Between 1985 and 1990, London based artist Marysia Lewandowska recorded over 200 hours of audio with artists and academics, ranging from private conversations to public events. The Women’s Audio Archive began life as a fictional institute, invented as a way of approaching key female figures in the arts, becoming a valuable reflection of their politics and ethics.
Revisiting the interview as a methodology, for this event Lewandowska is in conversation with artist Rosalie Schweiker concerned with feminist art practices across generations, including an introduction to the project and the Q&A: Artists in Conversation exhibition by its curator Nayia Yiakoumaki.
This event coincides with the archive display Q&A: Artists in Conversation, which explores the many formats of artist interviews and how they have evolved over time.
Marysia Lewandowska is a London-based artist who has explored the public function of media archives, museums and exhibitions while engaging in research-based practice resulting in exhibitions, publications and films. She has initiated projects involving the property of others to create new relations between forms of knowledge and ownership activating reflections on the commons, and values associated with a sustainable public domain. In 2005 Whitechapel Gallery presented Enthusiasm: Films of Love, Longing and Labour, a project developed in collaboration with Neil Cummings. She has served as Professor of Fine Art at Konstfack in Stockholm (2003-2013), Chinese University of Hong Kong (2014-2016). She is co-editor of Undoing Property? Sternberg Press 2013.
Rosalie Schweiker (b.1985) is an artist.