On 16 April 2021, a debate on “Art / Violence / Gender” and a concert “Art and Violence” comprised an online social and artistic event that was organized and hosted by the 2Act Foundation, Villa Decius Association, and Villa Decius Institute for Culture. The Spółdzielnia Muzyczna Contemporary Ensemble premiered the winning works of the 1st International Composers’ Competition “Art and Violence”.

Violence. We encounter it more often than we think. Sometimes violence has more to do with the language of symbols than with weapons. So do not seemingly distant areas such as violence and art have more in common than it might seem? Can art become a tool for contesting the existing order and a catalyst for change?

Agnieszka Draus, PhD Habil. (Academy of Music in Krakow), Iwona Demko, PhD Habil. (Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow), Dominika Kasprowicz (Jagiellonian University, Villa Decius), Radosław Nawojski (Jagiellonian University), Zuzanna Radzik (Forum for Dialogue) participated in the online debate on art, violence and gender.

Following the debate, the concert featured the premiere of works composed as part of the “Art and Violence” International Composers’ Competition. The winning works by Tomasz Szczepanik (1st prize) and Valentin Schaff (2nd prize) were presented for the first time at Villa Decius by the Spółdzielnia Muzyczna Contemporary Ensemble. The program also included other works from the ensemble’s repertoire.

The concert and debate were broadcast live and recorded on the 2Act Foundation and Villa Decius Institute for Culture Facebook pages. To view, visit the following links:

Facebook On-line Event: https://www.facebook.com/Decjusz/videos/721112071900289/

Facebook event Concert: https://www.facebook.com/Decjusz/videos/190987462685116/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Decjusz/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/497269545016964/


[Source: polmic.pl ]