13.01 Guided tour + Poetry workshop
1 PM Guided tour with X-Philes
2 PM Poetry workshop with Joanna Łępicka and Wojciech Kopeć
Join us for a guided tour of the exhibition “Flesh and Blood Fairy Tales," presented by its co-authors and co-curators, members of the X-Philes collective: Rafał Domagała and Maja Gomulska.
Afterwards, those interested in writing poetry are invited to a workshop led by Joanna Lepicka and Wojciech Kopeć. Together, we will explore how identity can manifest in poetic text, whether it is dependent on conventions, forms, or grammar. We will break down poems into their fundamental elements, deconstruct them, sometimes alter inflections, introduce metaphors – all to examine how identity intertwines with various forms and how it strives to be present in a poem, never transparent, never given once and for all.
The workshops will involve working with poetic texts submitted by participants. Please send your texts to email@example.com by January 8. The number of spaces is limited, and participation in the workshops is determined by the order of submissions.
Part I: 2 - 3:30PM
Break: 30 minutes
Part II: 4 - 5:30 PM
Joanna Łępicka - poet. In 2023, she released „Zeszyt Ćwiczeń” and edits "Stoner Polski." She lives in Nowa Huta.
Wojciech Kopeć (born 1998) – native of Tarnobrzeg, currently living in Krakow. He has published "przyjmę/oddam/wymienię" and "jest taki konik.
20.01 Show Pate Dudek + Queer poetry hotline
4 PM The Little Milkmaid of Warsaw (or just a Horned Beast) - Milkbaby's songs and more, Pat Dudek's show
5 - 6 PM Queer poetry hotline with the authors of the podcast "dwie dupy o dupie”
Please join us for a performance by Pat Dudek, one of the authors whose poems were the starting point for the "Flesh and Blood Fairy Tales" exhibition.
You don't have to pay anything for It, because you'll see costs of another kind. Best of all, It's free and please come, because they give It for free. No one will decapitate the master of ceremonies. The voice will be charming and tempting, and there will be urban heating. And the legend goes like this: "The mermaid liked to play tricks, and the local fishermen suspected that someone was stirring the water and taking fish from their nets! – We have to do something about this pest! – they shouted. The mermaid was not scared of the fishermen and began to sing a song about the Vistula. The animals listened to her singing: the beavers raised their snouts from their burrows, and the cormorants sat on drifting logs. The fishermen were moved so much that they gave up their plans and promised that they would not harm the mermaid. There was still danger, however, for the mermaid. One day, a greedy merchant decided to get rich on her beautiful voice by putting her on display at fairs. He tricked her, kidnapped her and imprisoned her in a wooden chest. The mermaid, accustomed to freedom, was very unhappy. Her crying was heard by someone.”
After Pat's performance, we invite you to use the Queer Poetry Hotline with Aleksandra Kola Kluczyk and Julia Tramp. Have you ever dreamed of talking on the phone about your deepest desires? Do you need comfort and support? Or perhaps something else – stimulation and motivation to take action? Whether you're feeling anger, sadness, joy, excitement, or apathy, our service is just for you! We offer you the opportunity for a phone conversation where our operators will read a poem from the X-Philes collection of queer poetry directly into the receiver, chosen specifically for you and tailored to your current needs. How are you feeling today?
Your conversation partners will be Aleksandra Kola Kluczyk and Julia Tramp – the authors of the podcast "dwie dupy o dupie" ("two asses about ass"). You can participate in the event as a caller/listener in person at the Foksal Gallery Foundation, where operators will be answering calls, or by watching the live stream available on the Foksal Gallery Foundation's Instagram.Those interested in having a poem read aloud by our phone operators are invited to call the provided number. The phone line will be active only on the day of the event, from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
Pat Dudek – an artist working in the field of audiovisual and performative arts under the pseudonym Milkbaby, singer, and lyricist. Her vocal-performative works have been seen/heard in Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Zachęta National Gallery, and Królikarnia in Warsaw; as a vocalist and performance artist, she collaborates with artists such as Wojciech Puś, Paulina Ołowska, Anna Baumgart, and Tim Plamper.
"dwie dupy o dupie" – the first podcast in Poland about sex work in Poland, available on Empik Go and Spotify.
Aleksandra Kola Kluczyk – author of the book "Niech żyją kurwy" ("Let the Whores Live").
Julia Tramp – social activist, stripper, OnlyFansgirl, and camgirl. Lover of puppies and the gym.
27.01 Performative Guided Tour with Bartosz Jakubowski, Emma Szumlas and Dominika Wasilewska
Join us for a performative guided tour of the X-Philes exhibition: "Flesh and Blood Fairy Tales." Together, we will step into the world of fantasy, uncovering the invisible aspects of the exhibition. Throughout the tour, we will navigate through the realm of unreal objects, reveal the creative processes, and secure fingerprints and drops of sweat left in the gallery.
On the closing day of the exhibition, we will strive to extend its experience by transferring it into the archives of our bodies. How does queer choreography morph our perception? In what ways can we engage with objects and expand their boundaries? How can we materialize our desires as we move through the exhibition?
Start: 4 PM
Duration: Approximately 40 minutes.
Emma Szumlas — interdisciplinary artist. Integrating speculation into her methodology, she focuses on using various media and research. Many of her projects involve imagined environments drawing inspiration from fantasy and abject theory. Orbiting around new media, she also explores issues related to technology and its ethics. She is one-third of the artistic collective @nuclei.
Dominika Wasilewska - art historian, voguer, performer. In her practice, she explores the pleasure of queer bodies, possible art worlds, and studies movement. A graduate of the Kem School in 2022, she is currently a student of experimental choreography at the Center in Motion.
Bartosz Jakubowski - Creator of interdisciplinary projects, educator, curator, queer activist, dancer. A graduate of the Faculty of Photography at Poznań UAP. His work is documentary and collective, grounded in research combined with work on scent and body – Improvisation in Contact, Ilan Lev Method, BMC. Co-founder of the X-Philes collective (2021–), promoting queer poetry.
The Little Milkmaid of Warsaw (or just a Horned Beast) - Milkbaby's songs and more, Pat Dudek's show, photo Wiktor Malinowski
Queer poetry hotline with Aleksandra Kola Kluczyk and Julia Tramp, photo Wiktor Malinowski
Performative Guided Tour with Bartosz Jakubowski, Emma Szumlas and Dominika Wasilewska, photo Wiktor Malinowski