Event - Meeting with Mrs Barbara Klak - Artist Residencies

Meeting with Mrs Barbara Klak

Poznań, ul. Św. Marcin 80/82
Aug. 2, 2017

When we were invited to take part in Gosia Bartosik's residence "New Women Order - works, communities and women's revolutions of the 21st century" we immediately thought of Barbara Klak. Ms. Basia is a person who lost her sight a few years ago. Since then, she has not stopped fighting to spread the yellow band in Poland, which is an international symbol of the blind. Sam moves without a cane, relying on the memory and help of people encountered on the street. Moving around in hers neighborhood, every person he encounters tells his story. We decided to organize a meeting with Ms. Barbara - a woman of extraordinary strength, constantly defeating a number of adversities. We will also present our artistic intervention. "I will not let go of the fight for sight. Each case is individual, the hope dies. "* Jędrzej Nowicki - year 1995. Photoreporter of Gazeta Wyborcza. Student at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Adam Mickiewicz. In his work he focuses on the problems of social exclusion, human rights, solidarity and injustice. His pictures could be seen in the Neue Osten gallery in Dresden or in the PixHouse gallery in Poznań. He also took part in the project of interdisciplinary cooperation of ISAM with the Art Studio in the Social Space of UAP. Sociological intervention in the Context of Contemporary Art, where the exhibition took place We have to say - from the archives of social gentrification in the Gallery Yes in Poznan (2017). Paulina Piórkowska - year 1995. Fresh graduate of undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Art Education of Poznan University of Art - specialization of criticism and promotion of art (2014 - 2017). Winner of the competition Annex - competition for young artists organized by the Gallery of Contemporary Art in Opole (2017). She participated in many exhibitions, such as: Young people see at the New Theater in Warsaw (2016), Homeless Land organized in the Tenants' Day at the Social Welfare Center in Lublin (2016), Three Witches in the Piekary Gallery (2016). The co-creator of the interactive project and the girl Zina, which was presented on the Working Stage in Poznan, premises_30 in Warsaw and at the event #Think Pink in Wrocław (2017). She participated in the project of interdisciplinary cooperation of ISAM with the Art Studio in the Social Space of UAP. Sociological intervention in Context of Contemporary Art, where the exhibition took place We must say - from the archives of social gentrification in the Gallery Yes in Poznan (2017). *Ms. Basia speach on the 2012 Intervention Program

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