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.
To mark the centenary of Tadeusz Różewicz’s birth, the exhibition “Różewicz and Paintings” was opened at the Opera Gallery in the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera. The curator of the exhibition, Marcin Fedisz, has selected painters and their works in such a way as to illustrate the poet’s long-standing friendships with the artistic community. The exhibition features works by such artists as Tadeusz Brzozowski, Maria Jarema, Ewa Kierska, Aleksander Kobzdej, Tadeusz Makowski, Kazimierz Mikulski, Jerzy Nowosielski, Jonasz Stern, Stasys Eidrigevičius, Jerzy Tchórzewski and Andrzej Wróblewski.
The paintings of these artists have been complemented by the words of Różewicz. Thanks to the cooperation with the Andrzej Wróblewski Foundation, the exhibition features seven works on paper by the artist. Some of them are sketches for Executions and “Mother with a Dead Child” – some of them have not been exhibited before and are known only from publications. These drawings show subsequent stages of Wróblewski’s thinking about the cycle of Shootings, they also show the artist’s unrealized ideas.
The exhibition ‘Zimna Rewolucja | Cold Revolution’ has opened at Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, taking up the theme of the social revolution of the 1950s. An important element of the presentation is a dozen works by Andrzej Wróblewski two famous ink series from 1953: ‘Mourning News’ and ‘Flood in
the Netherlands’ with a canvas from the ‘Executions’ cycle – ‘Execution Against a Wall, (Execution IV)’ from the collection of the Museum of the Polish Army in Warsaw beside them.
The exhibition is accompanied by a publication entitled ‘Cold Revolution. Central and Eastern European Societies in Times of Socialist Realism, 1948-1959’, which includes an essay by Wojciech Grzybała and Magdalena Ziółkowska.
Prof. Marzenna Ciechańska talks about her long-standing cooperation with the Andrzej Wróblewski Foundation, as part of which over 400 works on paper have undergone conservation, including those shown at the exhibition ‘Andrzej Wróblewski. Waiting Room’ exhibition at Moderna galerija in Ljubljana, organised in cooperation with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute. In her presentation, Prof. Ciechańska also describes the conservation process itself.
Today, on Katarzyna Janowska’s show “Reservations”, the nominations were announced in the O!Lśnień – Cultural Awards of Onet and the City of Krakow plebiscite.
Among them, in the Visual Arts category, Wojciech Grzybała and Magdalena Ziółkowska, for organizing, despite pandemic restrictions, the exhibition “Waiting Room. Andrzej Wróblewski” at Moderna galerija in Ljubljana.
The nominated for the O!Lśnień Awards are those whose work was available to the public in 2020 in Poland, or who achieved spectacular international success. The list of nominees, based on the recommendations of critics and people of culture, was prepared together with Katarzyna Janowska by the editors of the Onet Kultura, as well as Robert Piaskowski, representative of the President of Kraków for the matters of culture, and Izabela Błaszczyk, director of the Kraków Festival Office.
The poll will last until midnight on February 28. The winners will be announced on March 5 during an award ceremony which will be transmitted on onet.pl at 8:00 pm.