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01 August 2014
Gazeta Cafe: Anna & Wilhelm Sasnal and Grzegorz Jarzyna

August 2, Saturday, 1.00 p.m.

guests: Grzegorz Jarzyna, Anna i Wilhelm Sasnal

Gazeta Cafe: Puro Hotel courtyard, Włodkowica 6

Grzegorz Jarzyna is one of Poland’s best-known theater artists, who revolutionized Polish theater. He studied Philosophy at Jagiellonian University and Direction at the National School for Theater and Acting in Krakow. Since 1998, he has been the artistic director at TR Warszawa (the former Teatr Rozmaitości), one of the most innovative theaters in Poland. Between 2006 and 2013, he was also the managing director.

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Anna Sasnal is an editor, screenwriter, and filmmaker. Together with her husband, Wilhelm, she has made both feature and documentary films. The 2011 film It Looks Pretty from a Distance qualified for the main competition at the festival in Rotterdam, and received the Wrocław Film Prize in the New Polish Films section at the New Horizons International Film Festival. She served as the inspiration for several paintings by Wilhelm, including Untitled – Kacper and Anka (Bez tytułu – Kacper i Anka).

Wilhelm Sasnal is a world-renowned painter and experimental filmmaker. He is one of the co-founders of the Krakow Ładnie (Pretty) collective. He has sometimes been considered one of the voices of the 1970s generation and his work often deals with the impact of the political transformation on society. He has exhibited his work on numerous occasions, including in New York and at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. In 2006, he occupied the top position on a list of the 100 most important young artists in the world of contemporary art, as voted upon in the pages of the magazine Flash Art.


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