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WRO Center for Media Art Foundation

WRO Media Art Biennale - 2000@kultura

(Wroclaw, Poland)

The WRO Foundation for Media Art and Communication is one of the major centres in Poland working with art and technology on a large scale. It was founded to support international cultural and intellectual exchange in the fields of new media, electronic culture and communication and to promote creative production in the country.

Since 1989, the WRO International Media Art Biennale has established itself as a leading event in Central Europe for disseminating local and international media art. WRO 2000@kultura, a special edition of the biennale, took place in Wroclaw, Poland, in November and December 2000. This special edition of the biennale was organized as part of the thousandth anniversary of the city of Wroclaw and focused on issues surrounding accessibility, the mediation of technology, and artistic experience.

The Daniel Langlois Foundation supported the biennale's congress, which consists of three main events. The first, an exhibition of interactive new media artworks (curated by Axel Wirths of 235 Media, Cologne, Germany) presented works shown in the exhibition Vision.Ruhr, which took place in Dortmund, Germany, from May 14 to August 20, 2000. East of Cyberspace, the second event in the congress, was a series of presentations that examined Net art in Eastern and Central Europe. Finally, Spaces and Places showcased major media art centres from around the world in order to broaden public knowledge of these organizations. The core of WRO2000@kultura has been held from November 29 to December 3, 2000.

Angela Plohman © 2000 FDL