Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Warsaw
The Adam Mickiewicz Institute strengthens and promotes Polish art and culture. It supports cultural projects in all branches of the arts as well as projects in cultural education. The institute aims at facilitating access to Polish culture abroad and operates all over the world: for instance, in Algeria, Austria, Belgium, China, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Lithuania, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and the Ukraine.
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Büro für urbane Projekte, Leipzig
[Office for Urban Projects, Leipzig]
In conceptual blueprints and plans, the Office works on urban projects and facilitates them from idea through design to realisation. Activities are frequently located in landscapes of transformation. Here the Office looks, together with its clients and partners, for the spatial, economic, and social background of the tasks, for inventive development profiles, striking images, and an intelligible language. In conception and design, in urban research, cultural projects, and publications, the Office reflects its insights and experiences in overseeing changes in cities and regions.
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Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Federal Agency for Civic Education)
The Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung/bpb (Federal Agency for Civic Education) was founded in 1952 as a national institution belonging to the Federal Ministry of the Interior. Its mission is to promote public understanding of political issues, to consolidate democratic awareness, and to increase motivation to participate in political processes. The bpb’s offerings include books, multimedia products and web pages, conferences and study trips, and contests and exhibitions, which address historical and current issues in politics, economy, society, and culture. Its target groups are multipliers of civic education, but in many cases all interested citizens as well. Special services are available for children and adolescents.
project › Germany against Poland
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BWA Wrocław - Galleries of Contemporary Art
BWA Wrocław was established in 1962 and is the biggest gallery complex in Wrocław. It consists of three independent units, each having a unique programme profile: Galeria Awangarda, Galeria Szkła i Ceramiki (Glass and Ceramics Gallery), and Galeria Design. BWA Wrocław presents contemporary Polish and European art, carries out educational, documentation and promotional activities, and also develops and presents exhibitions in other galleries, both in Poland and abroad. The institution is open to cooperation with artists and independent curators.
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Bytomskie Centrum Kultury – Bytom Cultural Centre
The Bytom Cultural Centre (BCK) is a modern, non-commercial institution funded from government endowments. It organises cultural and artistic projects of various genres (performances, theatre, music and music festivals, concerts, exhibitions, workshops, and various interdisciplinary events). It is also highly involved in the field of cultural education. Moreover, the BCK operates the gallery Kronika, which specialises in exhibitions of contemporary art and ranks among the most interesting galleries in Poland. It is directed by Sebastain Cichocki. The BCK actively pursues international collaboration as well as cooperation with other cultural institutions in Poland. The BCK’s programme is geared towards the region’s residents and bears on specific concerns of its various social groups and generations. The BCK enjoys wide recognition among artists, critics, and the public, and has become firmly established as a cultural centre in the region of Upper Silesia.
project › Skarbek
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Centre for Art and Media Technology, Karlsruhe
The ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe comprises two museums (the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Media Museum) and five research institutes (the Institute for Visual Media, the Institute for Music and Acoustics, the Film Institute, the Institute for Media and Economy, and Institute for Basic Research). This vast pool of knowledge and culture has a seismographic function concerning the development of media and their influence on society. Thus the exhibition “Algorithmic Revolution” deals with the fact that there is no longer any area of social life that has not been permeated by algorithms. The works presented in the Media Museum range from op art, kinetics, arte programmata, fluxus, and happenings to current software art, algorithmic net art, and the most recent explorations of algorithmic literature and music. Every year, spectacular new presentations of works from collections associated with the ZKM alternate with thematic exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
project › Radio_Copernicus
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Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Łaźnia – Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdańsk
Although Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art has existed only since 1998, it is the most noted exhibition venue of the Tricity, the urban area comprising the cities of Gdańsk, Gdynia, and Sopot. The centre is located in the building of the former public baths of the lower city – whence its name is derived. As yet, it has hosted several dozen exhibitions of current art from Poland and all over the world. In addition to its exhibitions, Łaźnia realises a range of supporting programmes such as “SPA: Spektakularne Prezentacje Artystyczne” (“Spectacular Artistic Presentations”), which consists of periodic presentations of the most interesting developments in contemporary culture – debuts of young artists, concerts, films, and talks, all of which accompany the main exhibitions.
project › Unwanted Heritage/Moderne Heimat Leipzig
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Club der polnischen Versager, Berlin
Since 2001, the club with the unusual name (meaning, roughly, “Club of Polish Losers”) has enriched Berlin’s cultural scene with art, theatre, cinema, music, and gastronomy – not only from Poland. In Berlin, the club has already attained cult status.
The Club der polnischen Versager participates in the theatre festival “Europe Learning – Frankfurt meets Krakow” with a late night performance.
