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


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,0

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


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

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


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

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


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. 

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


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

Opening ‘The Tatra Mountains. Wróblewski, Karłowicz, Wyczółkowski’ exhibition at the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology


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.

From left: Magdalena Ziółkowska, Anna Król, Marta Wróblewska and Wojciech Grzybała

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The Tatras. Wróblewski, Karłowicz, Wyczółkowski


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.

Exhibition open from May 17 to November 5, 2023.
Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology – Marii Konopnickiej 26, Kraków

Opening of the exhibition ‘Wróblewski and After… Art of Direct Realism’


‘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
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

‘Wróblewski and After… Art of Direct Realism’


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.

Andrzej Wróblewski, Painting About the Horrors of War, (Headless Fish); 16–18 XI 1948; oil, canvas; 72 × 100 cm; National Museum in Lublin ⓒ Andrzej Wróblewski Foundation

Exhibition from April 28 to August 27, 2023.

Muzeum Narodowe in Lublin – Zamkowa 9, Lublin

‘Some people are like hills’ exhibition at Spectra Art Space


‘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.

Exhibition from January 27 till May 7, 2023.
Spectra Art Space – Starak Family Foundation – Bobrowiecka 6, Warszawa