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ANDRZEJ WROBLEWSKI’S WORKS ON DOCUMENTA14 IN KASSEL

22.06.2017

During the second part of Documenta 14, started from 10 June 2017 in Kassel you can see even 15 works of Andrzej Wroblewski, made on paper – two series from 1953 ,,Flood in the Netherlands” and ,,Morning news”, which are in private collection and painting ,,Surrealist Execution” (Execution VIII) from 1949, which is in collection of National Museum in Warsaw.

Documenta is one of the greatest exhibition of modern art in the world. The decision of artistic director – Adam Szymczyk it takes place in two localization: in Kassel (usual location) and for the first time in Athens. Documenta 14 in Greece will last until 16 July, in Kassel from 10 June until 17 September 2017.

Documenta is held since 1955, every five years in Kassel, Germany. The initiator of the exhibition was an artist and curator Arnold Bode. Each exhibition lasts exactly 100 days.

 More informations on:

http://www.documenta14.de/en/

ANDRZEJ WROBLEWSKI’S WORKS ON DOCUMENTA14 IN ATHENS

29.05.2017

The fourteenth edition of Documenta is presented two Andrzej Wroblewski’s works – ,,Mother with dead child” 1949, from Grazyna Kulczyk’s collection and ,,Execution against a wall” 1949, from the collection of the Polish Army Museum in Warsaw.

For the first time, Documenta takes place not only in Kassel, but also in Athens. Greek edition of Documenta 14, as its curator emphasized, is a symbolic point on the borders of Europe, Asia and Africa. It is titled ,,Learning from Athens” and will last until 16 July. The inventor of the new location of the festiwal is the artistic director of Documenta 14 – Adam Szymczak. Andrzej Wróblewski’s works have been found among 160 international artists, whose works can be seen in more than 40 places in Athens: in cinemas, libraries and also in the open air. Adam Szymczak chose also some other polish artists and their works, like: Erna Rosenstein’s canvases, Alina Szapocznikow’s sculptures and Artur Żmijewski’s and Piotr Uklański’s works.

Documenta is held since 1955, every five years in Kassel, Germany. The initiator of the exhibition was an artist and curator Arnold Bode. Each exhibition lasts exactly 100 days.

The inauguration of the second part of the 14th edition of Documenta will take place in Kassel on 10 June and will last until 17 September 2017.

More informations:

http://www.documenta14.de/en/

THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF ANDRZEJ WROBLEWSKI’S DEATH

26.05.2017

On 23th March 2017 the 60th anniversary of Andrzej Wróblewski’s tragic death was passed. He died in the Tatra Mountains and was buried in the Salwator cemetery in Cracow.

The artist wrote in a letter to his wife: ,,Now I don’t need a death, I always carry it with me, tiredness or weather changes are enough to feel it in my chest.” ,,Andrzej Wróblewski nieznany”, red. J. Michalski, Kraków 1993.

„Farewell”, 1953, woodcut, 8 x 6 cm.

„STILL LIFE” IN MOSCOW

06.03.2017

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with the BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts (Brussels), ZKM|Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, the ROSIZO State Museum and Exhibition Centre, present the exhibition Facing the Future: Art in Europe 1945–1968 (07.03 – 21.05.2017). This project, unique in its scale, has been lasting for two years already and has been showcased in Brussels and Karlsruhe. Despite alterations of the display from one exhibition to another, the general concept remains the same: it is a perspective outlook on the post-war art and culture of East and West Europe as integral artistic scenery, created by artists of different countries no matter their political commitment.

The exhibition Facing the future: Art in Europe 1945–1968 features nearly 200 artworks from 18 European countries and the Russian Federation (i.e. former Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic). The museums having provided artworks for the exhibition include Tate Modern (London), Centre national d’art et de culture Georges Pompidou (Paris), Nationalgalerie (Berlin), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), Museée national Picasso (Paris), Museum Thyssen-Bornemisza (Madrid), “ZERO” Foundation (Dusseldorf), Fondation Beyeler (Riehen / Basel), MUMOK (Vienna), Museum of Independents (Warsaw), Museum Tinguely (Basel), Magyar Nemzeti Galéria (Budapest), Muzeum Narodowe w Krakowie, Olomouc Museum of Art (Czech Republic), Kunsthalle Emden (Germany) and others.

At the exhibition were presented oil painting by Andrzej Wroblewski: [Still life with a Head and Paraffin Lamp], 1954.

Curators: Dr. Eckhart Gillen, independent Curator (Berlin), Prof. Peter Weibel, Head of ZKM|Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Danila Bulatov (The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts).

The exhibition is accompanied by an educational festival Thaw: Facing the Future organized in cooperation with partner museums.

More information

07.03 – 21.05.2017
Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
www.arts-museum.ru
12 Volkhonka
Moscow, Russia

More information about the international project Trauma & Revival

Based on information from the organizer.

