Paris – Berlin – Batumi – Lviv – Kyiv – Minsk – Lublin – Stockholm!
In the recent years Polish Urban Art has become a rapidly growing phenomenon. Polish urban artists are now not only mentioned among the world’s best, but above all, within the broad spectrum of urban art they managed to develop their own, unique, clearly recognizable style. A style, which on the one hand, corresponds to the most notable achievements of Polish contemporary art; on the other hand, it is often a style which emanates from the most radical form of art created on the streets – graffiti writing.
The aim of the Polish Urban Art project is to present and promote Polish urban art in Europe. In Batumi and Lviv we plan to exhibit murals created on the spot by Polish artists. In Kiev and Minsk we will be presenting a collection documenting Polish urban art from the 1950s to the present. After completing our project in Eastern Europe, its results will be presented and discussed on exhibits organized in three major capitals of street art and graffiti – Berlin, Paris, and Stockholm. Finally, the project will be closed and summed up in Brain Damage Gallery in Lublin.
The current exhibition includes the works of some of the most relevant contemporary Polish street artists, such as:
• Darek Paczkowski
• Egon Fietke
• Etam Cru
• Ixi Color
• Kamil Kuzko
• Paweł Ryżko
• Peter Fuss
• Robert Proch
Additionally, we will be presenting photographs documenting the evolution of art on Polish streets, starting from pieces captured by Edward Hartwig in the 1950s, to recent large scale murals.
The entire presentation will be completed by a story of Polish art, aptly captured with the slogan “Graffiti Goes East”.
Batumi – 15-26.08.2014 // ბათუმის სამხატვრო სკოლა (Art School)
Kyiv – 20-25.10. 2014 // Closer
Lviv – 26-31.10.2014 // Мистецьке об’єднання Dzyga
Minsk – 05-10.11.2014 // Ў галерэя сучаснага мастацтва / Y gallery
Berlin – 13-16.11.2014 // Urban Spree
Stockholm – 21-27.11.2014 // HL Gallery
Paris – 05-06.12.2014 // Sergeantpaper
Lublin – 13-19.12.2014 // Brain Damage Gallery
The results of the project can be checked on the official project website http://polishurbanart.com/ as well as the facebook page of Europejska Fundacja Kultury Miejskiej.
Organized by Europejska Fundacja Kultury Miejskiej in cooperation with: Brain Damage Gallery (Poland), The “Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre” Centre (Poland), Whole City (Poland), Tamara Bokuchava (Georgia), Nini Palavandishvili (Georgia), Grob Yarik (Ukraine), Dzyga Gallery (Ukraine), Nazar Motyk (Ukraine), Y galery (Belarus), Urban Spree Gallery (Germany), HL Gallery (Sweden), Sergeant Paper (France).
The project has been financially supported by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, and the City of Lublin.