On a single day, 6 March 2020, Biennale Warszawa will be present at three exhibition openings in three European cities: Zurich, Cologne and Warsaw.
In Zurich, as part of the Oncurating Project Space platform, an exhibition about art and activism Games.Fights.Encounters will be opened, featuring Biennale Warszawa, among others. The presentation of the institiution’s programme both in the form of video documentation of its discursive and performative activity, publications, and two discussions with the participation of Biennale representatives is an important part of the mediation project which aims at examining intertextualities and sharing public spaces.
In Cologne, from 6 March, the Temporary Gallery / Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst will be presenting a slightly modified version of the exhibition Floraphilia. Revolution of Plants. The project curated by Aneta Rostkowska was shown at Biennale Warszawa last autumn. Exhibitions in Warsaw and Cologne constitute parts of a broader project: Floraphilia. Plants as Archives Continued in various locations with the participation of international partner institutions: in Berlin in cooperation with Savvy Contemporary, in Aalst with CIAP Kunstverein and Netwerk Aalst and in London as part of the Critical Ecologies research at the Goldsmiths, University of London.
Meanwhile in Warsaw, the exhibition titled Race and forest prepared by the INTERPRT research team and curated by Bartosz Frąckowiak will be opened on 6 March at 20.00 in the Biennale headquarters at 34/50 Marszałkowska St. The exhibition resulting from an investigative project devoted to ecocide crimes was presented as one of the items in the Biennale Warszawa 2019 programme Let’s organise our future at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw for two weeks last June. This time, at Biennale Warszawa, it will be open to visitors for a longer period, until 19 April 2020.
In line with its programming directives Biennale Warszawa seeks new institutional and organisational formulas and it contributes to creating trans-national alliances. These efforts will culminate in the events of 6 March – three exhibitions at the intersection of artistic and research activities held in three different cities.