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Edward Krasiński, Intervention 15, 1975, Tape and paint on hardboard, © Tate, London 2015

Following its opening at Tate Liverpool, an exhibition of Krasiński, one of Eastern Europe’s premier avant-garde artists, will feature over fifty installations from his entire artistic career at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. The Amsterdam exhibition runs from 23rd June to 15th October 2017.

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Tadeusz Rolke, We See You, 1969 (photo of the founders of Foksal Gallery)

The Foksal Gallery is a legendary place. Founded in a small space in 1966 by artists and critics connected with the Polish Neo-Avantgarde movement, this creative hub still remains active today. Wiesław Borowski, one of the gallery's co-founders, and Milada Ślizińska, a curator, tell us its story.

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Katarzyna Kobro, around 1930-1931, photo: courtesy of Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź

Culture.pl presents seven of the most awaited and crucial artistic events for Polish art around the world in 2017.

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Paulina Ołowska’s Alphabet, photo: courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures

Which artists most influenced culture in 2016? Whose works were presented at the most prestigious events, and who had the greatest retrospectives in the most important museums? Here’s the list of the Polish artists you may have heard about in 2016.

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Zbigniew Gostomski, Windows Without a View (Winter Assemblage), 1969, site-specific installation outside Foksal Gallery in Warsaw, Poland, photo: J. Borowski / courtesy of the Foksal Gallery

The James Gallery in CUNY’s Graduate Center in New York is to present the Foksal Gallery Archive’s unique collection of original papers, photographs, printed materials, and artworks collected since the gallery’s founding in 1966. Culture.pl is a sponsor of the event.

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Edward Krasiński, Spatial Composition, 1965, photo: The Foksal Gallery Foundation

The first British retrospective of Edward Krasiński, one of the most important representatives of Polish neo-avant-garde, is to take place at Tate Liverpool from 21st October 2016 to 5th March 2017. It features sculptures and installations from the 1960s as well as from the beginning of the 2000s. The event was co-organised by Culture.pl

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Solidarity Avenue by Edward Krasiński. Photo: Aneta Grzeszykowska & Jan Smaga / Foksal Gallery Foundation

Solidarity Avenue is an immersive exhibition at Flat Time House in London that uses Edward Krasiński's famed apartment installation alongside the works of John Latham to provoke questions about the binary distinction between “public” and “private”.

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The Legality of Space, a 1971 intervention by Ewa Partum. Photo: Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź

MoMA presents Transmissions: Art in Eastern Europe and Latin America, 1960-1980, an exhibition focusing on the parallels and connections between Latin America and Eastern Europe during the 1960s and 1970s. The exhibition includes five artists of Polish origin, profiled here.

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Grażyna Kulczyk, photo by Aleksandra Pavoni / courtesy of Art Stations Foundation

Poland's biggest collector and promoter of contemporary art has joined Modern Women's Fund Committee of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She is the first member coming from Central and Eastern Europe.

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Eustachy Kossakowski, "Koncert morski (Panoramiczny happening morski)", fotografia, 1967; © Anka Ptaszkowska; negatywy i slajdy są własnością Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie

Conducting seawaves, covering a woman in coal, Rembrant's anatomy class on a suit, postmen's parade, burglary in an art gallery... Culture.pl brings back 5 most notabale happenings by Tadeusz Kantor.

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A photograph of Goshka Macuga’s tapestry showing an action reconstructed according to Tadeusz Kantor’s 1967 happening, Warsaw, 2011, photo courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art / www.artmuseum.pl

Over a year after his first happening, in January 1967, Tadeusz Kantor organized a happening in Warsaw, the hero of which became one of the fetishised objects often used by him – a letter.

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Eustachy Kossakowski, The Sea Concert (The Panoramic Sea Happening), photograph, 1967; © Anka Ptaszkowska; the negatives and the slides are owned by the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw

Kantor’s most complex happening. It took place in August 1967 in the seashore village of Łazy, during a three-week long meeting of artists and art theorists which was organised in the framework of the 5th Koszalin Plein-Air.

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A photograph from the cricotage Where Are the Snows of Yesteryear / Gdzie są niegdysiejsze śniegi, the student club Stodoła, Warsaw, 2-4 May 1984. Sequence 9. The Trumpet of the Last Judgement. Rabbi: Zbigniew Gostomski, His Pupil: Dominika Michalczuk; photo: Jerzy Borowski; a photograph from the collection of the Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor Cricoteka

This was Kantor’s first happening. It took place in 1965. Fourteen simple everyday activities such as eating, shaving, and sitting were deprived of their practical functions. The act of being performed for an audience rendered these activities absurd.

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Wilhelm Sasnal, Untitled, oil on canvas, 46 x 58,5 cm, 2011; photo courtesy of Foksal Gallery Foundation in Warsaw

Works by Wilhelm Sasnal, Edward Krasiński and Agnieszka Piksa will be showcased at the 31st International São Paulo Biennial.

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The Jewish Museum in New York is to present a major exhibition of sculpture from the 1960s featuring the work of artists from all over the world, including Edward Krasiński.

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Paweł Althamer "Venetians", 2013, photo: Jens Ziehe, Berlin, courtesy of the Foksal Gallery Foundation

Polish culture goes on tour in Turkey, takes on the Sao Paulo and Sydney Biennials, plus Szapocznikow's fleshy sculptures come alive in Tel Aviv - Culture.pl reviews the biggest art events to come in 2014.

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Works by one of the most significant representatives of the Polish neo-avant-garde were recovered last year in the home in Zalesie, where Krasiński lived and worked in the 1960s.

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Edward Krasiński, Atelier (puzzle), exhibition at the Foksal Gallery in Warsaw, 1994, photo by Tadeusz Rolke

Photographic art installation by artist Edward Krasiński in 1994. Created as an ode to his good friend, Henryk Stażewski. The piece is currently owned by the Foksal Gallery in Warsaw...

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Krzysztof Wodiczko, Rysunek taboretu, Galeria Foksal oraz Akumulatory 2, fot. Sergo Kuruliszwili, dzięki uprzejmości Galerii Foksal

Conceptual art which evolved from the beginning of 1960s was by virtue a heterogenous phenomenon better described as a platform of polemics rather than defined as a style or artistic tendency.

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