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The monograph ‘Andrzej Wróblewski. Exhibiting’ has hit the bookstores

20.05.2024

The monograph Andrzej Wróblewski. Exhibiting, devoted to the history of exhibiting and contemporary curatorial strategies that have shaped the reception of the artist’s work.

The 780 pages include essays by Noit Banai, Marek Bieńczyk, Fr. Adam Boniecki, Maja and Reuben Fowkes, Soren Gauger, Eckhart Gillen, Zofia Gołubiew, Owen Hatherley, Tom Holert, Dorota Jarecka, Joanna Kiliszek, Aleksander Kościow, Eryk Krasucki, Anna Król, Mira Marcinow, Zbigniew Mikołejko, Ania Muszynska, Ruth Noack, Robert Pilat, Martin Pollack, Maria Poprzęcka, Dieter Roelstraete, Marek Sobczyk, Olga Stanislawska, Steven ten Thije, Martin Waldmeier, who all chose a single work on paper for their reflections. Prof. Marzenna Ciechańska writes about the many found large-format works painted by Wróblewski on wrapping paper and subjected to painstaking conservation. In addition, the editors of the volume – Dr Magdalena Ziółkowska and Wojciech Grzybała – analyse the contexts and circumstances of the artist’s posthumous exhibitions, including his own ideas and curatorial concepts.

In addition, the monograph contains an extensive selection of reviews by Wróblewski and his theoretical texts on exhibitions, previously unpublished archival material, and a summary of the Foundation’s 12 years of activity.

The publication was produced in collaboration with the Hatje Cantz publishing house and with the support of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.

The team: graphic design (Łukasz Paluch), research (Kacper Czernij, Katarzyna Trzeciak), translation (Joanna Figiel, Soren Gauger, Krzysztof Kościuczuk, Aaron Shoichet, Joanna Trzeciak-Huss), proofreading (Jane Warrilow, Ewa Twardowska), photo editing (Tomasz Kubaczyk) and Katarzyna Mierzyńska, Paweł Szroniak, Dorota Sztyler.

Exhibition ‘Andrzej Wróblewski (1927–1957). In the First Person’ during the 60th Venice Biennale

18.04.2024

On 20 April 2024, the opening of the exhibition Andrzej Wróblewski. (1927–1957). In the First Person will take place during the Venice International Art Biennale as part of the official Collateral Events. This exhibition has been organised by the Starak Family Foundation, whose founders, Anna and Jerzy Starak, own the largest private collection of the artist’s works.

The exhibition ‘In the First Person’ tells the story of art in times of captivity, of being on the leash and hobbled by orders. It’s a dialogue with contemporaries on the price and consequences of one’s choices. It’s a young artist’s postmortem cry for courage, intransigence and social responsibility, Ania Muszyńska, curator of the exhibition, emphasises.

The exhibition will feature more than 70 works by the artist, mainly from the collection of Anna and Jerzy Starak and the collections of the national museums in Warsaw, Lublin and Wrocław, as well as other private collections.

Exhibition open from April 20 to November 24, 2024.
Procuratie Vecchie
Curator: Ania Muszyńska; cruatorial team: Magda Marczak-Cerońska, Kama Kieremkampt
Procuratie Vecchie
St Mark’s Square, San Marco 139-153/A, Venice
https://starakfoundation.org/en/spectra/news/c/1/36,0

Barbara Majewska has passed away

03.04.2024

Barbara Majewska (1933-2024), art historian and critic, author of ‘Przegląd Kulturalny’ (Cultural Review), director of the Zachęta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw in 1990-93, has passed away.

From the very beginning of our research into the work of Andrzej Wróblewski, she was extremely helpful and supported us with every project. We were extremely fortunate to record her recollections of the artist and their joint trip to Yugoslavia in 1956 while preparing the exhibition Andrzej Wróblewski. Waiting Room.

The 67th anniversary of the artist’s death

23.03.2024

Today marks the 67th anniversary of the death of Andrzej Wróblewski (born 1927 in Vilnius – died 1957 in Tatra Mountains).

(Self-Portrait in Red); undated; watercolour, gouache, paper; 29.5 × 41.7 cm; private collection

‘Bizantine Nostalgia’ exhibition at Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art

06.02.2024

The Byzantine Nostalgia exhibition presents works by nearly 50 artists from Poland and Ukraine, including three works by Andrzej Wróblewski, Tadeusz Kantor, pieces by Jerzy Nowosielski, Dmytro Hrek and Zinaida Kubar.

photo: Daniel Czarnocki

The exhibition, according to curator ViktoriI BurlaIi, reflects the search for common roots in Polish and Ukrainian art. At the same time, it is a tribute to the work of Jerzy Nowosielski. The exhibition focuses on the richness of the cultural and artistic heritage of both nations, presenting a wide selection of works from painting, printmaking and sculpture.

The exhibition features more than 70 works from both museum and private collections.

