Alternativa 2016

We at Alter­na­tiva are con­stan­tly seeking new paths for art and its social role. Each year, we under­take acti­vi­ties to streng­then the rela­tions between the local con­text, the pro­blems of the con­tem­po­rary world, the work of arti­sts and eve­ry­day cura­to­rial practice.


Arne Henriks

Tsu­nami Kit­chen (The Wave) — Gdansk

This pho­to­graph from the New York Times, taken just after the 2011 Tōhoku ear­thqu­ake and tsu­nami in Japan, both ter­ri­fies and inspi­res. The image shows a scene of human resi­lience in the face of com­plete destruc­tion. In the mid­dle of the hel­lish scene stands a mother, baby on her back, pre­pa­ring a meal in an out­side make­shift kit­chen. Two   >

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Damage & Loss | Exhi­bi­tion idea

  The Alter­na­tiva 2016 Damage and Loss exhi­bi­tion is an attempt to cap­ture the con­stant expe­rience of loss. It links per­so­nal human expe­rien­ces with eco­no­mic, poli­ti­cal and envi­ron­men­tal con­di­tio­nings. The loss of: per­so­nal inte­grity, dignity, health, rela­tion­ships, safety, reso­ur­ces, acces­ses and last but not least – life – are the values we fear losing most.   >


Alter­na­tiva 2016 | Opening

Ope­ning: 24. 06. 2016 | 6 p.m. Exhi­bi­tion: 24.06–15.09.2016 Orga­ni­zers: Alter­na­tiva Foun­da­tion & Natio­nal Museum Gdansk For­mer per­mise of Gdansk shi­py­ard | Hall B90  



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Konrad_fot Aneta Szyłak

In memory of Kon­rad Pustoła

The exhi­bi­tion Damage and LossAlter­na­tiva 2016 is dedi­ca­ted to the memory of the artist and pho­to­gra­pher Kon­rad Pustoła(1976−2015) who par­ti­ci­pa­ted and con­tri­bu­ted in many ways to a num­ber of Alter­na­tiva issues. Kon­rad Pustoła was a gra­du­ate of the Uni­ver­sity of Warsaw’s Eco­no­mics Depart­ment (2003) and the Royal Col­lege of Art in Lon­don (2008). In his pro­jects he   >


Alter­na­tiva 2016 | team

Arti­stic Direc­tor: Aneta Szyłak Gene­ral pro­du­cer: Mak­sy­mi­lian Bochenek Tech­ni­cal pro­du­cer: Nata­lia Wiśniewska Pro­ject office: Hanna Gryka www & social media: Kaja Długosz Edi­tor: Roma Piotrowska Trans­la­tion: Agata Hamil­ton, Bar­tosz Łunie­wicz, Jud­son Hamilton PR: Agnieszka Ziółkowska Exhi­bi­tion mode­ra­tors: Piotr Wajda, Mar­tyna Błasz­czyk, Daria Sycz, Joanna Dubiel­ska, Alek­san­dra Kuczyńska Orga­ni­za­tio­nal sup­port: Dorota Kucharczyk Edu­ca­tion: Nata­lia Kora­lew­ska, Kata­rzyna Sob­czak, Nata­lia   >