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3.03.2020 Thuesday

The residence of Slovak artist in Wrocław

Autor: Culture Zone Wroclaw

Ján Skaličan starts his residence in Wrocław in March. The stay is the result of the January open call carried out in cooperation with K.A.I.R - Košice Artist in Residence. The recruitment was addressed to visual and interdisciplinary artists who seek answers to the global problems through activities related to culture and art.

fot. Ján Skaličan

fot. Ján Skaličan

The Slovak visual artist, mainly deals with photography, which is a medium that gives vent to reflection, not it’s limit. He’s currently working on the doctoral topic of Investigative Procedures in Contemporary Art, exploring the theoretical position of the society and it’s uncertain future. His research focuses not only on sociology and the image of the socio-political situation, but above all he looks at the climate crisis and the growing right-wing extremism in the world.

The Wrocław residence thus becomes an ideal platform for his current and future direction of creative activity. The month-long stay will be a prelude to expanding research in the Visegrad Group and Central Europe. Based on the experience gained in Belgrade, where he worked as a researcher on the territory of one of the first concentration camps, he argues that it’s necessary to visit these countries in order to personally engage in discussions about the current situation in the world.

The stay in Wrocław is a necessary introduction to the V4 area itself. As part of the project, he is planning to visit other cities in Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary. The result of the doctoral dissertation will be a film, an exhibition and a book.

 

 

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