thursday, 13 june 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

Anthropological tour of Karolina Balcer’s exhibition “Happy Family, A Home Counselling Centre”
5.11.2022, 3 PM

The tour will be led by Agata Stanisz, a researcher on contemporary kinship and family in Poland.

During the meeting, surrounded by (self-)therapeutic-artistic objects by Karolina Balcer, we will try to confront several interpretative possibilities of her project. During the guided tour we will use the perspectives of social anthropology. We will look at the exhibition and the narratives of the author s and the curator relating them to such interpretative categories as neurodiversity, therapeutic rituals, psychotherapy as a cultural practice, health and well-being, non-normativity, emotions, family, and relationships. During the guided tour, I will share my own feelings and insights into what and who contemporary family systems are and how art tools can play an engaging and therapeutic role for each and every one of us.


Funded by the Stabilisation Fund for Culture and Education 2022 of the German Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut.