interakcje 2017

XIX International Art Festival INTERAKCJE
8th-12th may 2017, Piotrków Trybunalski

Organizer:
Stowarzyszenie Działań Artystycznych Galeria OFF w Piotrkowie Trybunalskim

Curator of the XIXth edition of the festival: Gisela Hochuli

Participants:

Belgium: Alice de Visscher, Beatrice Didier
Germany: Anja Ibsch, Chris Regn, Rolf Schulz, Vest&Page (Verena Stenke Niemcy, Andrea Pagnes Włochy)
Switzerland: Gisela Hochuli, Judith Huber, Valterio Joëlle, Juerg Luedi, Andrea Saemann,
Greece: Demosthenes Agrafiotis,
France/Poland: Ryszard Piegza,
Ukraine: Andryi Helytovych, Mariya Hoyin, Olga Skliarska,
Poland: Zbigniew Warpechowski, Przemysław Kwiek, Janusz Bałdyga, Ewa Zarzycka, Oskar Chmioła, Marta Kotwica, Zofia bermEHO, Aleksandra Lison, Angelika Grzegorczyk, Patryk Różycki, Oskar Kolbert, Grupa Restauracja Europa.

Programme*

Opening ceremony
9th may, 18:00, ODA Gallery, Dąbrowskiego 5 st.

 

Performances
Daily, monday to friday starting at 18:00 in ODA Gallery, Dąbrowskiego 5 st.
11th may, 11:00-15:00 performances in Focus Mall, Słowackiego 123 st.

 

Artists’ meetings, movies, documentation presentations*
8th may, 18:00 Zbigniew Warpechowski – pioneer of polish performance art, meeting run by Jan Lubicz Przyłuski
10th may, 16:00 Swiss performance art – festivals, galleries, chronicles, archives; meeting run by dr Łukasz Guzek
12th may, 16:00 Therapy through performance – presentation run by Oskar Chmioła, member of Association for the Autistic and Similar Mental Disorders “ATOMY”.

 

*programme and hours are subject to change.

 

Festival is co-financed by:
Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
City of Piotrków Trybunalski
Pro Helvetia, Swiss Culture Foundation

 

Curational Idea

Interakcje is a well established Performance Art Festival, known all over the world, and has been showing contemporary performance art on a high level for 17 years. I feel highly honoured to be chosen as curator of the next edition.
My concept as curator is to continue with strong performances. I will invite international artists to show their works for the first time at Interakcje. Most of them will be new for the Polish audience. It is the image of a fresh wind blowing new flavour from abroad that will merge with the well-known local one, so that something third arises and everybody will be enchanted.
Encounters make people happy, similar to good food. Besides the moments of encounter and exchange among performance artists the connection between artists and the public is equally important to the growth of performance art and also to appreciation, critical acclaim and development of ones own artwork.
My goal is to invite artists with different backgrounds and various approaches of Art Practice (e.g. political, theatrical, minimalistic performance). All the artists are relevant and important for the contemporary art scene. I have been following all of them for years and their works are touching my heart.
Gordian Piec invites the polish artists. Volunteers will be assisting the artists and will draw and write about what they see during the performances. It will be an enrichment to have the perspectives of these young people and to show their drawings and writings to the public.
November 2016, Gisela Hochuli,
www.giselahochuli.com