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I want to step out myself, go beyond, achieve the impossible, fulfil an unprecedented task, realise a vision, create an absolutely convincing painting, build it with decisions. A.W.

61. death anniversary of Andrzej Wroblewski


On March 23, it was the sixtieth first anniversary of Andrzej Wroblewski’s death. This year it coincides with a special event which is an individual exhibition of over 40 works in the Gallery of David Zwirner in London. The exhibition included famous works like Mother with Dead Child, two interpretation of Chauffeur and other less known works on paper.
Exhibition will last until 14th of April 2018.

Wroblewski’s creative – one of the topics during International conference in Bucharest


On 6th October, during International conference ,,Rhetorics of War in Arts (1917-2017) in Bucharest, co-founder and president of Andrzej Wroblewski’s Foundation Phd Magdalena Ziolkowska presented her lecture. The subject of the speech was an analysis of the series of Executions by Wroblewski – works, which referring to the German occupation during World War II.

Conference organized by Institutul de Istoria Artei took place in Bucharest on 5-6th October and was devoted to the rhetoric of war in art, from modernism to the present time.



In National Museum in Poznań from 6th August until 12th November the exhibition ,,The Cracks of Freedom – Polish art between 1945 and 1948/1949 will last, during which you can see, among others, five Andrzej Wroblewski’s works.

Among the presented works of the artist there are known paintings from the permanent exhibition of the National Museum in Poznań, such as: Execution with a Boy (Execution V) from 1949, Emotional Content of the Revolution from 1948 and often reproduced gouache (Mountains), [Mountains no. 1212].

For the first time since 60’s [Sketch for Executions, Executions with nine persons] from 1949 with [Landscape with black sun] on a back will be shown. These works are owned by the National Museum in Poznań.

The exhibiton has three section: The time of still-life, War/war, Abstraction and Surrealism. The exhibition curator is Wlodzimierz Nowaczyk.

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After exhibition ,,Andrzej Wroblewski: Recto/Verso 1948-1949, 1956-1957” in the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid series ,,Morning news” for the second time is abroad on international exhibition. From 10 June 2017 artist’s works from that series are shown on the 14th edition of Documenta in Kassel.

Series ,,Morning news” include six works made on 1953 by ink. The inspiration for made these works was a death of Joseph Stalin. Besides Spain, works was presented in 1953 on first caricature exhibition and in National Museum in Cracow during ,,Andrzej Wroblewski. Constantly looking ahead” exhibition at the turn of 2012 and 2013.

Documenta 14 in Kassel will last from 10 June until 17 September 2017, where you are also able to see other Andrzej Wroblewski’s series ,,Flood in the Netherlands”



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.

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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, (Execution IV) 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.

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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.



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.

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07.03 – 21.05.2017
Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
12 Volkhonka
Moscow, Russia

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Wróblewski works at the exhibition dedicated to Tadeusz Różewicz


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

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

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


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

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

Based on information from the organizer.