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CSW Zamek Ujazdowski – Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
The Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle is a national cultural institution. It was established in 1985 and is funded by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. The centre is located in Warsaw’s Ujazdowski Castle, which was reconstructed in the 1970s. The centre is a place of production, presentation, and documentation of current art. It features exhibitions, theatre, dance, and performance pieces, it hosts presentations of experimental film and video art as well as concerts with contemporary music. In addition, it organises workshops and interdisciplinary art events. Every year there are more than 50 exhibitions and 300 events in theatre, music, multimedia art, and contemporary literature.
project › 1,2,3... Avant-Gardes
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Deutscher Musikrat, Bonn
Gemeinnützige Projekt GmbH
Förderungsprojekte Zeitgenössische Musik – Contemporary Music Support Projects
The contemporary music support projects are dedicated to promoting German contemporary music at home and abroad. In the process, it is imperative to stay tuned to the artistic present, to react flexibly to innovative ideas and ventures, and to support and present those artists that devote themselves to the creative progress of musical culture. These objectives are being pursued on the basis of various project designs.
project › Ensemble Modern at the “Warsaw Autumn” Festival
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Edith-Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg
[Edith Ruß Site for Media Art, Oldenburg]
The Edith Ruß Site for Media Art originates from an endowment by Edith Ruß, an Oldenburg secondary school teacher. Ruß bequeathed her estate to the city on the condition that it create a venue “for art in transition to the new millennium.” With its focus on new media art the Edith Ruß Site is something special in Northern Germany. In a regularly changing exhibition programme it shows innovative and experimental positions in contemporary art. Presentations, artist talks, a stipend programme, and educational workshops in media or media art advance public discourse on media art and promote numerous regional and supra-regional cooperations.
project › Ambassadors – Research Programme
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Ensemble Modern, Frankfurt on the Main
The Ensemble Modern (EM) was founded in 1980 and ranks among the world’s leading ensembles for New Music. Since 1985 it is based in Frankfurt on the Main. Currently the EM draws together 20 soloists from Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Japan, Poland, and Switzerland. The ensemble is distinguished by its unique methods of work and organisation as well as by an unmistakeable programme spectrum, which comprises music theatre, dance and video projects, chamber music, ensemble and orchestra concerts. In close collaboration with composers, the musicians annually rehearse, on average, 70 new works, among them about 20 premieres. Every year the EM gives approximately 100 concerts at renowned festivals and venues from Oslo to Rome, from Japan to the USA.
In 2003, the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation) declared the EM a “beacon” of contemporary culture in Germany. Over a period of five years beginning in 2004, the EM will receive federal funding for two of its important projects: the Ensemble Modern Orchestra and the International Ensemble Modern Academy.
The EM is sponsored by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes, the Deutsche Ensemble Akademie e.V., the city of Frankfurt, the state of Hesse, the GEMA Foundation, and the GVL. hr2 is media partner of the EM.
project › Ensemble Modern at the “Warsaw Autumn” Festival
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European University Viadrina, Frankfurt on the Oder
To cross borders is the guiding principle of the European University Viadrina, which was founded in 1991 on the German-Polish border as a university for young people from all over the world. With its more than 5,100 students from 79 countries, the Viadrina takes up the challenges of a new era as an international and innovative university with interdisciplinary research and teaching, while at the same time joining the rich tradition of the Alma mater Viadrina (1506–1811), the first State University in Brandenburg. The Viadrina has a law school, a school of cultural studies, and a school of economics. In all programmes of study, special importance is attached to foreign language skills. The Viadrina celebrates its 500th anniversary in 2006.
project › Odra-Oder. History, Present, and Future of a European Cultural Area
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Experimentale e.V., Leipzig
Five institutions and groups from Leipzig have joined forces as Experimentale e.V. for the project “Heimat Moderne”, which investigates the significance of the architectural, social, and cultural heritage of modernity to the identity of the city today.
The Büro für Urbane Projekte (Office for Urban Projects) devotes itself to urban and regional planning, primarily in central Germany. The Forum Zeitgenössische Musik Leipzig (Forum Contemporary Music Leipzig) is an association that carries out a variety of activities around contemporary music. The Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst (Gallery for Contemporary Art) is an exhibition venue for current art and a museum for art after 1945. General Panel is a cooperation of Leipzig artists and theorists who work in architecture, urban and landscape planning, sociology, photography, visual art, and journalism: Thomas Fichtner, Jens Fischer, Katja Heinecke, Reinhard Krehl, Anne König, Silke Steets, Jan Wenzel, and Kai Wenzel. raum4 is a network for coping with everyday life by artistic means.
project › Unwanted Heritage/Moderne Heimat Leipzig
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