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The 7th Grolsch ArtBoom Festival has ended

During the 7th Grolsch ArtBoom Festival art faced off with public space under the motto “Transformation of the village into the city”. It may be said that this year’s battle of art with the streets and squares of Krakow reached both for the past and the present. On the one hand, the city was the origin place of peasant-mania, the artistic phenomenon that appeared among Polish intelligentsia at the end of the 19th century, which manifested in a delight with folklore, folk customs and a call for a return to nature.

Artists take on the topos of modernisation

The Grolsch ArtBoom Festival, which this year takes place under the theme of “The transformation of the village into the city”, considers the life of those who changed the village into the city.

The village on banners and billboards

We’re halfway through another edition of the Grolsch ArtBoom Festival. Contemporary art is appearing in the most varied forms and in the least expected places. Given the subject of this year’s festival – “The transformation of the village into the city” – things can get a little surprising…

The 7th Grolsch ArtBoom Festival bets on young artists

The festival appreciates young artists who are only just entering the art world. This is why for the past six years, the Fresh Zone competition has been organised as part of the festival.

The first weekend of the 7th Grolsch ArtBoom Festival is behind us

In the 7th year of the Grolsch ArtBoom Festival, the Krakow event is dedicated to art in public space, and is inspired by the theme of “Transformation of the village into the city”. It is therefore no surprise that artists have taken on the various forms of the phenomenon of peasant-mania, or the delight of the intelligentsia in the rural lifestyle, the robustness of the peasants and folk customs.

Krakow is once again becoming the Polish capital of contemporary art, thanks to the 7th Edition of the Grolsch ArtBoom Festival.

This yeah, the subject of the struggles with public space is “The transformation of the countryside into the city”. It seems that Krakow is paradoxically well suited to studying such relationships, more so than any other city. First, it was the cradle of the peasant-mania – the artistic phenomenon that broke out among the Polish intelligentsia at the end of the 19th century, and which manifested in a delight with folklore and folk customs, as well as a proposed return to nature. The actual sign of this mania were weddings – that of painter Włodzimierz Tetmajer with peasant woman Anna Mikołajczykówna and poet Lucjan Rydel with Jadwiga Mikołajczykówna, whose nuptials became the inspiration for the most famous Polish play, Stanisław Wyspiański’s The Wedding.

We know the programme of the 7th Grolsch ArtBoom Festival!

We know the programme of the 7th edition of the Grolsch ArtBoom Festival! This year, the festival will focus on the presence of the village in the city, as well as the effect the city has on life in the countryside. We will meet not only in the city centre, but also in Salwator, Bronowice and Wola Justowska. Among others, Leon Tarasewicz, Mykola Ridnyi, Alicja Rogalska, Piotr Lutyński, Marek Firek, Grizdale Art, Anna Królikiewicz, Daniel Rycharski, Oliver Ressler and Grupa Centrala will present their works during the Festival, which will take place from the 25th of September until the 9th of October. The event is organised by Krakow Festival Office.

Become a volunteer at the ArtBoom Festival 2015

Are you communicative, flexible and full of enthusiasm and positive energy? We’re looking for people just like you! We’re starting the recruitment drive for volunteers to work on the organisation of the 7th Grolsch ArtBoom Festival, which will take place in Krakow from 25.09 to 09.10.2015.

We know the winners of the 6th Fresh Zone competition!

The interdisciplinary jury consisting of:Małgorzata Gołębiewska, Magdalena Ziółkowska, Monika Szewczyk, Filip Springer, Marta Podsiadło and the chairman Leon Tarasewicz selected three from among a few dozen submitted applications.The winners of this year’s edition of the Fresh Zone competition held under the slogan Transformation of a village into a city and a city into a village are:Anna Pichura, Jolanta Nowaczyk and Błażej Kraus for the project The Modular Allotment Garden of the Future, Aleksandra Goral and Aleksandra Korzelska for the project I Woke Up Like This and Karolina Balcer for the project Private Land.We congratulate all of them!

ArtBoom Festival nominated

We are glad to announce that the Grolsch ArtBoom Festival was nominated by Aktivist magazine for the Nocne Marki Polish Nightlife Awards in the Event of the Year 2014 category. The final results will be determined by readers, who may vote till 12 November. You are welcome to give a vote!

Małgorzata Gołębiewska – Honorary Citizen of the Women’s City!

On the 28th of October, Małgorzata Gołębiewska, co-founder and artistic director of the Grolsch ArtBoom Festival, received the title of the Honorary Citizen of the Women’s City at the Anniversary Gala of the Miasto Kobiet [Women’s City] magazine. The readers of the magazine had appreciated Małgorzata Gołębiewska for her achievements in art and design. Congratulations!

Purification of Purification and Eden in Planty

Welcome to the Garden of Eden. This time, it is not hidden somewhere far away but situated in the Planty between the Bunkier Sztuki and Rossmann shop. In a Saturday afternoon Adams and Eves will be walking around the trees. Our Eden will not have just one tree of knowledge of good and evil with a prohibited fruit but a lot of trees and a tonne of apples on offer: ripe, fragrant and red.