[oberlist] ARTISTIC CITY TRIPS, 6–9 October, Krakow

nini palavandishvili designini at gmail.com
Tue Oct 4 14:46:27 CEST 2011

If you happen to be around, please join us:

GeoAIR in the framework of IETM Autumn Plenary Meeting in Krakow, 6 -  
9 October 2011 presents:

Are We Again Travellers or Still Tourists? An Encounter with the Other  
or Looking Through Another’s Eyes.
Artistic City Trips is a project featuring artists from Armenia,  
Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldavia and Ukraine.

Curator: Nini Palavandishvili (GeoAIR, Tbilisi)
6 – 9 October
Starting Point
Pod Baranami Palace
For many contemporary artists and cultural operators, global mobility  
is an essential part of their lives and work. The network in which  
artists operate, which increasingly determines the modern society’s  
organization and production, also sheds light on the image of  
globalism - a world of people on the move. The guided trips that  
artists from 6 countries of the Eastern Partnership (Armenia,  
Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine) will offer in the city  
of Krakow, without their prior being there, will deal with these  
issues. This will be an encounter of two aliens when a guest claims to  
be a guide in a host country. On the basis of their own research and  
interests, the artists will design their own city tours, referring to  
the place of their origin and departure. The willingness to delve  
deeper and to understand better will lead to manifold results.  
Generally, a tour includes the act of leaving and then returning to  
the starting point, and therefore, one who undertakes such a journey  
can be called a tourist. How much of a tourist we will become by  
coming back to the original starting point or how far we travel, is  
always up to us, individuals permanently on the move.
Title: Seven Krakow Narrations (the unknown history of a known city)
Start time: 13:00
Duration: 90 min

Have you ever thought to be part of the history of your city? Do you  
think you are just an inactive, transient element in world history, or  
do you consider yourself more or less as someone who can contribute to  
shaping it? Do you believe the history of a certain place can be told  
or written down?
Discover a part of the city history through the unfolding of its  
inhabitants’ personal stories: seven narrations from Krakow are drawn  
together to give a glimpse of the infinite number of life stories a  
city can enclose.

Title: Krakow Veni Vidi Vici
Start time: 13:00
Duration: 90 min

Have you always felt there is something royal about you? Can nothing  
stop you if you get a chance to do some shopping? Is there a little of  
Genghis Khan in you (they say that 1 out of every 100 Europeans is his  
direct descendant)? Do you get sooo excited when you see fortified  
walls of a medieval town? Everybody has a chance to be king for 2  
minutes, shop in style and try to conquer (but obviously fail) Krakow  
with Toro from Azerbaijan and his creative history project. Re-live  
history with Toro!

Title: Krakow Shapes Us & We Shape Krakow
Start time: 12:00 noon
Duration: 180 min

The tour is about ideology and how it shapes public space, about the  
role that public authorities play in this process along with citizens'  
responses to it in particular historical, cultural and social  
contexts. Taking as example the Krakow built environment we will  
discuss the situations in the cities we come from.
On the way, starting in the Krakow Old Town and ending in the Nowa  
Huta district, you will walk through various gates and cross invisible  
borders that used to separate different communities and worlds. You  
will be given a chance to perform as readers on public transportation  
(don't forget to take a newspaper, magazine or a book with you) and  
recite proletarian or any other type of slogan on the sites of former  
monuments (pick up a slogan or a message of your personal choice).  
Please also wear a hat, a cap or just cover your head with a scarf  
during the tour.
Title: This (That) Place
Start time: 12:00 noon
Duration: 120 min

This guided city trip by Anna Zvyagintseva is devoted to people,  
events, processes, experiences and locations which have no chance to  
go down in history. The tour is a sliding view of the migrating artist- 
observer mentioning the reflections of some places in others, twin  
situations, the same actions repeated independently in different  
locations. The artist travels between places and times, and also  
between poetic observations and political conclusions. The artist uses  
the story of 'this' single place to tell about 'that' one, and  
represents differences and similarities of social conditions through  
rhymes of singularities.
Title: Life Is So Simple. The Way of Multiplication
Start time: 17:30
Duration: 90 min

Modestly shining in the sky, SERGEI SHABOHIN, a young progressive star  
of Belarusian art, comes back to Krakow! Artist, curator, critic, art  
activist, the Son of his Father - go find HIS way of MANDORLA! Talk to  
him! His Communion Soup! Be Him!
Alexey Lunev’s trip is dedicated to the project of a Belarusian artist  
Sergei Shabohin, which was completed a couple of years ago in the  
streets of Krakow. The visitors will be able to recall the story of  
that project and get an idea of it in a new interpretation.

Title: Rendez-vous
Start time: 18:00
Duration: 120 min

In this artistic city trip you will be able to visit a couple of  
Polish families and in a short period of time see and hear not only  
their family histories but the history of the city and the country as  
well as look through old family photo albums, listen to their love  
stories, happy and sad moments, take photos with them, and last, but  
not least, have some tea with them. We promise you will spend a great  
For more please visit: http://www.ietm.org/


nini palavandishvili
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