Shades of Red
A film programme

  • Shades of Red

A presentation of films dealing with leftist involvement of artists in Poland in the context of changing political systems and social models.

The departure point for afterthoughts is a document about the activity of Zofia Kulik and Przemysław Kwiek, that is, KwieKulik duo that was functional at the beginning of Edward Gierek’s [The First Secretary of the Communist party] decade in office. Their actions went beyond the alternative: either a cynical cooperation with the system or thoughtlessly joining the community. They chose to create politically engaged art: socialist in its core but making the Communist authorities feel uncomfortable.
We could recognize Krytyka Polityczna as the late heirs of this attitude, as their activity is stretched between the faith in actual change and the awareness of utopianism of plenty of their propositions.
 

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Other archival events from that cycle:

18:00 Session Disobedient ObjectsA meeting as a part of the series: Artist as an urban being: occurence, habits and policy Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
21:00 Excursion Nightlife’s Archives. A WalkCity of Artists by night Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
15:00 Excursion Help, the Artists Are Coming!How is Praga today? Academia Theatre
ul. 11 Listopada 22, Warsaw
11:00 Meeting An Open House – Maria Anto’s AtelierA meeting with Zuzanna Janin Maria Antos's Open House
ul. Karpińskiego 12, Warsaw
12:00 Excursion By Conferral and by YieldA walk through artists' workshops Krzysztof M. Bednarski's workshop
ul. Nowowiejska 28, Warsaw
13:00 Workshops Undercover: Mission ArtWorkshop for families Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
18:00 Meeting Just what is it that makes today's homes so different, so appealing?A meeting with Freunde von Freunden Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
20:00 Film screening MinoTAur Cinema „A Page of Madness” ("Kurutta ippêji"), dir. Teinosuke Kinugasa Workshops at Inżynierska Street
ul. Inżynierska 3, Warsaw
18:00 Meeting DO IT YOURSELF? WHAT DO ARTISTS NEED INSTITUTIONS FOR?Discussion held by „Obieg” periodic Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw