WRO 2013 Pioneering Values On Tour is a cross—sectional selection of works and documentation material from the WRO Biennale program, prepared by its artistic director, Piotr Krajewski.
WRO 2013 has so far been – in many respects – the biggest edition, presenting media art as an integral part of the contemporary art. Events and exhibitions, combined in year 2013 under the banner of Pioneering Values, have been prepared in the context of the 50th anniversary of electronic art. The image of the impact on the shape of contemporary art practice – with its origins in the experiments of electronic art of the 1960s – has been supported by the examples of the latest art projects using modern communication tools, carried out in the last two years.
Thanks to this, next to the characteristic and significant realizations of the prominent media art pioneers, the WRO Pioneering Values On Tour thematic sets compile a variety of unique artworks out of various curatorial programs, as well as the latest and most interesting projects selected from entries to this year`s Biennale – from post—video art, sophisticated on—screen visual compositions and experimental forms, through multimedia documentation of performances and interactive installations, to projects related to new forms of cultural and social means of communication.
The projection with the commentary presents the specially arranged Biennale venues and by giving the atmosphere of an encounter of the great artists, innovators, and thinkers both shows current trends, attitudes, and insights into artistic practice within media arts today and draws attention to the diversity of social references and cultural issues as defined by the contemporary art.