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April, 23, WARSAW: Seminar on politically engaged art

Poland for begginers

[quote align=’right’]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![/quote][dropcap]H[/dropcap]ow 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.

About Igor Stokfiszewski

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.

When and where

[mark]April, 23rd, Thursday, 6.00 PM[/mark]
Krytyka Polityczna, Foksal Street 16, Warsaw

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Supported by the City Council of Warsaw and European Cultural Foundation.

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Igor Stokfiszewski

Igor Stokfiszewski

Igor Stokfiszewski is a researcher, activist, journalist and artist. He was a participant and initiator of social theatre, community theatre and politically engaged art activities. He cooperated, among others, with the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards (Pontedera, Italy), the German Rimini Protokoll collective, and with the artists: Artur Żmijewski, Paweł Althamer and Jaśmina Wójcik. Co-curator of artistic and social activities in post-industrial spaces: Zakłady. Ursus 2014 [Factory. Ursus 2014] and Ursus – spacer w czasie [Ursus – a Stroll in Time] (2015). He was one of the team members at the 7th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (2012). Author of the book Zwrot polityczny [Political Turn] (2009) and co-editor of, among others, the volumes: Built the City. Perspectives on Commons and Culture (2015) and Jerzy Grotowski – Teksty zebrane [Jerzy Grotowski Collected Texts] (2012). Member of the Krytyka Polityczna team and of the Inicjatywa Pracownicza [“Workers’ Initiative”] trade union. He’s active in the board of trustees of European Alternatives organization and a coordinating collective of DiEM25 social movement launched by Yanis Varoufakis. He’s a lecturer at the Institute for Advanced Study in Warsaw.

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Igor Stokfiszewski
Igor Stokfiszewski is a researcher, activist, journalist and artist. He was a participant and initiator of social theatre, community theatre and politically engaged art activities. He cooperated, among others, with the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards (Pontedera, Italy), the German Rimini Protokoll collective, and with the artists: Artur Żmijewski, Paweł Althamer and Jaśmina Wójcik. Co-curator of artistic and social activities in post-industrial spaces: Zakłady. Ursus 2014 [Factory. Ursus 2014] and Ursus – spacer w czasie [Ursus – a Stroll in Time] (2015). He was one of the team members at the 7th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (2012). Author of the book Zwrot polityczny [Political Turn] (2009) and co-editor of, among others, the volumes: Built the City. Perspectives on Commons and Culture (2015) and Jerzy Grotowski – Teksty zebrane [Jerzy Grotowski Collected Texts] (2012). Member of the Krytyka Polityczna team and of the Inicjatywa Pracownicza [“Workers’ Initiative”] trade union. He’s active in the board of trustees of European Alternatives organization and a coordinating collective of DiEM25 social movement launched by Yanis Varoufakis. He’s a lecturer at the Institute for Advanced Study in Warsaw.

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