avant art wroclaw poland

October 9-17 2014 avant art festival 7th edition Wroclaw Poland


polish edition
Małe Instrumenty [PL] Mikrokolektyw [PL] Phonos ek Mechanes [PL] Dawid Szczęsny [PL] Gastrula [PL] Kostas New Progrram [PL] Trio KUH Kochan-Uchihashi-Hautzinger [PL/JAP/AU] Pain Jerk, Zbigniew Karkowski [JAP/PL] Piernik Zabrodzki Projekt [PL]
international projects
Marc Ribot Trio [US] Matthew Shipp [US] The Thing feat. Ken Vandermark [NOR/SWE/US] Phil Minton Quartet [GB] Pierre Bastien [FRA] Zu [IT] Black Engine [IT] Eraldo Bernocchi [IT] MoHa! [NOR] Audrey Chen [US] Lucas Niggli Drum Quartet [CH]
hungarian edition
Ullen/Dóra/Mazur [HUN] Gergő Borlai & Andrea Ladányi [HUN] Viktor Tóth Trio [HUN]
international projects
Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog [US] Blixa Bargeld [DE] Mats Morgan Band [SWE] Kid606 [US] Pulsarus feat. Wojciech Waglewski Paristetris [PL] Bartek Kujawski [PL] The Nihilist Spasm Band [US] Kevin Blechdom [US] Eric Arn & Wouter Jaspers [B]
norwegian edition
MaisonDahlBonnema & Needcompany (NOR/NL] Verdensteatret (NOR] Puma [NOR] Stian Westerhus & Terje Isungset [NOR] [Minus 20] collective  The Fork [NOR/PL] Offonoff [NOR] Regenorchester – Franz Hautzinger, Martin Siewert [NOR] Jono El Grande(NOR] Phall Fatale [NOR] Lucien Dubuis Trio [NOR] Minimetal [NOR] The Thing & Otomo Yoshihide [NOR/JAP/SWE]
international projects
Alva Noto [DE] Freaky Bitches (Mira Calix & Andrea Parker) [GB] 2g [PL] Organoleptic Trio [PL]
swiss edition
Minimetal [CH] MIR [CH] Minimetal [CH] Deviation [CH] kNoiseEarEye Kompanie [PL, CH] Papiro [CH] Reverse Engineering [CH] Strotter inst. [CH] Syg Baas [CH] Benfay [CH] Stéphane Vecchione [CH] Sudden Infant [CH] Oy [CH]
international projects
2g [PL] Broken Heart Collector [AT] Cid Rim & The Clonious LIVE! [AT] Compagnie Pal Frenak [HU] The Bug [GB]
german edition
Caspar Brötzmann Massaker [DE] FM Einheit [DE] Nanoschlaf meets Lorenc/Szatarski/ Hewelt [DE/POL] Bonaparte [DE] Denseland feat David Moss [DE/GB] Tannhäuser Sterben & das Tod [DE] PIXEL KLÄNGE: Fine Kwiatkowski / Willehad Grafenhorst / Gerard Lebik / Piotr Damasiewicz / Wojciech Romanowski Bettina Wenzel / hans w. koch / Joker Nies [DE/POL] Frank Bretschneider [DE] Kangding Ray [FRA] Byetone [DE] DAF [DE] Robot Koch [DE] Long Arm [DE] Gordon [DE] Raindog [DE] Moritz von Oswald Trio [DE] Peter Brötzmann and Defibrillator [DE] Dÿse [DE]
international projects
"Czytanie w ciemnościach. Herta Muller" / Rita Baum [POL] 2g "In / Between" [POL]
Russian edition
Polina Petrouchina: Pussy Riot. Isterika [RU] Romantic Boys [RU/PL] Barto [RU] Trash-chapiteau KACH [RU] Czika iz Permi [RU] Teatr Akhe [RU] Sonic Death [RU] Messer Chups [RU] Teatr Derevo [RU] Moa Pillar [RU] Benzo [RU] Moscow Wroclaw Laptop Cyber Orchestra [RU, PL] Electro Moskva [RU] ADMI + Małe Instrumenty [RU, PL] Astma Soudartists [RU] Iwan Wyrypajew/Teatr Praktika [RU] Aleksandra Osowicz [PL] & Valentina Parlato [IT] & Patrick K.-H. [RU] & Oleg Makarov [RU] Ukryty gaWROn [POL/RU] Gestykulacja [PL/RU]
international projects
Yann Marussich [CH] / Arturo Corrales [CH] Mimetic [CH] Scratcha DVA [UK] Sebastian Kurth [CH] / Irene Wernli [CH] Mika Vainio [FI] Feldermelder [CH] Bit-Tuner [CH] The Nest [DE] WUT [PL/IT/TR]

