Something to Mask the Outside Noise

Talk and listening session with Stanislaw Welbel

In his talk, Stanislaw Welbel will present his recent curatorial experiences connected to working both with visual art and music. The talk is focused on how sound is present in exhibitions and how it could be used as a curatorial tool.

The starting point will be the exhibition The Cave of the Demons (Ivy Ma, Aifric Prior Beliere, Alona Rodeh) presented in 2022 at Collateral / Lateral Art Space / Cinema ARTA in Cluj-Napoca in Romania. The show in many ways referred to film and the moving image history and explored how soundtracks create a desired cinematographic experience. In the same way, exhibitions could have soundscapes that will determine how the audience would perceive them, literally amplifying the experience.

The second part will be devoted to two ongoing projects – a collaboration with Marie Farrington, which will result in an exhibition at Trinity College in Dublin (Spring 2023), and a mutual work with Suzanne Walsh which will result in a music/poetry album.

During the talk, we will have a short listening session of some older and most recent (not yet published, works in progress) music tracks.

The talk will be held in English.

Stanisław Welbel (b. 1982, based in Warsaw) is a curator and art historian. Currently working at the Austrian Cultural Forum in Warsaw as a visual art curator. In the years 2009-2019 worked at Zachęta – National Gallery of Art in Warsaw. Presently, he is finishing his PhD thesis at the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Welbel took part in curatorial and art residencies in France, Ireland, Israel, Romania and curated several exhibitions both in Poland and internationally. He collaborates with CPR | Curatorial Program for Research in the US and contributes to art and design magazines. Since 2018 a member of Polish section of AICA International Association of Art Critics.

Image: The Tanscuratorial Suitcase, 2013, Arnaud Pearl, Stanislaw Welbel, video still

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  • Curator

    Stanisław Welbel

  • Address

    Ha’Amal 8, Tel Aviv

  • Date

    Wednesday, January 4th

  • Time


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