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.
On May 17, 2023, the opening of the exhibition ‘The Tatras. Wróblewski, Karłowicz, Wyczółkowski’ at the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology took place.
Together with director Katarzyna Nowak and the curatorial team consisting of Dr Anna Król, Dr Magdalena Ziółkowska and Wojciech Grzybała, we would like to express our deepest thanks to all the guests for their presence.
On May 17, 2023 the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology will open an extraordinary exhibition, presenting works by three artists: Andrzej Wróblewski, Mieczysław Karłowicz, and Leon Wyczółkowski. This is the first show to bring the work of these three outstanding artists together.
The Tatras: Wróblewski, Karłowicz, Wyczółkowski exhibition will display a series of inks by Andrzej Wróblewski with views of the Tatra Mountains, his geometrical abstractions from 1948, original prints of Mieczysław Karłowicz’s mountain landscape photographs, carefully stored in the PTTK Mountain Tourism Center in Krakow, and paintings, pastels, and prints by Leon Wyczółkowski from the 1900s, inspired by a Japanese aesthetic. The works are linked by the artists’ remarkable ability to translate their feeling for the mountains into a visual language. The exhibition will run until November 5, 2023.
‘It is a great tribute to the artist, many thanks to the organisers of the exhibition. It is very satisfying that we can support such activities’, stressed the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Prof Piotr Glinski, during the opening of the exhibition.
This is the first exhibition of works by Andrzej Wróblewski at the National Museum in Lublin, whose collection includes two works by the artist: Painting About the Horrors of War, (Headless Fish) and Woman. The artworks included in the exhibition – created between 1948 and 1957 – executed in a variety of techniques, from oil paintings to monotypes or ink works – reflect the wide range of interests of the artist, who, according to the exhibition’s curator, Prof Marcin Lachowski, was ‘a separate, complete artist who occupied the position of outsider’.
‘What Andrzej Wróblewski painted many years ago is still relevant’, were the words used by Dr Katarzyna Mieczkowska, Director of the National Museum in Lublin, to open the exhibition.
Exhibition open from April 28 to August 27, 2023. National Museum in Lublin – plac Zamkowy 9, Lublin
Curatorial team: Marcin Lachowski, Aleksandra Blonka-Drzażdżewska, Łukasz Wiącek Coordination: Małgorzata Kozieł
Organisers: Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, National Museum in Lublin, Andrzej Wróblewski Foundation
On Friday, April 28, the National Museum in Lublin will host the opening of the exhibition ‘Wróblewski and After… Art of Direct Realism’. The curators Marcin Lachowski, Aleksandra Blonka-Drzażdżewska and Łukasz Wiącek have selected more than 90 works by the author of ‘Executions’ and juxtaposed them with the works of artists from subsequent generations, including members of Gruppa, Grupa Wprost and ‘Ładnie’ Group.
‘Some people are like hills’ is an exhibition of works by some of the most outstanding artists of Polish post-war art from the collection of Anna and Jerzy Starak. The title of the exhibition is taken from what is described as one of the most important texts of the 20th century, Guillaume Apollinaire’s poem ‘The Hills’, understood as a prophecy of the impending ‘new world’ and new art. The presentation opens with a series of gouaches by Andrzej Wróblewski, where the artist illustrated individual verses of the work.
The exhibition features pieces by such artists as Magdalena Abakanowicz, Jan Berdyszak, Jan Dobkowski, Wojciech Fangor, Stanisław Fijałkowski, Stefan Gierowski, Maria Jarema, Tadeusz Kantor, Katarzyna Kobro, Ewa Kuryluk, Danuta Lewandowska, Jerzy Nowosielski, Roman Opałka, Teresa Pągowska, Maria Pinińska-Bereś, Erna Rosenstein, Kajetan Sosnowski, Henryk Stażewski, Władysław Strzemiński, Alina Szapocznikow, Teresa Tyszkiewicz, Ryszard Winiarski and Andrzej Wróblewski.
The presentation is also a summary of 10 years of Spectra Art Space, an organisation based on a programme by the curator Ania Muszyńska.
Why does the Foundation need an attorney? With this question, we started a conversation with Wojciech Jarosiński, a lawyer who supports us and represents us in legal matters.
Our cooperation, initiated more than 10 years ago, started with the developing of a system for the protection of the artist’s image and related copyrights, working out and establishing standards of cooperation in numerous initiatives – including publications, exhibitions, scientific research, artistic projects and educational projects. This is a good time to thank him for this enormous contribution.
Why does the Foundation, not being the owner of a painting that has been in the collection of the National Museum since the 1960s, holds the copyright to it? What made it possible for the Foundation to protect Andrzej Wróblewski’s oeuvre? These are some of the other aspects that were explained during the conversation.
‘Collage – bonded worlds’ exhibition at the Four Domes Pavilion consists of almost 130 works by more than 60 outstanding Polish and foreign artists, including the only collage by Robert Rauschenberg to be found in a Polish public collection.
The selection of works made in this unique and very diverse technique is an attempt to illustrate 150 years of collage history. The exhibition features works by artists such as Tadeusz Kantor, Zofia Rydet, Marian Warzecha, Max Ernst, Kurt Schwitters, Jiři Kolář, Henryk Stażewski, Maria Pinińska-Bereś and Andrzej Wróblewski with his work ‘[Composition-Collage no. 959]’.
‘The creators of collages are keen to play a game with the viewer, sometimes confusing leads, at other times providing the solution to a problem straight away. They often use fragments of reproductions of iconic works of art, create uncanny spaces, and arrange unusual encounters. Anything is possible here, and the boundaries are set only by the imagination of the artist and the viewer’ says exhibition curator Anna Chmielarz.
‘On the Trail of Excellence. Selected Works from the Collection of Wojciech Fibak’ is an exhibition presenting works of the most important Polish artists of the second half of the 20th and early 21st centuries. At the State Art Gallery in Sopot, works by Magdalena Abakanowicz, Jan Berdyszak, Agata Bogacka, Wojciech Fangor, Stanislaw Fijałkowski, Stefan Gierowski, Teresa Pągowska, Wilhelm Sasnal, Henryk Stażewski, as well as Andrzej Wróblewski are presented – a monumental sketch to Executions is on display.
The concept of the exhibition was built on the basis of juxtapositions entering with each other, and with the viewer, into unexpected, multithreaded relations. The exhibition shows the orbit of the collector’s tastes, and his changing world of interests. The selection of works from Wojciech Fibak’s collection is largely a reflection of the face of Polish post-war art and its transformations. The exhibition is curated by Cezary Pieczyński.