The Contemporary Art Centre is pleased to launch the public lecture and screening series accompanying the VILNIUS COOP project within the frame of the X Baltic Triennial of International Art. The series of events will be presented at 7pm each Wednesday from September 9 until November 19 at the CAC Reading Room and at the VILNIUS COOP exhibition venue at Gedimino prospect no. 27
The talk will address the question ‘how can the public feel good about sharing their secrets?’ The answer to which resides in the creation of both real and imaginary meeting spaces in which discussion can bloom. Olowska will talk about two such spaces that she has been responsible for running in Warsaw, a bar ‘Nova Popularna’ and an artist salon ‘Des Herbs’. She will also refer to work that she produces in collaboration with other artists, another communicative and productive strategy, such as Bonnie Camplin and Lucy McKenzie. Interested in the concept of ‘restorative nostalgia‘ Olowska will also refer to an ongoing project ‘Neons’ that aims to create a ‘night salon‘ in the cityscape.
Paulina Olowska was born in Gdansk and lives and works in Warsaw, Poland. She was educated at the academy in Gdansk and at the Chicago Art Institute, and now teaches in Krakow. Olowska‘s work borrows from a range of 20th century art histories and popular images and imaginaries, and has been exhibited and collected by major institutions around the world (including the VanAbbe, Eindhoven and Centre Pompidou, Paris). Olowska is also well known as a performance artist, and organiser of socially interactive projects. She has also participated in biennales in Berlin, Istanbul, and Moscow.
Paulina Olowska‘s visit to Lithuania has been supported by the Polish Institute, Vilnius
For more information about the X Baltic Triennial of International Art, see: www.urbanstories.lt