We want to invite you to a social and artistic event organized by the 2Act Foundation, the Villa Decius Association in cooperation with the Villa Decius Institute of Culture. This Friday, April 16, an online debate will take place. “Art / violence / gender” and a concert – ceremonial premieres of the winning works of the 1st International Composers’ Competition “Art and Violence” performed by Spółdzielnia Muzyczna Contemporary Ensemble.
Violence. We see her more often than we think. The media convey images of destruction and war, violence occurs at home, at work, in schools, and on social media. We are its victims, perpetrators and witnesses. Violence based on gender is a special type of it.
Associated with physical or sexual violence, it also takes less visible forms to sustain inequalities, leading to discrimination and exclusion. By mental, economic – and cultural control. Sometimes violence has more to do with the language of symbols than with weapons. So do not seemingly distant areas such as violence and art have more in common than it seems?
What is the role of art in the discussion of gender-based violence? Is it rather the language of people who experience violence, or a tool of its perpetrators? A form of domination or a meeting space? How can art help to understand the mechanisms of violence? What do the changes of canons throughout history tell us about and what are the relations between art and the body? Finally, can it become a tool for contesting the existing order and a catalyst for change?
The following will talk about violence, art and gender:
Iwona Demko – Polish visual artist, sculptor, exhibition curator. Lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, feminist, activist.
dr hab. Agnieszka Draus – music theorist, Dean of the Faculty of Music Creativity, Interpretation and Music Education of the Academy of Music in Kraków, assistant professor at the Department of Theory and Interpretation of a Musical Work, secretary in the Board of the Musicologists Section of the Polish Composers’ Union.
Dominika Kasprowicz – political scientist, researcher and manager of culture, prof. Jagiellonian University, director of the Villa Decius Institute of Culture
Radosław Nawojski – PhD student in sociology, as part of his doctoral dissertation he deals with research, documentation and archiving of mass social mobilization conducted as part of the Black Protests and Women’s Strikes.
Zuzanna Radzik – journalist, theologian, columnist and social activist. Vice-president of Forum for Dialogue, author of, among others “Women’s Church” The panel discussion will be led by: sociologist Inga Hajdarowicz and writer, journalist, editor of Tygodnik Powszechny Michał Kuźmiński.
Due to the applicable regulations related to Covid19, the panel will be held online, via the Zoom platform and made available live on FB social profiles:
2Act Foundation: www.facebook.com/Fundacja2Act
Villa Decius Association: www.facebook.com/WillaDecjusza
Villa Decius Institute of Culture: www.facebook.com/Decjusz
In addition, the meeting will be recorded live by means of graphic recording by Małgorzata Spasiewicz-Bulas.
April 16 at 20.30
The debate will be followed by a concert during which the ceremonial premiere of works written as part of the international ‘Art and Violence’ Composers’ Competition for piano trio (violin, cello, piano) will take place.
The winning works of composers: Tomasz Szczepanik (1st prize) and Valentina Schaff (2nd prize) will be performed for the first time in the interior of Villa Decius, by the Contemporary Ensemble Music Cooperative. Apart from the premiere works, other pieces from the repertoire of the Music Cooperative will be performed.
Yukiko Watanabe – ver_flies_sen
Competition piece 1: Valentin Schaff – Angst
Francesco Filidei – Corde vuote
Competition piece 2: Tomasz Szczepanik – gaslighting
Salvatore Sciarrino – Trio no. 2
Performers: Spółdzielnia Muzyczna Contemporary Ensemble composed of: Martyna Zakrzewska (piano), Jakub Gucik (cello), Paulina Woś (violin)
The concert and debate will be broadcast live. Then they will be available on the YT channel and the organizers’ FB profiles.
Sylwia Miłkowska: firstname.lastname@example.org / tel. 503 421 456
Agnieszka Śmiałek: email@example.com / 691 862 861