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Artistic Director: Aneta Szylak
Ul. Doki 1/145B, 80-958 Gdansk, Poland
Professional preview May 23, 2013
Official opening May 24 at 7pm

Alternativa is a recurring art exhibition that has been organized since 2010 by the Wyspa Institute of Art/Wyspa Progress Foundation in the 90B Hall of the Gdansk Shipyard. It is an inquiry into timely topics implicated within the location of practice. The previous exhibitions held in 2012 include Materiality and Wyspa: Now is Now as well as Estrangement and Labour and Leisure in 2011.

Following the 2010-2012 pilot program of the Alternativa International Visual Arts Festival, the project is now continuing and in 2013 was set up by the following team: Aneta Szylak (artistic director), Solvita Krese (curator), Jacek Friedrich (academic advisor), Maks Bochenek (curator and general producer) and Hubert Bilewicz (curator of educational program). We’ve also consulted with a number of scholars and advocacy groups. The list of artists will be announced shortly.

Till tomorrow! Ideologies of city planning and the tactics of dwelling. 

A city is never finished they say. The making of a city is always connected to a futuristic approach. The metropolis we envision won’t perhaps be the one we are to inhabit. The planned future of the city implicates all aspects of dwelling, encounters, politics, leisure and access to knowledge. The Alternativa 2013 curators have taken on the urgent subject of city planning and its ideologies as well as the everyday tactics of dwelling and inhabitation in it. Locating its practice in the heart of the Gdansk Shipyard, Alternativa 2013 is both a result of research as much as a matter of concern for us.

Artists: Dario Azzel­lini & Oli­ver Res­sler, Miro­sław Bałka, Kadam­bari Baxi, Johanna Bil­ling, Anders Bojen & Kri­stof­fer Ørum, Eriks Bozis, Łukasz Bugal­ski, Val­dis Celms, Anouk De Clercq, Mau­reen Con­nor, Lisa Enzen­ho­fer & Anna Resch (Len­dla­bor), Law­rence Abu Ham­dan, Maros Krivy, Ewa Kru­szew­ska & Alek­san­dra Poli­sie­wicz, Suzanne Lacy, Zbi­gniew Libera, MML Stu­dio, Katrina Neiburga, Ewa Par­tum, Cora Pian­toni, Kata­rzyna Prze­zwań­ska, Maja Ratyń­ska, Mar­tha Rosler, Maciej Sala­mon, Jacek Sta­ni­szew­ski, Stanza, Jakub Szczę­sny, Ginta Tinte Vaser­mane and Julita Wójcik.

Alternativa 2013 is a project conceived and produced by the Wyspa Institute of Art/Wyspa Progress Foundation in collaboration with the City of Gdańsk with additional funds provided by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland and the Austrian Cultural Forum in Warsaw.