Monumental Art Festival

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Monumental Art Festival is a regular event organized by the year 2016, which until June 2011 was a festival accompanying the candidacy of Gdańsk and the Metropolis for European Capital of Culture title Apart from a European dimension, Monumental Art is also an initiative with important local priorities. One of its aims is to visually invigorate a uniformed space of a tower block district and to enable its inhabitants a daily contact with art. A series of four thematic wall paintings are planned to be created every year. They are going to add up to the collection combining mural paintings and graffiti art together. The festival’s main purpose is to create an integrated gallery of monumental art. It is going to be the biggest European collection of large-format paintings, created by outstanding artists from all over the world. The whole event is pioneered by Piotr Szwabe (Pisz) – a great painter and culture animator.

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Monumental Art 2016 - Waiting

Monumental Art 2016 - Waiting

This year’s edition of Monumental Art Festival is made up of four new works expressing Waiting (Oczekiwanie), the idea put forward by Piotr Szwabe, the festival curator. The pieces were prepared by two Argentinian artists: Jorge Pomar, and David Pe...
Monumental Art 2015 - Each Day Counts

Monumental Art 2015 - Each Day Counts

It is the seventh time Gdansk welcomed artists from all around the world to take part in the Monumental Art festival and give Zaspa several new grand paintings. This time, the City Culture Institute invited artists from Spain, Uruguay, Greece, Russia,...
Monumental Art 2014 - Road is the Happiness

Monumental Art 2014 - Road is the Happiness

On June 30th first of the artists hit the walls and began the 6th Monumental Art Festival. The mural were made by the artist from Poland, Spain, Japan, Argentina and Italy. Their work revolves around the edition’s motto: “Road is the Happiness”. The open...
Monumental Art 2013 - Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?

Monumental Art 2013 - Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?

It is the fifth time the artist from all over the world climbed the scaffoldings in Zaspa to paint murals for Monumental Art Festiwal. The festival featured Shai Dahan from USA, Key Detail from Bielarus, Jan Kalab from Czech Republic and San from ...
Monumental Art 2012 - Is Everything for Sale

Monumental Art 2012 - Is Everything for Sale

During this edition of the Festival, five new works will by created by: Klaus Klinger Germany), Wallride (Sweden), Paweł Paulus Mazur (Poland), Lucas Lasnier aka Parbo - Kidgaucho (Argentina) and Clemens Behr (Germany). The artists will interpret the ...
Monumental Art 2011 - Love is Temptation

Monumental Art 2011 - Love is Temptation

During this year's festival, five new works will be created. This time artists are going to  interpret a sentence "Love is temptation." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JG97q3GCIQY   The artist invited to participate in the festival ...
Monumental Art 2010 - Freedom in the Times of Crisis

Monumental Art 2010 - Freedom in the Times of Crisis

The second edition of Monumental Art Festival was be held in Zaspa (one of the districts of Gdańsk) from July 2nd till 16th 2010. The main theme of the festival was Freedom in the Time of Crisis”. It was used as an inspiration for the artists from Ch...
Monumental Art 2009

Monumental Art 2009

The concept of painting in Zaspa (the only world gallery of murals created on the walls of tower blocks) was brought back after the agreement between the European Capital of Culture 2016 Candidate Office and Piotr Szwabe - the organizer of Zaspa 2009...
Festival 1997

Festival 1997

Fragment albumu "Autoportret z muralem " autorstwa Marcina Rutkiewicza wydanego przez Insytytut Kultury Miejskiej w 2013 roku. "W 1997 roku przypadało 1000-lecie Gdańska i na towarzyszące mu wydarzenia władze miasta przeznaczyły spory budżet. I znó...

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