The second half of 2011 sees up to 400 events promoting Polish culture across Europe and beyond.From the opening of the "Golden Age of the Polish Republic" in Madrid in early June through major artistic, theatrical, literary and musical events in Paris, Brussels, Kiev, Moscow, Tokyo, Beijing and more...
"The Power of Fantasy" exhibition opening in Brussels,
director of Bozar Paul Dejardin and one of the curators
photo. Jeff Weber
The second half of 2011 sees up to 400 events promoting Polish culture across Europe and beyond
1st of June, Madrid – opening of the exhibition "Golden Age of the Polish Republic" in Madrid's Royal Palace (exhibition ongoing until the 4th of September).
24th of June, Brussels – opening of the exhibition "The Power of Fantasy. Modern and Contemporary Art from Poland " in the city's BOZAR gallery (exhibition ongoing until the 18th of September).
1st of July, Brussels – accordionist group Motion Trio 'inaugurates' the presidency with music from Hungary
1-2nd of July, London – world premiere of the play "Planet Lem". The play takes place in Theatre Square and is performed by theatre group Teatr Biuro Podróży as the first stop of their world tour. The play goes on to tour Brussels, Paris, Madrid, Berlin, Kiev and Moscow
1st of July, Sopron – Concert by the Wrocław band Öszibarack at the Volt Festival in Hungary
2-3rd of July, London – the I, CULTURE Contemporary Craft Workshop takes place as part of the Watch This Space festival, organised by The National Theatre in London
14th July, London– the Barbican centre will screen "Polish School of Animation, its Satellites and Continuators" presenting over 60 years of Polish animation classics
15th July, Madrid - a performance of the play "I, Dictator" by Teatr Wiczy
23rd of July, Moscow - Polish artists at the "Afisza Picnic" festival
5-13th of August, Beijing– International Karol Szymanowski Festival "Karol Szymanowski – An Artist Before His Time"
11th of August, Berlin – Teatr KTO's play "The Blind" premieres, inspired by the Portuguese bestseller and Nobel Prize winner: Jose Saramago
13th of August, Minsk – presentation of the multimedia project "EU_tracer" by Paweł Janicki
3-4th September, Kiev – "Planeta Lem" at the GogolFest Festival.
10th of September, Brussels - "Alina Szapocznikow. Sculpture Undone. 1955-1972". The exhibition focusses on the experimental trends in the artist's work
12th of September, Paris– "UNPOLISHED – YOUNG DESIGN FROM POLAND". Young Polish designers get showcased as part of Paris Design Week
19th of September, Madrid – an exhibition, a film showing and a conference dedicated to Czesław Miłosz
21st of September, Moscow– "Planeta Lem" in the Central House of Aritstry
23-24th of September, Moscow – the Russian edition of the I, CULTURE Puzzle series
24-25 of September, Beijing –Chinese premiere of the play "Carmen Funebre" by Teatru Biuro Podróży
25th of September, Paris – "The Spirit of Poland" brings a series of exhibitions and happenings, during which younger generations of graphic designers have the opportunity to meet and mingle
9th of October, London – A concert of Chopin's music at Westminster Cathedral
12th of October, Berlin – "Ocalić od zapomnienia" / "Keep From Forgetting" is a multimedia project designed to mark a decade since Witold Szalonek's passing
13-23rd of October, Tokyo – opening of the exhibition "Design For Freedom – Freedom in Design. Polskie graphic design 1981-2011"
15-16th Otocber, Beijing – Karol Szymanowski music concert performed by the Szymanowski Quartet as well as a symposium dedicated to Polish classical music from the twentieth century
18th of October, Madrid – a Teatr Śląsk performance of "Solaris"
23-30th of October, Kiev – a presentation of the fifty year history of the Polish School of Animation during the Kiev International Molodist Film Festival
24-25th of October, Minsk – "No Matter How Hard We Tried" by TR Warsaw at the International Theatre Art Forum "Theart"
26th of October, Brussels – a concert of film music featuring the works of Jan A. P. Kaczmarek
29th of October, Kiev– a showing of the digitally restoted film "Mania. History of Cigarette Factory Workers." The lead is played by Polish silent cinema legend, Pola Negri
29th of October, Berlin – launch of the project "Alfred Jarry's Naughty Children" inspired by the play "Ubu Roi"
2nd of October, Berlin – SON((O))SPHERE concert by The Mud Cavaliers and guests
4th of October, Madrid– presentastion and promotion of the National Edition of the Works of Frederick Chopin
8th of October, London –presentation of the drawn works of Jarosław Kozłowski. The artists's projects are tablets covered in drawings done in white chalk and then erased
10th of October, Madrid –an exhibition entitled "Nie wiedzą dlaczego, ale robią to" / "They Don't Know Why They Do It"
15th of October, Paris – The opera "Madame Curie" is a new work based on the life and work of Marii Skłodowskiej – Curie
16-17th of October, Minsk– "Żołnierzyk" / "Solders" and "Marsz, marsz Gombrow…ski" / "Gombrow...ski's March" by Białostock Teatr Lalek
18-19th of October, Tokyo – Tokio Polish Jazz Days
25-30th of October, Tokyo – Teatr Kana's play "Lailonia" is based on a collection of essays by Leszek Kołakowski entitled "13 Stories from the Kingdom of Lailonia for Old and Young Readers -and Other Tales". There are also workshops and animation film showings inspired by the works of Kołakowski
28th of October, Moscow – the opening of an exhibition dedicated to Polish posters from the end of the nineteenth to the beginning of the twentieth century (exhibition ongoing until the 1st of January, 2012)
3rd of December, Brussels – the play "No Matter How Hard We Tried" is based on a text by Dorota Masłowska
6-10th of December, Moscow – "Dragon Forum" presents four days of documentary film
11th of December, Berlin – a performance of "Szosy Wołokołamskiej" directed by Barbara Wysocka
14th of December, Brussels – A concert by the Akademos Quartet and ON Ensemble.
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