The Festival of Art in Public Space OPEN CITY
Open City is one of the most influential events showcasing contemporary art and the largest exhibition in eastern Poland. The Festival is based on the concept through the act of releasing art from the confines of institutionalised exhibition space for the benefit of the changing city’s surroundings. At the turn of September and October the invited artists publicly display their works for the evaluation and reflection of Lublin residents and its tourists. By being exposed not only to the fleeting emotions of the passers-by but also to the different weather conditions, the artworks become inscribed in both historical context and the modern problems of Lublin as urban centre. They become a living commentary and a chapter in the city’s historical narrative.