The Magicians is a series of monthly classes for school children, supposed to generate a creative dialogue with the legacy of renowned Polish artists. We intend to induce kids to issues addressed in contemporary art, often regarded as less valuable in terms of the techniques and skills used and as hard to understand in terms of the message conveyed. Each meeting will be dedicated to a different artist. The June meeting, called Art in the City, will be dedicated to the oeuvre of Marian Bogusz.
Confronted with projects by Marian Bogusz, we will try out the concept of an open museum and the introduction of art into public space. We will wonder where in Poznań we can identify the effects of artists’ activities. Creating an interdisciplinary team, we will implement the concept of a city filled with art and ponder over the utility of utopian projects. After the concept phase and upon analysis of the Artists’ District idea, we will jointly make a model of a city filled with all kinds of artistic elements. We are going to prove that individual ideas can make up a coherent whole.
The Zielona Grupa Association is involved in broadly-construed art and intercultural education. Its educators have developed their own method of work with children and young adults. It is based, e.g. on the technique of the Japanese kamishibai theatre. They have their own publishing house and hold multiple workshops for teachers, animators and librarians. Their activities have been duly appreciated on a number of occasions, e.g. by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Poznań Municipality, Konin County and PISOP Centre as well as by the organisers of grant-awarding competitions: Społecznik 2.0 and the Patriotism of Tomorrow.