kraków with leaders of the art and culture field.
- Saturday, November 2, 12:00 pm
Althamer builds connections between Williamsburg's many residents as all are invited to join in his conviviality and revelry at the Biba bar.
- Saturday, November 2, 2:00 pm
Help kick off Paweł Althamer's month-long performance project at Biba of Williamsburg.
- Saturday, November 2, 5:00 pm
- Sunday, November 3, 5:00 pm
- Tuesday, November 5, 5:00 pm
- Wednesday, November 6, 5:00 pm
- Thursday, November 7, 8:00 pm
An immersive installation with live music that explores the confusing experience felt when emigrating to the U.S.
- Wednesday, November 6, 7:00 pm
Poland's groundbreaking collective create contemporary versions of their seminal political happenings.
- Thursday, November 7, 1:00 pm
Akademia Ruchu presents a visual retrospective of their work since 1974 through a range of images and films.
- Thursday, November 7, 2:00 pm
Joanna Warsza’s lecture, Public Art in Poland After the Fall of the Wall, presents the landscape of public art in post-communist Poland, revealing the social, cultural, and political idiosyncrasies of its post-socialist, turbo-capitalist, and westernized society.
- Thursday, November 7, 5:00 pm
A barbecue to celebrate the inauguration of Queen Mother of Reality
- Thursday, November 7, 8:30 pm
An evening of readings, slide projections, and conversations around Polish pioneer gay activist Ryszard Kisiel and Radziszewski’s documentary Kisieland, exploring the political importance of queer resistance in Eastern Europe.
- Friday, November 8, 12:00 pm
- Saturday, November 9, 12:00 pm
Seminal Polish collective Akademia Ruchu (the Academy of Movement) creates a new, participatory performance specially conceived for Times Square.
- Friday, November 8, 12:00 pm
The hallways of this historic building vibrate in a sound and sculptural installation.
- Friday, November 8, 6:00 pm
Join the artist for a special opening on Friday, November 8, from 6-8pm. Featuring tours of the installation by Katarzyna Krakowiak!
- Thursday, November 14, 5:00 pm
A special evening of dinner, talks, and performances at Biba Performa featuring artists who work with light, fire, projections and sound.
- Monday, November 18, 6:00 pm
Join the Biba Peforma team for a screening of a documentary about legendary Polish artist Tadeusz Kantor.
- Tuesday, November 19, 6:30 pm
Paweł Althamer and his collaborators will be dedicating their monumental sculpture Queen Mother of Reality to all mothers displaced from their homes. Join them for a ceremonial evening of feasting, dancing and performance.
- Thursday, November 21, 6:00 pm
A project dedicated to the work of legendary Polish visual artist and theater director Tadeusz Kantor and how his legacy is evident in the work of contemporary artists.