Jerzy Bereś was born in 1930 in Nowy Sącz. He was a student of Xawery Dunikowski, sculptor, author of happenings, using his body as one of the fundamental elements of his creative material. He died on 25th December, 2012 in Kraków.
Observer is clad entirely in black: long trousers and a coat, with a white shirt collar and cuffs sticking out from underneath. His hands are covered by leather gloves, metal mesh face is hidden behind glasses, while his head is topped by a hat. Slightly hunched, he is holding a film camera near his face.
Sculpture’s title refers to the battle of 1620 when Polish forces led by the Grand Hetman of the Crown Stanisław Żółkiewski fought with the Turkish-Tatar troops. Szukalski’s work shows the head of the Grand Hetman in a very particular way.
The Anything Goes Museum is a museological and educational experiment sure to challenge our pre-conceptions about what museums can do. In an unusual move, it puts children in charge of preparing the main temporary exhibition at the National Museum in Warsaw.
In The Crowds by Magdalena Abakanowicz, which the artist has been creating since 1985, almost identical humanoids stand next to each other, sometimes made out of jute sacks and sometimes moulded in bronze.
Joanna Malinowska, who is permanently based in New York, was chosen as one of ten artists participating in the exhibition Broadway Morey Boogie. The artists' works were displayed along New York's Broadway, from Columbus Circle to 166th Street.
Mirosław Bałka's sculpture was created especially for the Sculptures in the Garden exhibition, organised by Anda Rottenberg in 1988 in a park adjacent to a pavilion of the Association of Polish Architects. It is a confrontation between the artist's childhood experience, a traditionally perceived Polishness, and Bałka's readings of Burroughs and Joyce.
Selected spreads from the album August Zamoyski by Zofia Kossakowska-Szanajca. Photographs: Eustachy Kossakowski, text: Zofia Kossakowska-Szanajca, graphic design: Krzysztof Racinowski, publisher: Arkady, Warsaw, year of publication: 1974.