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Journal
2016 | 2(6) | 95-122
Article title

Happeningi w służbie kontrkultury. Czy pomarańczowe Krasnale zdobyły Twierdzę?

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Happenings in the service of the counterculture; did the Orange Dwarves conquer the fortress?
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PL
Abstracts
EN
The article presents the history of the actions of the Orange Alternative, the countercultural movement formed in Wroclaw in the 80’s of the twentieth century. Based on the students’ New Culture Movement, as an alternative to the opposition of Solidarity, the movement used irony and absurdity to tame the reality of contemporary Poland. Happenings organized for several years commented absurd life in the communist Poland, often constituted an alternative form of handling public holidays. With the development of the movement, students started organizing happenings in other cities, such as Warsaw and Lodz. The history of the Orange Alternative, led by Waldemar Major Fydrych, also has its continuation in the democratic Poland and the world. In 2004, the movement supported the Orange Revolution and the events in Kiev Maidan, the Dwarves also appeared on Times Square in New York. How-ever, the legacy of Dwarves is not sufficiently emphasized on the pages of Polish art history, and a symbolic Dwarf became the object of marketing of the city of Wroclaw. The article also includ-ed examples of countercultural movements in Europe, such as the Situationists and Provo which could be a prototype for the Orange activists.
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95-122
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Contributors
  • Uniwersytet Wrocławski
References
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Publication order reference
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