14. Festival of High Temperatures
Art with a Spark | June 23–25, 2023
The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław
Ul. Traugutta 19/21 | Wroclaw
On June 23, Wrocław will become the hottest city again. On this day, the fourteenth edition of the International Festival of High Temperatures begins, which is organized by the Wrocław Academy of Art and Design. It is the only open artistic event in Poland, during which masters of working with fire share their knowledge and experience with the audience, presenting their work “from behind the scenes”.
“Art with a Spark” is this year’s motto of the Festival, guiding artists and participants who, as every year, will meet at numerous demonstrations, exciting workshops and interesting exhibitions. Professional artists of glass, ceramics and metal invited from all over the world will present their skills in Wrocław on the last weekend of June. The 14th Festival of High Temperatures will last three days and will be an event open to the public.
On Friday, openings of exhibitions accompanying the Festival will take place, including in the Neon Gallery, the CSU Building, the Black Frame Gallery at Concordia Design and the display cases at ul. Świdnicka. A novelty will be an evening meeting on Wyspa Słodowa, combined with a glass blowing show using a small outdoor furnace and film screenings as part of the festival cinema.
Saturday is a demonstration and workshop day. All events on that day will take place in the buildings and garden of the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław at ul. Traugutta 19/21. The program includes demonstrations and workshops that are well known to the festival audience. There will also be novelties, such as a ceramic kiln, referring to the shape of a boat, which at the climax will give the impression that it is going up in flames.
A conference will be held on Sunday. “The Process with a Spark”. The artists invited to participate, including international guests of the festival, will talk about their artistic activity and the process of creating works using high temperatures. The speakers will be: Tobias Flores, David Marquez, Karin Forslund, John Moran, Peter Hermanson, Simcha Even-Chen, Velimir Vukicevic, Alicja and Dmitry Buławka-Fankidejscy.
In addition, this year the festival tradition of the Tea Bowl Competition is continued. The event is international, and the submitted works will be presented at the exhibition during the Festival. This year’s edition “There is no beauty without a shadow”, is dedicated to the memory of Maciej Kasperski, Professor of the Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław.
PROGRAM OF THE 14. FESTIVAL OF HIGH TEMPERATURES