The idea of the “Collectivization. Contemporary Art. Polish Scene” is an introduction of Polish contemporary artists to Belarusian audience, whose work refers to the theme of the festival – collectivization. Hosts: Patrycja Orzechowska – who in her projects draws from collective memory, such as various archives, Aneta Grzeszykowska and Jan Smaga – artists working in a duet since 1999. The program consists of two parts: lectures – open meetings during which artists will meet with the audience and present their achievements and workshops – practical activities in closed groups, to which recruitment will take place. Each workshop will end with the evaluation of projects prepared by the participants.
1/ „Collectivisation – archives”. Host: Patrycja Orzechowska
28.09, 18:00 – lecture, admission free
29.09, 10:00–17:00 (break 13:00–14:00) – workshop, admission free, number of places limited
30.09, godz. 10:00–12:00 – workshop and evaluation
photo. Patrycja Orzechowska, „Home” from the „Kinderturnen” series, 2012
2/ „Collectivisation – teamwork”. Hosts: Aneta Grzeszykowska and Jan Smaga
29.09, 18:00 – lecture and screenings of Aneta Grzeszykowska’s films, admission free
30.09, godz. 13:00–20:00 (break 16:00–17:00) – workshop, admission free, number of places limited
1.10, godz. 10:00–12:00 – workshop and evaluation
photo. Aneta Grzeszykowska & Jan Smaga, „Private Archive (Polonia)”, 2006–2011
curators and coordinators: Katarzyna Sagatowska, Olga Rybchinska
organisers: Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Month of Photography in Minsk, JEDNOSTKA Foundation
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