Casting Call by KATARZYNA KOZYRA at Family Business

May 31, 2012 from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Family Business Gallery - 520 West 21st Street, NYC

Casting calls will take place from 11 am to 6 pm on both the 31st of May and the 1st of June.

The Polish Cultural Institute New York and Family Business Gallery are proud to present CASTING CALL – an interactive performance by one of Poland’s most celebrated contemporary artists, Katarzyna Kozyra. Kozyra is looking for “Kozyra” for her upcoming autobiographical film and invites everyone to try out. For two days, the artist and the film crew from New York’s Bunker Media production studio will flip the roles of artist and audience by conducting a casting call and recording the performances of the contenders for the leading role.

This New York performance of Casting Call is the third part in a series to complete the trinity of the Spirit, the Brain, and the Body. Casting Call began at Kozyra’s semi-retrospective exhibition at the Zachęta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw (Dec 2010-Feb 2011), where in an audition room visitors gave their own renditions of “Kozyra” before a camera, based on their impressions of her and of her works on view. Casting Call was staged again at The Center for Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv in autumn of 2011, where participants could draw upon autobiographical information published by Kozyra for the event. The dramatic difference in the presentations from the Polish and Israeli audiences has inspired yet another reincarnation in a new culture.

Organised by the Polish Cultural Institute, curated by Paulina Bebecka! RED camera digital cinema by Ruy Sanchez Blanco and Bunker Media!

 

Family Business is a collaboration between CCS Bard, artist Maurizio Cattelan, and curator Massimiliano Gioni.

Family Business is made possible with support from, Dakis Joannou, Antonella Rodriguez, and David Teiger.

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