congress / events

Art for Social Change:
Sweeten Your Culture

exhibition / installation

2011-09-08 - 2011-09-11

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photo: Agnieszka Grodzińska, bez tytułu, kolaż na papierze, 2009

One of eight winning projects selected in the Art for Social Change competition conducted by the National Audiovisual Institute as part of the preparations for the European Culture Congress.

The “Sweeten Your Culture” project was launched by the Starter Association in 2008 during the Poznań of Poets Festival. As an homage to futurist poet Antoni Janaszek, participating bakeries wrapped their pastries and cookies in paper covered with his poetry and drawings inspired by his work. The project will be reprised this year in Wrocław, with a new theme specially designed for the Congress.

“Art: is it/can it be for everyone?” Both ‘yes’ and ’no’ are bold answers. So let’s pose the question differently: is it/can it be democratic, and can it be completely accessible to everyone? The “Sweeten Your Culture” project says it most certainly can. We would like the European Culture Congress to be an opportunity for art to reach aware and unaware audiences in a natural and random fashion. We won’t invite anyone to talks, lectures, exhibitions, and panel discussions with finite audiences and limited seats. What we will do is encourage sensual rather than intellectual activities. Enjoy local baked goods packed in paper designed by young artists, including Agnieszka Grodzińska, Jakub Czyszczoń, and Piotr Łakomy.

We would like to invite you to little intellectual, although clearly sensual pleasures instead. Enjoy locally baked cakes packed in a paper especially designed on the occasion of the Congress.

The list of participating patisseries:

PATISSERIE – CAFÉ „WOLAK” Wincenty Wolak, ul. Legnicka 158
BAKERY – PATISSERIE Ryszard Grabarczyk, ul. Odkrywców 22
BAKERY – PATISSERIE Mirosław Ożóg, ul. Żernicka 225
PATISSERIE Ludwik Kusak, ul. Nowodworska 40
PATISSERIE „WARSZAWSKA” Wojciech Biegański, ul. Jedności Narodowej 85,
PATISSERIE „PĄCZUS” Ryszard Łuzniak, ul. Mikołaja Reja 22 a
BAKERY – PATISSERIE Stanisław Kibało. ul. Średzka 28
PATISSERIE „FILIPINKA” Zenon i Czesław Lenik, ul. Trzebnicka 13
PATISSERIE „CAROLIN & SIMON” Sergiusz Siemionko, ul. Partyzantów 16 a
PATISSERIE „POMORZANKA” marek Grupa, ul. Średzka 8
PATISSERIE „DAWIDOWICZ” Mirosław Dawidowicz, ul. Powstańców Sl. 5/7 (Hotel „Wrocław” )
TICHY Sp. z o.o. Urszula Kłaptocz, ul. Komandorska 6
PATISSERIE „U SPYCHAŁY” F.R.P. Spychała, ul. Pereca 7
BAKERY – PATISSERIE Marian i Artur Noweta, ul. Olszewskiego 50
BAKERY „MACHALSKI – TOMSKI”, ul. Olszewskiego 77
PATISSERIE „EWELINKA” Weronika Janina Marczewska, ul. E. Plater 18


Jakub Czyszczoń (1983) born in Koszalin, lives and works in Poznan. He is active in the field of painting and work with objects. His interest is focused on analogies in the visual language and on limits of painting as a medium. Graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan. Participant of solo and collective exhibitions, inter alia 9 edycja Konkursu Malarskiego im Gepperta / 9th Edition of the Geppert Painting Contest (Gallery BWA Awangarda in Wroclaw, 2009, Municipal Art Gallery in Lodz, 2010), Polscy malarze. Polskie obrazy / Polish painters. Polish paintings (with Piotr Łakomy, Gallery Starter, Poznan, 2010), Zły Tlen/ Bad Oxygen (Gallery Art Agenda Nova, Krakow, 2010), Kłusownicy / Poachers (Arsenał Municipal Art Gallery in Poznan, 2011), DUST SNOW (Winter Park of Sculptures, Poznan, 2010; project of a temporary exhibition in the urban space of Poznan – publication), Festiwal Legend Miejskich-Urban Legend Festival (Poznan, 2010).

Agnieszka Grodzińska (1984) active in the field of painting, drawing, installations; graduate of the Faculty of Artistic Education at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, grant holder of the 2011 Scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage and the Młoda Polska Scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. Co-founder of the artistic group Rżnięty Kryształ. Participant of many solo and collective exhibitions – both in Poland: inter alia Przedmioty i widoki / Objects and Views (Starter Gallery, Poznan, 2010) Barwy Ochronne / Camouflage (Katarzyna Kobro Gallery, Lodz, 2010) 10 konkurs Gepperta / 10th Edition of the Geppert Painting Contest (Gallery BWA, Wroclaw, 2011), Brudne Kwiaty / Dirty Flowers (Leto Gallery, Warsaw, 2010), Survival #7 – Festival of Arts in Extreme Conditions (Wroclaw, 2009), and abroad: Sme tutaj/ Jesteśmy tutaj / Here we are (Považska Galeria Umenia, Žilina, Slovakia), Figurama (Prague-Poznan-České Budějovice-Brussels), Nikdy nebolo lepsie (Stanica, Žilina, Slovakia).

Piotr Łakomy (1983) graduate of the Institute of Fine Arts at the University of Zielona Gora. Lives and works in Poznan, Poland. He is active in the field of widely understood painting. Łakomy makes installations out of everyday usage goods, creates activities in the public space, and explores alternative exhibition areas. Originator and curator of such projects as DUST SNOW (Winter Park of Sculptures, Poznan, Poland, January 2010) and DUST SHOW (actions in the public space, Copenhagen, Denmark, September-October 2010).

Karol Radziszewski (1980) creator of installations, photographs, videos, interdisciplinary projects, paintings. Graduate of the Faculty of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (1999-2004). Co-creator of Latająca galeria szu szu (The Shu Shu Flying Gallery), publisher and the editor-in-chief of DIK Fagazine, winner of the Paszport Polityki prize (2009). Participant of many solo and collective exhibitions – both in Poland (inter alia Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, National Museum in Warsaw, Museum of Arts in Lodz) and abroad (inter alia 4th Biennale in Prague, New York Photo Festival, Biennale of Young Artists in Tallinn, Bat-Yam International Biennale of Landscape Urbanism in Bat-Yam, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst in Leipzig, Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina in Novi Sad, Kunsthalle Wien in Vienna, New Museum in New York, and Cobra Museum of Modern Art in Amsterdam).

Anonymous Polish-Czech artistic collective active in the field of design.

The Starter Gallery, run by the association of the same name, was founded in May 2007 and served as an “artist- and curator-run space.” Housed in a 200 m² abandoned apartment in a fin de siècle tenement in downtown Poznań, the gallery hosted over 50 exhibitions in its three years of existence, featuring work by 72 artists from Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany, and France. Starter moved to Warsaw in December 2010.

curated by: Marika Zamojska

project partner: Dolnośląski Cech Piekarzy i Cukierników