Two emerging Polish curators and art historians, Piotr Sikora and Piotr Zdybał created an exhibition for MeetFactory Gallery based on a prophecy about a Czech Pope. What does such prophecy mean to one of the most atheist European nations? How does the local art scene perceive religious content in a work of art?
The discussion in Tranzitdisplay will take place a day before the exhibition opening and will address the topic of belief seen from the perspective of Polish artists and curators who come from a context still saturated with religiousness, despite their possible refusal, irony or adoration.
Ada Kaczmarczyk (b. 1985) – multimedia artist, performer, and blogger. Graduate of the Department of Multimedia Communication at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan (supervised by Professor Wasilewski). Prizewinner at numerous artistic contests: "Kanon Twórców", "Dolina Kreatywna", and the prestigious "Samsung Art Master”. Lives and works in Warsaw.
Mateusz Okoński (b. 1985) – artist, curator, history enthusiast and antiques collector. Graduate of the Department of Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow (supervised by Professor Salwiński). Co-founder of STRUPEK art group. Founder and former head of Zbiornik Kultury. Lives and very actively works in Krakow.
Jakub Woynarowski (b. 1982) – intermedia artist, curator and graphic designer. Graduate of the Department of Printmaking at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow (supervised by Professor Kucia); currently an assistant at the Department of Digital Imagining. Worked with TVP Kultura, the National Centre for Culture, Conrad Festival, MFKK Ligatura, Manggha Centre of Japanese Arts and Technology, the National Museum in Krakow and Korporacja Ha!art. Member of Restart think tank. Lives and works in Krakow.
4.2. 19:00 CZECH POPE: discussion on Polish religiousness, prophetic visions and embarrassment
Piotr Zdybał and Karina Pfeiffer Kottová in conversation with Ada Karczmarczyk, Mateusz Okoński, Piotr Sikora and Kuba Woynarowski
the discussion will be held in English
Opening of the exhibition 5.2. from 7pm
opening hours Tue-Sun 12.00 noon - 6.00 p.m.
Dittrichova 9/337, Prague 2, CZ