Karol Radziszewski: In Conversation

City Art Centre

Join artist Karol Radziszewski for an in-depth exploration of his exhibition Filo, collecting rare photographs and ephemera tracing the history of Filo Magazine, one of the first underground queer magazines in Central-Eastern Europe, founded by activist Ryszard Kisiel. Alongside, Radziszewski presents his paintings of queer, Central-Eastern European historical figures, hung in a style recalling Eastern Bloc propaganda portraits.

Radziszewski will discuss the creation of this exhibition, delving into forgotten archives to unearth the unknown histories of LGBTQ+ communities beyond the US and Western Europe.

Find more about Karol Radziszewski: Filo.

Care considerations: This discussion may contain references to homophobia and anti-queer sentiment, as well as imagery of nude photography and illustrated materials.

Karol Radziszewski’s exhibition Filo is supported by the PLACE Programme, a partnership between Edinburgh Festivals, Scottish Government, City of Edinburgh Council and Creative Scotland. 

Date & Time

Saturday 10 August



City Art Centre

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0131 529 3993

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Header image credit: Filo magazine, No. 16, 1989, Courtesy the Queer Archives Institute and Karol Radziszewski.

City Art Centre

2 Market Street Edinburgh EH1 1DE

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