The key direction of our activities is a constant participation in the awareness raising of the public space – its purpose and ways in which it is used. Moreover we wish to contribute to the extensive promotion of the contemporary art. Our goal is to instill the attitude of openness and enhanced thoughtfulness in our audiences. At the same time we wish to encourage artists’ willingness of confrontation with the viewer, the need of dialogue and engagement in cultural and educational activities. We find it particularly important to emphasize the special role of the contemporary art in the process of social development – therefore we engage in initiatives with a social, educational and anti-discriminatory character, as well as those which are an attempt to face the problem of memory and trauma of a difficult past (in its historical, social and individual aspects).
Since 2005 ART TRANSPARENT organizes the SURVIVAL Art Review /www.survival.art.pl/, and since 2007 runs the Contemporary Art Gallery in the former studio of professor Eugeniusz Geppert – “Mieszkanie Gepperta” (Geppert’s Apartment) /www.mieszkaniegepperta.pl/. Our latest project is the “Sztuka po przejściach” Festival ( “Art with the Past”) /www.sztukapoprzejsciach.org/ which presents works created by artists from the Central and Eastern Europe. Besides, the Foundation is engaged in publishing and educational activities, in particular those connected with the issues of social exclusion, otherness and anti-discrimination.