The Audience, the Performer, the Myth and the Sidekick

May 29, 2012 in Milan Loviška, UAM

For our Poznan residents, spring is a rather busy but very interesting time. On 16 May at 10.00 AM during the Students’ Culture Festival KULMINACJE at the campus of Adam Mickiewicz University’s Social Sciences Department our residents Milan Loviška and his collaborator, costume designer Otto Krause, met AMU students of Cultural Studies, Sociology, Psychology and Philosophy. Read the rest of this entry →

Angelo Romano’s lecture at the University

April 14, 2012 in Angelo Romano, Presentations of artists, Residences 2012, UAM

On Wednesday 11th April one of our residents met his Polish audience for the first time. Angelo Romano talked about his curatorial research with students and members of the AMU Department of Art History.

“How different passages of historical moments are happening together on one place and in the same time?”

This is the title of the project carried out by Romano for the last two years in Shanghai. The starting point for his research was the discovery of a cultural phenomenon, Lai Lai Bar, a club located in a poor quarter of Shanghai, where homosexual people came to dance, accompanied Chinese music, ballroom dances imported from “the West” and structured in that tradition. This unique blend of cultural patterns provoked questions about identity building, historical influences, and the functioning of local communities, which formed the beginning to Angelo Romano’s research. Read the rest of this entry →