about avant art

music, theatre, film, performance
Since 2008 Avant Art Festival presents a wide range of music, theater, film and the visual arts outside of the cultural mainstream.Eclectics is the priority of the festival: a full scale aesthetical and genre marriage of not only music, but the widely recognized avant-garde i.e. experimental art. The artists of the festival are diverse from one another in terms of the stylistics and perception of art, but are connected by their origin country, and very often, a common source of inspiration. Thanks to that Avant Art Festival generates new and surprising quality on a yearly basis.

Avant Art holds a strong, shaped identity, thoroughly distinguishable in the ground of Polish festivals. The activity on the field of cultural education and the programme of the festival, based on the independence of the art, and a domination of the premiering projects or the parallel of the presentation of musical and performative arts, definitively confirms its uniqueness and cognitive value.
Avant Art satisfies the most important need of the ambitious spectator – allows to discover new, fresh quality of art, and via the connected performative-musical presentations, opens the aforementioned spectator towards such art. An additional determinant of the festival are its yearly international cooperations, relying on the exchange of artistic experiences, effects of which are totally new projects.

Each and every edition of the festival is devoted to presenting the arts of a certain country – in 2013 it was be a ten-day long presentation of art from Russia. The festival also hosted numerous artists from Switzerland, Italy, Finland and France.
More about previous edition.
the Foundation's activities
In its assumption, the foundation was devised and created to carry out the Avant Art Festival project, however currently in the context of dynamics and the development it supports not only the festival, but also creates other multi-disciplinary activities connected with performative art. We are still obliged by the artistic attitude “in between”.

The main aim of the Avant Art Foundation’s strategy in the next few years is the continuation of changes in character and form of the activities carried out within its limits. Thus, currently the project of the foundation and our strategy concerning thinking about Culture includes creating and shaping a space intended for an all-year-long artistic, curator, educational and social activity, connected with running workshops and trainings as a part of cyclical projects and the projects themselves.
Carrying out co-production activities is also very important in the strategy of the foundation.

These dynamic changes and transformations in the thinking about the foundation, are also supposed to serve the production of numerous artistic events in co-operation with diverse artists or organisations. According to out conception, the Avant Art Foundation is supposed to become a liberator of contacts and inter-disciplinary activities, thus becoming a base for innovative artistic endeavours. Artists are and will be invited, in order to present their previous projects, but new creations understood as “continuations” and “combinations” are as important; i.e. activities concerned with the work of artists, who will be presented as a part of different programmes.
Furthermore, a very important intention of the Avant Art Foundation is more and more frequently the role of initiating educational and social activities, such as cultural education and the acquisition of local societies, which will be possible not only as a part of the Avant Art Festival, but above all in co-operation with the artists, curators and other institutions or organizations related to Culture.

Thanks to its activities, the Avant Art Foundation is intended to become “a living artistic organism”. The programme of the foundation’s activities is supposed to be a result of constant partnership contacts between artists, managers and curators from all around Europe, as well as a result of a year-long work on the projects carried out as a part of the foundations actions. It is aimed at becoming a “place” combining, within the limits of co-productions, activities of not only local or nation reach, but first of all of international reach.

