Description of the place
‘Opcja’ is a Gallery of the Faculty of Intermedia of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. It was created in 2013 and hosts mostly students activities and presentations, but also for activities of teaching laboratories. The gallery is also open to interesting projects from outside the academy – festivals, lectures, showings and competitions. Mariusz Sołtysik is the official guardian of the gallery. 45 exhibitions took place in the gallery between 2013 and 2019. The main cycles were ‘P for Presentation’ and ‘YOU/ME’. The main goal of this series of exhibitions was to show what happens on the line between teacher-student (‘YOU/ME’) and to make this available as a show, exhibition or an event. The formula proposed was a mutual relation with the area and the chosen topic. It was meant to be a partnership, mutually complementary or disputing realization, not necessarily ending with a finished work. Currently the exhibitions are not regular, but the main goals remain unchanged. A gesture, a process or a chosen meritorical aspect is most welcome. The gallery hosted the International Competition for Intermedia Artwork. It is currently using available spaces or ones made available to it.