LAZNIA 1 2008 - UNDER THE SHOWER OF ART - Rafał Górski FIGHTERS AND WRITERS, OR THE HISTORY OF SIŁACZKA
23.10.2008, at 6 p.m.
 
Curator: Daniel Muzyczuk
 
Is the artist obliged to put the idea into effect, or maybe mere description of the concept is enough? The lecture and discussion will concern the book devoted to Polish assassins active during the period when Poland was partitioned among Prussia, Russia and Austria and during the Nazi occupation. Paradoxically, bomb assassinations carried out in order to struggle for political and social freedom meant that the romantic philosophy of action met the positivist programme.
Why did the protagonist of the famous novel discussed in schools – Faustyna Morzycka, the prototype of Stefan Żeromski’s “Siłaczka”, decide to become a terrorist? Where does the role of an activist artist end? Is the ghost of romanticism still haunting us?
Rafał Górski – born in 1973 in Kraków, Polish social activist and writer, leader of anarchistic, syndicalist and ecological movement. In his texts he broaches, among other things, the history of syndicalism and the theory and practice of participatory democracy.
 
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