Free Word’s Weather Stations writer-in-residence, Xiaolu Guo visited Poland this month. Here is her diary from the trip.
Seminar with Igor Stokfiszewski in the cycle “Poland for Beginners” on contemporary Polish critical art.
Believe it or not, a new artistic turn has been just born. Or it was just nicknamed: kino-sztuka. You can also call it the cinematographic turn in visual arts.
The wave of social movements that swept across Southern Europe in 2011 left a deep impression on Igor Stokfiszewski.
Can critical art influence social and political processes in Russia? How independent is art in Russia? Do artists give in to self-censorship and resignation? Or will an artistic spring follow?
“In a time where a growing number of European citizens voice with much nationalist and xenophobic shrillness against them, the space of public gathering reflection and artistic otherness you create is more needed than ever, and not just in Ukraine”.
Visual Culture Research Center Speech at The 2015 ECF Princess Margriet Award For Culture Ceremony. By Vasyl Cherepanyn.