performative activity within the framework
of the experimental MAKERS section

The Wedding that was not

The Wedding is one of the most frequently played pieces of the Polish repertoire, drastically describing Polish complexes. The paradox is that the author, while describing the wedding reception, did not even mention how the wedding table looked like. Yet, rustic weddings are, in the culinary terms, up to this day a great theatrum culinae – the show of social aspirations, the hope for a better life. Anna Królikiewicz (contemporary artist, author of installations, painter) and Maciej Nowak (journalist, theatrologist, theatre and food critic) will take up the challenge of reconstructing this gastronomic universe.

Theatre in Poland is of particular importance. Since 250 years ago King Stanislaus Augustus appointed His Majesty’s National Actors group, Poles have considered theatre as a public institution influencing social and national awareness. As Americans await the Great Novel that will describe their fate, so that the Poles look out for the Great Dramas. And they have had some.

Among them there is The Wedding by Stanislaw Wyspiański, a piece from 1901, describing the marriage between a Galician peasant and a representative of the Krakow bohemia. The peasantry and the intelligentsia – two social groups unable to unite – meet at the wedding and confront their prejudices and superstitions. This is one of the most important and most frequently played pieces of the Polish repertoire, drastically describing Polish inabilities and complexes. The paradox is that the author, while describing the wedding reception, did not even once mention how the wedding table looked like and what was served during the reception. Yet, rustic weddings are, in the culinary terms, up to this day a great theatrum culinae, the show of social aspirations, the hope for a better life. Professor Anna Królikiewicz from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk and Maciej Nowak – theatrologist, food critic – takes up the challenge of reconstructing this gastronomic universe.

Based on the local Galician products, after studying the sources of the era, Królikiewicz and Nowak will present the sensual, flavoured vision of a Polish wedding a hundred years ago, which the viewer will join when it is already in full swing.

The band is still playing the tunes, but the party is slowly over. Remainders of the feast are still on the tables, and the wedding guests are still tipsy, even intoxicated. The smell of alcohol fills the whole room. – Were Chopin still alive, I think, he would drink – says the hero of Wyspiański’s play called Nose, whose character was inspired by Stanisław Przybyszewski, a modernist Polish writer known throughout Europe. National discussion is unfolding in the atmosphere of decadence, drunken hallucinations, escape from political realism.

The very artefact will aim at reconstructing multi-sensory experience on all levels: before we feel the taste, and more specifically according to research on human physiology, colour instead of taste, the wafting steam, shine, texture, smell, touch are a vanguard thanks to which we study the reality. Apart from synaesthesia, the key to the installation is the key to the survival of Polish household in the countrywide at the turn of the 19th and 20th century: fermentation, drying and smoking.

twórcy projektu MAKERSThe creators of the MAKERS project
curator
Maciej Nowak

A journalist, theatrologist, theatre and food critic. He was the founder and the editor in chief of „Goniec Teatralny” magazine (1990-1992) and „Ruch Teatralny” magazine (1994-2005). From 2000 to 2006 he was the head director of the Wybrzeże Theatre (Municipal Coastal Theatre) in Gdańsk. Maciej Nowak was also the founder of the Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute and its director in the years 2003-2013.

artist/curator
Anna Królikiewicz

Polish contemporary artist, author of installations, painter. Professor of Drawing at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. Between 2001 and 2003 she thought at the Department of Fine Arts and at the Department of Graphic Design of the Bilkent University in Ankara. Since 2013 she teaches Taste Design at the School of Form in Poznań.
Devoted to monumental drawing and monumental installations she also writes about them. Królikiewicz is the author of numerous solo exhibitions, she has also participated in numerous group exhibitions in Poland and abroad. Her works have been presented among others in New York, Istanbul, Ankara, Kiel, Brussels, in the Carthusian Order’s dining room, in a deserted butcher shop in Sopot and in the Oliwa forests.
She is a winner of numerous awards for her artistic and pedagogical achievement and a scholar of the city of Sopot. She is interested in the areas related to the broad sense of body’s physicality and memory’s fragility. Her latest works deal with the issues of physiology of taste and synaesthesia.

music
Stendek

Stendek – project by Maciej Wojcieszkiewicz, graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, the faculty of painting. His works are characterised by non-ordinary rhythmics, rich layers of synthesizers and unusual catchiness, often verging at avant-garde sounds. Until now, Stendek has performed at such festivals as the Open´er, Selector Festival in Kraktów, Plateaux Festival in Toruń, Ambient Festival in Gorlice, Vivisesja in Poznań or Digitalia in Szczecin. His live performances are often enriched with visualisations mixed live by invited VJs. Together with Agata Królak (vj Hertzsmertz), he co-creates the audiovisual project Yume. Since 2011 he has been working with Tricity artist Anna Królikiewicz, making music for her installations. In 2013, his second full album entitled “Touch” was released by PINK KONG RECORDS.

23.06   h 14.30 – 18.30
Gallery at the Bethlehem Chapel

THE WEDDING THAT WAS NOT

A great theatrum culinae, the show prepared by Anna Królikiewicz and Maciej will take up the challenge of reconstructing this gastronomic universe.

