In 2018 we established a collaboration with Munandi Art Studio in Lusaka, Zambia.
We were fascinated by their project from 2015 in which invited Zambian artists
discussed (for two weeks) the influence of Western contemporary art language,
specifically Conceptualism, on the Zambian art scene, and eventually created sculptures
made out of recycled materials.

We contacted Kalinosi Mutale, founder of Munandi Art Studio (MAS)
and asked if they want to realize some kind of exchange. We came out with the idea of collaborative game
First the Zambian artists would send us a photo documentation of their installation
which they prepared together, then the group gathered at Centrum Centrum would
respond with an installation. And then the photo documentation would be sent to Munandi,
and they would transform the previous installation/sculpture or create a new one.
And so on. This ping-pong dialogue could last a month or a couple of years.

1. Munandi Art Studio
(artists : 
Chama Kabumbu, Joseph S. Chinunga, Danny Lwando, Kalinosi V. Mutale)

notes : A giant metal structure that had been built to be used as a construction for a Christmas tree
at a shopping mall in Lusaka is restored and team starts covering it with car tyres.

2. CentrumCentrum (30.06.2018)
(artists : Karolina Babińska, Łukasz Jastrubczak, Natalia Laskowska, Małgorzata Mazur, Monika Olszewska,
Rafał Pietrowicz, Alicja Pliszka, Artur Rozen, Iga Świeściak, Zorka Wollny)

notes : Raising a geodesic dome structure (also recycled from an art piece created by a student
at the Academy of Art) 130 cm above the ground. 

3. Munandi Art Studio
(artists : Chama Kabumbu, Joseph S. Chinunga, Danny Lwando, Kalinosi V. Mutale)

notes : Construction is almost completely covered with car tyres.

4. CentrumCentrum (4.11.2018)
(artists: Karolina Babińska, Łukasz Jastrubczak, Bogna Juchnowicz, Andrzej Mara, Monika Olszewska,
Artur Rozen)

notes : Black foil bags are attached to the construction in order to collect water and snow.
Eventually collected water in the foil bags and the central drum create sound.

5. Munandi Art Studio

installation is purposely set on fire by strangers.

6. CentrumCentrum

Installation is knocked down by a wind.

In frames of "There Where You Are Not" exhibition at TRAFO CCA,
we have exhibited an installation that consists of email correspondence
between Łukasz Jastrubczak (CentrumCentrum) and Kalinosi Mutale (Munandi Art Studio)