Art is what makes cities attractive – Poznań sets a good example
Famous Mediations Biennale started on the 11th of September in Poznań, Poland. Event attracted artists, philosophers and visual media experts to share their ideas. During the event, exhibition “Erased Walls” was created and is now held in the Cultural Centre "Zamek" till 30th of October. “Erased Walls” tackles Central and Eastern Europe actual problems and tries to define the meaning of it in nowadays society.
In recent shows, Mediations Biennale was mostly concentrating on Central and Eastern Europe art and media before 1989. This year artists decided to concentrate on the regions’ geopolitical, economic, cultural and artistic issues and changes that occurred in art scene since year 2000 up till now. Instead of looking back, artists came to Poznan with the brand new-look. They were given complete freedom to create and express their thoughts through art.
“Erasing of the frontiers does not apply exclusively to our region anymore. All over the world, the walls that were physically torn down, have been replaced by invisible ones – whose existence is all the more efficacious and poignant because of their imperceptibility”, claims Tomasz Wendland, key organizer and director of Mediations Biennale in Poznań. “Erased Walls” brings out the rhetorical question – when will the last walls fall?