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SEEKING THE ABSOLUTE. Future Artist art action
Campaign idea: Ewa Kokot
Artists and partner locations:
Anna Krasnodębska-Okręglicka / Pałac Młodzieży youth culture centre in Katowice
Piotr Lutyński / BWA (Art Exhibitions Bureau) Contemporary Art Gallery in Katowice
Tomasz Okręglicki / seat of the Arteria Association in Katowice
Magdalena Sołtysik / Municipal Kindergarten No. 35 in Katowice
A series of actions within the campaign (including painting, photography, sculpture and happening) drawing on the universal values and founded on the belief that being a part of a larger whole gives one a sense of harmony and happiness - one starts to notice how everything around is reborn and changes, remaining permanent at the same time. As part of the project, four Katowice artists and children participating in the Future Artist program will provide an artistic answer to the question about the nature of the universe and our place in it. By their activity, the artists and children wish to remind us that sometimes it is enough to look at the stars to gain a different perspective towards reality. They want to make us aware of the fragility of life as compared to the In almost fourteen billion years of the existence of the universe. Finally, they would like to make the viewers of the campaign ask themselves what is important in their life, which matters they had better give up on and which ones give their existence meaning.
Caution! Due to the pandemic restrictions, it is not possible to join the action. However, we encourage you to observe the actions undertaken by the artists and the children in the course of the project. Please keep a safe distance (appr. 1.5 meters) and put on a mask covering your mouth and nose. Thank you for your understanding.
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES:
1 / ARTISTIC ACTION WITH TOMASZ OKRĘGLICKI
Time and place: March 19, between 9.00 - 14.00, the seat of the Arteria Association
Participants: mentally handicapped adults - protégés of the Arteria Association
As part of the action, an artistic installation will be created, alluding to the fact that everything which surrounds us is a part of a larger whole. It will take the form of an object combined of smaller, identically shaped and radially arranged elements.
Tomasz Okręglicki - painter, graphic artist, teacher and set designer. A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, an art studio instructor at the Occupational Therapy Workshop of the Arteria Association in Katowice.
2 / ARTISTIC ACTION WITH MAGDALENA SOŁTYSIK
Time and place: March 19, Municipal Kindergarten No. 35 in Katowice
Participants: preschool children from older kindergarten groups (5-6 years old)
As part of the class, the children will create origami space ships containing messages for other civilisations, which will then be launched into the sky.
Magdalena Sołtysik - visual artist, instructor of the Polish Origami Association. A graduate of the State Higher School of Visual Arts and the Academy of Humanities and Economics in Łódź (Faculty of Humanities - Art therapy), certified teacher at the Pałac Młodzieży youth culture centre.
3 / PAINTING ACTION WITH ANNA KRASNODĘBSKA-OKRĘGLICKA
Time and place: March 20, at 11.00 - 14.00, Graphics Studio / courtyard of the Pałac Młodzieży youth culture centre in Katowice.
Participants: children and teenagers attending in the Mixed Media classes at the Studio of Fine Arts of the Pałac Młodzieży youth culture centre in Katowice.
As part of the action, a symbolic painterly and graphical composition will be created, depicting the universe and the mutual relations within it. The action aims to show that "everything is part of one whole and no one is an island ".
Anna Krasnodębska-Okręglicka - a graduate of the Graphics Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Katowice branch, educator, oligophrenopedagogue. For the last 10 years, she has run an interdisciplinary Art Studio at the Śląskie Centrum Edukacji i Rehabilitacji (Silesian Centre for Education and Rehabilitation), Arteria Association, operating for the benefit of adults with intellectual disabilities.
4 / HOMMAGE À KAZIMIERZ MALEWICZ - PERFORMANCE BY PIOTR LUTYŃSKI
Time and place: March 20, at 13.00, BWA (Art Exhibitions Bureau) Contemporary Art Gallery in Katowice
As part of the performance entitled "Multidimensionality" Piotr Lutyński will perform, for the first time, an original piece for violin dedicated to Kazimierz Malewicz, entitled "The Hidden Dimension" and will give a lecture on art, science, the spiritual world and their relationships.
Piotr Lutyński (b. 1962) - painter, sculptor, author of actions, installations, objects and drawings, musician. He graduated from the Pedagogy and Arts Department of the Silesian University branch in Cieszyn. He gives interdisciplinary sound and visual performances with the use of animals juxtaposed with painterly compositions, sculptures, poetry and music.