He was a shepherd and he was hired to do various jobs. His employers would also provide some kind of accommodation for him. He had a rare talent which the locals did not find out about even though they liked Karol. He experienced the world in his own way. He also wanted to change it, improve it, and protect it. Fifty years after the death of Karol Wójciak, we keep on wondering about the secret of his life and his carvings.
“See you later!”, I say to Andrzej at the end of our meeting.
Andrzej stops. He hesitates for a moment and replies, “We, the blind, rather say ‘feel you later’”. He bursts out laughing and then says from the corridor, “See you!”.
The leitmotif of Joanna Helander’s oeuvre is the world as seen from the perspective of women, of neighbours: those from next door, as well as those who know nothing of each other, even though they coexist on neighbouring frames of a contact sheet.01.12.2018 – 31.03.2019
Does a fascination with the village mean abandoning the city? Is it possible – when referring to village traditions – to escape restrictive norms? Can one dare to experiment? Is it possible to use local sources for inspiration without duplicating their well-known motifs? How can we awaken the power of heritage? Two of our outdoor exhibitions attempt to answer these questions – What Makes a Village? Playing with Tradition / Playing with Imagination will take place on the Wolnica Square in Kraków, and in the Sądecki Ethnographic Park we will present What Makes a Village? On Your Own / Custom-made to Fit.
Informujemy, że ze względu na żałobę narodową w sobotę 19 stycznia, w dzień pogrzebu Prezydenta Gdańska Pawła Adamowicza, warsztaty Etnokalendarz nie odbędą się.
W niedzielę 20 stycznia warsztaty Etnokalendarz potrwają o godzinę dłużej – od 11.00 do 15.30.
Z poważaniem,Zespół Muzeum Etnograficznego w Krakowie