Prof. Maria Poprzęcka the laureate of the Kazimierz Wyka Prize

We are pleased to announce that this year laureate of the Kazimierz Wyka Prize became prof. Maria Poprzęcka, an outstanding historian and art critic, member of the ICC Programme Council. The prestigious distinction was awarded for lifetime achievement, with particular emphasis on the volume of essays Impas. Opór, utrata, niemoc w sztuce.

Kazimierz Wyka Prize has been awarded since 1980 in the field of literary criticism, essay writing, and history of literature, and is currently one of the few awards in this field in Poland. It is highly appreciated both by theoreticians of literature and art, as well as by the authors themselves. The founders of the award are the Marshal's Ofiice of the Małopolska Region and the President of the City of Krakow.

Prof. Maria Poprzęcka is mainly interested in 19th and 20th century painting, modern art, the migrations of images, their "long duration", relations between visual arts and other fields of creativity. For many years director of the Institute of Art History at the University of Warsaw, currently a lecturer at the "Artes Liberales" College at the University of Warsaw. Her oeuvre is dominated by essays Uczta bogiń. Kobiety, życie i sztuka (2008), Inne obrazy. Oko – widzenie – sztuka. Od Albertiego do Duchampa (2012).

Prof. Poprzęcka is also a laureate of the Gdynia Literary Award in the field of an essay. In 2003 she was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta "for outstanding achievements in scientific and didactic work", and in 2012 she was awarded the gold medal "Gloria Artis for Merit to Culture" for merits in the field of heritage protection.
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