Karol Radziszewski: Filo

City Art Centre

Co-commissioned by EAF and Auto Italia, Karol Radziszewski’s curated exhibition collects rare photographs and ephemera to trace the history of Filo Magazine, one of the first underground queer magazines in Central-Eastern Europe, founded by activist Ryszard Kisiel. Begun in response to Polish communist police suppression of sexual minorities, underground magazine Filo furthered activist conversations about sexuality, creativity and politics.

Alongside, Radziszewski presents his paintings of queer, Central-Eastern European historical figures, hung in a style recalling Eastern Bloc propaganda portraits, exploring the unknown histories of LGBTQ+ communities beyond the US and Western Europe. This will be Radziszewski’s first Scottish solo exhibition.

Care considerations: This exhibition contains nude photography and illustrated archival material.

Find out more about the Karol Radziszewski: In Conversation event, and Agné Jokšé: Lezbynai performance.

This exhibition is supported by the PLACE Programme, a partnership between Edinburgh Festivals, Scottish Government, City of Edinburgh Council and Creative Scotland, and the Baltic Fund. Accompanying events supported by the Baltic Culture Fund.

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Header image credit: Ryszard Kisiel, 1985/1986. Courtesy the Queer Archives Institute and Karol Radziszewski.

City Art Centre

2 Market Street Edinburgh EH1 1DE

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