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17
Wed
17.06   h 18.00
Rynek Starego Miasta

PQ´15 Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony

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18
Thu
18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19.00
Pałac Colloredo-Mansfeld

OBJECTS. THE RAINBOW

The exhibition presents items/objects/props and the stories to which they are linked. Polish project refers to the story of The Rainbow installation being burned down during the violent nationalist manifestation.

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18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19.00
Dom Kafki

Student exhibition THE BOUNDARIES OF LANDSCAPE

The Boundaries of Landscape is a Polish proposal for students section at PQ15. The project deals with a concept of imagined scenography with a notion of landscape.

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18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19:00
Topičův salon

NATIONAL EXHIBITION POST-APOCALYPSIS

In Post-Apocaplypsis, we face a new definition of the human being, treated primarily as an active part of earthly weather.

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18.06   h 16.00–17.30
Pałac Colloredo-Mansfeld

SPACE SHIFTER – JERZY GURAWSKI AND ARCHITECTURE OF THEATRICAL SPACE

The lecture by Dariusz Kosiński will present the main ideas of Jerzy Gurawski’s space design and the analysis of his projects for Grotowski’s performances.

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19
Fri
18.06–28.06   h 10.00–01.00
Pałac Colloredo-Mansfeld

OBJECTS. THE RAINBOW

The exhibition presents items/objects/props and the stories to which they are linked. Polish project refers to the story of The Rainbow installation being burned down during the violent nationalist manifestation.

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18.06–28.06   h 10.00–01.00
Dom Kafki

Student exhibition THE BOUNDARIES OF LANDSCAPE

The Boundaries of Landscape is a Polish proposal for students section at PQ15. The project deals with a concept of imagined scenography with a notion of landscape.

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18.06–28.06   h 10.00–01.00
Topičův salon

NATIONAL EXHIBITION POST-APOCALYPSIS

In Post-Apocaplypsis, we face a new definition of the human being, treated primarily as an active part of earthly weather.

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19.06   h 13.00
Topičův salon

PICNIC IN THE FOREST

Join us at the Topič Salon for official cocktail reception.

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20
Sat
18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19.00
Pałac Colloredo-Mansfeld

OBJECTS. THE RAINBOW

The exhibition presents items/objects/props and the stories to which they are linked. Polish project refers to the story of The Rainbow installation being burned down during the violent nationalist manifestation.

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18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19.00
Dom Kafki

Student exhibition THE BOUNDARIES OF LANDSCAPE

The Boundaries of Landscape is a Polish proposal for students section at PQ15. The project deals with a concept of imagined scenography with a notion of landscape.

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18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19:00
Topičův salon

NATIONAL EXHIBITION POST-APOCALYPSIS

In Post-Apocaplypsis, we face a new definition of the human being, treated primarily as an active part of earthly weather.

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21
Sun
18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19.00
Pałac Colloredo-Mansfeld

OBJECTS. THE RAINBOW

The exhibition presents items/objects/props and the stories to which they are linked. Polish project refers to the story of The Rainbow installation being burned down during the violent nationalist manifestation.

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18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19.00
Dom Kafki

Student exhibition THE BOUNDARIES OF LANDSCAPE

The Boundaries of Landscape is a Polish proposal for students section at PQ15. The project deals with a concept of imagined scenography with a notion of landscape.

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18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19:00
Topičův salon

NATIONAL EXHIBITION POST-APOCALYPSIS

In Post-Apocaplypsis, we face a new definition of the human being, treated primarily as an active part of earthly weather.

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21.06   h 10.00–11.30
Pałac Colloredo-Mansfeld

THE MAN WITHOUT A SPACE

Wojtek Ziemilski explores the idea of home/nest/space, and losing that space in a contemporary (performing) art world.

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22
Mon
18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19.00
Pałac Colloredo-Mansfeld

OBJECTS. THE RAINBOW

The exhibition presents items/objects/props and the stories to which they are linked. Polish project refers to the story of The Rainbow installation being burned down during the violent nationalist manifestation.

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18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19.00
Dom Kafki

Student exhibition THE BOUNDARIES OF LANDSCAPE

The Boundaries of Landscape is a Polish proposal for students section at PQ15. The project deals with a concept of imagined scenography with a notion of landscape.

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18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19:00
Topičův salon

NATIONAL EXHIBITION POST-APOCALYPSIS

In Post-Apocaplypsis, we face a new definition of the human being, treated primarily as an active part of earthly weather.

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22.06   h 20.00
TEATR ARCHA

PQ AWARD CEREMONY

The PQ has a long tradition of competitive exhibition sections judged by professional international jury.

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22.06   h 15.00
Pałac Clam Gallas

VOICE-OVER

Voice-over, a city performance and a live presentation, will form a two-chapter performative tale on owning, possessing and appropriating the space.

