There will be no second spring... | Children and Art in the 20th and 21st Centuries
Mar 31 - Jun 18 2023
Pl. Małachowskiego 3
This exhibition takes its title from the words of Franz Cižek, an Austrian art education pioneer from the early 20th century. The exhibition serves as a call to action and responsibility, raising awareness of the challenges faced by children in the present era. From daily violence to the impact of pandemics, war, and refugees, the exhibition prompts visitors to consider their role in influencing the psychological well-being of children and amplifying their voices. By exploring the practices of educators like Janusz Korczak, Maria Montessori, and Célestin Freinet, as well as modernist concepts from the Bauhaus, the exhibition highlights the role of interdisciplinary art in nurturing children's creativity and restoring their sense of worth. It showcases artistic examples where children actively participate in the creative process, emphasizing the inclusion of marginalized social groups. The exhibition delves into historical sources while posing relevant questions about 21st-century education, presenting alternative approaches to knowledge transmission beyond traditional schooling. Moreover, it explores how art can foster alternative social relations, teaching social behavior and empathy through collective work and knowledge exchange between children and adults.
Open 12:00-20:00. Closed Mon.Mar 312023
- Jun 182023