Voices on Visual Narrative is a three-event project held by the University of Arts Magdalena Abakanowicz in Poznań, the Department of Painting and Drawing of the ladder and included in the Poznań Art Week 2021 programme.

Narration is an inherent human need for communication, inter-relationships and even survival, for what it is never told or no longer spoken, it is forgotten, hance, doesn’t exist no more.

Long before oral complexity, human beings have always pursued the idea of telling and have been driven to express themselves. To tell stories. 

Plastic narration is not a defined restricted language, it is communication. Regardless of the tools we use, sometimes only those available to us, this individual unicity still remains. That is why, in Voices on Visual Narrative, that gathers artists from very different upbringings, cultural backgrounds and points of view, and even through the massive visual differences between them, there is always something that stands out holding them all together: narrative impulses.

And in that spirit, the main idea behind it is nothing but to collect, review and share the different and unique explorative methods of artists working with narrative patterns. Ultimately, to provide viewers and audiences the broad possibilities of approaching Art in a methodology equipped with a narrative vocabulary.

Voices on Visual Narrative, the conference, will be available from June 18th and until July 4th in the UAP YouTube channel. 

Given the amount of speakers it will be separated in two halfs, one that will be published on June 18th with Zbigniew Gorlak, Arkadiusz Andrejkow, José Goz, Paweł Flieger, Sergio García Sánchez and Tomasz Kalitko; and the second, that will see the light in Monday 21st, where one can find Samos Teller, Ana del Amor, Adam Nowaczyk, Nicolás Castell, Steph Pich and Miguel Martos.


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