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Merging audiences – Artistic scene during cinema feast – Wrocław

On Thursday, 24 July 2014, Wrocław will start celebrating its yearly festival for cinema lovers, as the next edition of the T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival kicks off on Thursday evening. As every year, this film festival, the biggest in Poland, drags thousands of people from the across Poland and Europe to Wrocław. For a week, the city lives with the festival and is stormed by people recognized by the badge hanging around their necks. If you happened to be in Wroclaw these days, don’t miss the chance to participate in this public spectacle.

Culture lovers may find interesting films on art international competition, yet it is worth paying attention to the additional artisitic program prepared for this week by a local cultural operator – BWA Art Galleries.

Every day after the last screening, the BWA Dizajn Gallery opens its doors to the public for the Midnight Show II. It is the second edition of a spectral exhibition that is open for only one hour at night. The Dizajn Gallery will open for visitors exactly at midnight and will close at 1am, and will continue to do so every night at midnight throughout the festival. The collected works are meant to be seen in the night.

Michał Szuszkiewicz - Hipopotam

Michał Szuszkiewicz – Hipopotam

The organisers say that: ”The Midnight Show II is an additional screening as part of the T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival, a screening in the form of an exhibition in which no films will be shown, a screening that begins when the last film at the cinema ends, a screening that takes place on the boundary of two days in the middle of the night. The exhibition screening always takes place at the same time, but it is different every time. A visitor who has already seen Midnight Show II and comes back again the next night will find a different exhibition. On the last day of the Festival, Midnight Show II will open at noon. From the moment when the rhythm of the festival, marked by the screening of films, comes to an end, the night-time exhibition will turn into a daytime exhibition.”

Curators: Katarzyna Roj, Stach Szabłowski
Partnership: Tomasz Cugier, Michał Grzegorzek

The night show is not the only visual arts proposal prepared for the film festival guests by BWA. For early birds, BWA Glass and Ceramics offers the Good Morning program, (as has happened over the past five years) in order to present an exhibition, and provide a relaxed place for breakfast. The Good Morning art scene is accessible at the Gallery from 7:45 to 10:00 am to the broad public (not just festival-goers) who are invited to see the exhibition and to relax and enjoy a light breakfast in the specially prepared space at the gallery. During this time, visitors can decide about their screening timetable and book tickets online with a provided wifi access.

GAŁĘZIE DRZEW UGINAJĄ SIĘ POD CIĘŻAREM OWOCÓW_2_15X15 240dpiThis year’s exhibition at BWA Glass and Ceramics is described by the curators Kamil Szczepaniak and Aleksandra Nika Smolińska as follows: ”The Tree Branches Bend Under the Weight of Their Fruit exhibition concerns the happiness derived from a perception of reality, that is conjured up with the help of an idyllic image of a summer garden filled with fruit and laundry drying in the fresh air.”

These interesting formats draw cinema lovers to galleries and create an opportunity to see an art gallery as an accessible living place, space not only for art but also for relaxing, food and social meetings, in other words, a public space.

More info:
organiser: BWA Wrocław Co-organisator / co-organiser: MFF T-mobile Nowe Horyzonty
Sponsor:  T-mobile; Mecenta / patronage:Wrocław 2016 Europejska Stolica Kultury

Article based on information provided by the organisers of BWA Contemporary Art Galleries.


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