For the fourth year running, two Basque artists will complete an artist-in-residence programme in the Polish city of Wroclaw (last year’s European Capital of Culture alongside San Sebastian). With this project, the Etxepare Institute and the Polish Artist In Residence Programme (AIR Wro) will continue the work which until last year was part of the Joan-etorriak programme sponsored by Donostia / San Sebastián 2016 Foundation in partnership with other organizations, including Etxepare.
Karla Tobar and Nagore Legarreta were chosen from a total of 15 proposals submitted. Tobar will create an artistic action that presents an alternative view on public space and architecture, while Legarreta will give the Odra river in Wroclaw the gift of vision, by placing pinhole cameras on the surface of the water.
The residency will include a conference with the artists and a presentation of the results at the international conference “City and Culture” from September 20-22, 2017.
Intercultural dialogue and collaborative work
This call for artists in residency was created to promote mobility, dialogue between cultures, and collaborative work. Proposals were presented from different artistic areas, as well as interdisciplinary proposals related to the lines of work launched during the 2016 European capital of culture shared by Wroclaw and San Sebastian.
The city and its culture can serve as a point of departure for artistic, cultural and social activities rooted in dialogue and mediation. With this focus, artists interested in urban environments were invited to create a project in Wroclaw.
More information here.