When Thursday 28.04.2022, 4 p.m.
Where: ArtBrut Gallery
& Studio for Socio-Cultural Inclusion
46A Ruska Street, Wrocław
A meeting with Marzen Lizurej, a queer-feminist activist, and Mirosław Chudy, an artist, will be an accompanying event of the exhibition. The guest speakers will discuss the contexts and connotations of the colour pink both in art and in everyday life. Pink glasses of an incurable optimist, a pink ribbon as a symbol of the breast cancer struggle, a pink triangle used to mark homosexual prisoners in the Nazi concentration camps - pink does not allow for indifference... Thus, the main axis of the discussion will focus on connotations the colour has and the social functions ascribed to it, while the invited guests will try to disenchant these schemes, referring also to their personal experiences. The meeting will be moderated by Katarzyna Kaczorowska, a Wrocław-based journalist working for Polityka weekly. Other guests will include Wanda Sidorowicz, the artist, and Dominika Łabądź, the exhibition artistic mentor.
Marzen Lizurej (non-binary person, pronouns: he/she/it interchangeably) - a queer-feminist activist associated, among others, with the Feminist Critical Action, Q Alternative, and the March 8th Initiative, editor, writer, DJ, PhD in humanities. In 1999, she founded and for 10 years co-founded NOTHING THE SAME - the queer theory research group at Wrocław University. For years she has been searching for life in art and art in life. In 2018 she was a member of the women's art group ThinkPink Gang.
Mirosław Chudy - a student of Prof. Konrad Jarodzki at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, he also studied in Athens at Janis Kunelis' studio, worked and lived, among others, in Toronto and Chicago. Currently, he resides permanently in Miami, but for the past two years he has been living in Poland, where he works with 66P - Subjective Cultural Institution founded by Renata and Rafał Jarodzki. He deals with intuitive art, as an artist he rarely takes up strictly formal themes, referring above all to existential problems and reacting to current events. He describes his works as 'reality reportages', which are the result of observations of the surrounding world.