All parents with their children are welcome to join us each Sunday at 1:30 PM. All workshops take one hour and consist of two parts. First, we visit the up-to-date exhibition together and we talk about the works presented there. During the second part of the workshop we take up manual ACTIVITIES that enable everybody to creatively use their awaken sensitivity and imagination.

01.02.2015 HEAD-SPINNING TECHNOLOGY

The workshop will be the last chance to visit the “in progress” exhibition, which presents media art from the collection of the Zachęta Lower Silesian Fine Arts Association. The title hints at movement and advancement. In the last few decades, media art has become more and more popular, and it has been using increasingly more sophisticated technologies.
It is hardly surprising, though. We live in a world of permanent technological revolution, in which gadgets and various devices follow constantly changing fashions. It is therefore interesting to examine how artists respond to it, whether they still manage to be the avant-garde and set new and original trends. Some artists took to computer games, animations and applications. During the workshop, we will look at the newest art that uses solutions that we hardly dare dream of, and in the practical part we will make our own high-tech artworks.

8.02.2015 THE SHELTER AS A SOUVENIR

By titling his work Souvenir, Krzysztof Wałaszek changed the MWW seat into a souvenir, a reminder of times gone by. As part of the work, the artist also created small ceramic scale models of the air-raid shelter, which resemble the trinkets we bring home from holiday. During the family workshop, Krzysztof Wałaszek will help us to make and decorate small shelters-gifts. We will also use the
opportunity to look at objects as they become material carriers of the past when we buy them or receive from others, and we will reflect on the issue of souvenirs and memory in art.

15.02.2015 AT AN OLD CINEMA

During the meeting we will visit the Germans Did Not Come exhibition, which often makes references to the unique history of our city. Łukasz Paluch and Daniel Brożek’s work refers to an element of the city dwellers’ everyday cultural life, which was watching films in the first post-war cinemas. In their installation, the artists reconstruct an old cinema room during a film screening, but they do it in an unusual and surprising way. There is something special about the atmosphere of old cinemas, which cannot be experienced in modern multiplexes. During the workshop we will try to revive the spirit of the old Wrocław, watch fragments of black and white films and examine the interesting connections between “the tenth muse” and visual arts.

All the workshops are free, but please register via: edukacja@muzeumwspolczesne.pl

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