Art saves the world I

28.02.-02.03. 2014

Performance „L’artista santo“, Fried Rosenstock, 2014

Nowa Amerika with its capital Słubfurt – what is that? It all began with an artistic idea that became an expansive work of art along the German-Polish border. An autonomous work of art, one that follows its own laws. Reality construction is its leitmotif. We witness the birth of a region that is gradually gaining a foothold in the living world. With its own parliament, university, media library and art collection, which we want to present. Not only art, but a different way of dealing with it and a new kind of art education are important to us.

Can art save the world? We want to think and talk about this with you.

“Art saves the world”
Dr. Michael Haerdter – dramaturge, curator, author, founder and long-time director of Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin

“Art collection”
Roland Schefferski – Initiator of the Collegium Polonicum Art Collection, Artist, Berlin 

“Construction of reality”
Michael Kurzwelly – Action artist, performer, painter, reality constructor from Słubfurt

“On exhibition practice beyond the museum and the gallery”.
Elena Gavrisch – Artist and curator, Berlin

“Art beyond the gaze of the middle class – comments on the social reception of artists’ work”
Dr. Mikołaj Iwański – economist, philosopher, art critic, lecturer at the Academy of Art in Szczecin

“On the negative social effects of art and artivism – or art as a tool for social criticism”
Dr. hab. Rafał Jakubowicz – Head of the Art in Social Space studio at the University of Arts in Poznań and lecturer at the Department of Hebraistics, Arame Studies and Karaim Studies of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań

“Art and education in the process of constructing reality”

Dr. Mirosława Moszkowicz – Institute of Painting and Artistic Education, Pedagogical University of Cracow

“Art and Art Education in the Knowledge Society”
Dr. hab. Joanna Hoffmann-Dietrich – artist, Professor at the University of Arts in Poznań, Head of the Laboratory of Transdisciplinary Projects and Research (Art-Science-Technology)