Grzegorz Wróblewski: Kopenhaga
Join the RISD Museum for a bilingual reading from the first comprehensive collection of prose poetry by Grzegorz Wróblewski, a painter and one of Poland’s leading contemporary writers. English versions will be read by Piotr Gwiazda.
Kopenhaga combines two tropes: the emigrant’s double identity and the ethnographer’s search for patterns. A series of vignettes from the crossroads of politics and culture, technology and ethics, consumerism and spirituality, the book functions as an investigation of alterity in the post-cold war era of ethnic strife and global capitalism. Whether he writes about refugees in Copenhagen (one of Europe’s major transnational cities), or the homeless, or the mentally ill, or any other marginalized group, Wróblewski points to the moral contradictions of a world supposedly without borders.
Event is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Department of Literary Arts and Studies and Division of Liberal Studies at RISD and The Polish Cultural Institute in New York.