The “View” Foundation also conducts academic, artistic and educational activities in the field of visual culture, including both everyday and artistic practices, as well as theory.
In recent years, we have carried out several projects in this area.
Re-PAST (H2020) – ongoing
In 2017, the Foundation joined an international research consortium (associating researchers from Cyprus, Greece, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Great Britain, Belgium and Spain) working on a project submitted to the Horizon2020 program, Call: H2020-SC6-CULT-COOP-2016-2017 (Understanding Europe - Promoting the European Public and Cultural Space). The project “Strengthening European integration through the analysis of conflict discourses: revisiting the past, anticipating the future” (RE-PAST) was qualified for financing for the years 2018-2021 and the works started in May 2018.
The research team in Poland consists of: dr Katarzyna Bojarska, dr Piotr Filipkowski, dr Iwona Kurz, dr Tomasz Rawski, dr Krzysztof Świrek, dr Agata Zborowska, mgr Danuta Życzyńska-Ciołek.
“Visual Literacy: How to Think and Act with Images”
In 2017, the Foundation carried out the project “Visual Literacy: How to Think and Act with Images”, funded by the Evens Foundation in Antwerp. As a result, an English-language publication was published, available in print and online at https://issuu.com/evensfoundation/docs/medialiteracy_singlepages, presenting exemplary European activities in the field of visual education.
Katarzyna Bojarska, the editor of the book, was also responsible for the preparation and hosting of the How to Read World with Images – Visual Literacy in the New Media Age panel at the Media Meets Literacy conference in Sarajevo in September 2017. The discussion was attended by: Bojana Piskur (Moderna Galerija Lubljana, Slovenia), Christine Vidal (LeBal, Paris, France), René Glas (Utrecht University, Netherlands), Torsten Arni Caleb Andreasen (Copenhagen University, Denmark).
Ernst van Alphen’s book “Criticism as an Intervention: Art, Memory, Effects”
In 2016, the Foundation received a grant from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to cover part of the costs of translation and editorial work related to the book by Ernst van Alphen (University of Leiden, the Netherlands), Criticism as an Intervention: Art, Memory, Affect, which is a selection of critical texts by the author in Polish. The book, edited by Katarzyna Bojarska, will be published in the “Hermeneia” series of the Jagiellonian University Publishing House in autumn 2019.
Interdisciplinary project “Trauma and Revival”
In 2016-2017, at the invitation of Bunkier Sztuki Gallery in Krakow, the Foundation conceived a program of three series of film screenings, lectures and discussions as part of the international interdisciplinary project Trauma and Revival, financed from the funds of the “Creative Europe” Program, and organised by the Palais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium) in collaboration with the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (Karlsruhe, Germany), Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto (Biella, Italy), Jyväskylä University (Finland), kim? Contemporary Art Centre (Riga, Latvia). From October 2016 to December 2017, eighteen meetings were held to discuss archives, memory and trauma in the work of post-war European artists, as well as in the literature of the period. The protagonists of the meetings included Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi, Sven Augustijnen, Michael Rothberg, Naeem Mohaiemen, Phil Collins, Chantal Akerman, Ulrike Ottinger.
Detailed programs of the subsequent editions are available on the Bunkier Sztuki website: