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ALTERNATIVA OPENING PROGRAM 25 -27. 05. 2012


25.05 Friday


12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Professional Media Press Preview and curator guided tour: Exhibitions open only to the media and the Professional - conference room / Wyspa Institute of Art

3:00 p.m. Alternativa 2010 - 2011 - movie by Elvin Flamingo - preview screening - conference room / Wyspa Institute of Art

5:00 p.m. Alfredo Cramerotti - Tagging and Other Amenities of Contemporary Life (lecture in English, Polish translation) – conference room / Wyspa Institute of Art

9:00 p.m. PARIAH (R&S / London) – Buffet Club


26.05 Saturday

7:00 p.m. Alternativa official opening - Hall 90 B

8:00 p.m. Szelest Spadających Papierków – concert, Hall 90 B

9:00 p.m. Pink Freud - concert, Hall 90 B

10:30 p.m. after party - Buffet Club
exhibitions open until midnight


27.05 Sunday

2:00 p.m. Pascal Gielen - Biennale and the art scene: post-institution in post-Ford
creativity factory
(lecture in English, Polish translation) – conference room / Wyspa
Institute of Art

8:00 p.m. NILS PROJECT (Paris) - premiere concert / Buffet Club


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25.05.2012-21.10.2012_exhibitions

Alternativa 2012


ALTERNATIVA 2012 – INTERNATIONAL VISUAL ARTS FESTIVAL

under the auspices of  President of Gdańsk Mr Paweł Adamowicz


Exhibitions open to the media and the professionals:
May 25, since 12.00 / Please register at alternativa2012@wyspa.art.pl

Official Opening
May 26 at 6 pm


The shows will run until September 30, Admission free
Inquiries: pr-wyspa(at)wyspa.art.pl

Wyspa Institute of Art invites you for the opening days of Alternativa 2012, a project that seeks diverse modes of knowing and explores possible ways of being and acting in contemporaneity. This year’s programme comprises two exhibitions, entitled respectively Materiality and Wyspa. Now is Now.

Artists’ talks and lecture performances include those by Hito Steyerl, Lara Almacequi, Emilio Moreno, Marcelo Expósito, Sally Gutierrez and Oliver Ressler.

The list of distinguished speakers who will deliver talks during Alternativa 2012 includes: Franco Berardi, Alfredo Cramerotti, Okwui Enwezor, Pascal Gielen, Miguel Robles Duran and Irit Rogoff. Please check our website regularly for schedules of talks and workshops and updates.


Alternativa 2010–2012 is a project prepared by Wyspa Institute of Art and the City of Gdańsk, with additional committed funds from the European Commission, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as well as the Province of Pomerania, among others.

Materiality is a two-year European project that is being developed in collaboration between Wyspa, Vessel in Bari, Polytechnico in Tomar and Kibla in Maribor.


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