A total of four exhibitions will be presented at Workshops of Culture in October for those who enjoy the visual arts.
#słowonamurbeton – installation about words by Patrycja Smirnow, Karina Królak, Joanna Kowalska-Wolszczak
It all begins with a few fundamental WORDS. Let’s re-learn how to communicate with one another. When was the last time you told someone “I’m sorry,” “I miss you,” or “thank you”? Don’t make things complicated; instead, use WORDS to maintain connections. Choose a WORD, stand by it, and send a selfie with the corresponding caption to someone. But keep in mind that WORDS are not to be tinkered with. WORDS have the power to unite and divide, to create and destroy. The project takes the form of clouds – comic book balloons. The authors grew up watching cartoons that depict life in a visual format. They are accustomed to and can easily understand this kind of narrative. And this is by no means their last WORD.
When: The exhibition is available unti 31 October 2022
Where: Ku Farze
The Dictionary of Ukrainian loanwords as interpreted by Ukrainian and Polish illustrators
“The Dictionary of Ukrainian loanwords as interpreted by Ukrainian and Polish illustrators” is an artistic and educational project developed through a partnership between the City Art Gallery in Łódź and Łódź Design Festival. “The Dictionary” was created using Polish words of Ukrainian origin. These loanwords inspired the artists and allowed them to illustrate how the language and culture of both nations have embedded and influenced one another. The artists who were commissioned to create the illustrations are Art Studio Agrafka, Bovska, Oleg Gryshchenko, Gosia Herba, Jan Kallwejt, Mari Kinovych, Hania Kmieć, Ola Niepsuj, Dawid Ryski, Vadym Solowski, Sophia Suliy, and Paweł Szlotawa. They were chosen for their mastered grasp of artistic techniques, stylistic variety, originality, and concise expression that is open to interpretation. It is important to recognise the remarkable nature of this edition of the “Dictionary”, a result of works displayed by graphic designers and illustrators from both Poland and Ukraine that infer and portray their experience in life-threatening situations and the manifestations of brutal reality when viewed from a distance. Some of the words visually interpreted by the artists are emotionally charged.
Date: 22 September – 22 October, 10.00-17.00
Venue: Workshops of culture in Lublin, Grodza 7 – ground floor
Organisers: Workshops of Culture, Łódź Design Festival, The City Art Gallery in Łódź.
Curators: Adriana Usarek, Michał Piernikowski
Artists: Art Studio Agrafka, Bovska, Oleg Gryshchenko, Gosia Herba, Jan Kallwejt, Mari Kinovych, Hania Kmieć, Ola Niepsuj, Dawid Ryski, Vadym Solowski, Sophia Suliy oraz Paweł Szlotawa
Visual branding: Beata Świerkowska-Jóźwiak
Words: vataha, bohomaz, merezhka, khmara, steppe, maidan, kuren, hopak, koromyslo, bandura, ohyda, sharovary.
Culture – City – Change | Exhibition
Presentation of photo documentation and main topics researched by Workshops of Culture employees involved in the trans-making project.
When: 22 September – 22 October (Monday – Friday), 10.00-17.00
Where: Workshops of Culture, Grodzka 7 – patio
You can also view it online: Gallery
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement N°734855.
Looking for words – Anastasia Mikhno and Irena Mykoliv
“Looking for words” is a collaborative exhibition of two Ukrainian artists: Anastasia Mikhno and Irena Mykoliv. The first will present a series pf photographs “Kvity”, produced following Russian invasion on Ukraine in 2014. The other will display her most recent work, MAK 450, which was inspired by her cooperation with a female war medic and psychologist treating patients with PTSD among others. Interhuman communication in the context of war and trauma is the main emphasis of both projects.
When: 27 October (Thursday), 28.00 – opening
27 October – 30 November 2022, Monday – Friday, 10.00-17.00
Where: Workshops of Culture in Lubln, Grodzka 7 – ground floor