Internationally renowned Polish Artist Karol Radziszewski presents a rich selection of Central and Eastern European queer archive materials from the collection of the Queer Archives Institute (QAI). The QAI, established by Radziszewski in November 2015, is a non-profit artist-run organisation dedicated to research, collection, digitalisation, presentation, exhibition, analysis and artistic interpretation of queer archives, with special focus on the countries of the former Eastern Bloc. The QAI is a long-term project open to transnational collaboration with artists, activists and academic researchers. The Institute carries out a variety of activities and projects – from exhibitions, publications, lectures, and installations to performances.
The QAI/CEE exhibition also features Radziszewski’s photographs and video works, and will include an artist’s talk and documentary screening of Kiesieland on Saturday 11 November at 6pm.
On 11 November (11am – 3pm) arts collective Eastern States of Queer will host a Kilim (a decorative piece of heavy woven fabric that originated in Balkan tribes) making workshop and discussion for children and families in the Centrala Gallery space.
Join us for the exhibition launch from 6pm on Friday 10th November.