Arton Review. Festival of Art Films

Arton Review is a review of Polish avant-garde and experimental film and video, organized by the Arton Foundation since 2014. The point of departure for the event is a repository of works developed by us and available online. On this occasion, we invite artists of the younger generation to create their own films inspired by the past of Polish art.

The 2020 edition is devoted to women and films created by women in the 1970s and 1980s. We invite audiences to view an expanded program which in May of this year was presented by the Arton Foundation as part of the International Short Film Festival in Oberhausen, Germany. Films available for viewing include works by Izabella Gustowska, Iwona Lemke-Konart, Jolanta Marcolla, Natalia LL, Ewa Partum, Jadwiga Singer and Teresa Tyszkiewicz.

Barbara Gryka, Bianka Rolando and Jana Shostak have prepared their own works inspired by selected works by women artists from the 1970s.

Barbara Gryka

Born 1992 in Puławy. She is studying in the Studio of Spatial Activities of Prof. Mirosław Bałka, the Studio of Audiovisual Space of Prof. Grzegorz Kowalski, the Studio of Painting Space of Prof. Leon Tarasewicz and Dr Paweł Susid, and the Studio of Narrative Photography of Dr Prot Jarnuszkiewicz, at the Faculty of Media Art of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. She practises performance art. In her work she addresses issues impossible to express in words, as well as human identity and image, and the individual’s entanglement in the socio-political sphere.

Bianka Rolando

Born 1979. Visual and interdisciplinary artist, poet, academic lecturer. She lives and works in Poznań. Her works have been shown at such institutions as the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, the Polish Institute in Rome, Kunsthalle Bratislava, and Galeria Foksal in Warsaw.

Jana Shostak

Born 1993 in Grodno, Belarus. Doctoral student at University of the Arts Poznań. On 20 June 2017, World Refugee Day, she defended her diploma work in Mirosław Bałka’s Studio of Spatial Activities at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. The defence was held at the Saturn store in Warsaw’s Złote Tarasy shopping mall, on 67 television monitors. In her artistic work, Shostak focuses on actions activizing/hacking society within the non-artistic system. She believes in the efficacy of art. Among other awards, she won the Critics’ Prize at the exhibition of the best diploma works at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and the grand prize at the Young Wolves festival 2016. In 2015 she set a Polish Guinness Record. She has participated in exhibitions in Poland and abroad, including Form resistance: Non-exhibition within the Forum for the Future of Culture (Teatr Powszechny, Warsaw), Attention! Border (Galeria Labirynt in Lublin and Galeria Arsenał in Białystok) and Goodbye Ai Weiwei (INI Project, Prague), as well as Manifesta 11 in Zurich and Biennale WRO 2017 in Wrocław. She is currently involved in assisting individuals persecuted in Belarus, supporting detainees and their families with her artistic and activist efforts.

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