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Polish Artists Participated in Pune Biennale 2017

White Lotus, Opp Kamala Nehru Park, Deccan Gymkhana
Image from the Stigma series, photo: Adam Lach,, courtesy of the author

The third edition of the Pune Biennale hosted Adam Lach and Katarzyna Dybowska presenting their protographic project and well as artists Max Cegielski and Janek Simon who gave a performative lecture.

Presented as part of the 2017 Pune Biennale, Adam Lach and Katarzyna Dybowska's project Stigma is a portrait of a a sixty-person Roma family and their daily life in Psie Pole, a district of Wrocław. Adam Lach's photographs are accompanied by the stories of the inhabitants of the encampment written by Katarzyna Dybowska. Stigma is one of a series of projects invited by the curator Binea Sarkar Ellias to participate in the Biennale's section dedicated to migrations entitled To Be AND NOT To Be.

Another Polish accent at the Biennale was a performative lecture titled Indian School of Polish Capitalism by Max Cegielski and Janek Simon. The lecture on the Polish-Indian relations was a prelude to the exhibition planned to be held in 2017 in the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. The presentation took place on 21st January in the Nehru Cultural Centre.

To find out more, check out Max Cegielski's essay about the Polish-Indian relations:

Poles had been learning capitalist economics long before it became a part of the official state... Read more about: How We Learnt The West in The East

Max Cegielski and Janek Simon's lecture: 21st January 2017, 11:30 am, Nehru Cultural Centre - Auditorium at Ghole Road, Pune

Source: own materials, edited by EP, translated by AW, 10 Jan 2017

Stigma is a story about a Roma family living in Psie Pole, a district of Wrocław. Read more about: Stigma - Adam Lach

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