Exhibition Finissage with Tomasz Rakowski and Szymon Maliborski

Sat 30 April 2022, 6 p.m.

Language: English

The exhibition of Alicja Rogalska closes this Saturday. Join us for an informal conversation about it with our two guests: Tomasz Rakowski and Szymon Maliborski. Coffee and cake will be served.

Tomasz Rakowski is an ethnologist and cultural anthropologist, an Associate Professor at the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Warsaw, a Lecturer at the Institute of Polish Culture, and a Fellow of Polish Council for Scientific Excellence. He is also a medical doctor, a specialist in Accident & Emergency medicine. He conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Poland and Mongolia. He is the author of two ethnographic monographs, multiple edited volumes, and peer-reviewed articles. In 2016 he published “Hunters, Gatherers, and Practitioners of Powerlessness: An Ethnography of the Degraded in Postsocialist Poland” (Berghahn Books), and “Przepływy, współdziałania, kręgi możliwego. Antropologia powodzenia” (“Flows, Cooperations, and the Circles of Possibilities. Anthropology of Fortune-Prosperity”, słowo/obraz terytoria, 2019). He is also the editor, with Helena Patzer, of “Pretextual Ethnographies: Challenging the Phenomenological Level of Anthropological Knowledge-Making”, Sean Kingston Publishing, 2018). He is especially interested in postsocialist transformation and vernacular forms of socio-economic development, and he works also on experimental methodologies in ethnography.

Szymon Maliborski is art historian and doctoral student at the Department of Anthropology of Literature and Cultural Research of the Faculty of Polish Studies at the Jagiellonian University. He works as a curator at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw where in 2019 he curated the solo exhibition of Daniel Rycharski “Fears” . Currently, he is involved in the organization of the “Warsaw Under Construction” festival.

Alicja Rogalska, From Ground to Horizon, exhibition view
Photo: Simon Vogel

Funding and support
Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen
Kunststiftung NRW
NRW Kultursekretariat
Rudolf Augstein Foundation
Kulturamt der Stadt Köln
Deltax Wirtschafts- und Steuerberatungsgesellschaft mbH
Hotel Chelsea