Centre for Contemporary Art Wawel Castle

(curatorial project created in cooperation with Aneta Rostkowska)

The curators of the CSW Zamek Wawelski project invited all visitors to an unconventional guided tour around the Wawel Hill and its surroundings. The tour-performance was an attempt to break the barrier related to the physical and symbolic inaccessibility of the Wawel Castle, which is often perceived as a kind of fortress. The aim of the project was to rediscover the potential hidden in the most recognisable element of the urban fabric of Cracow. The collections of the castle and the extraordinary events with which they are connected provided a stepping stone to a critical reinterpretation of the issues related to the history and tradition of the city. The artists intend to liberate "imprisoned" narrations and used them to construct a living, developing hypertext, which connected works by artists hidden around Wawel Hill. The preformance furnished an opportunity to present a new vision of curating, prepared by the organisers and published in a dedicated manifesto, which combines the gonzo technique with the reality of the economic crisis (so-called gonzo curating).

Idea: Jakub Woynarowski, Jakub Skoczek, Aneta Rostkowska

Artists-curators: Jakub Woynarowski, Aneta Rostkowska

Artists: Michał Gayer, Justyna Gryglewicz, Michał Hyjek, Szymon Kobylarz, Magdalena Lazar, Cecylia Malik, Mateusz Okoński, Agnieszka Piksa, Aneta Rostkowska, Marta Sala, Łukasz Skąpski, Piotr Sikora, Jakub Skoczek, Łukasz Surowiec, Piotr Swiatoniowski, Wojciech Szymański, Jakub Woynarowski