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Iaspis Kitchen Talk / Breakfast with Aneta Rostkowska. Iaspis Kitchen Talk / Frukost med Aneta Rostkowska. „and only the birds fly first class…“ * A brief history of curating on Mars

Guest: Aneta Rostkowska, Curator, Akademie der Künste der Welt, Köln.
Time: Wednesday 14 June, 09.30 am.
Place: The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, the Residency Kitchen.
Address: Maria skolgata 83, 2nd floor, Stockholm.
Language: English.

Breakfast is served. Please note! Limited seats.
Please RSVP to by the latest 12 June

Object Number 2299 is a DNA-pendrive found in a waste dump in the northern part of the Global Union on the 19th of March 2223. It contains seven encrypted letters from a woman living on Mars to a man living on Earth, members of the Gonzo International movement. The letters have been sent between 10thOctober 2214 and 6th January 2215 and are currently stored in the archives of the Museum of Mars Colonization. During her Kitchen Talk Aneta Rostkowska will use the letters as an introduction to her curatorial and artistic practice in which experimental storytelling meets politics, gonzo journalism and botany.

Iaspis Kitchen Talks is a series of conversations aimed at art and design professionals and is intended as an informal meeting between various actors in the industry with the purpose of creating meetings between international artists and curators and the Swedish Visual and Applied Arts worlds.

*lyrics from “Mr Nichols“, song by Coldcut and Saul Williams.

Aneta Rostkowska is a curator, researcher and writer, a graduate of de Appel Curatorial Programme in Amsterdam. She is a co-founder of initiatives dedicated to the current socio-economic situation and the city of Kraków, of which artistic projects form an important part (i.e. after capitalism, Salt, Urban Project). Together with Jakub Woynarowski, she developed the concept of ‘gonzo curating’, a creative practice conceived as a process of appropriation of any phenomena by means of constructing a semi-fictional narrative around it. An example of ‚gonzo curating’ is a fictitious institution they founded, Wawel Castle Centre of Contemporary Art.
Rostkowska studied philosophy, economics and art history in Kraków, Poznań, Heidelberg and Frankfurt am Main. From 2005 to 2016 she taught art theory, art history, philosophy and logic at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków and Art Academy of Szczecin. From 2011 to 2016 she worked as a curator at Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art in Kraków. In 2013, together with Martyna Niedośpiał, she edited a book on the interrelations between art, activism and ecology based on the works of Kraków’s activist artist Cecylia Malik. In 2014 she received a Young Poland scholarship of Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. In 2015, together with Virginija Januškevičiūtė, she curated A Million Lines, an exhibition based on a short story of China Miéville, a part of XII Baltic Triennale, accompanied by a Polish translation of Kristupas Sabolius’ book Proteus and the Radical Imaginary. Since 2016 Rostkowska is working at the Academy of the Arts of the World in Cologne/Germany.

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Jakub Skoczek, Aneta Rostkowska, Jakub Woynarowski, "U Can’t Touch This", 2012, gonzo performance documentation.

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