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16 - 25/06/2017

photo Filip Klimaszewski
Galleryphoto Filip Klimaszewski
  • 19.06 / 20:00 / OPENING with Jasmina Metwaly and Ocalenie Foundation
    20-21.06 / 15:00-19:00 / EXHIBITION
    20-21.06 / 15:00, 16:30, 18:00 / MOVIE SCREENING Metwaly & Rizk "Out On the Street"
    20.06 / 19:15 / MEETING with Jasmina Metwaly
    20.06 / 20:00 / PERFORMANCE Sofia da East "Ziemia to wirująca feministka"

    CUDZOZIEMKI W POLSCE / Bartosz Bobkowski / Instytut Spraw Publicznych

    A photographic exhibition organised by the Institute of Public Affairs showing portraits of migrant women who have made Poland their second home. The images present women of all ages, from a variety of cultural and professional backgrounds, and with different stories to tell. Each one is unique.
    The exhibition was created as part of See the Invisible, a social campaign for migrant women.

    WITAJ W DOMU / Ocalenie Foundation

    In the past 25 years, more than 125,000 people have come into Poland fleeing war and persecution. Less than 4,000 (3%) have decided to stay. Most had to leave, threatened by homelessness and poverty. Having no toilet, electricity or hot water, living in damp and mouldy places, putting their children to bed in coats is all part of their daily routine. The photographs show the living conditions of refugee families in Poland.

    OUT ON THE STREET / Jasmina Metwaly, Philip Rizk

    Several workers take part in a rooftop workshop in Cairo. The artists are trying to understand their various motivations for taking part in the Egyptian revolution. Through theatre, the participants confront their daily routine with the brutality of the police, the injustice in factories and  the general corruption. A hybrid of scenes from workshops, a performance and video footage of the participants in their workplaces, the film turns personal stories into a universal microcosm. The project was presented in 2015 at the Venice Biennale.

    RE-IMAGINE BELONGING / Wings and Roots

    Based in Berlin and New York, the cross-media and multilingual group of artists explores how political, social and cultural events affect our understanding of citizenship, belonging and migration. They produce films, educational curricula, and online-platforms to challenge exclusionary debates on migration and to foster integration. The short video interviews with migrants presented during the exhibition are an opportunity to confront and review the way we think about belonging.


    The problem of vacant buildings in Poznań is growing at a similar rate to the migration crisis in Europe. How should we perceive abandoned premises in light of the lack of room for newcomers? In several abandoned spaces we will use various media to confront the audience with the issues of migrant acclimatisation and/or its (un)likelihood. We will talk about housing and homelessness, the problems of employment and the openness needed to make the stranger familiar.