RASTER, Warszawa - Berlin 5 XI - 10 XII 2005
Andy, Michał Budny, Budyń, Rafał Bujnowski, Brudne Dzieci Sida,
Brudne Mięso, Cukunft, Oskar Dawicki, Eldo, Helsinki, Przemysław Kwiek,
Zbigniew Libera, Mass Kotki, Meble, Moja Adrenalina, Adam Olszewski,
Paresłów, Pidżama Porno, Przyzwoito¶ć, Pustki, Zbigniew Rogalski,
Wilhelm Sasnal, Starzy Singers, Muniek Staszczyk,
Marcin ¦wietlicki & Ostrowski & Click, Siostry Wrońskie.
Łukasz Gorczyca, Michał Kaczyński
is an interdisciplinary artistic undertaking, organized by Raster gallery,
dedicated the Polish poet and translator Władysław Broniewski (1897-1962).
The exhibition - which will be shown in Warsaw and Berlin - is to be accompanied
by a CD album with contemporary interpretations of Broniewski’s poems
by the artists from the independent music scene.
character of Władysław Broniewski is a starting point for discussing relations
between art and the state, between independency and power, as well as
the contemporary meaning of the notion of patriotism itself. Is politically
active art possible? What traps are there, set by the course of History
that changed the communist-committed poet into a representative of the
hatred establishment of the pseudo-democratic, socialist state?
to us Broniewski is an outstanding and fascinating poet of great sincerity,
sensitivity and buoyancy, whose works remain absolutely valid in the present-day
context. The deep social commitment of his pre-war revolutionist poems
comes surprisingly close to the philosophy of the contemporary freedom
groups. And his pure lyric poems, not overburdened with linguistic sophistication,
are truly beautiful and timeless.
November 4, 2005, 16:00 - press conference
RASTER, Hoza 42 apt 8, Warsaw.
November 4, 2005, 20:30 - November Night Party, music and art
through the whole night Fort Mokotow, Raclawicka 99, Warsaw
(admission with invitations that will
be distributed during the press conference).
November 5, 2005, 17:00-21:00 - opening of "Broniewski" exhibition
RASTER, Hoza 42 apt 8, Warsaw.
Raster on tour:
November 15-19th, Raster in Berlin, Schillingstr. 31 - exhibition "Broniewski"
December 1-4th, NADA ART FAIR, Miami
Upcoming events at Raster Gallery include:
Exhibition: Rodney Graham "Picasso, My Master"
(Johnen Gallery from Berlin takes over Raster)
26, 2005 at 6 PM
"Krytyka Polityczna" at Raster gallery - discussion around
Wladyslaw Broniewski and presentation of the newest issue of the magazine
4th Cheap Art Fair
BRONIEWSKI - CD ALBUM
When they come to set your house on fire,
The one in which you live - Poland,
When they hurl at you thunder, and kindle the pyre
Of iron-clad monsters of war,
And they stand before your gate at night,
And their rifle butts pound on your door,
Rouse yourself from sleep - fight.
Stem the flood.
There is need for blood.
There are accounts of wrongs in our land
Not to be erased by a foreign hand.
But none share spare his blood;
We shall draw it from our hearts and song.
No matter that our prison bread
Not once did have a bitter taste.
For this hand now over Poland raised
A bullet in the head!
O Firemaster of words and hearts,
O poet, the song is not your only stand.
Today the poem is a soldier’s trench,
A shout and a command:
And should we die with our swords,
We shall recall what Cambronne said.
And on the Vistula repeat his words.
translation: Adam Gillon and Ludwik Krzyżanowski