My parents are musicians. I also grew up in a very artistic culture (…). And I think art is kind of a way of fighting for life. It’s a struggle that I carry within me, within myself. And it’s a way of expressing my emotions.” – this is what teenage Yeva from Armenia said about her passions at the opening of the exhibition 'Growing up in different cultures.
The event took place on 21 June at the Koszykowa Library. The highlight of the evening was a panel discussion with Yeva, Deniz and Anastasia, who spoke, among other things, about the difficulties of growing up in Poland, but also about their successes and hopes for the future. For those who could not be with us on Wednesday, we strongly encourage you to watch the recording of the interview (below), conducted by Gazeta Wyborcza journalist Karolina Slowik. Be warned, you may get emotional! The vernissage was hosted by Marianna Wartecka, and delicious multicultural refreshments were prepared by Righteous Strawa.
And, of course, we would like to thank everyone who came to the vernissage and the exhibition. The artworks were prepared by 32 young people from the 'Knowledge to Power’ tutor and scholarship programme. The programme, run in cooperation with our strategic partner BNP Paribas Foundation, is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, and the event was also an opportunity to celebrate it. The presentation of the young people’s works was overseen by curator Maria Prokesz. The exhibition is only open until the end of June – it’s worth hurrying!
Hadi – one of the programme participants – was the photographer at the event.