The Handicraft Cooperative invites adults and children alike to create a vibrant arch of blossoms in the colours of a rainbow that will brighten up the centre of Warsaw this spring
The TĘCZA Artistic Handicraft Cooperative was founded during the last week of August, 2011 on the 10th floor of an old communist apartment building in Sopot. The cooperative was to create Sopot Makes Art for the City of Brussels, which consisted of creating thousands of artificial flowers to make up a giant rainbow. In a way it recreated the Polish subbotnikov days of the communist period when people of various professions would come together for community volunteer work - devising a total of 16,000 fake flowers in the colours of a rainbow. On the 24th of September, the rainbow was mounted in front of the European Council in Brussels as part of the Fossils and Gardens project.
The flowers became so popular that the rainbow slowly began to shed as visitors plucked a flower as a souvenir. The workshops in Warsaw, participants have a chance to refurbish the Rainbow for its second showing. The Rainbow will stretch over plac Zbawiciela square when it returns to Warsaw this spring.
Julita Wójcik is a performance artist, the author of various artistic and human-friendly actions and a diving enthusiast. She doesn't aim to shock the public through her art. By incorporating everyday activities in her projects she questions the boundaries between the spheres of life and art, with the aim of making it enjoyable.
Date: 9th and 10th of February, 2012
12.00 noon – 8 pm
Venue: Zachęta National Art Gallery, Warsaw
Organised by: Julita Wójcik, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Zachęta National Art Gallery