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Aarhus: Paweł Janicki, Zbigniew Kupisz, Patrycja Mastej, Dominika Sobolewska
August 19, 2016 - October 23, 2016
PAWEŁ JANICKI, ZBIGNIEW KUPISZ, PATRYCJA MASTEJ, DOMINIKA SOBOLEWSKA
Kunsthal Aarhus and WRO Art Center (Poland) present Interactive Playground – an exhibition for the youngest audience and families combining art, play and interactive technologies.
The exhibition consists of interactive media installations, created by Paweł Janicki, Zbigniew Kupisz, Patrycja Mastej and Dominika Sobolewska, and is curated by the WRO Art Center. First created in 2008, the Interactive Playground has been continuously developed and enriched with new works and installations. In Kunsthal Aarhus the presentation features the following installations: Sorcerer, Platform, Painting, Textures, RGB, Vibra, Bopi, The Dog – it is the first time, the exhibition is shown as a whole in Denmark. It’s a pioneering project both in the technological sense and in the way the pieces interact with the public. In Denmark, where play is considered to be a key part of child development, a new version of the exhibition will be developed.
An integral element of the exhibition is called Chillout Cinema presenting a selection of classic Polish animation from the 60s and 70s. The Chillout Cinema breaks the frame of a typical movie theatre atmosphere – it becomes space for recreation, laidback watching and chatting.
Another important element of the presentation in Kunsthal Aarhus is the presence of Art Guides – people specially trained by the team of WRO to work with the audience. The art guides will act as mediators between the exhibition and the audience.
After the visit in Kunsthal Aarhus the visitors will receive an Post-Exhibition Catalogue – a publication, made by Magdalena Kreis, collecting selected themes from the exhibition, as an inspiration to further creative investigations in the daily surroundings.
So far Interactive Playground has been experienced by over three hundred thousand viewers in major art galleries and museums worldwide. The exhibition and its authors were awarded the wARTo Award by the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza in 2009.Furthermore, especially for the Kunsthal Aarhus presentation, the young Polish designer and illustrator, Michal Loba, has created a new visual identity of the exhibition.