THE SHAPE OF CONTINUITY:
A SELECTION OF POLISH PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE CEZARY PIECZYŃSKI COLLECTION
Guest exhibition of Art Market Budapest
As a large-scale accompanying event of Art Market Budapest 2016, and part of POLISH(ed), a program organized by Art Market Budapest to put Polish contemporary art in the focus of attention, a selection from the private collection of Cezary PIECZYŃSKI is on display at the A38 Gallery in Budapest during the fair. The main area of interest for the collector and art dealer (Poznan, Poland) is the avant-garde tendencies and the conceptual trends of the 1970s. His collection is regarded as one of the most significant Polish private collections today.
PIECZYŃSKI strives to place Polish works of art into the international context of 20th century photography, his col – lection includes works by a number of outstanding artists such as Eadweard MUYBRIDGE or Paul STRAND. From experimental and abstract to contemporary photography, he has a wide range of interests with the earliest pieces of his collection dating back to the avant-garde era of the 1920s.
By showcasing defining artists from two of the Polish avant-garde centers Łódź and Wroclaw, the selection on disp – lay in the amazing gallery space of the A38 ship intends to portray the investigative, experimental artistic generation of the 1970s in Poland. Some of the main attractions include the Łódź-based artist group Warsztat Formy Filmowej (1971–79) with their experimental works as documentaries of art performances, hallmarked with the names of Józef ROBAKOWSKI, Antoni MIKOŁAJCZYK and Ryszard’s WAŚKO, and the works of the Wroclaw-based Permafu group (1970–80) including the photos of Andrzej LACHOWICZ and the cultic figure of the time NATALIA LL.
THE SHAPE OF CONTINUITY, October 2016, A38 Gallery, Budapest
ARTISTS EXHIBITED: Janusz BĄKOWSKI, Jerzy BEREŚ, Zbigniew DŁUBAK, Zdzisław JURKIEWCZ, Anna KUTERA, Paweł KWIEK, KWIEKULIK, Andrzej LACHOWICZ, Jolanta MARCOLLA, Antoni MIKOŁAJCZYK, NATALIA LL, Andrzej PARUZEL, Ireneusz PIERZGALSKI, Maria PINIŃSKA-BEREŚ, Józef ROBAKOWSKI, Zdzisław SOSNOWSKI, Zbigniew WARPECHOWSKI, Ryszard WAŚKO
CURATOR: SOMOSI Rita