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28 November 2010
29 – 30 novembre 2010: E-STRAORDINARIO on tour in Poland con Grzegorz Drozd

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

Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea di Varsavia Castello Ujazdowski
Istituto Polacco di Roma
Istituto Italiano di Cultura – Cracovia