CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART UJAZDOWSKI CASTLE
Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle dates back to 1988. Since the very beginning, it has been cooperating closely with the artists — exerting influence on the shape of Polish contemporary art or initiating creation of art pieces in the public space. In its programme, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle draws attention to the social context of contemporary art and the interdisciplinary and global character of its language. For years it has been inviting world-renowned artists, such as Annie Leibovitz, Nan Goldin, Yoko Ono, to exhibit — often for the first time in Poland. In the 1990s, the Centre was involved in the development of the so called ‘Polish critical art’, exhibiting the most celebrated works by such artists as Paweł Althamer, Katarzyna Kozyra, Zbigniew Libera, Joanna Rajkowska, Artur Żmijewski.
As a significant part of its activities, the Centre features large exhibitions on given topics, defining the condition of contemporary art. The collective presentation of 23 artists from Europe and Middle East entitled “KURZ / DUST / غبار” was one of them.
SZUSTOW. KULTURA I KOMUNIKACJA oversaw the communication of the exhibition.
Additionally, SZUSTOW. KULTURA I KOMUNIKACJA, as part of the cooperation with the Ujazdowski Castle Centre, developed and implemented a report entitled “Season of changes — changes and plans 2015/2016”, summarising the year’s activity of Małgorzata Ludwisiak as the director of the Centre.
Małgorzata Ludwisiak holds a PhD in human sciences. She is a critic and an art historian, one of the most prominent curators in Poland. In 2008–2014, she was the vice-director of Muzeum Sztuki (Museum of Art) in Łódź, where she was in charge of, inter alia, the research programme, education and communication. On 1 October 2015 she took up the position of the director at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle.