Rafał Dominik, Deer (Mebleks), 2010. Installation view at Bec Zmiana New Culture Foundation, Warsaw. Courtesy the artist
The Bęc Zmiana New Culture Foundation is a nonprofit organization that prides itself in promoting emerging talent in the newest creative fields (contemporary art, architecture, design, cultural activism, etc.). We organize art projects, exhibitions, and design competitions, as well as publish books, magazines, and guides. We run a small space where we turn theory into practice. This multifunctional place is a gallery space, bookshop, and cultural information center for locals and foreigners, and more. We shape its function according to our current needs.
Our initiative is designed by people who want to support the development and advancement of contemporary art and culture. We carry out projects by artists, architects, designers, and interdisciplinary minds who are receptive to change, open-minded, and imaginative. We also strive to facilitate encounters between artists and their audiences, filling the gap that exists between the artwork and its public. This is why creating common ground where these two can easily meet is essential to us. We try to achieve this goal by inventing actions that push the artwork out into the streets and public spaces, making it accessible to all social groups. Since we are based in Warsaw, we also try to emphasize the city’s peculiarity in many of our projects.
Bęc Zmiana creates a path for an undisturbed flow of energy, ideas, and thoughts. We do not interpret art—we tunnel it.