On the last weekend of Marcin Dudek’s exhibition AKUMULATORY (25th and 26th November 2023), the museum will present a new performance by artist Mary Szydłowska, accompanied by guided tours by the artist and the director.

Saturday 25.11.2023

Guided tours in the presence of the artist Marcin Dudek (EN : 14:30 / DE 15:15)

Performance Mary Szydłowska: Ionic from 16:00

Sunday 26.11.2023

Guided tour by the director (DE) at 15:00

Performance Mary Szydłowska: Ionic from 16:00

Ionic is a new performance work by Mary Szydłowska developed as a response to Marcin Dudek’s current IKOB exhibition AKUMULATORY. The performance moves through the ghostly and transcendent registers in the show, investigating the inherent performativity of the past. Szydłowska’s choreographed body distorts and dissolves through altered physical states, dispossessed of an ultimate destination. The artist proposes an ionic bond between her work and Dudek’s: a chemical connection between two things with opposite charges.

Mary Szydłowska (PL) is a Brussels based choreographer and performer working with movement, installation and sculptural objects. Focusing on the notions of peripheral, withdrawn and invisible phenomena within architectural spaces and institutional environments, their performances take form of durational environments, performative guided tours and solo works. Their performances were presented at and supported by Beursschwourburg, Brussels Gallery Weekend - Generation Brussels, Zachęta National Gallery in Warsaw and others. Mary Szydlowska graduated from MA STUDIOS research programme at PARTS (Brussels, 2021) and was a recipient of scholarships at SNDO, Amsterdam, Research Academy of Zurich University of the Arts, ATLAS programme at ImPulsTanz Festival, Vienna and The Fellowship of the City of Cracow. maryszydlowska.com

Ionic by Mary Szydłowska is realised with the generous support of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and Wallonie-Bruxelles International. The performance is conceived in a collaborative set-up with the assistance support of Pierre-Louis Kerbart, dramaturgy advice from Elisa Liepsch, costume collaboration with Federico Protto & movement research with Abigail Aleksander.

Mary Szydlowska, 2023. Foto: Valeriia Shcherbina