Research Tank

RESEARCH TANK: Art / Directions / Contexts

RESEARCH TANK documents and promotes research in the field of art history and visual anthropology, placing particular emphasis on the cognitive potential of art and its socio-political contexts.

In its first edition RESEARCH TANK fully reflects the voice of female researchers from Central and Eastern Europe: Marina Gržinić, Caterina Preda and Emese Kürti. By this means project is trying to revise artistic geography and supplement the history of art “written” from the western perspective. By discussing the issues of necropolitics, art in the face of dictatorships and artistic strategies of resistance, Research Tank becomes a kind of guidebook for those who are interested in meeting points of art and politics, seized in a possibly interdisciplinary perspective.

Project co-financed by the City of Krakow.

Organizer: Nośna Foundation
Partners: City of KrakowMOCAK LibraryMuseum of Contemporary Art
Media patrons: Polski Portal KulturyBlok Magazine



Marina Gržinić
Necropolitics and the political dimensions of contemporary art
15.09.2018, Saturday, 6.p.m.
Museum of the Contemporary Art in Krakow MOCAK

Caterina Preda
Art, state and ideology during the communist dictatorships in Eastern Europe
13.10.2018, Saturday, 6.p.m.
Museum of the Contemporary Art in Krakow MOCAK

Emese Kürti
Disobedients. The Limits of Dissent in the Hungarian Experimental Art
24.11.2018, Saturday, 6 p.m.
Museum of the Contemporary Art in Krakow MOCAK