Tuesday 29 June 2021 to Sunday 01 August 2021

We invite you to Konteksty. Postartistic Congress in Sokołowsko that will take place from 29 June to 01 August 2021. It is the first chapter of a three - year process (2021-2023) of reinventing Konteksty. The Congress is aimed at everyone interested in art, music and experimental film. It has been taking place for the last decade. The assembly, inspired by the tradition of artistic plein-airs of the 1970s, will gather over 30 people engaged in arts, crafts, artistic theory, ecology, activism and education. The contributions prepared by the delegates are mostly ephemeral (walking, eating, deep listening, fixing objects and relationships). 

The Congress takes place in a location unique in its architecture, nature and geology. For over 150 years, the sanatorium in Sokołowsko was treating lung diseases. Nowadays, it’s struggling with the issues of gentrification, expansive tourism, and exploitation of natural resources, with a nearby opencast melaphyre mine. Konteksty is a research tool, calibrated to register the frequencies characteristic for the sanatorium center and at the same time perceptible on planetary scale.

Konteksty will present a film programme including British and Britain-based artists: The Otolith Group ( O, Horizon and Medium Earth), Rosalind Nashashibi (Vivian's Garden), Jessica Rinland (Black Pond) and Emma Davie (Becoming Animal).

The Congress was convened by Sebastian Cichocki and Marianna Dobkowska, at the invitation of the In Situ Contemporary Art Foundation.

Attendence is free of charge. Registration and sanitary restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic apply. The registration form will be available on the website from 1 July, 2021

Venue: several locations in Sokołowsko, including: meadow in front of Różanka, cinema Zdrowie, park at Sanatorium Grunwald

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British Council is partner of the event.