Tuesday 9 August 2016
V4Fanzine – exhibition opening & launch party
Hekla Studio, Konrad Trzeszczkowski, Agnieszka Grzegorczyk, Sebastian Bożek, Weronika Banasińska, Magdalena Rzepecka, Ala Flora, Anna Andruchowicz, Michał Loba
Opening: 9th August, 2016, 7 pm
On view: 10-26th August, 2016
Workshop & more: 10-16th August, Sziget Festival
V4Fanzine set the aim to produce a multicultural publication in which the artists had to depict the other nations’ cultural and national specialities and characteristics filtered through their own personalities and global visions. Therefore the inner content could be considered as adaptation or interpretation, not just a simple transcript of well-known and national attributes.
We invited 9 artists from each country, divided them to groups of three, and appointed them another nation to work with. They were free to choose their themes – the only restriction was that they had to use the three given colours from the flags: red, green and blue. It was not just a usual challenge for graphic designers but an encouragement for researching, learning and interpreting as a person; an opportunity to seek after linkings, similarities and differences between cultures with the attitude of tolerance and pure interest – this way specialities were turned into commonalities and vice versa.
The project was funded by the International Visegrád Fund.