KUMZITS: Take a walk with me04.07.2021 - 17:00 / start: Cheder, ul. Józefa 36
Let’s explore Kazimierz and discover “Kumzits” together! We will meet in front of Cheder and go onto a new path every time.
June 26, Saturday, 5PM, EN, led by: Lianne Mol
June 27, Sunday, 5PM, PL, led by: Julia Kawka
June 28, Monday, 6PM, EN, led by: Meydad Eliyahu
June 30, Wednesday, 6PM, EN, led by: Yael Sherill
July 2, Friday, 6PM, EN, led by: Meydad Eliyahu
July 3, Saturday, 5PM, PL led by: Julia Kawka & EN led by: Yael Sherill
July 4, Sunday, 5PM, PL led by: Julia Kawka & EN led by: Lianne Mol
Come and sit, Przyjdź i usiądź, בוא/י שב/י.
We miss being able to get together, so we created “Kumzits”, which means campfire in Hebrew. A group of us from Jerusalem, Berlin and Krakow developed eight art projects in public space. They are our proverbial campfire. Although most of us could not make it here in person, we are all around Kazimierz. Come and share a moment with us.
Kumzits curatorial team:
Yael Sherill, Lianne Mol & Julia Kawka — Curatorial Collective for Public Art, Berlin
Meydad Eliyahu — HaMiffal art center, Jerusalem
Paweł Kowalewski — Jewish Culture Festival, Krakow
The Curatorial Collective for Public Art (CCPA) develops curatorial formats for the production, mediation and representation of art in public space, public art and urban interventions. As an agency for site-specific, transdisciplinary, critical and transitory public art, it approaches curatorial practice as a collective endeavor on the intersection of concept, organization and design. The collective combines the members’ collective interests and expertise in curatorial practice, exhibition and stage design, cultural mediation, research, dramaturgy and project management in the field of site-specific theater, transdisciplinary art in public space and socially engaged practices. CCPA is an independent, nomadic collective based in Berlin although without a fixed space, working across a variety of localities and collaborating with institutional partners and project spaces.
Yael Sherill (Israel) is a freelance curator, cultural manager and dramaturg working between the performing and visual arts. In her work, she explores mediation in and as art with an emphasis on art in public space. Yael also researches meta-curatorial questions relating to speculative financial models for artistic production, including decentralized networks, blockchains, cooperatives and ensemble work.
Lianne Mol (The Netherlands) is an independent curator, cultural manager and researcher. In her practice she experiments with curatorial formats and cultural mediation, with a focus on art in public space, socially engaged art and institutional critique. She also researches sustainability questions in the fashion industry.
Julia Kawka (Germany) is active as producer for art in public space and freelance set designer in the field of performing arts with an emphasis on site-specific documentary theatre and international productions.
Meydad Eliyahu is a Jerusalem based artist, curator, and art educator. Eliyahu’s public, site specific art projects deal with memory and hidden layers of cultural history . Eliyahu curated ‘Sambation‘ project of HaMiffal at the JCF 28th edition as well as other projects in Jerusalem and abroad.
HaMiffal, “The Factory”, is an artist-run culture center located in an historic compound in central Jerusalem. It provides an open platform for the meeting and exchange of ideas across multiple identities in Jerusalem and beyond.
For more information: https://www.jewishfestival.pl/en/kumzits-2/
This project is supported by the Foundation for Polish – German Cooperation, Goethe Institut and The City of Jerusalem.