Poland for Beginners | Politically engaged art

Seminar with Igor Stokfiszewski in the cycle "Poland for Beginners" on contemporary Polish critical art.

April, 23rd, Thursday, 6.00 PM, Krytyka Polityczna, Foksal Street 16, Warsaw

How can art influence society and what are the aims of such art? Krytyka Polityczna will offer an open seminar focusing on artistic strategies of changing political realities. The seminar will also showcase the Polish tradition of critical art. The seminar will feature video art and photo documentation of artistic performances from a variety of politically engaged Polish artists, including Paweł Althamer, Artur Żmijewski, Joanna Rajkowska, and Katarzyna Górna

Igor Stokfiszewski is a journalist and activist of Political Critique, art critic, playwright. He published a book „Political Shift” on the political transition in Polish visual art, theatre and literature in 1990s and early 2000s.

Not from Poland? Interested in society, politics or culture but having a hard time following discussions in Polish?

Krytyka Polityczna invites you to lectures in English that cover issues present in Polish and international debates.

Come, listen, discuss!

Krytyka Polityczna (Political Critique) is an Eastern European leftwing network of institutions and activists. It was established in 2002 with an Open Letter to the European Public, demanding more open European policy from the Polish elites, later registered as the Stanisław Brzozowski Association, now Krytyka Polityczna consists of the online daily “Dziennik Opinii”, a quarterly magazine, publishing house, cultural centres in Warsaw, Łódź, Gdańsk and Cieszyn, activist clubs in a dozen cities in Poland (and also in Kiev and Berlin), as well as a research centre: the Institute for Advanced Study in Warsaw. It employs over sixty people and works with a few hundred volunteers. Krytyka Polityczna organises around 1,500 events and actions yearly.

Read more: www.politicalcritique.org, www.krytykapolityczna.pl

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Supported by the City Council of Warsaw and European Cultural Foundation. Wsparcie urząd miasta stołecznego Warszawy i European Cultural Foundation.


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