Film expert, essayist, journalist.
Jakub Majmurek (1982) – film expert, essayist, journalist. Active as a film critic, yet he also writes about literature and visual arts. Graduate of Film Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, and the School for Social Sciences at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. Journalist at Dziennik Opinii Krytyki Politycznej. Co-author of numerous books on film, including “Nie chcę spać sam. Kino Tsai-Ming Lianga”, “Dzieje grzechu. Surrealizm w kinie polskim” (nominated for the PISF award for a film book in 2011), “Kino dokumentalne 1989-2009. Historia polityczna” (nominated for the award for the best film book in 2012), Corpus delicti (together with Kuba Mikurda and Kuba Woynarowski). Apart from Dziennik Opinii Krytyki Politycznej he occasionally collaborates with such magazines as Kino, Filmweb, Dwutygodnik, Camera Austria International, and Aspen Review.
Occasionally, he is a conceptual artist, author (with Katarzyna Górna) of works such as Archeologie utopii [Archaeologies of Utopia] (displayed at CCA Kronika, Bytom), and Za standard złota też [For Standard Gold As Well].
His interests include theory and philosophy of film, phenomena between cinema and visual arts, political and social contexts of cinema (especially the issue of the politicality of form), as well as ideological tendencies present (in particular but not limited to) American pop culture.
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The exhibition does not have a historical nature. The issues emerging from the works and the need to confront the phenomena determining our lives are extremely relevant.