Wróblewski works at the exhibition dedicated to Tadeusz Różewicz

30.01.2017


Andrzej Wróblewski, “Ilustration to Różewicz [Ilustration to the poem ‘The Plains’ by Różewicz”; undated; ink, paper; private collection.

In the multilayered narrative of exhibition A Poet Departs. Tadeusz Różewicz at the Adam Mickiewicz Museum of Literature (24 November 2016 – 30 June 2017) we turn to poetry, drama, prose, and personal notes by Tadeusz Różewicz himself. Our protagonist is neither a lyrical subject nor an abstract “I,” but a specific individual in the course of his life and contacts with others.
It is difficult to sum up the Poet who has permanently transformed the face of Polish poetry and playwriting, and is considered one of the most brilliant writers of our time. Our exhibition is the story of an artist who, faced with the dramatic dilemmas of the contemporary world – a crisis of values, the spiritual decomposition of a culture into a waste heap, the cacophony of an information overload – points out the snares and searches for some means of rescue. It is art that became his means of survival; that helped him search for meaning; that helped him reconstruct the ethical and metaphysical dimensions in the world depicted in his poem without. The works of outstanding artists shown in the exhibition (e.g. Jerzy Nowosielski, Jerzy Tchórzewski, Andrzej Wróblewski) are essential testimony to the deep personal relationships of a Poet who shunned the “traps” of the literary circles.
Curators: Małgorzata Wichowska, Małgorzata Górzyńska

“This is an exhibition Tadeusz Różewicz would surely have visited before its launch; then he would visit it several weeks later. As was his way, he would certainly not be present at the opening.”
Jacek Łukasiewicz

More information

24.11.2016 – 30.06.2017
Adam Mickiewicz Museum of Literature
www.muzeumliteratury.pl
Rynek Starego Miasta 20
00-272 Warszawa

Based on information from the organizer.

“Mother with Dead Child” and “Execution” in Italy

05.01.2017

At the exhibition The End of the World in Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci in Prato (16.10.2016 — 19.03.2017) were presented two oil paintings by Andrzej Wroblewski: Execution with a Boy (Execution V), 1949; Mother with Dead Child, 1949

Through the works of over 50 international artists in a showing that will span the entire exhibition area of the museum – over 3000 square metres – the exhibition will be set up as a kind of exercise of distance which will incite us to take a look at our present from a great distance. Along the way the audience will experience the feeling of being projected thousands of light years away to view our current world as if it were a fossil, geological eras from the present time, resulting in a feeling of being suspended in a limbo between a now distant past and a still distant future. Throughout the exhibition, many expressions and artistic languages will be interconnected: music, theatre, cinema, architecture and dance represented not just as side events but as integral moments of the show, helping to build an immersive and captivating narrative.

The exhibition The End of the World will be accompanied by a catalogue published in two languages, Italian and English, as well as a series of conferences and debates which will develop the various themes explored in the exhibition including scientific, philosophical and literary aspects, from more recent theories of physics to the prehistoric, and from science fiction to ecology and sustainability.

Curator: Fabio Cavallucci
The exhibition scenario

More information

16.10.2016 — 19.03.2017
www.centropecci.it
Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci
Viale della Repubblica, 277
59100 Prato PO, Italia

Based on information from the organizer.

Wróblewski works presented in the exhibition in Munich

05.01.2017

At the exhibition Postwar: Art Between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945-1965 in Haus der Kunst in Munich (14.10.2016 — 26.03.2017) were presented oil paintings by Andrzej Wroblewski: Chauffeur (Blue Chauffeur), 1948 / Liquidation of the Ghetto, 1949; Executed Man, Execution with a Gestapo Man, 1949, Sun and Other Stars, 1948.

The exhibition examines the vibrant and turbulent postwar period as a global phenomenon for the first time in recent exhibition history. In eight dramatic chapters, the exhibition guides visitors through the first 20 years following the end of World War II, demonstrating how artists coped with and responded to the traumas of the Holocaust, the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki; how the two political blocs of the Cold War exploited the arts and created competition between realism and abstraction, and how displacement and migration produced new cosmopolitan contexts across the world. The postwar period also marked the end of European colonial systems; the rise of nation-building, decolonization and liberation movements; the partition of countries in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East; as well as the civil rights movement in the United States. These changes unleashed an incredible energy visible in the art of the time. New technologies began to pour into everyday life; the space age fascinated artists as well as the masses, opening up a completely new and dynamic field of artistic consideration.

As an in-depth, global study, the exhibition shows painting, sculpture, installation, collage, performance, film, artist books, documents, photography, in total more than 350 works by 218 artists from 65 countries.

Curators: Okwui Enwezor, Cathy Siegel, Ulrich Wilmes

Catalog of the exhibition

Trailer of the exhibition
Fragment of the catalog with an introduction by Okwui Enwezor

More information

14.10.2016 — 26.03.2017
www.hausderkunst.de
Haus der Kunst
Prinzregentenstraße 1
80538 Monachium

Based on information from the organizer.

