In the rear of the building in Wspolna street, where the Raster Gallery is located, in the place of an old yard and today non-existent annexes, one can find a remarkable, half-wild garden – a miraculous, quaint oasis of greenery in the very heart of high-density housing of central Warsaw. This summer the place relives its renaissance not only due to the vegetation of plants, but also thanks to modern art. In the shadow of ripe chestnuts and jasmine trees, we are delighted to present specially commissioned works of outstanding artists of established and emerging artists The Sculpture Garden of the Raster Gallery is a public place, which serves as a space where one can regulate one’s breath and mind as well as find a source of unobvious, artistic epiphanies.
Warsaw is a wonderfully green city – full of trees, parks or abundant in greenery squares. In her shadow modern art appears with volatile luck. In Wola, one can discover intriguing relicts from the Sculpture Biennale in Metal from 1968. Moreover, from 2009 at the instigation of Pawel Althamer and under protection of the Museum of Modern Art, a Sculpture Park emerges in the Brodno district. The idea of enrichment of the urban space through creating enclaves which combine both live art and nature, has a long history. Our Raster Sculpture Garden evolves this concept into a new dimension – a yard, a home garden, a visit in the neighbourhood, a moment of relaxation and reflection in the middle of a hot, urban day. It’s a completion of the two-decade old concept of art as a natural, supporting, and inspiring element of the social environment.
In autumn of 2021 we were pleased to inaugurate the Raster Sculpture Garden by presenting works and performances by Oskar Dawicki, Dominika Olszowy, and a collective, Slavs and Tatars. This year we are thrilled to present works of Olaf Brzeski, Michal Budny and Dominika Olszowy accompanied by two special Ukrainian guests –
Yuriy Biley and Marharyta Rieznik. This time as a special treat, we are delighted to offer lemonade composed by a renowned Warsaw chef, Aleksander Baron.