The third edition of the Polish-German-Israeli programme of intellectual and artistic exchange, entitled ‘Exercising Modernity’, will be devoted to the ways in which modernities across the world have envisioned the future – with its new man and woman, new society, new ways of life, new everyday order.
Hosting discussions guided by experts representing different perspectives and disciplines, including Zvi Efrat, Sharon Golan, Shira Levy-Binyamini, Marci Shore and Robert Jan van Pelt, the Exercising Modernity Academy will unfold in two phases.
Phase I will take place online during January and February 2021, with three main thematic focuses: New Ideas and Visions, New Art for a New Life, and New State and Society.
Phase II is planned for May-June 2021 and will take place in Israel, Poland and Germany (depending on the current restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic).
The Exercising Modernity Academy is open to researchers specialising in the humanities, curators, architects, and artists who come from or reside in Israel, Germany or Poland. Participation is free for selected applicants, and if Phase II is able to take place offline the organisers can provide partial coverage of transportation costs and accommodation.
Participants who complete the programme will also be able to submit their own research or artistic project, elaborated or expanded on during classes, for a special scholarship programme organised by the Pilecki Institute and devoted to the issue of modernity in the 20th century (details will be announced mid-2021).