The planned productions, budgeting system and promotion strategy will allow the functioning of the foundation as a modern culture institution, retaining full autonomy and independence.
President of the foundation: Kostas Georgakopulos Contact: Berenika Nikodemska

Main activities

Avant Art Festival
Space For Culture Platform


Avant Art Foundation
Space for Culture Platform
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space for culture

Platform The Space for Culture Platform is a cultural venture that consists of:
  • 1. online portal dedicated to people and cultural institutions from the whole Europe,
  • 2. space for artistic residencies, workshops and trainings,
  • 3. research and education activities.
The Space for Culture Platform is a multi-dimensional and multi-functional online portal dedicated to artists, curators, managers and producers, as well as organisations and institutions fundraising culture across Europe.

The Platform is aimed at the integration of artists, NGOs and public institutions, obligatory for producing cultural projects, expanding the accessibility and range of audience in culture as well as better responding to changes in their behavior and expectations. Its main task is also a communication and education in the field of designing, budgeting, production and promotion of art projects, especially at an international level. A base of artists, institutions, grants, projects and a user system supported by Space for Culture tutors and curators will be created as part of the Platform, which will make the creation of artistic residencies network in Wroclaw possible. Functioning of the portal will also enable establishing in Wroclaw professional space for residencies and workshops, created especially for the Space for Culture artistic residencies network.

The priority of the Platform is to create a database profiled for an individual user needs. The second major assumption of the Platform is to provide a particular support for the artists and small organisations in access to knowledge, funds and implementation of the projects.
Residency Program Other important function of the Platform will be to create a residency program and a system of tutors and curators to support directly activities of its users. Residencies implemented by the Avant Art Foundation on the basis of the portal will literally provide a space for culture, a place where it will be possible to organise meetings, workshops and courses followed by concerts, performances and exhibitions. All these activities aim to support artists, curators, animators and cultural managers, to increase their competences and to exchange experiences and develop new projects, especially these with an international and interdisciplinary character. Starting artistic residencies – by establishing cooperation with local, national and international partners – has to trigger the need for participants in their joint creation of a new artistic reality, but also to affect the equalization of opportunities in the process of building and project implementation.
Online Portal The user of the Space for Culture Platform may be only a person or institution related professionally to arts and culture. Members share their professional images, take interactions in the network, exchange knowledge and professional details and are finding funding and implementation opportunities for their projects. Availability of resources of the Platform will depend on individual user’s activity.

People and institutions that are not users of the Platform will have access to the observatory of the current situation and achievements of the cultural and creative industries in Europe, cultural events calendar as well as artistic collections prepared by the users presenting their art, accomplishments and projects, etc. This limit of user's access to resources and functioning of the Platform stems from business strategy adopted by the developers of the Space for Culture Platform.

The basic premise of the Platform is to create a professional online tool where users co-create the portal resources and they are not interested only in consumption of available information and knowledge, but above all, in creative functioning in the framework of this space. Users who will generate a network of connections between themselves and other artists and institutions, which is crucial in the strategy of Platform’s functioning, will gain clear benefits arising from their activity. Therefore, the Platform will have the character and form of a social networking site in its most capacity and meaning.

Each of the portal’s users will have access to a suitably profiled sections: Projects, Grants, Organisations and Educational Programmes. The system will encourage users to enter information about projects implemented in the past, grants awarded, organisations and users with whom they worked or currently cooperate in order to build professional image, as well as gaining access to a wider content area. This will allow to build the system resources and accumulation of knowledge in the purpose of matching content to the needs and users interest, creating unique in Poland or even in Europe, integrated system of connections, research and selection of information in the cultural sector.

An important function of the Platform will be a creation of the system of tutors and curators supporting directly activities of its users. For this purpose, system of administrators will communicate all received information concerning the projects and persons or institutions participating in them.