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16 - 25/06/2017


It will not be an ordinary auction. Not only because the authors of the auctioned lots include the Noble Prize Winner John Maxwell Coetzee, the Slovenian band Laibach, the cult Flemish theatre group Needcompany, renowned Polish composers and musicians: Paweł Mykietyn, Paweł Szymański, Bartek Wąsik, visual and graphic artists: Piotr C. Kowalski, Stanisław Fijałkowski, Twożywo, writers, musicians and fashion designers, as well as institutions including theatres: Nowy Teatr from Warsaw and Hebbel am Uffer from Berlin.

It will also be the last highlight of the 27th edition of Malta Festival Poznań, which caused quite a stir because of the withholding of funding that the festival was due by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. The reason for this was the fact that the organisers invited Oliver Frljic as a collaborator. Although the hype subsided, the matter remained unresolved, and the festival is currently challenged with a difficult financial situation. Therefore, Malta invites you to the second stage of the auction which was inaugurated in June in Poznań upon the initiative of the drawer and animator Mariusz “Wilk” Wilczyński.

The lots up for auction include an album with Wacław Zimpel’s autograph, a box-set of films of the 12th edition of the Nowe Horyzonty Festival from from Roman Gutek, a snowball with a rainbow from Plac Zbawiciela donated by Paweł Potoroczyn, illustrations by Piotr Dumała, a director’s chair from Jowita Budnik, an engraving by the disbanded group Twożywo entitled “Emanacje słabości” [“Emanations of weakness”], the costume of Odetta from the play “Francuzi” [“The French”] directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski, a fragment of sheet music from the electronic opera “The Magic Mountain” by Paweł Mykietyn, a custom-made suit by Tomasz Ossoliński, a dress of Ewa Puszczyńska from Opus Studio, which she wore for the Oscars when “Ida” won best foreign language film, a reprint of a poster from the Laibach exhibition in Zagreb from 1983, or a multi-course dinner prepared by Monika Strzępka and Paweł Demirski, which might turn out to be the biggest hit of the auction.

We invite all collectors and those looking for an original Christmas gift, as well as everyone who wish to symbolically - in the name of freedom of speech and artistic expression - join the auction and help Malta.

Free admission, 1 December, 18:00, Winosfera, ul. Chłodna 31, Warsaw