Czesław Miłosz’s Room, Palace of Culture and Science, Parade Square 1

Performing archives

Livening up of our archives, queering history, bombarding literature and testing language.

Do we nowadays need a special approach to reading forgotten queer poetry? Is there a key to finding camp themes in Poland’s late 19th century realist literature? Were there any at all? Women writers previously perceived as mad or demonic feminists are currently considered national treasure by the authorities. Writers and poets, experimentalists and free spirits are confined to textbooks and conservative school reading lists.
Join us for performative tours conducted by Ryszard Rysia Czubak, Ramona Nagabczyńska, Robert Wasiewicz. The invited artists will merge their private stories and fascinations with works of masters, and reinterpret passages from Polish literature.

September 30, 2017 3:00 pm (Part I)
October 1, 2017 3:00 pm (Part II)
exhibition space

Free admission


Maria Konopnicka, woodcut by Aleksander Regulski, 1883

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