Exhibition from the collection of the Centre of Polish Sculpture In Orońsko
Curator: Eulalia Domanowska
Collaboration: Artur Bartkiewicz
BWA Gallery, Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski
15 January – 28 February 2016
Magdalena Abakanowicz, Paweł Althamer, Sylwester Ambroziak, Mirosław Bałka, Michalina Bigaj, Wanda Czełkowska, Anna Dębska, Miłosz Flis, Leszek Golec i Tatiana Czekalska, Władysław Hasior, Maria Jarema, Jerzy Jarnuszkiewicz, Marek Kijewski / Kocur, Leszek Knaflewski, Katarzyna Kobro, Bartosz Kokosiński, Piotr Kurka, Artur Malewski, Maria Pinińska-Bereś, Marta Pszonak, Anna Siekierska, Martyna Szwinta, August Zamoyski, Wojciech Zasadni
Art has the power of taking us into a different reality; it is a transgressive domain of life. It forms the concepts of transgressive man or a multi-dimensional man who has the ability of going beyond material, social and symbolic boundaries. Art enables our capacity to go beyond standards. It shapes our imagination, which can freely soar, can consider our fantasies, hybridism, and also perceive various aspects of nature. Art of the last century has prepared our eyes and minds to accept all sorts of deformations, syntheses or simplifications. In minimalism we learned to look for refinement. While post-modernism brought about quotations from various epochs, inter alia from romanticism and pop-art.
Another World is an exhibition prepared on the basis of the collection of the Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko. Among 2000 objects, works of 24 artists from different generations have been selected. We present figurative sculpture – human and animal figures, as well hybrids, made both by classics like Katarzyna Kobro, August Zamoyski or Magdalena Abakanowicz, artists of the middle-age generation like Piotr Kurka, Leszek Golec / Tatiana Czekalska, and our latest acquisitions – works of artists who took part in the Young Triennial in Orońsko – an event initiated at the beginning of the 90s by the Poznan artist and pedagogue related with Orońsko – Prof Jan Berdyszak. The exhibition presents various poetics and ways of seeing, used or still being used by the presented artists offering the viewers a different world. The exhibition is also a presentation of part of the Orońsko collection, in which the fundamental criterion of selecting exhibits is the artists’ renown and value of their works in comparison to the phenomena of Polish and world art. We find here not only sculptures, but also objects, installations and video by Sylwester Ambroziak, which accompanied his individual exhibition shown at the Museum of Contemporary Sculpture in Orońsko in 2011. The presentation of the fragment of our collection is complemented by a film about the Centre of Sculpture which introduces the viewers to the place of art situated at Józef Brandt’s 19th century estate and outlines the plans for its development.