On October 19, at 7 PM, Dagmara Domagała and Paweł Janicki from WRO Art Center will held their Artist Talk on the subjects Black on White: An Achromatic History of Art and About Conditional Arts.
Dagmara Domagała has the M.A. degree in Cultural Studies; she is a scholar, art critic, art mediator and art guide. Her primary focus is on researching, elaborating and disseminating analogue and digital collections of the WRO Archive. From 2015 she is a member of the WRO Biennale's programme team. She lectures Media Art at the University at Lower Silesia.
Dagmara will talk on Black on white: An achromatic history of art. The colour as a substance of an artwork. The speaker will take a look at the history of colour in art, and explore the tropes of black, black & white^ and white artistic realisations along with the cultural ambiguity of the sense of colour.
Paweł Janicki will talk on About Conditional Arts (on the occasion of the installation TeToKi!). TeToKi! as a thinking application in the formula of conditional arts. Conditional Arts is a cross-cutting and inclusive term depriving of thinking within the categories of a specific medium, manifesto, or aesthetics, and directing towards conditional relations, simplicity and to the art that is understood as a complex of intersecting various practices.
The lecture is an attempt to look at the practice of media art from an unusual point of view: without getting rid of technological gadgets, while trying to make the most of available digital techniques (and thinking regarding the phenomenon of digital). It also introduces a historical perspective. It shows that many aspects in media culture are a modern representation of processes present in culture for a long time.
The artist talk will take place at IZONE, vul. Naberezhno-Luhova 8.