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ARTIST TALK: Aleksandra Karkowska & Barbara Caillot

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ARTIST TALK: Aleksandra Karkowska & Barbara Caillot
ARTIST TALK: Aleksandra Karkowska & Barbara Caillot

Time & Location

13 Jun 2024, 19:00 – 20:30

Studio 1G1, 1G1 Studio, Edenderry Industrial Estate, 326 Crumlin Rd, Belfast BT14 7EE, UK

About the Event

Join Polish artists Barbara Caillot and Aleksandra Karkowska for an introduction and insight into their fascinating project of the legendary White Bear of Zakopane, exploring how thousands of pictures of White Bears have become a symbol of Polish popular culture over the past 100 years.

About the Artists:

Barbara Caillot and Aleksandra Karkowska have written several books together, created a publishing house and created cultural events. Their brave diligence, inquisitive curiosity and particular sensitivity are not tied to a specific place on the geographical, ethnographic or cultural map of Poland.

They have dealt with metropolitan Warsaw, the highland Podtatrze region, Sopot - a seaside resort - and people travelling on the legendary ship "Batory". For all their differences, their publications have a strong common denominator. It is the memory of things first, simple, deeply personal. An emotional memory ascribed to a specific person, as fleeting and fragile as any single existence. This memory is tenderly cared for by Barbara and Alexandra. They find it, write it down, build a story from it, which, thanks to the book, and exhibition can last and give us. They mother this existence, endowing it with yet another life. A beautiful and important practice.

Cost: Free Ticketed (max 25 participants)

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