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A&B Patrons - December 2020

04 of December '20

A&B patrons - December 2020

This year, many of the scheduled cultural events had to be canceled, postponed or moved to the virtual space. Check out the competitions, performances, festivals, exhibitions and online meetings scheduled for this month, which we have covered with our media patronage.

Premieres at the Juliusz Słowacki Theater in Krakow

In December, the Juliusz Słowacki Theater in Cracow, with which we have started permanent cooperation, has scheduled two online premieres - the comic opera "Miracle of Means, or Krakowiacy i Górale" and the monologue "Agamemnon".

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"A Miracle, or Krakowiacy i Górale," hailed by Leon Schiller as the first national opera and staged regularly on Polish stages and in the national opera repertoire since 1794, directed by Cezary Tomaszewski will have its premiere on December 12 this year.

A beautiful musical show with elements of madness, humor, emotion and addressing important topics.

Modern musical arrangements designed by Tomasz Leszczynski draw on the original by Jan Stefani. On stage we will see Ewelina Cassette, Agnieszka Koscielniak, Dorota Godzic, Lidia Bogaczówna, Katarzyna Zawiślak-Dolny, Alina Szczegielniak, Bożena Zawiślak-Dolny (guest), Karolina Kazoń, Daniel Malchar, Antoni Milancej, Rafał Szumera, Karol Kubasiewicz, Tomasz Wysocki, Mateusz Bieryt, Dominik Stroka and Oskar Malinowski (guest).


photo: Bartek Barczyk

"Agamemnon", a work by Rodrigo García directed by Szymon Kaczmarek, is a monologue by one actor - a monodrama by Marcin Kalisz,

a bizarre comedy with great comic potential and a razor-sharp diagnosis of reality. Because can you build a model of the modern world using wings from KFC? Our hero tries.

"Film portraits of architects of Upper Silesia of the second half of the 20th century. Collection"

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The Institute of Architecture Documentation of the Silesian Library in Katowice realized this year the first part of the project "Film portraits of architects of Upper Silesia of the second half of the 20th century". It presents profiles of representatives of post-war architecture in Upper Silesia: Stanislaw Niemczyk, Marek and Ewa Dziekoński, Jerzy Witeczek, Janusz and Bożena Włodarczyk, as well as architect Tadeusz Barucki, an art historian and documentary filmmaker showing the achievements of world architecture of that period. The material collected by the filmmakers was compiled in the form of several-hour film notations and shorter forms - about forty-minute film portraits of architects.

Another edition of the competitions of the Stefan Kurylowicz Foundation

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The call for applications is underway for the TEORIA Competition and the PRACTICE 2020 Scholarship, in which the Stefan Kurylowicz Foundation seeks bold and innovative theoretical texts exploring the relationship between architecture and culture, as well as interesting and socially responsible architectural projects aimed at improving the quality of public space in Poland. The TEORIA competition is a program under which the winning text, approaching the subject of the relationship between architecture and culture in an interesting and innovative way, will be published in the form of a bilingual Polish-English book. The PRACTICE scholarship, on the other hand, is a two-stage program, whose winning designer or design team will receive financial and substantive assistance in developing the submitted idea for improving any public space in Poland. Works for both competitions can be submitted until January 17, 2021.

The exhibition "Eastern Wall. Architecture of Zbigniew Karpinski".

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From October 24 this year, you can see an exhibition prepared by the National Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning dedicated to Warsaw's Eastern Wall - an architectural and urban complex from the 1960s. The exhibition is dedicated to Warsaw's Eastern Wall - an architectural and urban complex from the 1960s - and its main architect, Zbigniew Karpinski, who placed buildings of varying heights and functions in the quarter between Swietokrzyska, Jasna, Marszalkowska and Jerozolimskie Avenues. The Eastern Wall, in the first decades of its existence super-modern, metropolitan and fashionable, tailored to the center of a European metropolis, is shown in the exhibition from two perspectives - spatial and cultural.

The architectural and urban quality of the project, the transformations from the competition to the realization are shown in the context of their social reception. The exhibition presents the life that filled the Eastern Wall - its everyday life, the meanings attributed to it and its special position as an iconic place of entertainment, commerce, meetings, bars and stores, a backdrop for major propaganda events, the exhibition organizers announce.

As long as there is a red zone in Warsaw, the exhibition and accompanying events will be available online, as soon as the Warsaw Architecture Pavilion "Zodiac" can be reopened, the exhibition will be opened to the public.

On the occasion of this exhibition, Anna Cymer writes about whether we in Poland are able to commemorate important architects and urban planners in her series "City on Purpose."



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The 12th edition of the WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION festival will run until January 17, 2021, with community at the center of this year's festival, understood as the exchange of practical skills and neighborly experiences, defined by notions of care and attentiveness, but also interpersonal contacts or environments that foster it. The festival is intended to help us see the new potential of the city revealed during the pandemic: the WHOLE. This year's edition of the WARSAW IN CONSTRUCTION festival consists of two parts: an exhibition and a program of events based on the activities of seven working groups.

In the latest issue of A&B, its curators TOMASZ FUDALA and NATALIA SIELEWICZ talk about the festival.

Art in Architecture Festival

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The second edition of the Art in Architecture Festival is underway, aimed at promoting the use of art in private, public and commercial spaces and encouraging investors, architects and interior designers to collaborate with artists on interior design projects. Part of the event is a nationwide competition open to investors and authors of projects that use paintings, sculptures, graphics, spatial installations or murals. Projects, which will be judged in four categories: apartment/home, public space, office and hotel, can be submitted until December 4. The projects will be judged by a jury consisting of architect Witold Dudek, interior designer Aleksander Jankowski, painter Aleksander Roszkowski, investor Piotr Kroenke and festival director Jozef Chwedorowicz. The results of the competition will be announced on December 11 this year.

Voting for the Audience Award in the competition for the Architectural Award of the Wielkopolska Region.

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In the 1st edition of the competition for the Architectural Award of the Wielkopolska Region for the best architectural works in Wielkopolska, organized by the Poznan branch of the Association of Polish Architects and the Wielkopolska Regional Chamber of Architects of the Republic of Poland, each reader can cast a vote for his or her favorite! The competition will award PUBLIC AW ARDS in each of the five categories - Architectural Object, House, Common Space, Export Work and Interior. You can vote for one project in each category, so a total of five votes can be cast in the voting. The studios that win the highest number of votes in their category will receive a one-year subscription to the A&B monthly. A Grand Prix winner will also be selected! Votes can be cast until December 31 this year.

Ola Kloc

The vote has already been cast