Life, life itself… is the absolute art!
Exhibition opening: Friday, 18th May, 7 PM
Saturday 19th May, from 12 AM to 12 PM for European Night of Museums, free entrance for intense program of performances, lectures and screenings
19th May at 6.30 PM:…
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Saturday, 31st of March 2012, 6.00 PM, Studio + kitchen @ CoCA in Torun
Chilloutroom @ Tantra Club
CoCArt Music Festiwal is the unique event in this part of Europe, linking new trends in contemporary, avant-garde and experimental music, with electronical and electroacoustic character, together with projects based on esthetical valorization of multimedia, treaten as a rightful component of artistic activities.
/ Chris Cutler (UK) www.ccutler.com/ccutler
/ C.3.3. (UK) - Paul Jamrozy, ex Test Dept testdept.org.uk
/ Steve Buchanan & Heike Fiedler (CH) www.roaratorio.ch
/ pathMAN (PL) - ex Atman pathman.republika.pl
/ ZENIAL (PL) www.zenial.audiotong.net
/ HATI (PL) www.myspace.com/hatitah
Rafal Iwanski, Rafal Kolacki
Posted on March 20, 2012 at 9:42
Jan Berdyszak since the beginning of his work deals with the problems of seeing and process of perception, which are observed under specific conditions, such as bright light, deep darkness and the shadow. Shadow – as a value that occurs between light and darkness – it seems particularly interesting, because it binds with vagueness, mildness, opacity, stratification, density and the uncertainty of perception. As shown in this artist's achievements in this sphere between extreme values can occur most intriguing phenomena, revealing the surprising and often overlooked aspects of reality. Jan Berdyszak wrote in his sketchbook no. 16 in 1963: "(...)the place between is sensitive to the variable contents. Susceptibility to the variability of the contents and interpretations arises at the interface of heterogeneity reality. "
Scenario of the exhibition, prepared specifically for the space on the second floor of Centre of Contemporary Art in Torun, is planned so that the works of Artist, associated with the shadow (graphics, projections, objects made of glass, etc.), were situated between the installation of "Step into the light" and the site-specific installation "Darkness". The recipient, passing through the kind of environment, created by the bright light, is confronted with a situation in which the seeing – instead of according to the stereotypical expectations to be heightened by the light – is almost totally extinguished, leading to temporary blindness, or not seeing. A similar effect, but obtained on completely different principles and different means, brings contact with the installation of "Darkness" – the…
Posted on March 20, 2012 at 9:40
Curated by: Victoria Vesna
Symposium connected with the exhibition will be held on 22nd of March – World Water Day – at the California NanoSystems Institute, UCLA, Los AngelesOnline meta site premiering in collaboration with author Linda Weintraub and Claudia Jacques -- a virtual exhibition of artists and scientists around the planet working with water: waterbodies.org
Artists & scientists:Karla Brunet (Brazil), Richard Clar & Dinis Afonso Ribeiro (USA / Portugal), Suzon Fuks (Australia), Shiho Fukuhara & Georg Tremmel (Japan / Austria), Dew Harrison (GB), Tomoko Hayashi (Japan), Takashi Ikegami (Japan), Hideo Iwasaki (Japan), Hu Jie Ming (China), Gil Kuno (Japan/USA), Linda Lai (China), Nobuho Nagasawa (Japan/USA), Mizuko Oka & Yasuhiro Hashimoto (Japan), João Vasco Paiva (Portugal/China), Ellen Pau (China), Silvia Rigon (Italy/USA), Mana Salehi (Iran/Spain), Claudia Schmacke (Germany), Alicia Vela (Spain), Pinar Yoldas (Turkey/USA), Jiang Zhi (China)
Featuring essay by Philip Ball, “Why Water is Weird”
Philip Ball, author of History of H20 inspired the theme of this exhibition has generously contributed his essay “Why Water is Weird” recently presented at the Royal Society of Chemistry.Victoria Vesna is known as one of the most cutting-edge media artists, committed to experimental and innovative practices which seek for the enlargement of the boundaries of art through the dialogue with science and advanced technologies. In addition to her long-term collaboration with nanoscientist James Gimzewski who she co-directs the UCLA Art |Sci center, Victoria is currently…
Posted on February 22, 2012 at 14:13
The Centre of Contemporary Art in Toruń and UniCredit Present an Artistic Journey Through Modern Metropolitan Life
The opening of the exhibition: 2nd of March 2012 at 7 PM
Designed and curated by Dobrila Denegri, Artistic Director of the Centre of Contemporary Art in Toruń, together with Walter Guadagnini, Chairman of the UniCredit for Art Scientific Commission, which also includes Luca Massimo Barbero, Lorand Hegyi and Angelika Nollert.
