Polish Institute

Me, You, Us and Them. Exercises on Collectivity

​The screening embraces films by Polish artists from 1970s until today, dedicated to the ideas of collectivity, self-organization and (im)possibility of forming a community through arts.​


24 April 2015. 17.30 – 19.00 screening (in English)

14 May 2015. 17.00 – 19:00 lecture by Aleksandra Kędziorek and screening (in English)

20 May 2015. 18.00 – 19:30 screening (in English and Hungarian)

27 May 2015. 18.00 – 19:30 screening (in English and Hungarian)

In 1971 a group of students and graduates of cinematography, acting and sculpture made a collective outing into Warsaw’s public space with a 35mm camera. Producing sequences for never-assembled film “Open Form,” they acted jointly in the ideologized space of the communist city, testing possibilities for cooperation across artistic disciplines and self-organization of artists. Starting with three realized sequences of the “Open Form,” the screening brings a wide selection of Polish artists’ moving images from 1970s until now (the works by Piotr Andrejew, Paweł Althamer, Dominik Jałowiński, KwieKulik, Paweł Kwiek, Piotr Wysocki, and Artur Żmijewski), focused on the ideas of collectivity, role of the individual in the collective and the (im)possibility of forming a community through arts.


Curators: Aleksandra Kędziorek, Łukasz Ronduda

Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw