ArtBoom armada sails the Vistula

A mini armada invaded Krakow under the command of local artist Cecylia Malik – as part of the ArtBoom festival.

Canoes and inflatables splashed about in the River Wisła next to the Dębnicki bridge, before making a short trip to the premiere of Malik’s film Six Rivers, on a screen erected beneath the Grunwaldzki bridge. Malik, with Piotr Pawlus, made the movie about the Wisła, and the other waterways in Krakow – Rudawa, Prądnik, Wilga, Dłubnia and Kościelniki.

Malik told organisers of the fourth Grolsch ArtBoom festival: “To sail down the river, you do not need a driving licence, nor do you need a registered vehicle. You just need to be of age and in possession of a life jacket. Anyone can sail, and for free at that. Rivers are a shared part of the city, they belong to everyone. They are everyone’s and no one’s all at the same time.”

Photos: David McGirr

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