E-STRAORDINARIO arrives in Poland. E-STRAORDINARIO is a training program promoted by Fondazione Ermanno Casoli in collaboration with Elica, with the purpose of establishing a constructive communication between the art and business worlds. The event, entitled E-STRAORDINARIO on tour in Poland, is taking place Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 November in the Elica plants in Jelcz-Laskowicev, in Lower Silesia; protagonists of the initiative will be Polish artist Grzegorz Drozd and the employees of the group.
The project is co-curated by Stach Szablowski, curator of the Zamek Ujazdowski Contemporay Art Center and Marcello Smarrelli, artistic director of Fondazione Ermanno Casoli.
Born as an experimental project, E-STRAORDINARIO today represents a winning and innovative alternative to traditional company training programs. That’s why, following the success achieved in Italy, it was decided to invest in the internationalization of E-STRAORDINARIO on tour, introducing it into the productive plant in Poland.
The project that Drozd will present for E-STRAORDINARIO on tour is based on the concept of collective action emphasizing the creative potential of the community of the plant’s workers.
After introducing himself to the factory life with a self presentation video, the artist, with the help of a trainer that will act as mediator, will encounter the office and factory workers of the plant, with whom he’ll realize a musical performance.
Inside a company, each individual is part of a wider and more complex system and the combined action of everyone aims towards a common objective: production. Analogously, in Grzegorz Drozd’s project, each employee will be engaged in doing his part in the accomplishment of a common objective, that will be the creation of a collective artwork of which everyone will be author and protagonist.
With the Patronage of the Polish Institute of Rome and of the Centre of Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle