Within the framework of In Polonia, cioè dove?(In Poland… that is, where?) – a project dedicated to Poland’s contemporary art scene – the Polish Institute in Rome and the Pastificio Cerere Foundation present the exhibition Μύθοι. Myths. Students/Artists/Teachers. A process of exchange, curated by Maria Rosa Sossai. The exhibition will be held at the Foundation’s spaces from 5 December 2014 to 17 January 2015.
Μύθοι. Myths. Students/Artists/Teachers. A process of exchange focuses on themes relating to the artist’s role in education. Maria Rosa Sossai, founder of ALA Accademia Libera delle Arti – a platform devoted to the relation between art and educational processes – has invited the collaboration of Miroslaw Bałka(Warsaw, 1958). One of the most influential Polish artists of his generation, Bałka has been teaching Studio of Spatial Activities at the Media Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw since 2011.
The project takes its cue from a residency program: from 22 to 26 October Miroslaw Bałka’s students, guided by the artist and by his assistant Anna Jochymek, interactedin Warsaw with a group of students enrolled on Donatella Landi’s Video Installation course, a component of the Multimedia Arts and Technologies degree at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. From 30 November until 5 December, these same students will meet in Rome at the Pastificio Cerere Foundation, creating a platform for the discussion and exchange of diverse artistic practices, which will give rise to the works included in the show.