Open Call

Open Call : Exercising Modernity Academy

Pilecki Institute

No Funding
Free / No Costs
Warszawa,, Poland


Candidates are invited to submit their applications by e–mail to the by 28.09.2019 (8:00 p.m.). You are requested to write “Academy 2019” as the subject of the e–mail. A complete application should include: 1. Scans of signed forms; 2. Artistic/academic biographical note and/or portfolio, 3. 3 mini–essays (each up to 1,800 characters with spaces) answering the questions: ● How does the subject of this year’s edition of the Exercising Modernity Academy connect with your current interests/work/research/artistic practice? ● What are your expectations of the program and the course instructors? ●If you could carry out a six–month research/artistic project related to the subject matter of the 2019 edition of the Exercising Modernity Academy, what would this project consist in? More information on and application details are available on and on

Number of Participants

The program is aimed at Polish, German, Israeli final and pre-final year students of art and the humanities and young creators, scholars and culture animators (up to 35 years of age). Inspired by the interdisciplinary syllabus of the Bauhaus school and the work of the Polish avant-garde artists of the interwar period, our program will cover a number of areas of art, science and modern humanities. Participants in the program will have a chance to develop their ideas not only through dialogue with other participants, but also in discussions with tutors – curators, scholars and artists from Poland, Germany and Israel. Participation in the program is free, and the organizers cover travel expenses and provide accommodation and meals. The classes will be held in English.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


October 24, 2019 - December 08, 2019


Conference Rooms, Co-Working, Fabrication Lab


No meals

Public Programs

Competition , Courses, Discussion


Architecture, Arts Administrator


English, German, Hebrew, Polish

Program Description

Ćwiczenie nowoczesności • Exercising modernity • Modernität üben • לתרגלמודרניזם Forms of communitiness form the keynote of the second edition of the Polish–German–Israeli project, which is being organized by the Pilecki Institute in cooperation with the Liebling House – The White City Center (Tel Aviv), the Polish Institute in Tel Aviv, and the Gdynia City Museum. Meetings and workshops under the Exercising Modernity Academy will be held in the autumn of 2019 in Tel Aviv, Warsaw, Gdynia, Berlin and Weimar. Participants will attend classes taught by eminent artists, curators, architects and researchers focusing the notion of modernity, not only in its historical, but also present meaning. It is a program of intellectual, artistic and academic exchange for all those interested in the history and culture of Poland, Germany and Israel and the ideas of modernity. In particular, we will analyze past and present forms of cohabitation, and also new forms of societal management.

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