Conference




FUNDAMENTAL DEBATE

02.10.2016 – 4:00 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Conference Curator: Aleksandra Michalska

Program:

4 p.m. – Opening

D.Sc. Tomasz Wendland – Director, Mediations Biennale in Poznań

Presentations:

prof. Ewa Domańska – Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland
prof. Piotr Juszkiewicz – Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland
Drorit Gur Arie – Director, Petach Tikva Muzeum, Israel
Michael Stoeber – Kunstforum, Germany

5 p.m. – Brake

5:15 p.m – Panel discusion:

prof. Alnoor Mitha – Director, Asia Triennale Manchester, Great Britain
dr Pravdoliub Ivanov – Artist, Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria
prof. Hannes Brunner – Vice-dean Weisensee Kunsthochschule Berlin, Germany
dr Peter Puype – Artist, Belgium
dr Juraj Carny – Academy of Arts in Bratislava , Slovakia
Andrea Hilger – Director, Ostrale, Dresden, Germany
Harro Schmidt – Director, Kunsthalle Faust, Hanower, Germany
prof. Sławomir Sobczak – University of Arts in Poznan, Poland
Przemysław Pawlak – Gostyn Culture House Hutnik, Poland

6 p.m. – Brake

6:15 p.m. – Open discusion with the participation of curators, culture creators,
artists participating in the Biennale and students.

8 p.m. – Banquet




Address:

Concordia Design
Zwierzyniecka 3 Street
Poznań



Fundamental Debate

It seemed that after the Cold War, the world had found new order. After the break out of war in Ukraine in February 2014, we all understand that nothing is permanent. The deepening crisis in Europe is a result of tensions between the world of Islam, Western Civilisation and Russia. In this chaos, we put forward a question about the fundamental values, rooted in various cultures. But most of all we ask about personal values which constitute dignity and human integrity.
In our exhibition, we make space for an open dialogue amongst works of art by artists from 23 countries of the world. It shall all happen in the context of exposition venues marked with history, as well as paintings and sculptures from Archdiocese Museum in Poznań. The invited artists espouse a critical approach to the topics of violence, manipulation, ideology, media, environment devastation, and the loss of sacrum. But they also return to the value of beauty, which does not only become the topic of their works, but also permeates all works. Each work carries a continuos quest for an ideal form, which envelops the truth in yet another understanding. Artists seem to be a membrane of reality, to which they cannot remain indifferent.

Tomasz Wendland