30 May, 7 p.m.
Teatr Wielki – Opera Narodowa
Plac Teatralny 1
tel. +48 (22) 692 07 56
fax.+48 (22) 692 02 11
150 years now, opera audiences all over the world have been
moved by the immortal story of the unhappy love between
Violetta, a courtesan in Paris, and Alfredo, a young man from
the provinces. The unusual beauty of the melodies, the
romantic atmosphere and subtle colours of this opera by Verdi,
have always been properly appreciated, and to this day the
work is greatly successful at all opera theatres. This opera,
based on "The Lady of the Camellias" by Alexandre Dumas (son),
has been in the Teatr Wielki’s repertoire for 15 years, and is
still greatly popular with audiences, for good reason.
In the original Italian
Conductor - Jacek Kaspszyk
Director - Marek Weiss-Grzesiński.
till 13th June
Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej
Al. Ujazdowskie 6
tel: +48 (22) 628 12 71-3
+48 (22) 628 76 83
fax:+48 (22) 628 95 50
Pipilotti (Charlotte) Rist was born in Reinthal, Switzerland,
in 1962. During the first half of the 1980s, she studied
graphic design and photography in the Applied Arts Department
of the Vienna Academy and video art in Basel. "I decided on
video because it allows me to do everything myself, from the
camera work through the editing. I like that about it. Video
has its characteristic features, its own inner nervousness -
and that is what I work with," says the artist.
The exhibition at the CCA at Ujazdowski Castle will consist of
the most important films in the artist's oeuvre (Sip My Ocean,
Ever is Over All, Open My Glade, Selbstlos im Lavabad) as well
as two brand new works created for Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw
(one designed especially for one of the castle's turrets).
This is the first extensive exhibition of the works of
Pipilotti Rist in Central and Eastern Europe.
till 20th June
Times of Wars and Peace.
ul. Kozia 11
tel: +48 (22) 827 88 95
fax:+48 (22) 827 88 95
The exhibition is supposed to be the synthesis of all kinds
of Polish Caricature from 1914 - 1939.The ammount of
material which we could use was overwhelming. The daily
newspapers and periodicals from 1914 - 1939 are full of
satirical cartoons of various subjects: politics, social
affairs, literature, film and often pure, absurd humour.
Considering the modest space in the museum,and all the
exhibits are originals, not the press reproductions. The
criteria of artistic value was also used. The selection was
difficult and in the end 250 exhibits were chosen. We tried
to include all the important social, historical and cultural
issues but some had to be omitted, given the lack of space.
till 30th May
Galerii Sztuki Współczesnej Zachęta
pl. Małachowskiego 3,
tel:+48 (22) 8275854,
fax:+48 (22) 8277886.
Tomasz Tatarczyk is a thoroughbred painter infatuated by
colours and canvases; he is a master of the materials and
texture of painting and a restrained but outstanding colourist,
concentrated on the nuances of black and white. The landscape
interests him in its most fundamental and raw forms: hills and
roads paths perceived as the expression of primal forces, of
the magnitude and power of nature, raised up folds of earth,
traces trampled into the snow, a pale light or the glowing
light of the sunset. The artist’s works comprise cycles based
around themes of the most simple kind: gates, saws, piles,
hills, roads and pictures with a dog... Tatarczyk works in
large formats, sometimes composed into triptychs: he is also a
master of large format landscape drawings. The artist looks at
nature with the eyes of a romantic, as a signal of divine
presence, treating his art as the gift of the genuine
penetration into the world of nature through a process of
contemplation and observation. For many years the artist has
been living in the countryside, in the surroundings of
Kazimierz on Vistula, and the landscape of these surroundings
is the theme and source of inspiration of his paintings.
The exhibition at Zachęta presents a selection of Tomasz
Tatarczyk’s works from the cycles Hills, Roads and some others.
In accordance with the artist’s suggestion we have bathed his
pictures in a white and pure light to provoke the spectator to
a careful contemplation of these landscapes in which the
author cites a kinship with a selection of the great landscape
painters of the past, and especially with Caspar David
Pubem Olliego Morgana
This is second edition of Irish Picnic in Katowice. First
one was organized in Tadeusz Kościuszko Park in May 2003.The
organizers purposely resigned name festival and decided to
call this event Picnic as it take place in spring time and
it is not connected with any kind of competition.This year
everybody are welcomed to take part in Irish dance short
course and to listen to typical Irish music played by polish
bands from Silesia region.
Galicja Blues Festival.
Krośnieński Dom Kultury
ul. Kolejowa 1
tel: + 48 (13) 432 18 98
fax: +48 (13) 432 15 71
Special guest of this edition of Galicja Blues Festival is
world famous Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko. On the second
day of festival will perform: Griff Hamlin – American
guitarist and blues singer, Tadeusz Nalepa – composer,
guitarist and lyrics writer, blues band from Cracow -
Bluesmobile and many others.
till 6th June
World Press Photo
Centrum Kultury Zamek
ul. Święty Marcin 80/82,
tel. +48 (61) 6465200
fax. +48 (61) 6465308
The annual exhibition "World Press Photo" travels this year
to over 80 places around the world. One of them is CK "Zamek"
in Poznan. The aim of this contest is to encourage high
professional standards in photojournalism and to promote a
free and unrestricted exchange of information.
The international jury of the 47th annual World Press Photo
contest has selected as World Press Photo of the Year 2003 a
color image of the French photographer Jean-Marc Bouju of
The Associated Press. The picture shows a detained Iraqi man
comforting his 4-year-old-son at a regroupment center for
POWs near An Najaf, Iraq. The picture was taken on 31 March