All-Poland Platform Of Academic Cooperation 2017
Since October16th, the Centre of Polish Sculpture has been the venue of an international open-air workshop organized in the framework of the International Platform for Academic Cooperation – Orońsko 2017. It is attended by the participants from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in Budapest, while the Polish party includes students from the Faculty of Sculpture, Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow: Aleksandra Blaut, Ula Bojenko, Dawid Królicki, Karolina Łukawska, Jagoda Mateja, Kaja Pilch, Kamil Sosin, Olga Śliwa, Karol Wycisk, Patrycja Zelek, supervised by academic teachers: Piotr Twardowski Ph.D. and his assistant Jan Kuka M.F.A.
The leading motif of this event is the current and highly topical question – ‘Relations: man – nature: the life of plants and animals, biotechnology, ecology and eco-terrorism’. It is with great inventiveness and excitement that the participants are confronting the eternal dilemma related to the dualism Man-Nature in the light of contemporary problems, reflections, observations or studies concerning this issue. They offer diverse approaches to this theme, showing both the special bond between man and nature, and upsetting of this bond, more and more feigned, which leads to contradictions between them.
During the workshop, Dr Agnieszka Jankowska-Marzec of the Inter-Faculty Institute of History and Theory of Art at the ASP in Krakow gave an extremely interesting lecture which involved a wide spectrum of artistic deliberations concerning the above mentioned theme.
The workshop lasts till 26th October 2017.
Students of the Faculty of Sculpture, Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow:
Aleksandra Blaut, Ula Bojenko, Dawid Królicki, Karolina Łukawska, Jagoda Mateja, Kaja Pilch, Kamil Sosin, Olga Śliwa, Karol Wycisk, Patrycja Zelek
Workshop mentors from ASP in Krakow:
Dr Potr Twardowski (Faculty of Sculpture) – workshop coordinator
Jan Kuka, M.F.A. (Faculty of Sculpture)
Dr Agnieszka Janowska-Marzec (Inter-Faculty Institute of History and Theory of Art)
Students of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts:
Baigal Dölgön, Domokos Ágnes, Görbe Adrienn, Gyuk Krisztina, Károlyi-Kiss Benedek, Kocsis Barbara, Mikus Áron, Nagy Dániel, Nagy Gergő, Szabó Menyhért
Tutors from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts:
Sallai Géza, Szabó Ádám
The students of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts attend various classes and different stages of their studies, thus in a certain way they might represent the major tendencies in teaching sculpture in Hungary on a smaller scale.
The classical academic studies still serve as a firm base of the Sculpture Department at the university, through these studies the students can learn the principles of sculpture ‒ mass, form, composition, structure, movement ‒ and its basic techniques like modeling or carving. In their later work they can use this knowledge as a starting point to give contemporary sculptural answers to the questions of today.
Looking from this standpoint, the works to be made in Oronsko also vary in their conceptions, forms or used techniques: a tortured and transformed enlarged self-portrait; organic abstract stone statue; Zen garden made out of waste materials; hammered and riveted iron construction; a mattress with the negative shape of a human body made out of packed soil; the silhouettes of a couple floating like islands on the surface of the lake, etc. The used materials and techniques are also diverse: stone, wood, iron, fiberglass, pig casing, soil, tar...
Our main objective is to place the students and their artworks into an international context, so they can prove themselves in a "real situation" in a beautiful setting within ideal conditions.