Major exhibitions at the Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko coming in 2019

Museum of Contemporary Sculpture

Katarzyna Józefowicz

30 March – 19 May 2019

Museum of Contemporary Sculpture

Curator: Agnieszka Kulazińska

Coordinator: Henryk Gac


The exhibition of Katarzyna Józefowicz, a major artist of the Gdansk art scene, for some years the Dean of the Faculty of Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Art in Gdansk. In Orońsko we are going to present projects prepared specially for the CRP.

The exhibition is the result of our collaboration with the Centre for Contemporary Art ‘Łaźnia’ in Gdansk.


Joana Vasconcelos

8 June – 6 October 2019

Museum of Contemporary Sculpture, ‘Orangery’ Gallery, ‘Chapel’ Gallery, Sculpture Park

Curator: Eulalia Domanowska

Collaboration: Henryk Gac, Anna Podsiadły


The exhibition of the most famous Portuguese artist of the present day, who deals with sculpture, including artistic objects in the public space as well as experiments in the scope of sculptural materials..

In 2019 the Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko will present to the Polish audience another important figure of the contemporary art scene –Joana Vasconcelos from Portugal. Following the exhibitions of the classics of the British sculpture of two generations – Henry Moore and Tony Cragg, we will present one of the most original artist of the generation of the 90s. The artist gained world fame by her participation in the 51st International Biennale in Venice in 2005, where she showed a gigantic, palace chandelier, composed of thousands of tampons. Vasconcelos’ art is very sensual and decorative. She uses vibrant colours and accumulates tiny objects in the forms of a monumental scale. In her early work, her sculptures, made from household appliances, such as steam-irons or clothes dryers, had certain feminist overtones but with time she became a great ambassador of Portuguese handicraft and Portuguese folk culture, which is first of all a women’s domain. In her huge textile installations, Vasconcelos uses the artistry and handicraft of Portuguese embroiderers, lace makers and seamstresses assisted by architects and engineers of various specialties. Just like in her earlier phase of work, the principle of her creation relies on using readymade elements of everyday life and their recontextualization in a work of art and in the process attributing them with a whole spectrum of new meanings – aesthetic, psychological, anthropological, as well as social and political ones.

Vasconcelos exhibits at prestigious museums and art galleries but she also collaborates with the world of fashion and design. Lately, she has had large exhibitions at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, at the Louis XIV Palace in Versailles near Paris and at the Palazzo Grassi/Francois Pinot Foundation in Venice. She has also created designs for such brands as Dior or Gucci. In 2013 she represented Portugal at the Biennale in Venice.

The exhibition will be displayed in all the CRP gallery spaces  as well as at the Sculpture Park.


Maciej Szańkowski

26 October 2019 – 2 February 2020

Museum of Contemporary Sculpture

Curator: Anna Maria Leśniewska

Coordinator: Jarosław Pajek


A retrospective exhibition of Maciej Szańkowski, the doyen of Polish neo-avant-garde, one of the most import ant living artists of the last fifty years. He is the author both of small scale and monumental works, monuments and small medallic forms.  He uses original techniques from the boundaries of media and creates sculptures in combination with architecture and landscape. He graduated from the Kenar School in Zakopane, and studied under the direction of Jerzy Jarnuszkiewicz at the Academy of Fine Art in Warsaw. He took part in many sculpture competitions, whose results were works of monumental character in: Nuremberg, Bochum, Maribor, Berlin, Hachiōji, Elbląg, Sandomierz, Warsaw. In 2002  he made a sculpture in Bletchley Park near London commemorating breaking the Enigma code.

Maciej Szańkowski’s work is situated at the meeting of constructivist tradition, geometric abstractionism and conceptualism. The exhibition will be an opportunity to sum up the last twenty years of the artist’s work and to publish the artist’s monograph, on which Anna Maria Leśniewska has been working for the last two years.

category: Museum of Contemporary Sculpture, autor: Dział komunikacji, add: 2019-01-21 14:32:29, read: 47 times
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