Holidays are here. We go swimming, have excited times, visit interesting corners of the world. For this period let us leave a (post) box at the gallery and make a pledge to deliver the things we come across or create and consider interesting for others personally, or by friends, by traditional, or electronic mail. Let us be conscious that the thing we want to put into the artistic box, into which the Piwnice BWA (BWA Cellars) will turn for the time being, is going to travel, cross any borders; it might be variously prepared for its mission. After arriving in the site, it will become part of our collection. Out of this collection we are going to extract and create the show which will be changing and, considering its open character, probably follow various paths.
We are initiating the box with several works which make references to our group stay in Broumov, the Czech Republic. In its old brewery groups of Czech, Polish and German artists took part in the Criss/Cross exhibition. Our participation in the project was of a little different character than other two groups. We did not fetch any ready works. We brought our ideas hoping that the site would help us to specify a form of expression.
Imagine a small town. At midday for one hour all shops are closed, and loud speakers placed in the town centre play old songs. Against such a setting in a corner of a small market square, at the table there is sitting a Norwegian called Jesper. Next to him, there is a notice board. It says that Jesper wants to get married and, what is more, on the day of the Criss/Cross exhibition opening. Well, he has not been successful but we have got the photo of him leaving the shop with an ice cream on a wooden stick. And we are thinking of putting this portrait into our exhibition-casket.
We invite you to join our project. Surprise yourself, surprise us with your choice. Our (& your) address: Piwnice BWA, ul. Wita Stwosza 32, 50-149 Wroclaw Poland, and remember to subscribe ART.BOX or firstname.lastname@example.org (works sent by @ mail are to be printed in A4 format)
ART BOX artists and initiators: Piotr Czurczak, Miroslaw Kulla, Marcin Mierzicki, Marek Otwinowski, Waldemar Pranckiewicz.
The exhibition is open till the end of holidays.
The Piwnice BWA Gallery, 32 Wita Stwosza Street, Tue.-Th. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Fri. 12 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sat. – Sun. 12 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Piwnice BWA Gallery is part of the biggest gallery in the town of Wroclaw. This space is usually made accessible to young artists.
Wroclaw – a thousand-year old town lying on the River Odra in south-western Poland, a country in Europe.
The artists: Czurczak, Kulla, Mierzicki, Otwinowski, Pranckiewicz – young people who like Czech bear, good fun and art.
The latest news:
The Piwnice BWA Gallery has uncovered its mystery: a chakra. The issue is to be researched by the committee including representatives of different art scenes. Here is the announcement on the chakra of one of its discoverers: Such a site is a potential, it can mix it for people, I mean, either help or make sick. I am for protecting the chakra before politicians and the army.
Chakras – in Sanskrit cakra means a wheel – are energetic centres. They intervene to draw down, transform and distribute universal (divine, cosmic) energies in a psychophysical body of each man.