Warsaw Punk Pact, 2017. Exhibition
The subject of the exhibition placed in Leipzig was the punk in the countries of the East Bloc from 1977 till 1989. The goal of the event was to celebrate the 40 years of the punk in the East and South-East Europe. Polish punk was represented by videos of the band Moskwa made by director, photographer, and media artist Józef Robakowski, photographs of the 1980s punk scene made by photographer and graphic designer Mirosław Makowski, and, among many others, copies of the fanzine ‘QQRYQ’ published by Piotr ‘Pietia’ Wierzbicki and borrowed from his private collection. It was the last and the largest public exposition of the Wierzbicki’s collection, but it also included a number of posters from the collection of Artpool and the Hungarian Tamás Szőnyei described in the COURAGE Registry. The multimedia installation was to reflect the aesthetics of East European punk music and movement, especially from Poland, the CSSR, and Hungary. It included sounds, films, images, and graphic artefacts, as well as texts and documents which explained historical and political nuances, both similarities and differences among punk scenes in the Soviet Bloc. The exhibition was organized by the Nato, the social and cultural centre located in Leipzig. The event was supported by a cultural program which contained concerts, talks, presentations and film shows.
Curator: Alexander Pehlemann.
Leipzig Kantstraße 18, Germany 04275
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Documents about the event
Exhibition catalogue: Alexander Pehlemann, ‘Warschauer Punk Pakt: Punk im Ostblock 1977-1989’, Ein Zonic Spezial in Kooperation mit Ox-Fanzine.
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- Stanczyk, Xawery