Thursday 24 October 2019 to Saturday 26 October 2019

The Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw invites the public to the first part of the conference “Never Again” entitled “Art against War and Fascism in the 20th and 21st Centuries” and the summit "Internationalism after the end of globalisation". It will play the dual role: of a conference and a plenary session.

The aim of the conference is to raise questions about the legitimacy and usefulness of seeking historical analogies for the contemporary wave of violence and dangerous fantasies of segregation of societies and stigmatization of groups deemed to be different. Has history taught us a lesson that can help overcome the crisis of communal thinking? Can we learn something from the antifascist tradition, despite all of its shortcomings?

The delegates will meet during the summit not only to review but also to develop theoretical and practical responses to the current crisis, which calls for new modes of connecting on an international scale to challenge the neoliberalism, the evival of the fascist tendencies and ecological disaster, seeking forms of artistic internationalism embedded in the ongoing democratic struggle for climate, economic, gender and racial justice.

Participants from the UK: Keir Milburn (Plan C, University of Leicester), Angela Dimitrakaki (University of Edinborough), Yaiza Hernández (Central Saint Martins), Tomislav Medak (Center for Postdigital Cultures, Coventry University), Marsha Bradfield (Director of Artfield Projects, London)

Art against war and fascism in the 20th and 21st centuries: 24 October, 11:00, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw: Pańska 3 

Internationalism after the end of globalisation: 25-26 October, Pańska 3, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw: Pańska 3