February 2012 – UniCredit and Bank Pekao S.A., in partnership with the Centre of Contemporary Art (CoCA) in Toruń, Poland and under the patronage of the Italian Embassy in Warsaw, present the second edition of the People and the Cityexhibition, following its success in Moscow last year. The show will run from Saturday, March 3 to Sunday, April 29, 2012 in the CoCA exhibition space.
A press conference will be held on Friday, March 2 at 12:00 p.m. to launch the exhibition, where eminent Italian artist Francesco Jodice will discuss City Tellers, his documentary film series about urban realities in São Paulo, Dubai and Aral.
UniCredit is pleased to accept CoCA’s invitation to participate in its rich 2012 cultural program. However, Toruń is not the first city to host an exhibition of artwork from the UniCredit Art Collection. The PastPresentFuture exhibition was held in Vienna, Verona and Istanbul in 2009-2010, after which 80 works from the UniCredit Art Collection were on display in the Things are Queer exhibition held at the Marta Herford Gallery in spring 2011.
People and the…
Posted on February 22, 2012 at 14:11
opening: 28th of October 2011, 7 PM
panel discussion: 8 PM
artists: Jacek Adamas, Krzysztof M. Bednarski, Behemoth, Marcin Berdyszak, Jerzy Bereś, Mieczysław Berman, Stefan Bernaciński, Aleksander Blonder, Edmund Burke, Józef Charyton, Roman Cieślewicz, Hubert Czerepok, Piotr Danya, Andrzej Dłużniewski, Maciej J. Drygas, Ksawery Dunikowski, Edward Dwurnik, Wojciech Fangor, Karol Ferster, Witold Gordon, Katarzyna Górna, Stanisław Gratkowski, Ryszard Grzyb, Gustaw Gwozdecki, Jerzy Hulewicz, Lucjan Jagodziński, Jerzy Jankowski, Jerzy Januszkiewicz, Mieczysław Jurgielewicz, Grzegorz Klaman, Leszek Knaflewski, Jerzy Kosałka, Paweł Kowalewski, Juliusz Krajewski, Tomasz Kulka, Henryk Kuna, Przemysław Kwiek, Wojciech Leder, Zbigniew Libera, Stanisław Ligoń, Bronisław Wojciech Linke, Stanisław Lipiński, Kamil Mackiewicz, Wodek Majewski, Wojciech Meyer, Jarosław Modzelewski, Tomasz Musiał, Dorota Nieznalska, Bogdan Nowakowski, Roman Opałka, Ryszard Ordyński, Stanisław Osostowicz, Andrzej Partum, Ewa Partum, Włodzimierz Pawlak, Jan Piekarczyk, Kazimierz Podsadecki, Roman Polański, Marta Pszonak, Karol Radziszewski, Józef Robakowski, Antoni Romanowicz, Antoni Rozwadowski, Andrzej Różycki, Adam Rzepecki, Jan Rylke, Zygmunt Rytka, Tomasz Sarnecki, Wawrzek Sawicki, Tomasz Sikorski, Jonasz Stern, Stanisław Szukalski, Aleksandra Ska, Marek Sobczyk, Tomasz Stańko, The Krasnals, Jerzy Treliński, Marek Wagner, Henryk Waniek, Zbigniew Warpechowski, Marek Wasilewski, Stanisław Westwalewicz, Ryszard Woźniak, Krzysztof Zarębski, Wojciech Zasadni, Zbigniew Ziomecki, Marek Zygmunt, Teresa Żarnowerówna, Alicja Żebrowska
curated by: Kazimierz Piotrowski
CoCA in Torun invites You to an amazing exhibition, presenting over 120 works by Polish artists. Some of the exhibited pieces were created at the beginning of…Continue
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DIALOGUE stands for the leitmotiv of the festival – seen as the dialogue between Polish and Belarusian artists, between various forms of artistic creativity and art manifestos as well as between diverse fields of art, such as graphics, music and animation. This dialogue also constitutes a springboard for various comparisons, but above all it's meant to create an opportunity for the artists and the public to meet and discover new art phenomena in the field of graphic design. The lectures and workshops that make part of the programme will certainly offer a great possibility for the begginers and more experienced professional artists to discuss, exchange opinions and start artistic cooperation that may result in creating collective, Polish-Belarusian art projects.
The festival, featuring many leading Polish designers and teoreticians, such as Dawid Korzekwa, Hakobo, Homework, Franciszek Otto, Mirosław Adamczyk, Szymon Saliński, Nikodem Pręgowski and Rene Wawrzkiewicz, involves presentations of Polish and Belarusian artists in the public space of Minsk. The outdoor exhibition of posters and logo signs focuses on the confrontation of those two basic elements of every designer's emploi. The poster, frequently defined as a most simplified graphic form, a visual riddle, is juxtaposed with the logo - a most radical form of visual sythesis,…
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