International creative meeting on "Understanding" is to be held on Thursday, January 12, 2017 in Pardubice, offering the public a unique combination of several areas: contemporary art, social work, artistic participation and, in the Czech Republic still r

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International creative meeting on "Understanding" is to be held on Thursday, January 12, 2017 in Pardubice, offering the public a unique combination of several areas: contemporary art, social work, artistic participation and, in the Czech Republic still r

2017-01-10

CreArt and the Municipality of Pardubice organizes next Thursday, the Encounter "Understanding"

Day workshops will be led by three professionals: artistic manager Šárka Havlíčková and coach Hana Vosmíková from the Czech Republic, as well as anthropologist and artist Eugenio Fernanda from Brazil. "At the evening lecture round starting at 6 pm at the 29 Theatre, the lectures will be given by performing artists and curators from the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine, whose original artistic projects help people in crisis or explore the possibilities of art in understanding human communities," informs Lucie Břízová, project coordinator. INTERUPTOR, an interactive visual installation by Cristina Maldonado (Mexico) at the 29 Theatre, then allows viewers to experience the dialogue without words for one person. Free admission to lectures and workshops. For workshops and INTERUPTOR performance, however, it is necessary to register in advance.

"Understanding as the main theme for the latest CreArt meeting in Pardubice has been selected intentionally. The fact that artists can act as social workers, and their work may help people in difficult situations as well as understand the differences separating people and communities, is amazing, "said Jakub Rychtecký, Deputy Mayor for Social Affairs and Culture. "It is a pity, though, that still few people recognize this important role of art," says Rychtecký.

Evening lecture marathon at the 29 Theatre will offer a variety of inspiring social-artistic and participatory projects. The evening will be stared by Kateřina Šedá, a well-known artist, who will talk about her work with the residents of Brno districts. Ukrainian Anya Medvedeva´s lecture will be dedicated to the people of Donbas, facing an undeclared war, and the potential of culture in understanding the issues and the development of tolerance. Malgorzata Mirga-Tas from Poland will present the Romani Art project focused on social exclusion and xenophobia when working with Roma community. A unique project in the excluded area of Předlice suburb in Ústí nad Labem will be introduced by Adéla Machová, Faculty of Art and Design. Jakub Čermák and Barbora Šupová will enable a view behind the scenes of the Festival of Social Art called Case for the Social Worker, held in 2016 in collaboration with the Clinic, an autonomous centre in Prague. The art project based on travelling in caravan and visiting Roma villages in Slovakia will be presented by Daniela Krajčová from Slovakia. Her colleague of the Make Art with Purpose international platform, Oto Hudec, will share experience from his work with immigrants in Lisbon. Self-reflection process in the Event Horizon project, where aftefiletics and art intersect, will be presented by Kamila Ženatá. Art theorist Jan Zálešák then briefly reflects on the theme of participatory art.

The event is organized and implemented by the Statutory City of Pardubice within the international project of CreArt - Network for artistic creation supported by the EU Culture Programme (2007-2013). The programme concept was created by the Offcity association.

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