Asia Art Archive welcomed artist Marysia Lewandowska as resident in fall 2014.
During her time in Hong Kong, the artist will continue her year-long research project, Made in Public, that grows out of her 2014 AAA talk Made in Commons. Through a dynamic series of public encounters, Lewandowska will explore the consequences privitization has on art and culture, focusing on property and its impact on social and political relations in the process of modernising Asia.
Marysia Lewandowska is a Polish born artist based in London since 1985 who through her collaborative projects has explored the public function of archives, collections and exhibitions She has been collaborating with Neil Cummings between1995 and 2008. Research has played a central part in all her projects, which include the book The Value of Things (Birkhauser/August 2000), Give & Take at the V & A Museum and Capital (2001) inaugurating Contemporary Interventions series at Tate Modern. Enthusiasm (2004-2006) project has been shown at the CCA Warsaw, the Whitechapel Gallery, London, Kunst-Werke in Berlin and Tapies Foundation in Barcelona. The film project Screen Tests (2006) featured in the British Art Show 6. Social Cinema (2006) events were made for the London Architecture Biennale. Generosity Broadcasting House (2006) was at Kunsthaus Graz. Post-production (2008) featured in Manifesta7 in Bolzano. The film Museum Futures: Distributed (2008) was commissioned by Moderna Museet in Stockholm, and Tender Museum (2009), a sound and film installation, is at Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz. Intellectual Property was a subject of How Public is the Public Museum? (2010) at Moderna Museet in Stockholm. Re-Distributed Archive (2011) featured at the Congress of Culture, Wrocław; Open Cinema (2012) developed with architect Colin Fournier was a public intervention for Guimaraes 2012 European City of Culture, and in 2013 Architecture Triennale in Lisbon.
Marysia Lewandowska's residency is generously supported by Foundation for Art Initiatives (FfAI).