M.K. Čiurlionis. Lithuanian Tale

M.K. Čiurlionis. Lithuanian Tale

About exhibition

Gallery opening hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 10.00 a.m.–6.00 p.m.
The last entrance to the exhibition at 5.30 p.m.
Ticket prices: regular – 10 PLN, concessionary – 6 PLN, family – 14 PLN
HAPPY HOUR – entrance to the exhibition for just 1 PLN.

Every Tuesday and Wednesday between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. 

Exhibition guided tour on each Sunday:
12 p.m. - in Polish
4 p.m. - in English
October 16, 2015 – January 31, 2016

An exhibition by one of the most important Lithuanian artists, whose achievements are compared to artists of the order of Wassily Kandinsky, Arnold Böcklin and Odilon Redon.

Yet the works of Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (1875–1911) are hardly known to the Polish public, which is all the more surprising given the extremely strong connections he had with the Polish artistic circles of the late 19th and early 20th century.

The exhibition at the ICC Gallery will recall the exceptional visionary artist, whose works allow us to trace both elements of symbolism and art noveau, and the incunabula of abstractionist pursuits. Čiurlionis was an extremely versatile artist, who composed music, painted, made artistic prints, and wrote poetry. Moreover, he tried to express his musical experiences in visual language: the element of musicality was extremely important in his paintings and prints. Čiurlionis’s painted fantasies share a unique atmosphere and aura. These are particular landscapes of imagination, a world verging on dream and magic, spiritual experiences, and mystical practices. Moreover, his works allows us to find inspirations in his native Lithuanian culture.

The Čiurlionis exhibition will not only become an opportunity to provide an insight into the achievements of the prematurely deceased artist, but will also refer to the question of the phenomenon of the interpenetration of cultures, national identity, and the complex Polish-Lithuanian relations. The exhibition was prepared in cooperation with the Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis National Museum of Art in Kaunas.

Curators Natalia Żak and Vaiva Laukaitiené
Cooperation Nijolé Adomavičiene, Danuta Gruzdiené
Exhibition design Malwina Antoniszczak i Monika Bielak
Co-ordination Regina Pytlik
Graphic design of the album and exhibition materials Krzysztof Radoszek, Radoszek Arts
Coordinating editor Marzena Daszewska