Exhibition “Smiling Poland”
Opening: Mon 05 May
Exhibition: 02 – 08 May 2014
16 Ngo Quyen, Hanoi
From the Embassy of the Republic of Poland:
For the first time the smiles were brought to Vietnam in the Exhibition “Smiling Poland” organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Hanoi at the Exhibition Hall 16 Ngo Quyen from the 2nd May to the 8th May 2014 on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of Poland’s accession to the EU.
There’s a saying: “Laughter is the best medicine”. ‘Smiling”, a simple act, but according to Mr. Marek Wysoczynski, it can have a major positive impact on our everyday life.
Marek Wysoczynski, the initiator of the unique Project Smile has been collecting autographs of renown personalities in Poland and all over the world for many years. Numerous celebrities such as Jim Carrey, Michael Jackson, Diego Maradona have donated to the project their smile autographs.
These “smiles” have been demonstrated in different countries in the world such as Poland, Austria, Egypt, China, Spain and Mexico. In these countries, viewers not only had a chance to enjoy viewing a part of the collection of Marek’s thousands of autographs but autographs and smiles were also brought to hospitals like the Children Cancer Hospital in Cairo, pediatric hospital in China, etc., as the Project’s purpose is to create the smiles both on the faces and inside the hearts of disabled children and lonely people, those who are suffering much in their lives and have lost their smiles.
During the trip to Vietnam, in addition to the Exhibition, Marek Wysoczyñski will also visit the children at SOS Children’s Village to smile with them and together draw their own smiles. His desire is by creating smiles for children, we may not cure illness or sorrow, but can help them to reduce pain, get more energy and confidence in life. That is the greatest gift for Marek and the Project Smile.
Information about the Project Smile: Marek Wysoczyński is the founder and the Director of the Project Smile. He is also the Director of the Culture Promotion Office and has organized various concerts and novel exhibitions all over the world. Marek has organized the exhibition of 1000 autographs that he had as part of the Milennial Anniversary of the City of Gdansk. That was the start of the of the idea to collect smiley autographs for children’s hospitals and other Institutions. It was Marek who has managed to inspire and attract people, especially world celebrities to join in an Exhibition where a simple but wonderful concept of “Smile” has become much more important and meaningful.
More information about the Project Smile can be found at: www.promocjakultury.pl.
Photo courtesy: www.promocjakultury.pl.
many thanks for support :)