Part of the collection of the Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko
at the City Centre of Art
73 Pomorska Street
66-400 Gorzów Wielkopolski
6 September – 20 October 2019
The exhibition - previously presented at the National Museum in Riga, Latvia, at the Armoury Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk within the framework of the international Congress of Contemporary Art Curators IKT, at the Museum of Contemporary Sculpture in Orońsko, at the Bielska Gallery BWA - shows another look at the collection of the Centre of Polish Sculpture. It is the first time we are presenting away from our seat over twenty objects which for years have been residing in our storerooms, inter alia made by Kuba Bąkowski, Kamil Kuskowski, Zofia Pugetowa, Łukasz Skąpski as well as a completely new, extremely moving project Feast about extinct animal species, made specially for this exhibition by the Państwo Neuhamer duo.
In Gorzów we are presenting a small part of the Orońsko collection including about a thousand and seven hundred sculptures, objects, installations and other works which we intend to display in galleries as well as outdoors, in the public places or landscape. Collecting contemporary art and defining the profile of the collection is a crucial and fascinating task. It refers first and foremost to our Sculpture Park, which is acquiring a contemporary, international character. Its transformation was initiated by Jarosław Kozakiewicz’s installation Transition – a walkway laid on the surface of the park pond, and the sculpture Teapot by a Lodz artist, Marta Pszonak; both of them are shown at the exhibition in the form of photograms of the Orońsko landscape. In recent years they were joined by new projects: sculptures by Maciej Szańkowski, Thorsten Goldberg, Tony Cragg, Rafał Rychter, Paweł Grobelny, as well as the sound installation by the duo Joanna Krzysztoń and Grzegorz Rogala.
The presentation will accompanied by a film about the exhibition of the Orońsko collection in Riga, made by Róża Fabjanowska and Sławomir Malcharek.
Magdalena Abakanowicz, Paweł Althamer, Kuba Bąkowski, Michalina Bigaj, Miłosz Flis, Daria Grabowska, Jerzy Jarnuszkiewicz, Kijewski / Kocur, Katarzyna Kobro, Bartosz Kokosiński, Maciej Kurak & Max Skorwider, Piotr Kurka, Kamil Kuskowski, KwieKulik, Natalia Lach-Lachowicz, Artur Malewski, Państwo Neuhamer, Adam Procki, Marta Pszonak, Zofia Pugetowa, Łukasz Skąpski, Wanda Sokołowska, Martyna Szwinta, Magdalena Wnuk-Więcek.
The profile of the Centre of Polish Sculpture, which is a national institution of culture, and the character of contemporary sculpture are presented in the catalogue Artistry. 100 Years of Polish Sculpture, published on the occasion of a series of exhibitions of the Orońsko collection, and in the publication Sculpture Today.
Curator: Leszek Golec
Cooperation: Henryk Gac, Zbigniew Sejwa