The WIZA-VIS Quarterly is a publishing art project. The project aims at creating a magazine, printed edition of which is made available to residents of centres for foreigners in Poland, while the digital edition is accessible to all interested readers. Every issue of the quarterly has one particular focus, and invitations to contribute articles is extended to female and male migrants and refugees as well as to their men and women allies. The WIZA-VIS is a shared space for exchange of experiences related to migration and being in Poland, transmission of support and comfort, education and learning about Polish culture and contemporary, socially engaged art.
Texts are featured in their original languages (Russian; Chechen; Ukrainian) with accompanying translations into Polish.
Women and men refugees tend to be addressees and recipients of integrative activities. The WIZA-VIS chooses to be a platform for active participation, co-authorship and self-constitution.
The first issue, focusing on the theme of the road, has been published thanks to the Bogna Olszewska Scholarship awarded to Pamela Bożek in 2019 by the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and the NIEOGRANICZONA [UNLIMITED] Bogna Olszewska Foundation. The scholarship serves to commemorate the untimely departed employee of the Museum, whose social attitude and engagement have been extraordinarily crucial in formulating its programme of museum education.
WIZA-VIS #1 DROGA, a digital version of the first issue, is available online at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw website:
WIZA-VIS #2 kwarantanny, a digital version of the second, special pandemic issue, is available online at the Labirynt Gallery of Lublin website:
Matronage has been bestowed by the following foundations and associations: Fundacja 'Ocalenie', Stowarzyszenie 'Dla Ziemi' ['For the Earth' Association]; Fundacja Kobiety Wędrowne; Fundacja dla Wolności; Fundacja EMIC; Stowarzyszenie Homo Faber