Jaśmina Wójcik – Park’s Memories
Exhibition and discussion with the artist
Friday, 20th September, 18:00
Summer Pavilion/ Millenium Park
No one should think about revitalization of the Millenium Park without taking into account factors that participated in shaping the park itself. Political history of this place and context of constant erasing remains of the German presence in the western parts of Poland, continues to be controversial topic.
Many citizens of Zielona Góra suggest proper commemoration of the history of the park. Jaśmina Wójcik’s project is an opportunity for consideration of the form of monument that might be installed within the park. The artist during her stay in Zielona Góra discussed this topic with local community, who remember the time of park’s transformation from cemetery into the public space. Stories of seniors became a starting point for series of workshops with teenagers that will end up with an exhibition in the Park’s Summer Pavilion and the discussion with park users about permanent way of commemoration of the its history.
The Jaśmina’s Wójcik event, thanks to its social context, creates the opportunity to open oneself to different forms of showing respect to the park’s history and defining its new identity. Owing to the fact that younger and older generations will participate alongside permanent monument of it’s past and future is going to be built and the history of the park is eventually going to be coherent.
Jaśmina Wójcik – visual artist, works with videos, drawings, interactive installations and social events. She is an assistant at Multimedia Creation Studio with professor Wiktor Jędrzejec at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Jaśmina graduated with distinction from Graphic Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw in Multimedia Creation Studio with Professor Stanisław Wieczorek and Audiovisual Space Studio with Professor Grzegorz Kowalski. She also won the 1st price of Samsung Art Master competition and was awarded with the Scholarship of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage; PhD at the University of Warsaw, a student of Interdisciplinary postgraduate studies Art/Public Space/ Democracy at Warsaw School of Social Science and Humanities
Organized by: The Salony Foundation, BWA Zielona Góra
Cooperation: Alicja Sobańska, Gimnazjum nr 3 w Zielonej Górze, ZUTW
Media patron: Magazine Miasta, Res Publica Nowa, Radio Zielona Góra
The exhibition and the discussion are part of the project “Park Tysiąclecia. Próby, szkice, scenariusze nowej przestrzeni publicznej”. The project is founded by Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Austrian Culture Forum and Zielona Góra City Council.