Yael Sherill, Lianne Mol & Julia Kawka – Curatorial Collective for Public Art, Berlin
Meydad Eliyahu – HaMiffal, Jerusalem
Paweł Kowalewski – Jewish Culture Festival, Kraków
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 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 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 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.
HaMiffal (“The Factory” in Hebrew), 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.
Meydad 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.
Although Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow is associated predominantly with high-quality music, in fact it is the broadest presentation of contemporary Jewish culture, including all genres and artistic means of expression. Starting with the festival posters that over 30 years were designed by eminent Polish and foreign artists (incl. Richard Horowitz, Andrzej Dudziński, Piotr Kunce), to presentations of artworks by world-class artists such as (among others): Mirosław Bałka, Christian Boltański, Maya Gordon, Dani Karavan, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Artur Żmijewski; to murals in Kazimierz thath were created for the festival by Pil Peled and Broken Fingaz collective from Israel.
Paweł is a cultural manager and program curator for Krakow Jewish Culture Festival. Working in Kazimierz since 2011, treats this quarter as an endless source of inspiration, trying to create projects that will stimulate a process of changing perception of Jewish culture and Kazimierz.