The Outdoor Gallery of the City of Gdansk | ITSLIQUID

The Outdoor Gallery of the City of Gdansk

Art | November 19, 2014 |

001Elżbieta Jabłońska, There’s nothing there. Installation in public space, Gdansk 2014 © Photo: Agencja Vizualna

The Outdoor Gallery of the City of Gdansk

In 2014 CCA Łaźnia has realized several projects in the framework of THE OUTDOOR GALLERY OF THE CITY OF GDANSK. One of them was “WHEN IS A NEIGHBOR A STRANGER?” project which consisted of a seminar on art in public space and interventions in public space of Lower Town district.

It presented works focusing on strategies and opportunities for audience involvement in art pieces realized outside of the confined gallery space. Since art has become an indelible part of our cityscapes, appearing almost literally on our doorsteps we posed the questions:  Do we see it as a pleasant neighbor or rather as a stranger speaking with a funny accent? What should art of this kind be like? Should it entertain, criticize or raise doubts?

The Lower Town, in spite of its rich history, is perceived as a “dark” and dangerous place. By the series of monthly city wanderings entitled “LOWER TOWN TALKS” we tried to change the way the quarter is perceived. The tours were held once a month and each had its special theme.

Artists and musicians representing alternative scene were also invited to perform in public space of The Lower Town. By these events called “LOWER TOWN LIVE” held in untypical places, outside gallery walls we created places aimed at stimulating encounters of the local community. The project’s aim was to break the barriers and to introduce the district as a friendly, attractive place and to encourage local citizens’ participation.

“TOPOLOGIE” project realized by les gens d’Uterpan dealt with unities of space, time and action that make up a performance. For several days the performers left a predefined point of departure to go out into the public space, following an individual itinerary. Each time they went out, they entered progressively into the organization and increasingly precise replica of their simple acts: gestures and physical movements, social behavior, the speed of their movements.

Participating Artists: Kuba Budzyński, Monika Waraxa, Stephan Bourgeois, Krystian “Truth” Czaplicki, Elżbieta Jabłońska, Andres R. Londono, Andrea Mastrovito, Joshua Schwebel, Dominika Skutnik Justyna Wencel & Marcin Chomicki, Annie Vigier and Franck Apertet (les gens d’Uterpan), Karolina Chromczak, Helena Ganjalyan, Jan Lorys, Kamil Wawrzuta, Zuzanna Kasprzyk, Søren Dahlgaard, Carmen Einfinger, Tania Ruiz Gutiérrez

Project supported by The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland

Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art
Ul. Jaskolcza 1
80-767 Gdansk, Poland
T + 48 58 305 40 50
www.outdoorgallerygdansk.eu  / www.laznia.pl

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


Ebony G. Patterson

Art | January 22, 2021

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM) presents an exhibition of new works by Ebony G. Patterson, reflecting on her evolving exploration of the garden as metaphor. The exhibition combines an immersive installation in the Front Gallery juxtaposed to a monumental, multilayered paper collage extending from CAM’s 60-foot-long Project Wall. The new works represent Patterson’s expansion into a new phase of her practice, emerging from the foundation of her past garden-themed constructions. Read more


GERHARD RICHTER: CAGE PAINTINGS

Art | January 19, 2021

Gerhard Richter’s Cage paintings (2006) will remain at Gagosian Beverly Hills until April 3. They were a cornerstone of the artist’s retrospective, Gerhard Richer: Painting After All, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York last year. In conjunction with this key group of six paintings, a new group of drawings created by Richter on consecutive days during the summer of 2020 is being shown for the first time. Read more


LEE BUL: UTOPIA SAVED

Art | January 15, 2021

Lee Bul (b. 1964) is an artist based in Seoul, South Korea. Trained as a sculptor during the period of social and political upheavals of the 1980s, she started off her artistic career with performative pieces that incorporated wearable soft sculptures. In the 1990s she gained international recognition with a series of provocative works, including her scandalous installation of fresh fish left to decay and her Cyborg sculptures, hybrids of machine and organic forms. Read more


Ado Vabbe. Kumu Art Museum

Art | January 8, 2021

From 28 August, Kumu Art Museum will host Ado Vabbe: Wunderbar, the largest ever exhibition of the works of Ado Vabbe (1892-1961), who is one of the most intriguing names in Estonian art history and a forerunner of avant-garde art. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!