From the ICC library – Krzysztof Czyżewski
How to overcome a paralysis of mutual prejudice and distrust in a painfully divided community? Why does the weak centre strengthen its borders and put up new fences? What does the “borderland” mean today, and which questions should we avoid there? Finally, what does it mean to “kill a bridge” and why “doomed are those who leave and never return”?
[CANCELLED] BalticMuseums: Love IT! - presentation of a new mobile application
Why museums need new technologies? How to use them to increase interest in your offer? The University of Szczecin, the Department of Tourism of the Cracow University of Economics and the ICC invite you to the presentation of a universal mobile application prepared for museums and art galleries. About the initiative implemented as part of the international project BalticMuseums: Love IT! will tell prof. dr hab. Jakub Swacha from the University of Szczecin. Free entrance.
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From the ICC library – Emil Brix and Erhard Busek
There are two main narratives on Central Europe. To some, Central Europe is a success story of the recent decades, with peaceful political transition and integration with Western European economic structures. To others, it still represents a divided and partly marginalised region, a peripheral buffer zone where political stability can only be sustained at the cost of national populism. Why, then would the future of our continent depend today on this part of Europe?
[CANCELLED] Nowa Huta from the yard – city walk
The history of Nowa Huta told by a man who is fascinated by it. It will be a story different than before, told from the perspective of a person who draws knowledge about this place not from guides, books and studies but only from his own memories and experiences.
[CANCELLED]Principles of proper conservation of historic stained glass
We invite you to the next Open Lecture of the Heritage Academy dedicated to the principles of proper conservation of historic stained glass. The most important assumptions of the conservation procedure will be presented by Sławomir Oleszczyk, an outstanding specialist in the conservation and reconstruction of medieval, modern and nineteenth-century stained glass.
[CANCELLED] Magic socialist realism? - promotion of the new issue of the quarterly "Herito"
Magic socialist realism - a joke or a hypothesis? After over fifty years, are we able to look at socialist realist heritage without emotions? Which projects have stood the test of time? We invite you to promotion of the latest issue of "Herito". The conversation will be attended by prof. Jacek Purchla, editor-in-chief of the quarterly and Anna Syska, researcher and promoter of 20th-century architecture. The discussion will be led by Łukasz Galusek.
[CANCELLED]Central Europe revisited - meeting with Emil Brix and Erhard Busek
[Cancelled] Why should the future of our continent depend on Central Europe today? We invite you to a meeting with Emil Brix and Erhard Busk, co-authors of the book Central Europe revisited prepared by the ICC Publishing House. The conversation will be led by prof. Jacek Purchla. The event's partner is the is the Austrian Cultural Forum.
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At the ICC on public and cultural diplomacy
On March 4-6, 2020, the MFA's Public and Cultural Diplomacy Council was held at the International Cultural Center. This is an annual meeting of the directors of Polish Institutes and MFA employees to discuss priorities in public and cultural diplomacy. It is also a great opportunity to exchange experiences with national institutions and partners in the field of cultural and scientific promotion abroad.
Finissage of the exhibition Photobloc. Central Europe in Photobooks
We invite you to the finissage of the exhibition Photobloc. Central Europe in Photobooks - the first such comprehensive presentation devoted to the phenomenon of photobooks from this part of the continent. The exhibition gained considerable recognition of viewers visiting the ICC Gallery as well as critics. She was awarded by Radio Krakow "brand for the month" of December.
Returning - film by Joanna Helander and Bo Persson
We invite you to the screening of the documentary Returning which was awarded at the 30th International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary. Film is directed by Joanna Helander and Bo Persson. The event accompanies the finalization of the exhibition Photobloc. Central Europe in Photobooks . The show will take place in the "Ravens Hall" room. Free entrance.
Renaissance pearl of Krakow - visiting Villa Decius
[No vacancies] Villa Decius is rightly considered one of the most beautiful Renaissance-Mannerist buildings in Poland. In addition to the exceptionally well-preserved stylish form, this monument is also a monument of rich history. We invite you to another event this year as part of the ICC educational project called 12 walks for 12 months . Dr. Zbigniew Beiersdorf will tell about the extraordinary history of this unique place.
Lecture by Agata Pankiewicz and Marcin Przybyłko
During the next meeting accompanying the exhibition. Photobloc. Central Europe in photobooks we will consider how to find a form for what is exotic, strange, different, elusive or absent. Agata Pankiewicz and Marcin Przybyłko, authors of such photobooks as Hawaikum , will share their reflections related to the creation of photographic essays. In search of the essence of beauty (2015), Smart Object. Involuntary perversions of things (2017) and Uncomfortable (2019).