The roots of modernity: exhibition of contemporary art in Zamek Sielecki
AFA Katowice lecturers and graduates in the exhibition presenting vital problems of Polish contemporary art
It is impossible to have a full understanding of the present without knowing the past, therefore it seems reasonable to present Polish contemporary art in a historical context. Important avant-garde works have their own sources and follow-ups. The art created several dozen years ago is art still, it has the power to impact the viewer, induce emotions, interact with works created recently. The exhibition is meant to prevent contemporary art from being confined to the museum, from being sidelined and viewed only as a monument of the past.
The exhibition will present the most important problems of Polish contemporary art: the conditions of its development, the themes, most interesting trends and the diversity of the forms of expression. Each part will present avan-garde works from different decades: from the initial post-war years to the present; the works of artists who have achieved a master status alongside artists from the youngest generation. We want the works to engage in a super-generation dialogue, to create new narratives, which will provide the viewers with space for individual reception and reflection.
The exhibition will present works by the following artists:
Jan Berdyszak, Jerzy Bereś, Judyta Bernaś, Zbigniew Blukacz, Urszula Broll, Tadeusz Brzozowski, Anna Bujak, Karina Czernek, Stanisław Dróżdż, Jerzy Duda-Gracz, Andrzej Dudek-Dürer, Edward Dwurnik, Ryszard Grzyb, Władysław Hasior, Paweł Jarodzki, Jerzy Kałucki, Koji Kamoji, Wassily Kandinsky, Tadeusz Kantor, Elżbieta Kapusta-Kozera, Piotr Kossakowski, Edward Krasiński, Janina Kraupe, Natalia Lach-Lachowicz, Lucjan Mianowski, Michał Minor, Teresa Miszkin, Jerzy Nowosielski, Roman Opałka, Patrycja Pawęzowska, Maria Pinińska-Bereś, Artur Przebindowski, Jacek Rykała, Wilhelm Sasnal, Henryk Stażewski, Andrzej Szewczyk, Ireneusz Walczak, Ewa Zawadzka, Joanna Zdzienicka