Visegrad 2021

W 2021 roku Rozstaje przygotowują interdyscyplinarny projekt poświęcony niezwykłej tematyce: wolności w Europie Środkowej i Wschodniej, dedykowany Białorusinom i Białorusinkom.

W czerwcu 2021 planujemy zgromadzić w Gorajcu tłumaczy, pisarzy, artystów sztuk wizualnych i muzyków z Europy Środkowej i Wschodniej. Wspólnie stworzą oni artystyczny projekt opowiadający o wolności. Projekt będzie finansowany z Funduszu Wyszehradzkiego.

Premierowa prezentacja projektu jest zaplanowana na Festiwalu Folkowisko w lipcu 2021 roku. Następnie projekt zostanie przedstawiony na Węgrzech, w Czechach i Słowacji (wrzesień 2021).

Partnerami projektu są Akademia Sztuk Pięknych w Gdańsku, ArsforArt ze Słowacji, Centrum Edukacji i Kultury Broumov z Czech EtnaTradycyja z Białorusi, Magyar Irodalmi Szerzői Jogvédő és Jogkezelő Egyesület (MISZJE).

The outbreak of social activity in Belarus in August and September 2020 is a very important event for the whole region. Social protests for freedom are an important subject to be presented in artistic form. It is also a good time to recall events and art-works from the cultures of Central European countries which referred to freedom. In this way, we will be able to present the community of fates and artistic motives of the V4 countries and their neighbours like Belarus.

The countries of Central and Eastern Europe have a unique, shared experience of fighting for freedom and of artistic reworking of the concept of freedom and approach to social activity. In general terms, a reminder of this can strengthen the foundations for social activity and democracy in all countries. The cultural community of these countries is already visible: lets look at the Polish song 'The Walls', which is based on the Spanish song and today is sung in Russian and Belarusian as the anthem of protests. The events of the 1980s in Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia can be well compared to the events in Ukraine 2004 and 2013 and Belarus 2020. In this way, we will recall historical events, referring to current events, showing their importance. Some of the inhabitants of the region remember them, others did not have the opportunity to learn about them. It is important to remind them not only in one country, but also by showing their international importance, for the region and for the world. This can be done through universal understanding and valuable works of art.

Rozstaje 2021 will be interdisciplinary, international, intergenerational art project. Experienced musicians from a Belarusian music group, young visual artists and literary creators will work out a joint artistic project dedicated to freedom and to the Belarusian nation during a week-long workshop.

The organizer of the project is Folkowisko Association. Coordinator: Maciej Piotrowski (stowarzyszeniefolkowisko@gmail.com)

The Partners of the project will be Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, ArsforArt from Slovakia, Broumov Educational and Cultural Centre, ngo EtnaTradycyja from Belarus and Hungarian Literary Authors' Collecting Society (MISZJE).

The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustain able regional cooperation in Central Europe.