Dr Hlawacz in Venice

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Photo: Aleksandra Janik and Magdalena Hlawacz: Place. The Quest for the Quest

Dr Magdalena Hlawacz, painter, performer and academic teacher in the Institute of Art of the Opole University, participates in an international exhibition Jump into the Unknown, which is an accompanying event of the 56th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia. 

Jump into the Unknown is a project presenting the works of 40 international artists to mark the 20th anniversary of the International Environmental Art Symposium – Nine Dragon Heads.

Nine Dragon Heads is an interdisciplinary platform started in 1995 in South Korea as a reaction to the destruction of a very important historical site – Nine Dragon Heads. Artists from all over the world work together or individually in places which are important culturally and historically but are endangered due to economic, political or environmental reasons. So far similar projects have taken place in the Korean Demilitarised Zone, Georgia, Turkey, Mongolia, Tibet and many others.  

Jump into the Unknown, typically for Nine Dragon Heads, combines performance, installation, and site-specific work inspired this time by Venice and three islands in the Venetian Lagoon: Murano, Lido and Pellestrina.                            

The exhibition is open from 9 May to 18 June, 2015.

Photo: Aleksandra Janik and Magdalena Hlawacz: Place. The Quest for the Quest