The art of not making art

The pandemic lockdown has deprived liminal beings (liminality practitioners) of many elements that were key to their work, i.e. labs or research institutions. Meanwhile, reality has transformed into one big laboratory, although still not fully available. A whole range of questions about reconstructing previous practices so that they fit the new reality has appeared. Is it possible for not-making-art to become art?

Festiwal Przemiany 2020 Karolina Zyniewicz
Karolina Żyniewicz

Liminal being, artist and researcher, graduate of visual arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź. PhD student of the Nature-Culture programme in the Artes Liberales department at the Univeristy of Warsaw. While carrying out her artistic projects in biology labs, she also conducts ethnographic research which is the basis for her meditations on non—human actors' role in creating modern culture. In her work, she highlights the epistemic and didactic dimensions of art. Between 2016-2018, she collaborated with educational departments of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and Zachęta National Art Gallery. Żyniewicz uses these experiences in her own liminal practice.

Projekt dofinansowano ze środków Narodowego Centrum Kultury w ramach Programu „Kultura w sieci”.