Andrzej Kramarz, Dariusz Czaja
Meeting to mark the publication of Andrzej Kramarz’s photographic publication Niewidzialne mapy (Invisible Maps), which will provide a unique opportunity to meet the photographer along with Dariusz Czaja, the author of the text that accompanies the book. This book is very visually intensive, full of signs, tracks and symbols without clear instructions for how to interpret them. As Czaja writes, (…) the photographs defiantly guard access to themselves, not allowing for any easy or un-conflicting reading. They do, however, provoke us into conceiving our own narratives, into constructing our own continuations. We try to make a coherent whole (sometimes by force) out of the viewed images, try to make the rebuses speak to us. We therefore construct our own tales, in which the visible begins to be dressed in a meaningful piece of communication (or so we think…).
Meeting organised in collaboration with the Art Library | Gliwice Museum – publisher of Invisible Maps.
Meeting will be led by Agnieszka Sabor
Andrzej Kramarz - graduated from the Institute of Creative Photography (ITF) in Opava. Photographer, lecturer, curator, editor of photography books. Co-founder of Imago Mundi Foundation (2005). In 2007–2008 he was Deputy Art Director at the Krakow Photomonth Festival. Currently, he is involved in the Photo Proxima research project carried out by the Ethnographic Museum in Cracow in collaboration with the Fratelli Alinari Museum of Photography, studying private collections of family photographs. He lectures on photography at University of Hawaii, Hawaii‘ Community Collage in Hilo and at Academy of Photography in Cracow.
Dariusz Czaja – cultural anthropologist, editor of Konteksty, essayist, music reviewer. A professor (dr hab.) and lecturer at the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology of the Jagiellonian University. His books include Lekcje ciemności (Lessons of darkness – TVP Kultura Foundation “Cultural Guarantee” prize), Gdzieś dalej, gdzie indziej (Somewhere further, somewhere else – “Warsaw Literary Premiere” 2011, Nike award nomination), and Znaki szczególne. Antropologia jako ćwiczenie duchowe (Distinguishing marks. Anthropology as a spiritual exercise).
31.05.2014, 6 PM
Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art
pl. Szczepański 3a