pany chłopy chłopy pany

24 June - 11 September 2016



24 June 2016 , hour 17:00

The project "pany chłopy chłopy pany" is devoted to the image of the village in contemporary culture, perceived through the prism of museum and ethnographic collections. It consists of two exhibitions, a discussion panel and publications.
The exhibition at the Sądecki Ethnographic Park treats the open-air museum as an ambiguous point of reference. It is a kind of an encyclopaedia of ethnographic knowledge in practice, but at the same time presents the abstracted image of the village. That is why the invited artists took care of individual museum objects, but also a frame that captures them: the open-air museum itself, the concept by which it was created, the history of activity. They wonder what image of the village the open-air museum stores and at what moment in the past this image was stopped. Does the village of Skansen has something to do with the contemporary village? The exhibition also raises the question of the peasant heritage that has been supplanted in Polish culture and social life.

Artists taking part in the exhibition in the Sądecki Ethnographic Park
Agata Biskup, Leone Contini, Jan Gryka, Małgorzata Mirga-Tas, Dorota Nieznalska, Paulina Ołowska, Franciszek Orłowski, Jaanus Samma, Julita Wójcik

The exhibition at BWA Sokol was created as a result of the interest in a rich collection of folk art and professional art on ethnographic themes kept in the Nowy Sącz Regional Museum. This realization takes the form of an artistic installation, consisting of museum exhibits, as well as an educational thematic exhibition dedicated to the issue of collecting and showing folk in a traditional museum.

Artists taking part in the exhibition at BWA Sokół in Nowy Sącz
Przemysław Branas, Karol Radziszewski

The third part of the project, a discussion panel with the participation of historians, art historians, anthropologists, sociologists and ethnographers, will take place at the end of the exhibitions, in September 2016. The summary of the whole project will be included in the publication published at the end of the project.

The project was co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.