Monday, November 17, 2008

WRO Art Center presentation and screening

Tuesday 18 / 11 / 08 18h00

supported by the Polish Cultural Institute in Bucharest

The new WRO Art Center (Centrum Sztuki WRO), located at Plac Teatralny 5, Wrocław, arose from the experience and activity of the WRO Foundation Media Art Center, founded in 1989, the only independent organization in Poland specializing in contemporary art, media and technology. The WRO Art Center features regular presentations of contemporary art intertwined with the development of communications tools and processes.

The WRO Art Center offers exhibitions, showings, concerts, screenings, lectures, workshops and publications featuring both Polish and international art. It is designed for artists, curators, critics and art theoreticians as well as for the active and creative culture-oriented public, while original projects cultivating creativity encourage children and teenagers to get familiar with media art. The Center’s aims are to support artistic and educational activities, and to organize international cultural and intellectual exchanges by expanding the WRO collection, making it accessible, collaborating with renowned international art galleries and institutions and through a program of residencies for artists and curators. The WRO Art Center’s gallery, laboratory, archives, reading room and offices are housed in the renovated heritage interiors in the loft of the former Otto Stiebler coffee-roasting plant at the corner of Wrocław’s Plac Teatralny and Widok Street. The specially designed Widok Street façade and entryway also serves as a projection screen in the public space. The Center is open to the public from Tuesday through Sunday. The WRO Art Center is funded by the City of Wrocław and is based on the agreement between the WRO Foundation and the Wrocław municipal authorities.

The presentation will be followed by the screening of several video works from the centre’s archive:

1. Aki Nakazawa, Negai wo hiku, Japan / Germany 2006, 4:35 (premiul I)

2. Pascual Sisto, 28 Years in the Implicate Order, USA 2005 (premiul II)

3. Stadtmusik, Mauerpark, Austria 2007, 17:25 (menţiune specială)

4. Jonas Nilsson, Me & Myself, Sweden 2006, 3:00

5. Dawid Marcinkowski, Sufferrosa, Poland 2007

6. Kurt d'Haeseleer, Fossilization, Belgium 2005, 09:09

7. Łukasz Gronowski, Untitled Works, Poland 2007, 4:46

8. Tal Amiran, Untitled (Band in a Studio), UK 2006, 2:33

9. Istvan Kantor, Revolutionary Song, Canada 2006, 9:32

10. Laurent Vicente, Superarchiskate, France 2006 / 2007, 3:48

11. Dominik Boberski, Estate, Poland 2006, 4:32

12. Jae-kyu Byun, Moving Panorama, Japan 2006, 4:05

13. Monsieur Moo, Neon, France 2005, 00:58

14. Volker Schreiner, Cell, Germany 2006, 4:27

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