Collectivization. Contemporary art. Polish stage, 28.09 — 01.10

The idea of “Collectivization. Contemporary art. Polish stage.» was to present to belarusian public works of polish artists which are connected with the main theme of the festival –Collectivization.

The guests are the artist Patricia Azhekhovska, whose source of graphic, photographic and multi-media works is the collective memory, which is all sorts of archives – and photographers  Aneta Gzeshikovska and Jan Smaga, who work as a duo since 1999.

The program consists of two parts: open lectures, during which the artists will present their works to the public, and master classes – practical classes in closed pre-selected groups. At the end of each master class there will be evaluation of the projects created by the participants.

The program of lectures and master classes

Patrycja Orzechowska, “Home” z cyklu “Kinderturnen”

Patrycja Orzechowska, “Home” z cyklu “Kinderturnen”

“Collectivization – archives” Patricia Azhekhovska

September 28, 18:00 – lecture, open meeting, free admisssion

September 29, 10:00 – 17:00 (13:00 – 14:00 – break) – master class, free participation, registration required.

September 30, 10:00 – 12:00 – 2nd part of the master class, evaluation of projects.

Aneta Grzeszykowska i Jan Smaga,

Aneta Grzeszykowska i Jan Smaga, “Archiwum prywatne (Polonia)”

“Collectivization – teamwork.” Aneta Gzeshikovska and Jan Smaga

September 29, 18:00 – lecture combined with the screening of the films by Aneta Gzeshikovska, open meeting, free admisssion.

September 30, 13:00 – 20:00 (16:00 – 17:00 – break) – master class, free participation,  registration required.

October 1 10:00 – 12:00 -2nd part of the master class, evaluation of projects.

Curators and coordinators: Kasia Sagatowska, Olga Rybchinska

Organizers: Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Month of Photography in Minsk, Fund 15:12, JEDNOSTKA.

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