Interdisciplinary Biennale of Art and Technology of the Future.
The program axis of the Biennale is built around hybrid communication in the world connected via the Internet. The events taking place as part of the project are to become a platform for dialogue around concepts such as reality, virtuality, and imagination. The theme of the first edition of the Biennale is e-POLIS - the city of the future. The key activity will be the review of works submitted for the international competition, which will be presented during the exhibition in the Małopolska Garden of Arts in the autumn of 2023. Artistic creativity is to be presented in a digital form made by using artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and virtual reality. The project assumes the presentation of hybrid works and allows the projects "in the process".
The jurors of the biennial are:
prof. Akiko Kasuya
Kyoto City University of Art
prof. Andrzej Jajszczyk
Polish Academy of Sciences
prof. Piotr Krajewski
art. Aleksander Janicki
(chairman of the jury)
As part of the vernissage, a performance by the partner of the Carte Blanche project - the Norwegian national institution related to contemporary dance, will be presented. In May 2023, Carte Blanche artists will hold a two-week artistic residence in Krakow.
Kultura Futura / Creative Industry Platform
The project will be concluded with an open meeting for creative industries with the participation of 100 industry representatives, which will be the closing day of the project.
Kultura Futura / vortal
An integral part of the project is an internet vortal which is to be used in the presentation of new trends in building the future based on IR, VR, AR, XR technologies, and other innovative solutions. The main goal of the project is to create a platform for reflection on the present day with the use of artistic practices and strategies that use new digital technologies to build a contemporary iconosphere that connects the real and digital worlds.
These activities are to contribute to supporting the sectors of creative industries and free time, which, following the Regional Innovation Strategy of Małopolska, constitutes the Smart Specialization of the region. The series of cultural events and the vortal will become a platform for discussion about the contemporary city, which is complemented by the projects implemented by the AYA FOUND Foundation, i.e. Kultura Futura ePOLIS, Kultura Futura ŚWIT, and Kultura Futura FORUM.
The creator and director of the ''Kultura Futura - Interdisciplinary Biennale of Art and Technology of the Future'' is the interdisciplinary artist Aleksander Janicki/AYA FOUND. The project is co-financed by the "Kultura" Program: Action 2 "Improving access to culture and art" under the EEA FM 2014-2021. It was created based on the AYA Found project entitled Kultura Futura.
Interdisciplinary artist: performer, graphic artist, architect. He uses AR, VR, AI, and holography technologies to create multi-sensory performances. Founder of Formation HiQ and Big Data Collective. Creator of the AYA Found Foundation, Galeria i! and the Janicki Pharmacy. Lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. He is the winner of many awards and the voice of innovation and future in Poland and abroad. Art curator of the biennale. He dynamically develops the idea of e-POLIS and focuses on implementing this concept in the Wesoła district in Krakow.
Artist, performer, and social activist. Creator of many nationwide social projects, installations, and performances. An alumna of the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Warsaw. She studies acting at the Academy of Theater Arts in Wrocław. Since 2020, she has been a member of the Stanisław Wyspiański Association. For many years she collaborated with the Krakow Opera. A lover of Gaga's dance and intuitive dance. During the pandemic, she conducted therapeutic dance classes.
Creator of art installations touching upon topics such as artificial intelligence and ecology. Co-organizer of youth theater festivals. Academically related to the education evaluation, he carried out activities in this area for the Polish Development Fund, the Jagiellonian University, and the SWPS University. Member of the board and later president of the Stanisław Wyspiański Association in 2020-2022. Privately, he believes that "everyone can sing" and spends his free time climbing trees in various European capitals.