INTO JEWISH KRAKOW

INTO JEWISH KRAKOW

Date: June 23, 2018
Location: trzecie Oko
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As a narrow bridge between the yesterday and today of Jewish life in Poland, for decades Kazimierz has been a key point for artists and writers seeking to understand the Jewish in postwar Poland. Over the last decade, the Swiss photographer Paul Schneller has investigated the complexities of Jewish life in Kazimierz, with particular attention
ALTERNATIVE GOLF CART (MELEX) TOURS

ALTERNATIVE GOLF CART (MELEX) TOURS

Date: June 24, 2018
Location: Cafe Młynek
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11 am - 6 pm,, every hour from Wolnica sq. 7 Kraków’s Kazimierz district has undergone extensive gentrification and touristification in the last 15 years, including tours conducted in small golf cart-like vehicles that blare out recorded audio tracks in any of several languages. This performance piece will take place in such a vehicle, which
SAILING DIETLA

SAILING DIETLA

Date: June 24, 2018
Location: Dietla Kraków, małopolskie Poland
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For centuries, what is today Ulica Dietla was a tributary of the river Wisła, a defining feature of the city's natural ecosystem that also served as a ready administrative divider between Kraków and Kazimierz. With the opening of Ulica Dietla in 1880, the formal division disappeared, and the two districts were joined into a single
ENCOUNTERING KRIEGER

ENCOUNTERING KRIEGER

Date: June 24, 2018
Location: Dietla Street Festival
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Ignacy Krieger is widely recognized as the most important Kraków photographer of the 19th century. Krieger’s work made key visual contributions to Polish national self-consciousness during the Partition period, analagous to those of Jan Matejko, Krieger’s close contemporary. Much less remembered – almost forgotten – is that Krieger was a Jew, a hinge figure between
LUCKY JEWS

Lucky Jews

Start date: June 24, 2018
End date: June 25, 2018
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With origins in the material culture of pre-war Poland, Lucky Jews are small figurines or painted pictures of Jews with one or more coins. Though they may look like antisemitic caricatures to Jewish eyes, they are still widely bought and sold across Poland as good-luck charms. FestivALT's performance brings the figurine of the Lucky Jew
MY MUSEUM, A MUSEUM ABOUT ME

MY MUSEUM, A MUSEUM ABOUT ME

Date: June 25, 2018
Location: Galicia Jewish Museum
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At this time last year, professors Erica Lehrer (Concordia University) and Roma Sendyka (Jagiellonian University) worked with Polish Studies students in collaboration with Magdalena Zych, curator at the Kraków Ethnographic Museum (MEK), to intervene in the museum's approach to Poland’s folk culture. Their goal was to bring the ethnic diversity and “difficult knowledge” of village
THE MEDICINAL PLANTS OF PŁASZÓW

THE MEDICINAL PLANTS OF PŁASZÓW

Date: June 27, 2018
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The garden is open from 10-5 daily. Free Entry Garden Inauguration - June 27th @ 5pm Walking Tour of Płaszów @ 10am - Start at Jerozolimska 3 (10 PLN) The former Nazi camp KL Płaszów, a vast area in the Podgórze district of Kraków, is the city’s most notorious Holocaust site––today a no-man’s land which
FRAGMENTS OF MEMORY

FRAGMENTS OF MEMORY

Date: June 28, 2018
Location: 5 Izaaka Kraków, małopolskie, 33-332 Poland
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Residency and open studio starting from June 25th. 28.06, 7pm, Conversation about elusive Jewish stories, artistic experiment and the body of the artist Two-part work by FestivALT’s artist-in-residence Asya Gefter. Part one is a photo-video-sound investigation into once-Jewish worlds in what was formerly eastern Poland, following quite literally in the footsteps of the artist’s muse,