On 18th and 19th October, the Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko hosted the third edition of the conference ‘Sculpture Today’, which was continued on 20th October at the Four Domes Pavilion, National Museum in Wroclaw. Organized on the occasion of the exhibition Power of Nature. Henry Moore in Poland, the event enjoyed the patronage of the British Embassy in Poland and the Polish section of the International Association of Critics AICA. The speakers discussing art and nature, the role of Henry Moore – pioneer of art in landscape and in sculpture parks in Europe, included:
Eulalia Domanowska – Director of the Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko, Anselmo Villata – President of the Italian section of AICA and the National Institute of Contemporary Art Situated in Monferrato in Italy, Udo Weilacher – professor of landscape architecture, Technical University in Munich, Dr Elisabeth Fiedler – head of the Faculty of Art in the Open Space, chief curator of the Austrian Sculpture Park and Institute of Art in the Public Space Universalmuseum Joanneum, Giacomo Bianchi – President of the Italian association Arte Sella in Trentino, Dr Maciej Świątkowski – landscape architect, National Institute of Heritage in Warsaw, Bettina von Dziembowski – Director of the Sculpture Park Springhornhof in Neuenkirchen (Germany), Mattias Givell – Director of the Swedish Sculpture Park in Wånas, Peter Murray – founder and Director of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Great Britain, Dr Vytautas Michelkevičius – art director of Art Nida Colony in Lithuania, Katarzyna Jankowiak-Gumna – owner of the ABC Gallery in Poznan and curator of the Visual Park in Poznan, Jarosław Koziara – artist, originator of the Land Art Festival in Lublin, artists Aleksandra Ławicka-Cuper & Alain Lapicoré (Poland/France), Calvin Winner – curator of Sainsbury Center for Visual Arts, Sebastiano Barassi – chief curator of the Henry Moore Foundation and Hannah Higham – curator of this foundation, Henry Meyric Hughes – former President of the British AICA as well as former Director of the British Council in London, Robert Kaja – artist and professor of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Dr Alina Drapella-Hermansdorfer – landscape architect, University of Technology in Wrocław, Iwona Bigos – head of the Four Domes Pavilion, Sebastian Cichocki – curator of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Tomasz Domański – artist and with Beata Lubicka co-founder of the Sculpture Garden – Wieżogród in Komorowice in Lower Silesia.
The moderators of the conference were: Dr Marta Smolińska – professor of the University of the Arts in Poznan and Dr Andrzej Szczerski – professor of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.
The partners of the conference were the British Council in Warsaw, Austrian Culture Forum in Warsaw and Goethe Institute in Warsaw, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, the Henry Moore Foundation. Additionally, the conference was funded from the means of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
The publication containing texts and summing up the conference results will be released in the first quarter of 2019.
Under Honorary Patronage of British Embassy and Polish Section of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA Poland).
Co-financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland
Partner: British Council, Henry Moore Foundation, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Goethe Institute Warsaw, Austrian Culture Forum Warsaw