On the occasion of the exhibition of the 6th Best Media Art Graduation Projects Competition, which has just opened, within the framework of the EMAP/EMARE 2020 conference in Antre Peaux / Bourges, France, WRO presents the practices and experiences resulting from the organization of the Competition for many years.
Krzysztof Dobrowolski, coordinator of the last editions of the Competition, will talk about the model of operation of this undertaking in terms of the practical professionalization of young artists. After Krzysztof’s speech we will move on to a discussion with the three artists who participated/participated in the competition, led by Dr. Piotr Jakub Fereński: the discussion will be attended by Zofia Martin, winner of the Main Prize of the 5th Best Media Art Graduation Projects Competition, and Horacy Muszyński and Kacper Mutke, whose works are presented at the current exhibition AKCES I ZWROT.
Discussion with young Polish artists about their (non-)artistic perspectives
The discussion and the whole conference will be broadcast live HERE.
Moderator: Piotr Jakub Fereński
Guests: Zofia Martin, Horacy Muszyński, Kacper Mutke
The situation of young artists finishing their education at the Academy can be difficult. Artists, especially those just after graduation, often collide with the wall of everyday life, calling for deep systemic changes. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is growing talk of a lack of social security, which results in grassroots professional initiatives, including a debate on the professional law for artists in Poland. Instead of designing and implementing ready-made solutions, often burdened with a generational mindset, let’s give a voice to those concerned – what solutions, from their perspective, should be proposed to facilitate development and functioning, often complementary planes like artistic and professional? Are the currently existing tools fully? What strategies have they personally adopted in order to continue to function in the community? Did they have to redress or did they remain in the assistantship at the Academy?