Exhibition open day: Pop-up Museum

2014-03-02
For one day The Ravens House where the International Cultural Centre is based will become an ephemeral museum. Different spaces of the building will fill up with private collections of the Krakow's citizens and friends.

The idea of a pop-up museum is a development of a reflection upon alternative forms of collecting and presenting exhibits. More and more often new models of museums can be observed – online, spoken, with no fixed address. We want to give these trends a closer look, especially in the context of Memory. Registers and Territories exhibit presented at the ICC. This special, pop-up exhibition holds works of art as well as less typical collections of peculiar, funny or disturbing objects. They are collected with passion in memory of places and events, often with no intention  to be presented to a wide audience. Pop-up museum will also be an occasion for a discussion on a concept of today's museums and their place in contemporary culture.

Those who visit the whole exhibition will receive a small gift.

Programme:

    12 p.m. – exhibition tour with curator in Polish
    12 p.m.–2 p.m. – children' s art workshop (registration obligatory, see more)
    2 p.m. – exhibition tour with curator in Polish
    4 p.m. – exhibition tour with curator in English and Polish
    5 p.m. – Pop-up museum tour in Polish
    6 p.m. – Alternative museums; informal discussion among creators, enthusiasts, researchers and critics of alternative museum models, in Polish

Also a screening of a movie “Multiplied Homeland”

The film, initiated by the ICC, tells of the collection of Jerzy Bahr, the former Polish Ambassador to the Ukraine, Lithuania and Russia. Over many years, the Ambassador collected artworks, prints and sculptures, crafts of folk culture and everyday objects, for example pottery and tools, and also flyers and newspapers. The whole collection has been organised in such a way that it tells it’s own story about the history and heritage of Central Europe, the complex fate of this part of the continent, and also about the collector himself.

Jerzy Bahr – educated as a sociologist, describes in the background of his collections the concept of an "extended fatherland" – a psychological space, in which there is also a place for many cultures and the specificities of each individual culture.
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