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The function of Folk: exhibition

The word folklore first appeared in nineteenth-century England. It is made up of the words folk (meaning people) and lore (knowledge) and describes experiences and ideas rooted in the communal image of the world such as habits, rituals, beliefs, fairy tales, legends, music, dance, and the form of objects used on everyday basis and on festive occasions – embedded in particular landscape, transferred and processed by the subsequent generations.
The Function of Folk” is an exhibition presenting the works of an international group of illustrators, graphic artists and book designers. They use images to talk about the culture they grew up in, commenting on the present by making reference to the roots. Parallel to their stories run the stories of the items from the collection of the Ethnographic Museum in Kraków presented at the exhibition. Exhibition participants: Agryo Agryo Tsvala, Alexa Galea, Alice Pattullo, Amelia Johnstone, Andrzej Klimowski, Andrew Spackman, Anna Reynolds, Christine McCauley, Desdemona McCannon, Edson Nogueira, Jonny Hannah, Lotte Beatrix Crawford, Luise Vormittag & Nicola Carter, Mark Bloomfield, Melanie Miller, Mirrielle Fauchon, Monica Biagioli, Peter Lloyd, Sheena Calvert.

8th November to 30th December 2012
The Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museum in Kraków Ul. Krakowska 46

Ticket: 6 PLN

Organisers: Cardiff School of Art and Design Manchester School of Art The Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museum in Kraków
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The following Project is cofinanced by the European Union under the Małopolska Regional Operational Programme for the years 2007 – 2013