Karolina Lebek: Watra

Polish artist's solo exhibition as part of As You Change, So Do I programme


The Storefront
64 Bute Street
Luton LU1 2EY

As You Change, So Do I - Karolina Lebek: Watra
22 February – 25 March
Opening hours: Thursday – Saturday, 1pm - 6pm
Admission free

Opening Reception
21 February 2018, 6-8pm

Polish artist Karolina Lebek explores her Lemko heritage through the medium of traditional song and singing as one of the factors that continue to unite this now dispersed community. London/Luton based Lebek will investigate themes of migration, displacement and assimilation informed by experiences of the Lemko community - an ethnic minority forcibly removed from their ancestral homeland in the Carpathian Mountains in a series of violent deportations, culminating in Operation Vistula in 1947.  

At the closing event, as part of their ongoing collaborative practice Karolina Lebek and Glasgow-based Scottish artist Susannah Stark will perform a live audio-visual set expanding on the themes of the exhibition on Saturday 24 March at 7pm. The event will be broadcasted live here  

Watra is organised by Departure Lounge in collaboration with Luton Culture and is part of As You Change, So Do I, a three-year programme of public art events funded by Arts Council England’s Luton Investment Programme.

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