due to the necessity to close OP ENHEIM to the public as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the programme of our institution has changed.
Like many other Polish cultural institutions, we have been forced to postpone several events, including the exhibitions of the artistic collective Slavs and Tatars and Angelika Markul, which were planned for this year. However, we look into the future with great optimism and we are preparing a new programme for you, which will be carried out in cooperation with our friends from partner institutions and organisations. We are convinced, that you will certainly not be bored with us this autumn. The world is changing before our eyes, so we will dedicate the second part of the year to talk about identity, borders, growing mental barriers, turns towards conservative worldviews, as well as mobility and reflection on the changes that are taking place.
There are a number of conversations and discussions ahead of us within OP_Talks cycle, including: on the identity with Andrzej Leder or on the borders and functioning of cultural and ethnic minorities as part of a project implemented with the Wrocław Center for Social Development and Deutsches Kulturforum östliches Europa, which will be enriched with a series of performative activities. Meetings promoting art publishing will also be held, including Anda Rottenberg (fourth, supplemented edition of Art in Poland 1945-2005) or Piotr Bazylko (Guide of the Newest Art Collector 2), and our music scene will be expanded with a new musical and educational series entitled Tacet curated by Paweł Szroniak. We hope that we will meet during the online meetings implemented as part of the slightly smaller edition of OP_FAME and during the September conference (Un)common Ground in Warsaw. We are also preparing an exhibition for you – important for us and extremely topical, about which – not wanting to call it out early – we will tell you more soon.
That’s still not everything. Our activities are also focused on cultural heritage. We invite you to the fourth edition of the FLOWLAND art picnic, which takes place every year at the revitalized former German farm in Tarczyn near Wlen. The event will become part of this year’s European Heritage Days (EDD) celebrations. Since this year, we have also been actively developing cooperation with Deutsch-Polnischen Stiftung Kulturpflege and Denkmalschutz (DPS), with whom we implement heritage conservation activities.