24 episodes

After spending the past seven years in two Western art institutions, it struck me that the enormous post-Soviet sphere – including the former Soviet Republic and its Satellite States – are literally never discussed in the substantial academic discourse of postcolonial studies. Kitchen Conversations aims to open up the 'mysterious' and 'vague' Eastern Bloc to a broader, international audience. Each episode is devoted to one artist exploring their relation, interest and urgency to create within the framework of the post-Soviet sphere.

I take after Madina Tlostanova that we should delink from the losing battle and from the logic of ‘catching up’ in the sphere of knowledge production. This podcast looks at how we can be aware of other models (especially non-Western ones) – but instead of replicating them, create new models accurately fitting the specificity of our current conditions.

Kitchen Conversations Patrycja Rozwora

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    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

After spending the past seven years in two Western art institutions, it struck me that the enormous post-Soviet sphere – including the former Soviet Republic and its Satellite States – are literally never discussed in the substantial academic discourse of postcolonial studies. Kitchen Conversations aims to open up the 'mysterious' and 'vague' Eastern Bloc to a broader, international audience. Each episode is devoted to one artist exploring their relation, interest and urgency to create within the framework of the post-Soviet sphere.

I take after Madina Tlostanova that we should delink from the losing battle and from the logic of ‘catching up’ in the sphere of knowledge production. This podcast looks at how we can be aware of other models (especially non-Western ones) – but instead of replicating them, create new models accurately fitting the specificity of our current conditions.

    Kitchen Conversations with Tasha Arlova

    Kitchen Conversations with Tasha Arlova

    For this episode I had the pleasure to speak (again) with Tasha Arlova - a visual artist, filmmaker, public speaker and activist originally from Vitebsk, Belarus currently living and working in the Netherlands. In her recent work, Tasha looks back at her homeland, Belarus, exploring different ways in which the country is represented in the “West”. Her art practice as well as curatorial and activists engagements all attempt to subvert the "Western gaze" showing the East in a fresh and informed way.


    References: Dear Revolution (trailer) // Dries Blueberries in My Pocket (thesis) // Belarus // Art of Resistance (exhibition) // The Freedom Lecture: Belarus // Carrots and Sticks (conversation) // Belarus - Screams of the Silenced (exhibition) // lovers' Notebooks (trailer) // Pure Art (trailer) // Get in touch with political prisoners in Belarus 


    Favourite home food: Draniki


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    • 44 min
    Kitchen Conversations ”Grandma‘s tales” episode 3

    Kitchen Conversations ”Grandma‘s tales” episode 3

    "Let it be a word to the young people, to learn from and act towards a more peaceful future" 


    This is the third part of Grandma's tales - a three episode mini series of Kitchen Conversations, devoted to my grandmother Marianna. She recently celebrated her 100th birthday and on that occasion we decided to sit together and speak about her life and the many historical moments she lived through. 


    Become my Patron: https://www.patreon.com/kitchenconversations 


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    Follow me on Instagram: @patrycja.rozwora

    • 22 min
    Kitchen Conversations ”Grandma‘s tales” episode 2

    Kitchen Conversations ”Grandma‘s tales” episode 2

    "Let it be a word to the young people, to learn from and act towards a more peaceful future" 


    This is the second part of Grandma's tales - a three episode mini series of Kitchen Conversations, devoted to my grandmother Marianna. She recently celebrated her 100th birthday and on that occasion we decided to sit together and speak about her life and the many historical moments she lived through. 


    References: Muzeum Tradycji Narodowej


    Become my Patron: https://www.patreon.com/kitchenconversations 


    Help me grow my podcast with a single donation: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=53QSW2BLPWD4U


    Follow me on Instagram: @patrycja.rozwora

    • 21 min
    Kitchen Conversations ”Grandma‘s tales” episode 1

    Kitchen Conversations ”Grandma‘s tales” episode 1

    "Let it be a word to the young people, to learn from and act towards a more peaceful future" 


    Grandma's tales is a three episode mini series of Kitchen Conversations, devoted to my grandmother Marianna. She recently celebrated her 100th birthday and on that occasion we decided to sit together and speak about her life and the many historical moments she lived through. 


    References: The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact // Warsaw Uprising // Armia Krajowa (Polish underground force) // Łódź Ghetto


    Become my Patron: https://www.patreon.com/kitchenconversations 


    Help me grow my podcast with a single donation: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=53QSW2BLPWD4U


    Follow me on Instagram: @patrycja.rozwora

    • 17 min
    Kitchen Conversations with Agnieszka Pindera (Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź)

    Kitchen Conversations with Agnieszka Pindera (Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź)

    For this episode of Kitchen Conversations I travelled to Łódź to visit one of the oldest museum of modern art in the world - Muzeum Sztuki, and chat with the head of Museum Research Center - Agnieszka Pindera. The Museum’s unique connection with the avant-garde dates back to the turn of the 1920s and 1930s, when a group of radical artists from the “a.r.” group began gathering works of the most important artists of that time for the Museum. Together with Agnieszka, apart from discussing the history of the institution and the revolutionary polish "a.r." group we also touched upon a series of exhibitions prepared for the celebratory 90 years of the Museum's existence. 


    References: Agnieszka Pindera // Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź // MS Zasoby // a.r. Group // The Avant-Garde Museum (publication) // Jasmina Cibic // POLIN Museum //The Polish Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale


    Favourite home food: Leczo


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    • 51 min
    Kitchen Conversations with Tatyana Ostapenko

    Kitchen Conversations with Tatyana Ostapenko

    This time my online kitchen was joined by a guest from overseas, Tatyana Ostapenko - a painter originally from Soviet Ukraine currently living and working in Portland, Oregon. Her paintings record the daily lives of people who usually don’t make it into official historical records. Through her body of work, Tatyana attempts to heal trans-generational trauma and questions traditions.


    What stands behind the symbol of a Babushka or a Barbie? How does it feel to bring a meticulous studio work out onto a facade of a building? What's the smell of wild strawberries? That and more during this Kitchen Conversations! 


    References: @postsovietart // Artist website // Planting wild strawberries 


    Favourite home food: Wild strawberries


    Become my Patron: https://www.patreon.com/kitchenconversations 


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    Follow me on Instagram: @patrycja.rozwora

    • 55 min

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