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"Contemporary Polish Art from Biuro Wystaw Artystyczynych, Lublin"
2003-11-29 until 2004-01-09
UK United Kingdom
Contemporary Polish Art is a collection of works selected and curated by BWA Gallery, Lublin. The gallery and its Director, Andrzej Mroczek, have been famous within Poland since the early 1970s for supporting and promoting the growth of radical, conceptual and constructivist Polish art, often in opposition to Soviet pressures.
Focal to the exhibition are conceptual art forms that have been central to Polish avant-garde practice since the late 1960‚s including film, video and performance. The artists chosen span three generations of Polish post-war radicalism including Natalia LL, one of the earliest Polish feminists.
To complement the show, the café gallery space will host an atmospheric photographic essay by Cumbrian photographer Michael Poulter.
Folly is also showing "On Both Sides of the Odra" which portrays the environment of the railway in Poland and East Germany. The identity of the rails of steels and its inhabitants "the train and the tram" are wound into its environment. Without the environment it has no soul. The work portrays the last working and silent vestiges of an era fast receding.
Contemporary Polish Art is a touring exhibition organised by UH Galleries, Hatfield and kindly supported by Lancaster International Twinning Society.