„EXECUTION” AT THE EXHIBITION IN Karlsruhe

05.01.2017

Next stations of the international project Trauma & Revival. At the exhibition Art in Europe 1945–1968. The Continent that the EU does not know in ZKM | Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe (22.10.2016 – 29.01.2017) were presented two oil paintings by Andrzej Wroblewski: Execution Against the Wall (Execution IV), 1949; Child with Dead Mother, 1949.

„The exhibition offers a new look at the cultural connections and historical links between the European nations. Through the historical retrospect, it opens up new perspectives to a future Europe and shows what a strong and positive effect art and culture can have to overcome the current crisis.”
Winfried Kretschmann

Curators: Dr. Eckhart Gillen and Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Peter Weibel

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22.10.2016 – 29.01.2017
ZKM | Center for Art and Media
www.zkm.de
Lorenzstraße 19
76135 Karlsruhe

Next stations of the exhibition:
07.03-28.05.2017 – Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow

More information about Trauma & Revival

Based on information from the organizer.

TWO PAINTINGS BY WRÓBLEWSKI AT THE EXHIBITION IN BRUSSEL

28.11.2016

bozar

At the exhibition Facing the Future: Art in Europe 1945-68 in BOZAR / Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels (24.06 – 25.09.2016) were presented two oil paintings by Andrzej Wroblewski: Execution Against the Wall (Execution IV), 1949; Child with Dead Mother, 1949.

Facing the Future: Art in Europe 1945-68 sheds light on about 180 works created between 1945 and 1968 by artists from Europe and the former Soviet Union, including Fernand Léger, Vladimir Tatlin, Gerhard Richter and Pablo Picasso among others. Notwithstanding the tensions between Eastern and Western Europe in the years following the Second World War, artists on both sides of the Iron Curtain experimented in similar ways: from media art to action painting, conceptual art and sound art.
Curators: Dr. Eckhart Gillen and Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Peter Weibel

More information

24.06 – 25.09.2016
BOZAR/Centre for Fine Arts
www.bozar.be
Rue Ravensteinstraat 23
1000 Brussel

The exhibition is part of the international project Trauma & Revival

The East-West cultural narrative of Europe has always been nurtured by mutual fascination, various exchanges but also misunderstandings throughout the Cold War and continuing through the present day. Artists were and still are at the forefront of efforts to change perceptions between the two sides, connect people and introduce new ways of thinking and understanding one another.
Trauma & Revival offers an ambitious journey that showcases and reflects upon the ties between the East and the West during the Cold War and today. Between 2015 and 2018, six partners will engage one another in the interest of international cooperation, bringing together artists, intellectuals and citizens from across the continent. Trauma & Revival offers a stimulating platform to revisit a shared history, change today’s perceptions and imagine new forms of cultural dialogue. It echoes the current context in Europe. Through exhibitions, artist residencies, video programmes, workshops, conferences, roundtables, and a digital timeline, this project will raise meaningful questions about our current relationships in order to move towards a common future.

Next stations of the exhibition:
22.10.2016-29.01.2017 – Zentrum für Kunst und Medien (ZKM), Karlsruhe
07.03-28.05.2017 – Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow

More information

Based on information from the organizer.

The opening of the “Andrzej Wróblewski. Verso / reverso” at the Palacio de Velázquez, Park Retiro in Madrid on Nov. 17 2015!

13.11.2015

installation of the exhibition "Andrzej Wróblewski. Verso / reverso", Madrid

installation of the exhibition “Andrzej Wróblewski. Verso / reverso”, Madrid

Five years after the first international solo show Andrzej Wróblewski. To the Margin and Back (Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven 2010), Wróblewski comes back to one of the most inspiring European museum with magnificent presentation Andrzej Wróblewski. Verso / reverso organised by Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid and Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. This presentation “enables his work to be contemplated in a way that goes beyond the reductionist clichés of socialist realism or Outsider Art, through which art from countries in the Soviet sphere of influence has been studied until recently. Wróblewski was an artist that could work on the borders between abstraction and figuration, combining formal invention with the analysis of daily life and its limits – the degradation of war and dictatorial politics – by means of a profound human and political commitment” (press materials).

The exhibition is accompanied by bilingual catalogue including essays by Éric de Chassey (Starting from Scratch – Twice), Rachel Haidu (Official Primitive), Tom McDonough (In Its Revolutionary Development: Andrzej Wróblewski as Socialist Realist), Ulrich Loock (Andrzej Wróblewski – A Work of Fragmentation), Marta Dziewańska (Andrzej Wróblewski: Antihero) and a compilation of Artist’s writings.

curators: Marta Dziewańska, Éric de Chassey
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17.11.2015 – 28.02.2016
Palacio de Velázquez, Park Retiro, Madryt