Exhibition open from January 26 to April 17, 2024
Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art
Jazdów 2, Warsaw
https://u-jazdowski.pl/en/programme/exhibitions/bizantyjska-nostalgia

‘On Paper’ conference at the Royal Academy of Arts

12.12.2023

On 6 December, the Royal Academy of Arts in London hosted an international conference organised by the International Catalogue Raisonné Association which as a member we were honoured to attend.

The On Paper conference addressed the issue of the relationship between works of art made on paper or with paper and their classification in catalogues raisonné. Lectures and discussions, which included Annette Wickham, curator of the works on paper department at the Royal Academy of Arts, Yuval Etgar, independent author and art historian, director of research at Luxembourg + Co, and Adam Granelagh, curator at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC and author of the catalogue raisonné of works on paper by Mark Rothko, explored topics such as the characteristics of collections of works on paper, the specifics of their storage, methodologies for cataloguing them and the search for lost works and working with artists’ foundations that work to develop the artistic legacy of, for example, Louise Bourgeois.

The Andrzej Wróblewski Foundation’s participation in the event was made possible thanks to the support of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.

The annual CIMAM conference in Buenos Aires

30.11.2023

The annual conference of CIMAM – the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art – was held from 9 to 11 November at the largest and most important meeting of curators and directors of institutions presenting contemporary art. This year, members of the organisation, special guests and representatives of art institutions met in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The conference was hosted by the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires and Director Victoria Northoorn.

The three-day event fostered discussions about the social and educational mission of contemporary art museums and the active role museums can play in building an inclusive 21st century society. In addition to the agenda, an important highlight of this year’s edition were visits to the studios of artists, curators and visits to the cultural spaces of Buenos Aires according to the thematic paths and interests of the participants.

As the Andrzej Wróblewski Foundation, we visited, among others, the home and archive of Leon Ferrari (1920-2013) and the Foundation founded by the artist’s family, the archive of the liberation movements, the Narcisa Hirsch exhibition at the Kirchner Cultural Center and contemporary art exhibitions such as the Edgardo Gimenez retrospective at the Museo MALBA.

The Andrzej Wróblewski Foundation’s participation in the event was made possible thanks to the support of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.

‘Serenissima East’ exhibition at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Toruń

30.10.2023

The Centre for Contemporary Art in Toruń hosted the premiere of the Serenissima East project, which brings together artists from the Baltic countries.

At the Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu, one can admire works by Andrzej Wróblewski, Tomasz Ciecierski or Jan Dobkowski, as well as artists from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, including Jonas Gasiūnas, Kaido Ole, Andris Vitolins or Kestutis Zapkus.

As part of the exhibition, the international curatorial team, led by Krzysztof Stanislawski, reaches back into the history of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, which provides an excellent starting point for discussing contemporary events and the future.

Exhibition open from October 20 to December 31, 2023
Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu in Toruń
Wały Generała Władysława Sikorskiego 13, Toruń
https://csw.torun.pl/

‘Wróblewski and After… Art of Direct Realism’ – a discussion

25.08.2023

The exhibition ‘Wróblewski and After… Art of Direct Realism’ at the National Museum in Lublin is coming to an end. 

On August 26 at 5PM, as part of the closing events, you are invited to a discussion led by exhibition curator Marcin Lachowski with the participation of researchers of Andrzej Wróblewski’s work: Anna Król, Andy Rottenberg, Hanna Wróblewska, Magdalena Ziółkowska and Wojciech Grzybała. 

Participation in the event is free of charge. 

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2193556604188201/

Vilnius, Vilnius, Vilne 1918-1948: One City – Many Stories

23.05.2023

The exhibition titled “Vilnius, Vilnius, Vilne 1918-1948: One City – Many Stories” shows Vilnius during an exceptionally complicated historical period. 

The seven-part narrative of the exhibition shows how artists of the then multicultural Vilnius perceived their city. The display presents works by Vilnius artists stored in Polish and Lithuanian cultural heritage institutions. In addition to the well-known and oft-presented works of the classics of Vilnius art, including Ferdynand Ruszczyc, Jan Bułhak, Ludomir Sleńdzinski, Bronisław Jamontt, Michał Rouba, Jerzy Hoppen, one can also see paintings and prints by the younger generation of artists, which included Hanna Milewska, Józef Horyd and Hadassa Gurewicz-Grodzka. 

The depiction of Vilnius has been expanded to include a Lithuanian chapter, consisting of landscapes and portraits by Vladas Drėma, Antanas Gudaitis, Juozas Mikėnas, Algirdas Petrulis and Adomas Varnas. 

The narrative culminates with works born of nostalgia for lost Vilnius, including prints and paintings by Andrzej Wroblewski.

Exhibition open May 24 to September 3, 2023.
National Museum in Krakow – Aleja 3 Maja 1, Krakow
https://mnk.pl/exhibitions/wilno-vilnius-vilne