The Grand Opening of The Universal Sea – Pure or Plastic?!

We are proud to announce the Grand Opening of our art and innovation project: The Universal Sea – Pure or Plastic?!.

The art and science exhibition organized by The Universal Sea will take place at the museum and art center,
The Center of Polish Sculpture in Oronsko, Poland.

Flexibility and durability are the main features of plastic products. Hence, exactly these characteristics make plastic a problem when it becomes waste. As a consequence, plastic litter needs hundreds to thousands of years to disintegrate.

“The Universal Sea: Pure or Plastic?!”, an EU co-funded project, links scientific findings with artistic creations offering a new perspective on this urgent topic. The exhibition includes the artworks of the Top 5 finalists of the worldwide open call as well as the Top 100 artistic proposals.

Participating artists: Bianca Hlywa, MAP Office (Laurent Gutierrez, Valérie Portefaix), Barbara Nati, Robertina Šebjanič, Linda Byrne and Maggie Dubris, Georgina Peach, Ho Man Law, Marjorie Chau, Denise Frechet, Claire Krouzecky, Brydee Rood, Julia Ganotis, Franziska Rutishauser, Enrico Bernardis, JEDI, Dáriusz Gwizdala, Erika Kapronczai, Júlia Odin Végh, Meadhbh O’Connor, Daria Wartalska and Reiner Maria Matysik, Andrew Hornett, Michael Rofka and Anna Rofka, Richard Dawson, Mazyar Asadi, Alex Côté, deep femme futures, Nezaket Ekici, Daniel Strickland, Paweł Błęcki (in collaboration with Prof. Marek Krajewski), Eduardo Romaguera, Jan Sajdak, Enikő Hodosy/Kata Molnár/Zsuzsi Matók, Stefano Cagol, Resa Blatman, Kyna Hodges, George Lorio, Timo Brusewitz, Chriss Aghana Nwobu, Rachael Causer, Ewa from Pabianice, Stephen Wilks, Nedill, Gwen van den Bout, PRZEPRASZAM group, Nevena Vuksanovic, Ron Wild, Nadine Baldow, Malatsion, Antoaneta Tica, Ella Schofield Lake, Constanze Flamme, Frankie Moughton-Small, Yasmin-Palij, Konstantinos Leloudas, Marisa Merlin, Anneli Goeller, Kojo Biney, Giulia Gentili, Angelika Heckhausen, Liina Klauss, Lorna Carmen McNeill, Colleen Flanigan, CV Peterson, Nasrin Yousefi, Timo Kahlen, Colleen Flanigan, Hervé ALL, Sarah Julig, Moi Tran, Steve McPherson, Diane Laudry, Alex Lawicka Cuper & Alain Lapicoré, Tom Hackett, Miep Adenacker, Ramesh Kumar Biswas, Sara Tusar, Tom Strobl, Marina Fomenko, Ingrid Goldbloom Bloch, Jzstudio, Rachel Thomson, Swaantje Güntzel, Pablo Dilet, Tamara Zecevic, Patrick Demazeau, Diane Watson, Ophelia Jacarini, Caro Krebietke, Pinar Yoldas, Marillina Fortuna, Daniel Webb, LocalStyle, Justyna Górowska, Claudia Livia, Phillipa Horan, MAP Office, Einat Shteckler, Ernesta Dirbanauskaite, Claudia Brogna, Nancy Oliveri, Riccardo Attanasio, Kaethe Wenzel, Claudia Schmitz

For the Grand Opening, our partner EUCC-D (European Coastal Union – Germany) backs up scientifically the art projects bringing the concepts to a new level thanks to this art-science alliance.
The show, firstly presented at the museum, is planned as a touring exhibition and will take a stop in 6 cities this year. Co-creation workshops and networking events at the museum and later around Europe will bring artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs together and will be open to the public. These actions aim to raise awareness and brainstorm on fast and efficient key solutions to solve plastic dumping.

We are water. There is no life without this simple particle. Salty or pure,
water is life and, as humans, we have to protect its purity from one of the
biggest danger: the plastic waste.
Today, water is at big risk because of pollution and of the numerous
unacceptable behaviors of people. But thanks to Art we can do something
to save it. – Pablo Dilet, artist

So mark your calendars and save the date. We can’t wait to meet you at the Center for Polish Sculpture in Oronsko, Poland!

Opening: 22 April, 13:00 – 18:00 (PDF: Program)
Exhibition: 22 April – 10 June, 2018.

Address: Centre for Polish Sculpture, Topolowa 1, 26-505 Orońsko, Poland
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 10.00 – 17.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 – 18.00