interakcje 2017

XIX INTERACTIONS International Art Festival
8-12 May 2017, Piotrków Trybunalski

Organizer:
Association of Artistic Activities, OFF Gallery in Piotrków Trybunalski

Curator of the 19th edition of the festival: Gisela Hochuli

Participants:

Belgium: Alice de Visscher, Beatrice Didier
Germany: Anja Ibsch, Chris Regn, Rolf Schulz, Vest & Page (Verena Stenke Germany, Andrea Pagnes Italy)
Switzerland: Gisela Hochuli, Judith Huber, Valterio Joëlle, Juerg Luedi, Andrea Saemann,
Greece: Demosthenes Agrafiotis,
France / Poland: Richard 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, Europa Restaurant Group.

Program*

THE CEREMONIAL OPENING OF THE FESTIVAL
May 9, 6 PM, ODA Gallery, Dąbrowskiego 5

 

PERFORMANCE SHOWS
Every day from Monday, May 8 to Friday, May 12 from 18.00, ODA Gallery, ul. Dąbrowskiego 5
May 11 at 11-15 Interactions in the Focus Mall Shopping Center, ul. Słowackiego 123

 

MEETINGS WITH ARTISTS, FILMS AND PRESENTATIONS OF DOCUMENTATION *
May 8 at 18.00 ZBIGNIEW WARPECHOWSKI - a pioneer of Polish performance, the meeting will be chaired by Jan Lubicz Przyłuski
May 10 at 16.00 SWISS PERFORMANCE ART - festivals, galleries, chronicles, archives; the meeting is conducted by Dr. Łukasz Guzek
May 12 at 16.00 THERAPY THROUGH PERFORMANCE - led by Oskar Chmioła - a member of the Association for People with Autism and Related Mental Disorders "ATOMY".

 

* hours and program are subject to change

 

The festival is co-financed by:
The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
City Hall in Piotrków Trybunalski
Swiss Foundation for Culture Pro Helvetia

Curatorial idea

Interactions is a performance art festival known all over the world, where performance art has been presented at a high level for 17 years. Being a curator of the next edition is a special honor for me. My curatorial concept is based on the continuation of strong performances. I invite international artists taking part in Interactions for the first time to present their works. Most of them will be new to the Polish audience. This will create a mixed picture: a breath of freshness, new tastes from abroad with the well-known local one. So there will be a third quality that will charm everyone.

Meetings keep people happy, and so does good food. Apart from the moments of meetings and exchanges between the performers, the connections between the artists and the audience are equally important for the growth of performance art, but also for recognition, critical reflection and the development of the artistic work of each participant.

My goal is to invite artists with different experiences and approaches to artistic work (e.g. political, theater or minimalist performance). All artists are essential and important to the contemporary art scene. I have watched them all over the years and these works touch my heart.

Gordian Piec invites Polish artists. Volunteers will draw and write down what they see during the performances. The perspective of these young people will be an additional enrichment, and their drawings and notes will be shown to the public.

November 2016, Gisela Hochuli, www.giselahochuli.com

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