In 2020, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Wrocław ’70 Visual Arts Symposium – an extraordinary meeting of artists, critics and art theorists, a space for exchanging ideas and trailblazing new directions in Polish art, an event that has become a legend and still provokes discussion. The anniversary celebration, which consisted of several dozen events and projects, was organised by the Wrocław 70/20 Symposium, a bottom-up working group.
The Wrocław 70/20 Symposium is a grassroots social initiative launched by members of the artistic environment: curators and critics, artists and educators, academics and animators, activists and cultural managers, some of whom are associated with museums, galleries and cultural institutions with a long tradition, while others with recently established non-governmental organisations or independent artistic collectives.
The several-month-long celebrations will culminate on 17 March – the 51st anniversary of the opening of the post-symposium exhibition at the Museum of Architecture and Reconstruction.
PROGRAMME (17 MARCH):
- 10 a.m. OPENING OF KASIA KMITA’S EXHIBITION-IN-PROCESS EXERCISES IN IMAGINATION / Museum of Architecture in Wrocław
- 2 p.m. PRESENTATION OF THE MONOGRAPH OF THE WROCŁAW ’70 VISUAL ARTS SYMPOSIUM / online
- 3 p.m. PREMIERE OF THE WROCŁAW 70/20 SYMPOSIUM REPOSITORY / online
- 4 p.m. PREMIERE OF FOUR SPECIAL EPISODES OF “THIS IS THE SYMPOSIUM” / online
- 5 p.m. DISCUSSION “BIG ISSUE – IN SEARCH OF A WROCŁAW 70/20 SYMPOSIUM NETWORKING MODEL” / Wrocław 70/20 Symposium fanpage
— Anna Bieliz (Ładne Historie Foundation),
— Maciej Bujko (BWA Wrocław),
— Piotr Lisowski (Wrocław Contemporary Museum),
— Karina Marusińska (artist, participant in the open call for projects),
— Zofia Reznik (Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław, Kariatyda Collective),
— Kuba Żary (Culture Zone Wrocław, Contemporary Lynx).
Moderator: Aleksandra Jach (Museums for Climate, Culture for Climate, Strategic Dreamers)
Observation and synthesis: Katarzyna Roj (BWA Wrocław)
The event is co-financed by the Wrocław City Hall.
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