Nam June Paik, “Driving Media,” 2008. Exhibition view at WRO Art Center, Wrocław. Photo: ME Koch
WRO Art Center works on local, regional, and international levels in many structural forms, such as an art biennale, regular exhibitions, showings, concerts, screenings, lectures, workshops, and publications featuring Polish and international art (including the Polish/English multimedia periodical WIDOK: WRO Media Art Reader). It is designed for artists, curators, critics, and art theoreticians—as well as for the active, creative, culture-oriented public—while its original projects also cultivate creativity and encourage children, teenagers, and disabled people. It was conceived to increase awareness of media art and art in general, and to stress the importance of culture as an integral and fundamental part of the mutual relationship between the individual and society.
The center’s goals are to: support artistic and educational activities; organize international, cultural, and intellectual exchanges by expanding the WRO collection; and collaborate with renowned international art galleries and institutions through a program of residencies for international artists and curators, in order to create innovative and knowledge-based social values and improve human capital.