friday, 19 april Open 12 — 19
Municipal Gallery Arsenał

ul. Szyperska 2/6-8, 61-754 Poznań
T. +48 61 852 95 02

Opening hours:

Poniedziałek: nieczynne
Wtorek – Sobota: 12 — 19
Niedziela: 12 — 16

Engaged in the Everyday

We invite groups of older schoolchildren to art workshops combined with a discussion, which may turn out to be an important contribution to a deeper reflection on the role of a political entity that actively influences social reality. The activities proposed by the trainers will encourage reflection on the essence of our everyday activities. The combination of theoretical approach and artistic practice will stimulate critical thought in discovering the political potential of everyday activities of the public sphere, which is in a continuous, dynamic process of "becoming". The workshop will be, then, first of all an attempt to show political agency and the democratization of grassroots activities that escape "top-down" programming. The workshop will be accompanied by a joint tour of the exhibition titled Daily Life in Poland in the first half of the 21st century.

During the workshop we will seek inspiration from individual works included in the exhibition and from the artistic language of graphic signs. We will pay attention to the people we pass every day and will reflect on everyday situations that we are shocked by or oppose to. Finally, we will try to design a social campaign, an awareness-raising artistic action for a selected group of city residents. This imaginary project may turn out to be a starting point for expressing one's own voice and taking action in response to a selected problem of contemporary Poland (including local problems).

Joanna Pankau – a Ph.D. candidate at the Faculty of Social Sciences of Adam Mickiewicz University, co-founder of Post Factum Theatre which is involved in numerous interventions in urban space, plays and performances in collaboration with local institutions. Member of a team of researchers and an independent scholar studying revitalisation through culture, artistic urban activism and urban micro-images.

Bartłomiej Kalinowski – a graduate of Culture Studies and Theology at Adam Mickiewicz University. Between 2013 and 2016 leader of the Post Factum Theatre performative group. Active in projects concerning art and culture education. Since 2013 has led workshops of Israeli dance. Works on independent art projects. He has collaborated e.g. with Łazarz Open Culture Zone, ARS Foundation and the Centre for the Art of the Child.

9-10:30 am (1st group) and 10:30-12:00 noon (2nd group)

Information and booking: Joanna Tekla Woźniak – phone 61 852 9501,