Ipogeo dei Cristallini of Napoli

ARTISTIC PROJECT

Marta Wróblewska's curatorial statement

Marta Wróblewska, fot. Alina Żemojdzin low
photo © Alina Żemojdzin

My curatorial experience has been shaped by the unstoppable curiosity and openness for challenges. I am particularly interested in practices which are oriented at establishing a creative relation between a place, a collection, an artist and a curator. I find it fascinating to work in non-white cube spaces, permeated with their own strongly shaped identity. One that provokes a captivating dialogue consisting of a respectful approach towards the unique tissue of a place, in-depth study of its specificity, careful attention to its subtle nuances, and a willingness to open up for a new kind of encounter based on partnership and mutual understanding, endowed, however, with subjectivity and individual interpretation.  

The curatorial strategy which I have been pursuing involves a special kind of intensified engagement, fundamentally understood as an act of building a strong connection and readiness to mediate between places, artists and audiences. It is process-oriented and relies on negotiation. It inspires active but also critical exchange of thoughts and experiences, ensuring a long-term, open-ended, and sustainable cooperation. 

I perceive Ipogeo dei Cristallini as a generous invitation: to enter, to discover, to relate to. The perpetual message it carries stimulates its constant revival and updated translation through art in order to enhance its contemporary meaning and reception. That is why my idea for the artistic program dedicated to Ipogeo dei Cristallini rests on two major premises:

  • a focus on the creative process which becomes the means to deepen the understanding of artistic choices and site-specific practices;
  • an interdisciplinary approach based on an open, experimental and inclusive formula which guarantees the involvement of multiple perspectives. 

The obvious feature of the curator’s profession is the inexhaustible passion for art. I hope that Ipogeo dei Cristallini will become our meeting point, a platform to grow ideas, share inspirations, and develop exciting ways to turn them into new artistic realizations.  

Marta Wróblewska

Marta Wroblewska

marta@ipogeodeicristallini.org

Marta Wróblewska – curator, art writer, culture manager. Born in Gdańsk/Poland. Majored in English Philology and Art History, currently PhD candidate at the University of Gdańsk/Poland. Areas of interest and research: culture institutions, new museology, cultural policies, cultural identity, tangible and intangible heritage. Previously worked in public administration and as a chief curator of Günter Grass Gallery/Gdańsk City Gallery. Member of IKT – International Contemporary Art Curators Association.

Marta Wróblewska, fot. Alina Żemojdzin low
photo © Alina Żemojdzin

My curatorial experience has been shaped by the unstoppable curiosity and openness for challenges. I am particularly interested in practices which are oriented at establishing a creative relation between a place, a collection, an artist and a curator. I find it fascinating to work in non-white cube spaces, permeated with their own strongly shaped identity. One that provokes a captivating dialogue consisting of a respectful approach towards the unique tissue of a place, in-depth study of its specificity, careful attention to its subtle nuances, and a willingness to open up for a new kind of encounter based on partnership and mutual understanding, endowed, however, with subjectivity and individual interpretation.

The curatorial strategy which I have been pursuing involves a special kind of intensified engagement, fundamentally understood as an act of building a strong connection and readiness to mediate between places, artists and audiences. It is process-oriented and relies on negotiation. It inspires active but also critical exchange of thoughts and experiences, ensuring a long-term, open-ended, and sustainable cooperation.

I perceive Ipogeo dei Cristallini as a generous invitation: to enter, to discover, to relate to. The perpetual message it carries stimulates its constant revival and updated translation through art in order to enhance its contemporary meaning and reception. That is why my idea for the artistic program dedicated to Ipogeo dei Cristallini rests on two major premises:

  1. A focus on the creative process which becomes the means to deepen the understanding of artistic choices and site-specific practices;
  2. An interdisciplinary approach based on an open, experimental and inclusive formula which guarantees the involvement of multiple perspectives.

The obvious feature of the curator’s profession is the inexhaustible passion for art. I hope that Ipogeo dei Cristallini will become our meeting point, a platform to grow ideas, share inspirations, and develop exciting ways to turn them into new artistic realizations.  

Marta Wróblewska
marta@ipogeodeicristallini.org

Marta Wróblewska – curator, art writer, culture manager. Born in Gdańsk/Poland. Majored in English Philology and Art History, currently PhD candidate at the University of Gdańsk/Poland. Areas of interest and research: culture institutions, new museology, cultural policies, cultural identity, tangible and intangible heritage. Previously worked in public administration and as a chief curator of Günter Grass Gallery/Gdańsk City Gallery. Member of IKT – International Contemporary Art Curators Association.