PHOTO: Golgota Picnic – do it yourself


[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n June 20 2014, the director of the Malta Festival Poznań Michał Merczyński cancelled the presentation of Rodrigo Garcia’s show “Golgota Picnic”. The decision was made after warnings from the police which declared that in the face of mobilized extreme right-wing groups it is not able to assure the safety of spectators and artists. This situation is a violation of constitutional rights of the citizens to safety, freedom of expression, freedom of artistic creation and freedom to access to cultural goods.

We – artists, spectators, producers, critics, activists across Poland – are taking things in our own hands. This is a grassroots initiative to organize a GOLGOTA PICNIC across the whole country. Rodrigo Garcia supports our cause and gave us permission to use the text and the video recording of his performance.

Photo gallery – Golgota Picnic Group Reading in Warsaw

Courtesy of Krytyka Polityczna, photo by Maciej Komorowski.


Krytyka Polityczna
Krytyka Polityczna (Political Critique) is the largest Eastern European liberal network of institutions and activists. It 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.