Visegrad Space 2016

Visegrad Space platform is a space where one can explore Jewish art and culture existing in the V4 countries as well as the place for mutual inspiration and cooperation of Polish, Hungarian, Czech and Slovak artists.

Visegrad countries share rich Jewish history and heritage. Jewishness and Jewish culture, which bloomed in important and famous Jewish quarters, was later gravely impacted and decimated by the tragedy of Holocaust. It was only after the fall of the Iron Curtain that Jewish communities could return to their faith and roots freely. Today, Jewish culture is once again becoming a driving power behind social progress in many towns and cities.

Visegrad Space as a part of the Mazal Tov Festival is a platform which presents new Jewish arts and Visegrad region culture. The program focus is on the specific areas and genres individual countries excel at and which, at the same time, can serve as an inspiration for the others. In Visegrad Space, Poland is represented by comics and contemporary music; Hungary by food and music; Slovakia by documentaries; and the Czech Republic by a puppet theatre presenting a new play prepared specifically for this project. Artistic events are complemented by workshops, informal meetings and discussions.

Visegrad Space project should also serve as a reminder of the multi-dimensional cultural identity so typical for Central Europe. Open dialogue helps us to accept our differences, identify and explore our common values; and results in better coexistence.

Visegrad Space brings the following events to Mazal Tov Festival:

29. 6. | 5 p.m. | Monika Powalisz: GOLDEN BEES (PL)

29. – 30. 6. | Urban Works: COMICS (PL-SK)

1. 7. | 5 p.m. | EREV TOV

2. 7. | 3 p.m. | Studio Damuza: BIGWIGS (CZ)

2. 7. | 6:00 p.m. | Film LAST FOLIO/POSLEDNÝ PORTRÉT & discussion

2. – 3. 7. | Walking Tours with Milan Kolcun and Zoltán Balassa: JEWISH KOŠICE

New date for the concert of Ola Bilińska: BERYOZKELE:

8. 11. | 7:00 p.m. | Ola Bilińska: BERYOZKELE (PL)


Partners of Visegrad Space: Studio Damúza (CZ), Egon Balázs a Patrik Ádam – Klezmer Chaverim (HU), Kultura Gniewu (PL) a Cinefil (SVK).

Visegrad Space is supported by the International Visegrad Fund