Organizer – University of the Arts Poznan
Mateusz Bieczyński – Curator of the Project
Open call deadline: 15 May 2020
For the last three years, our University has organized Poznań Art Week – an integrated event offering dozens of exhibitions, lectures, live performances, concerts and curatorial talks that brought together and strengthened the partnership between local art galleries and cultural institutions. This year, the outbreak of coronavirus resulted in many cancellations and postponements of initiatives and festivals in the whole art world. We, however, decided to continue with our idea and transfer this year’s edition of Poznań Art Week to the virtual space. It will transform from an intense week filled with art into a permanent platform that is set to launch in May 2020 and intended to operate until further notice.
From the beginning of PAW, one of the permanent elements of its program is an exhibition dedicated to international students of UAP Made in.between organized in one of UAP municipal galleries Scena Otwarta (previously named R20). Previous editions (Made in.between 2017, Made in.between East:West 2018, Made in.between How to be an alien 2019) gained popularity among viewers and created a great opportunity to bring the closer look to the international community of art students in Poznań. This year, we would like to continue with the tradition of Made in.between following the main theme of PAW – Remedy.
Each year the Made in.between exhibition is a result of an open call dedicated to UAP Study in English full-time students and exchange students studying at UAP for the period of their mobility. We are happy to launch an open call for Made in.between Remedy 2020 now.
We are looking forward to seeing your proposals presenting works done during the isolation. They can refer to the current state of the quarantine and pandemic or, more general, feeling distanced from your home country as a foreign student. Think about how current state and how the Remedy can work in this new social situation. What is the new normal? How can it change one’s worldview? How can art help during the lockdown? Feel free to take these and any different question popping these days under the consideration.