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Das Pilecki-Institut Berlin beim "Weekend Architektury" in Gdynia

25.08.2021

Das Institut ist mit zwei Ausstellungen vertreten: "Greetings From Muranów and Wilanów Housing Estates" und "Daily Choreographies"

  • Greetings From Muranów and Wilanów Housing Estates

- Vernissage am 26.08.2021, 19 Uhr, Traffic Design, ul. S. Żeromskiego 36, 81-369 Gdynia

Englischer Veranstaltungstext: 

Greetings From Muranów and Wilanów Housing Estates

Muranów and Miasteczko Wilanów are two housing estates in Warsaw that became the axis of the artistic project by Michalina Musielak. The first one was built after World War II on the ruins of the Jewish ghetto; the other was built following the political transformation on the private land in the Wilanów district, located in the periphery of Warsaw. Both structures were designed as symbolic spaces. The creators of the Muranów estate had to take into account the fact that this territory was marked by memories, material traces of war, and the memory of Polish Jews. The crucial element in Wilanów was one of the largest Catholic centers – the votive church the construction of which was first planned over 200 years ago. Although they were erected nearly half a century apart, in very different political and economic situations, they both constitute a realization of the contemporary dream about the ideal housing estate.

As part of the exhibition, Michalina Musielak presents archival photographs from different stages of the construction work in Muranów and Miasteczko Wilanów. The artist examines how much of the original concept has been preserved, and how both estates have changed due to the activities and engagement of their residents.

The exhibition is on display during the Architecture Weekend in Gdynia as part of the Exercising Modernity Program realized by the Pilecki-Institut Berlin.

  • Daily Choreographies

- Vernissage am 27.08.2021, 11 Uhr, Hale Targowe w Gdyni, ul. Wójta Radtkego 36, 81-355 Gdynia (plac targowy, stanowisko nr 132, 133)

Englischer Veranstaltungstext

Daily Choreographies is an art project by the Israeli visual artist and dancer Daphna Noy, who employs the relationship between humans and architecture as her starting point. The photographic collages and video work created as part of the project address the question of how the material structure of everyday life sets rhythms and directions for collective and individual life.
In the Daily Choreographies exhibition, Noy focuses her attention on three architectural ideas of the late 19th Century and early 20th Century that sought to shape new social relations and a new rhythm of life. These are the Wawelberg Colony in Warsaw, the kitchen niche project by Barbara Brukalska, and the Israeli kibbutz Gazit. Noy examines these phenomena from the angle of the influence of the commonplace, the obvious and therefore sometimes invisible – the architectural infrastructure of everyday life – on shaping social relations and human behavior in one's immediate environment.

The exhibition will be shown at the Market Hall in Gdynia. This place was not chosen by accident; Noy is interested in situations in which her artistic activities discussing life in architecture and the rhythms of everyday life cross the border of typical places for art exhibitions and enter a space where interactions and meetings between people take place. The choice of such a location is also intended to draw attention to the phenomenon of the Gdynia Market Hall, an outstanding work of interwar modernism designed for the inhabitants of Gdynia, where its original commercial function continues to this day.

Daphna Noy

Daphna Noy is a visual artist who uses many forms of communication. After receiving a BA in Dance and Choreography (B. Dance with honors) from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, she obtained a Master’s in Fine Arts from the Bezalel Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Jerusalem. Her works have been presented at Llorar Gallery (Mexico), Florentin Quartet (Tel Aviv-Yafo) and HaShah Residence (Tel Aviv-Yafo) among others.

Noy has participated in many international artist residency programs, including AZ WEST (program led by artist Andrea Zittel in Joshua Tree, California), SOMA (Mexico) and Exercising Modernity (Warsaw - Tel Aviv - Berlin), where she received a scholarship for the implementation of her project Daily Choreographies.

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