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23
Tue
18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19.00
Pałac Colloredo-Mansfeld

OBJECTS. THE RAINBOW

The exhibition presents items/objects/props and the stories to which they are linked. Polish project refers to the story of The Rainbow installation being burned down during the violent nationalist manifestation.

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18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19.00
Dom Kafki

Student exhibition THE BOUNDARIES OF LANDSCAPE

The Boundaries of Landscape is a Polish proposal for students section at PQ15. The project deals with a concept of imagined scenography with a notion of landscape.

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18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19:00
Topičův salon

NATIONAL EXHIBITION POST-APOCALYPSIS

In Post-Apocaplypsis, we face a new definition of the human being, treated primarily as an active part of earthly weather.

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23.06   h 14.30–18.30
Galeria w Kaplicy Betlejemskiej

THE WEDDING THAT WAS NOT

A great theatrum culinae, the show prepared by Anna Królikiewicz and Maciej will take up the challenge of reconstructing this gastronomic universe.

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24
Wed
18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19.00
Pałac Colloredo-Mansfeld

OBJECTS. THE RAINBOW

The exhibition presents items/objects/props and the stories to which they are linked. Polish project refers to the story of The Rainbow installation being burned down during the violent nationalist manifestation.

tickets
18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19.00
Dom Kafki

Student exhibition THE BOUNDARIES OF LANDSCAPE

The Boundaries of Landscape is a Polish proposal for students section at PQ15. The project deals with a concept of imagined scenography with a notion of landscape.

tickets
18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19:00
Topičův salon

NATIONAL EXHIBITION POST-APOCALYPSIS

In Post-Apocaplypsis, we face a new definition of the human being, treated primarily as an active part of earthly weather.

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25
Thu
18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19.00
Pałac Colloredo-Mansfeld

OBJECTS. THE RAINBOW

The exhibition presents items/objects/props and the stories to which they are linked. Polish project refers to the story of The Rainbow installation being burned down during the violent nationalist manifestation.

tickets
18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19.00
Dom Kafki

Student exhibition THE BOUNDARIES OF LANDSCAPE

The Boundaries of Landscape is a Polish proposal for students section at PQ15. The project deals with a concept of imagined scenography with a notion of landscape.

tickets
18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19:00
Topičův salon

NATIONAL EXHIBITION POST-APOCALYPSIS

In Post-Apocaplypsis, we face a new definition of the human being, treated primarily as an active part of earthly weather.

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26
Fri
18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19.00
Pałac Colloredo-Mansfeld

OBJECTS. THE RAINBOW

The exhibition presents items/objects/props and the stories to which they are linked. Polish project refers to the story of The Rainbow installation being burned down during the violent nationalist manifestation.

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18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19.00
Dom Kafki

Student exhibition THE BOUNDARIES OF LANDSCAPE

The Boundaries of Landscape is a Polish proposal for students section at PQ15. The project deals with a concept of imagined scenography with a notion of landscape.

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18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19:00
Topičův salon

NATIONAL EXHIBITION POST-APOCALYPSIS

In Post-Apocaplypsis, we face a new definition of the human being, treated primarily as an active part of earthly weather.

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26.06   h 18.00
Betlémské náměstí 1

TRIBES "URBAN REFLECTIONS"

Urban Tribe consists of three costumes figures wearing mirror forms prepared by Agnieszki Zdonek, Anny Kaczkowskiej, Marii Magdaleny Wawrzyńczyk.

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27
Sat
18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19.00
Pałac Colloredo-Mansfeld

OBJECTS. THE RAINBOW

The exhibition presents items/objects/props and the stories to which they are linked. Polish project refers to the story of The Rainbow installation being burned down during the violent nationalist manifestation.

tickets
18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19.00
Dom Kafki

Student exhibition THE BOUNDARIES OF LANDSCAPE

The Boundaries of Landscape is a Polish proposal for students section at PQ15. The project deals with a concept of imagined scenography with a notion of landscape.

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27.06   h 10.00–19.00
Topičův salon

NATIONAL EXHIBITION POST-APOCALYPSIS

In Post-Apocaplypsis, we face a new definition of the human being, treated primarily as an active part of earthly weather.

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18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19:00
Topičův salon

NATIONAL EXHIBITION POST-APOCALYPSIS

In Post-Apocaplypsis, we face a new definition of the human being, treated primarily as an active part of earthly weather.

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28
Sun
18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19.00
Pałac Colloredo-Mansfeld

OBJECTS. THE RAINBOW

The exhibition presents items/objects/props and the stories to which they are linked. Polish project refers to the story of The Rainbow installation being burned down during the violent nationalist manifestation.

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18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19.00
Dom Kafki

Student exhibition THE BOUNDARIES OF LANDSCAPE

The Boundaries of Landscape is a Polish proposal for students section at PQ15. The project deals with a concept of imagined scenography with a notion of landscape.

tickets
18.06–28.06   h 10.00–19:00
Topičův salon

NATIONAL EXHIBITION POST-APOCALYPSIS

In Post-Apocaplypsis, we face a new definition of the human being, treated primarily as an active part of earthly weather.

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tel. +48 22 745 10 30
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