Night of Surrealism

May 18, 2012, 3.00 p.m. – 11.00 p.m.
Night of Surrealism at the ICC

We cordially invite everyone to the ICC Gallery during the 2012 Krakow Museum Night. This year, we encourage you to visit a surrealist world of the subconscious and dreams. While visiting the exhibition entitled “Fidelity of images. René Magritte and photography” one will be given an opportunity to write a poem, make a collage or be immortalised by means of a surrealist photograph. Children and young adults will be further invited to turn an everyday object into a work of art. Natalia Żak, the exhibition’s curator, will accompany the visitors during the guided exhibition tours. Free entrance.

  • 5 p.m., 7 p.m. – exhibition guided tour with the curator, Natalia Żak
  • 5 p.m.–8.30 p.m. – "A tunnel of imagination" – workshop for children aged 4–12 (children younger than 7 need to be assisted by their parents/guardians); see more
  • 7.00 p.m.–8.30 p.m. Writing and art workshop (enrolment required at warsztaty[at]
    Contingency is what characterises literature and art associated with the Surrealist movement. Chance and coincidence were considered valid artistic and creative tools. In the field of literature, the propensity for exploring and using accidentality was manifested, for example, in “automatic writing” – a method implemented by André Breton and based on mechanical writing of random thoughts and associations; or creating poems with the use of newspaper clippings. Reproductions, press photographs, fragments of sentences and words were often used to create “collages”. The artist’s role was reduced to that of a “composer” who glues all sorts of elements together and, hence, creates a new reality. The workshop organised at the ICC during the Night of Surrealism wishes to explore the before-mentioned methods – automatic writing and collage. The participants will be invited to undergo a surrealist creative process and make collages using the newly created poetic forms. 
  • 9 p.m. – exhibition guided tour

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