5th Edition of The Outdoor Gallery in an Exhibition

On 22 February at Laznia CCA we are opening the exhibition presenting the results of the 5th edition of The International Competition of the Outdoor Gallery of the City of Gdansk, organised in cooperation with Pomorskie Metropolitan Rail. The exhibition is on till 24 March 2013.

The Outdoor Gallery of the City of Gdańsk is a long-term, international project realized by Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art a aiming to create a permanent collection of works of art in urban space. Projects assigned for realisation are chosen by a jury in regularly announced, closed, international competitions. This time the Outdoor Gallery has left the borders of the Lower Town district for a while and focused on a different area of Gdansk.

The 5th edition was realized in cooperation with the municipal corporation Pomorskie Metropolitan Rail S.A. who was the organizer of the competition. Within the competition chosen artist were to design a graphic pattern for the walls of railway stops of the Pomorskie Metropolitan Rail which will connect the Lech Walesa Airport with Gdansk Wrzeszcz and will constitute a transport link between two railways: E65 (Gdynia – Warsaw) and 201 (Gdynia – Kościerzyna). The artistic graphics made in the form of illuminated perforations of the platform shelters’ walls will give an exceptional character to each of 8 stops of the PMR, creating at the same time some extraordinary, aesthetical and architectonical feature to the whole new line of the metropolitan railway.

The international jury decided that the work of the artist from Gdansk, Anna Waligórska was the best amongst all the competition entries and they also awarded two 2nd prices ex aequo to Hans Peter Kuhn from Germany and Andrea Mastrovito from Italy for their outstanding works. The other artists who participated in the competition were: Kim Schoenstadt (USA), Lisa Ryter (USA), Mariusz Waras (Poland), Metaform and SUMO (Luxembourg). The awarded competition entries will be presented within the framework of the exhibition.

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