Monday, 11 October 2010

Our venues: Wyspa Institute of Art (ISW), Gdansk

 Health and Safety exhibition, 2004
Peryskop:Joanna Rajkowska exhibition, 2009

Since September 2004 the former Basic Shipbuilding School in the grounds of Gdańsk Shipyard, has been the home of the Wyspa Institute of Art, run by Wyspa Progress Foundation.  The space was founded by curator Aneta Szylak, and artist Grzegorz Klaman, whose long-term involvement in the groundbreaking, alternative and politically involved Gdansk art scene bore fruit to an innovative artistic organisation combining the presentation of contemporary art with deliberations on the shape of social culture. Its character and programme comes from site specifity, its history, haritage, but also its planned future. The ambition of Wyspa Institute of Art is to stimulate intelectually through exhibitions, talks, screenings, workshops and debates. Wyspa is also very well known nationally and internationally.

In close proximity to Wyspa Institute of Art there is another space run by Wyspa Progress Foundation - Modelarnia, which is more of a studio and project space.

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