Ukrainian art, literature, music and fashion will be showcased at the Art Picnic event which kicks off Monday at the Krakow Cultural Institute in southern Poland.
The event will take the form of a week-long festival for the first time, from August 24 to 30 in Willa Decjusza and the nearby park, as part of an exercise in popularizing art and Ukrainian culture.
The official opening will take place in the presence of the Consul General of Ukraine in Krakow Viacheslav Voynarovskiy, the director of Willa Decjusza Dominika Kasprowicz and Slava Frolova, artistic director of Art Picnic of the Fund for the development and support of young Ukrainian art .
“The Artistic Picnic at Willa Decjusza is the first in a series of great outdoor events fostering encounters with culture in an architectural pearl of the Renaissance – Krakow’s Villa Decjusza,” said Professor Dominka Kasprowicz , site manager.
“Our goal is to promote cultural heritage and create a ‘meeting place’ for representatives of academia, culture and art,” she continued. “For 25 years, Willa Decjusza, as an important center of regional and European debate, has been promoting Krakow and Poland on the international stage, supporting the creators and activities of people and institutions working for human rights. week with the culture and art of Ukraine is a proposal for the inhabitants of Krakow and visitors who, in the green surroundings of Park Decjusza, will be able to get to know the “new Krakowians” better.
Most festival events will take place outdoors and some will require pre-registration.
The first Art Picnic was held in kyiv in 2013. Its main goal is to popularize the art and culture of Ukraine as well as tolerance and mutual understanding. Although he started in Ukraine, he is hosted in Krakow for the third time, but the first time for a full week.
Due to the coronavirus epidemic, it is mandatory to sanitize your hands at the event, cover your nose and mouth and maintain social distancing.