This will be the 12th edition of the "CASTLE OF IMAGINATION" INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART FESTIVAL. In line with tradition, it will begin in northern Poland, in the city of Slupsk and the nearby coastal town of Ustka, and given its nature as a traveling festival, it will then wander south, reappearing in Krakow and Bielsko Biala. Read more »about: "Castle of Imagination" International Performance Art Festival
The photographic series by Monika Wiechowska was created a year ago in the United States of America. The artist was on residencies there, to shortly thereafter settle permanently in New York City. The pictures seem to document her gradual submergence in the (chiefly urban) landscape of the United States. Read more »about: Monika Wiechowska "City Echoes"
Photographs from the "Millennium school" series were taken during the school summer holidays. For the artist, they represent a journey into his own past. Zielinski said that: visiting the classrooms of his former school, he found himself wandering down memory lane. Read more »about: KRZYSZTOF ZIELIŃSKI "MILLENNIUM SCHOOL"
The exhibition "WARSAW-MOSCOW / MOSCOW-WARSAW 1900-2000" will open on November 17th, 2004, at the "Zacheta" National Contemporary Art Gallery in Warsaw, and subsequently travel to the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow in March of 2005. The exhibition concept is based on previous projects, including "PARIS-MOSCOW / MOSCOW-PARIS 1900-1930" (held in 1979), "BERLIN-MOSCOW / MOSCOW-BERLIN 1900-1950" (organized in 1995) and a very recent continuation thereof titled "BERLIN-MOSCOW / MOSCOW-BERLIN 1950-2000", which opened at the Gropius Bau in Berlin at the beginning of 2004 and subsequently traveled to the State Historical Museum in Moscow. Read more »about: "Warsaw-Moscow / Moscow-Warsaw 1900-2000"
14th International Sculpture Biennale
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This cyclical event takes place in the city of Poznan biannually and already has a history of more than thirty years. Initially, the BIENNALE focused on small sculptural forms. During the last few editions, however, organizers have not limited artists in terms of scale and material. At present, the Poznan event is one of the most significant reviews of contemporary sculpture in Central and Eastern Europe. For many years now it has enjoyed immense interest not only among Polish artists, but also among artists in Germany and France. Past editions have also featured the work of sculptors from Holland, Belgium and the United States.
Edward Lazikowski, Obiekt / OBJECT, 2004
This year's BIENNALE will bring together approximately one hundred thirty works by ninety artists from Poland and number of other European countries. Apart from Polish sculptors, the largest groups of artists will be from Germany and France. The core exhibitions of the BIENNALE will be presented at the Centrum Kultury "Zamek" / "Castle" Center of Culture.
PRZESTRZEN INTUICJI / SPACE OF INTUITION, the central exhibition of the event, will consist of sculptures, spatial compositions, installations and multimedia works by approximately sixty artists representing many different European generations and creative communities. Invited artists will present their most recent achievements, pieces that often embody unique artistic solutions. The exhibit will also present the creators themselves and their inspirations in an effort to reveal the individual decisions which sculptors make in the course of building their own spaces of intuition. SPACE OF INTUITION will be presented at the Castle, the Galeria Wielka (Grand Gallery) and in the Ogrod Rozany (Rose Garden).
Robert Sobocinski, Turbulencje / TURBULENCES, 2002
The second exhibition of the INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE BIENNALE will be on view at the Galeria Profil (Profile Gallery) and in the Castle Tower. It will consist of pieces by approximately thirty artists who engage in a dialogue with classical sculpture and continue to build on the thirty-year tradition of the MALE FORMY RZEZBIARSKIE / SMALL SCULPTURAL FORMS exhibition, which was the original embodiment of the INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE BIENNALE. In selecting the works for this exhibit, the curators sought to demonstrate the artistic tensions and creative developments that have occurred within figurative and symbolic sculpture, two currents which remain very strong.
WIELKOPOLSKA RZEZBA W GAZOWNI / SCULPTURE OF GREAT POLAND AT THE GAS WORKS will be one of the special presentations during the INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE BIENNALE. Presented inside the headquarters of the Wielkopolska Spolka Gazownictwa (Great Poland Gas Company) on Grobla Street, it will consist of eleven works by the members of the oldest living generation of Poznan-based sculptors. Created during the 1960s, 70s and 80s, these works currently constitute the beginning of a collection to be created by the Great Poland Gas Company. The aim of the collection will be to prevent the achievements of a very interesting group of artists born around 1930-1940 from being scattered. Members of this group have participated in exhibitions of the SCULPTURE BIENNALE in Poznan since the event's inception.
Uwe Schoeln, Silikonheads, 2003
The 14th INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE BIENNALE will culminate on September 24th with the opening of a sculpture exhibition in the city of Bar-Le-Duc in the French province of Lorraine. Situated in the square in front of the General Council of the Department of Meuse, the exhibition will be part of the "Nova Polska" Polish Season in France that has spanned this year. The presentation will consist of thirteen large sculptures and visual installations by thirteen young Polish artists, participants of the INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE BIENNALE. The project is a collaborative effort of the INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE BIENNALE, the government of Meuse and artists of the Lorraine region, who were the special guests of the 13th INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE BIENNALE in 2002.
Organizers of the 14th INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE BIENNALE: "Castle" Center of Culture / Centrum Kultury "Zamek" ul. Swiety Marcin 80/82, 61-809 Poznan tel. (+48 61) 853 60 81 tel./fax (+48 61) 852 05 03 www.zamek.poznan.pl
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With over 100,000 Poles living in Berlin, the influence of Polish culture can be felt throughout the German capital. And we’re not just talking about the pierogi and zapiekanki joints that pop up here with the regularity of mushrooms after the rain. Sasha Vasilyuk talks to Poles living in Berlin. Read more »about: From the Wisła to the Spree: Polish Culture in Berlin
Marek Włodarski’s (a.k.a. Henryk Streng) 1926 painting Man with a Gramophone was created by the Polish artist while he was under great influence of Fernand Léger. Since 1925, he studied painting under him in Académie Moderne in Paris. Until late 1920s, he stayed in the French capital, which allowed him to get acquainted with other avant-garde artists. Read more »about: Man with a Gramophone – Marek Włodarski