Exhibition | Partizaning: Participatory Urban Replanning, 2011–2018

Partizaning: Participatory Urban Replanning, 2011–2018
Opening: Friday, 14/09/2018, 7 p.m.
14/09/2018–30/09/2018
Nośna, Zabłocie 9a, Krakow

Partizaning is an artistic-urbanist collective founded in Moscow in the early 2000s. Since 2011, members of the group have been running an internet portal www.partizaning.org, which archives the activities of Moscow’s Partizaning and collects information on similar urban movements in Russia and abroad. The collective documents examples of artistic activism, urban interventions and architectural transformations of cities from around the world, and analyzes the role of art in transforming public spaces of Russian cities.

The group’s mission is to examine the role of art as a practical tool for inclusive revitalization of cities and social activism. The shape of the collective’s activity is influenced by the cultural, political and social crisis that contemporary Russia is struggling with. The Russian collective includes: Igor Ponosov, Anton Polskiy, Shrija Malhotra, Sonia Polska, Dmytro Zaietc.

As part of the Partizaning: Participatory Urban Replanning, 2011–2018 exhibition, Nośna Foundation will present the achievements of Russian artists and activists gathered around the idea of ​​partizaning. The exhibition will present archival recordings, photos, artifacts and stories from the actions carried out by the members of the collective.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a meeting on the book Russian Urban Art: History and Conflicts by Igor Ponosov and workshops of city interventions with Anton Polskiy (Sztuka – Miasto – Aktywizm. Warsztaty z Antonem Polskim).

Anton Polskiy (1982) – art historian, artist, activist, publicist, curator, lecturer at the Russian State University of Humanities (РГГУ). Since the late 90s, he has been involved in art in public space. One of the ideologues and founders of the Moscow collective Partizaning, editor of www.partizaning.ru, author of the first Moscow cycling map, participant of many international artistic and urban projects, organizer of the urban intervention marathon Dielaj sam (DIY).

Igor Ponosov (1980) – Russian artist, an editor of the Partizaning web-site and the author of various publications and projects about urban art. Works and lives in Moscow since 2003. From 2005 to 2009, published three books about street art in Russia and the former USSR. From 2011 to 2013, curated The Wall project (a discussion platform for the street art community) on CCA ‘Winzavod’ in Moscow. In 2011, founded the ‘Partizaning’ movement with a website for activists, artists and urbanists. Current interests include urban art, urbanism and artivism. Curator of Delai Sam festival, which focuses on grassroots iniatives and activism in Russia.

Project co-financed by The Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding.

Partners: The Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding., Partizaning, Warsztat
Media patrons: NOTES.NA.6.TYGODNI, sztukapubliczna.pl, Off Radio Kraków