Decades with art. Fighting for symbols - monumental sculpture and public space

2021-10-25, 12:00 a.m.
Decades with art. Fighting for symbols - monumental sculpture and public space
For centuries, city spaces have functioned as an area for the manifestation of the power of certain political forces and as an area of ​​struggle for spatial domination between various social groups. Apart from architecture, it is the monument sculpture that is an important weapon in this type of symbolic clashes.

During the next lecture in the Decades with Art series, we will discuss selected examples from the history of the presence of sculpture in urban spaces. We will analyze the formal transformations that have taken place in this area in recent decades. We will pay special attention to monumental sculptures by Ivan Meštrović - the protagonist of the exhibition at the ICC Gallery.
The lecture refers to the exhibition Adriatic Epic. Ivan Meštrović presented at the ICC Gallery from July 25 to November 5, 2017.

We invite you on October 25, 2021, at 12.00. The meeting takes place online via the Zoom platform. Participation in the lecture is free of charge. To receive a link to participate, please send an application to the following e-mail address:

Małgorzata Jędrzejczyk - art historian, curator. She studied art history at the Jagiellonian University, Universität Wien and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. A graduate of the interdisciplinary study program Environment-Technology-Society (Jagiellonian University). Author of scientific articles on art and architecture of the 20th century and publications in exhibition catalogs and magazines. Co-editor of the anthology of texts image / body and the publication Komponowaniespace. Avant-garde sculptures. Co-author and curator of the artistic and scientific program Exercising Modernity (Pilecki-Institut Berlin). As part of her doctoral dissertation prepared at the Institute of Art History of the Jagiellonian University, she conducts research on the concept of space in the work of Katarzyna Kobro.

The series of lectures on The Decade with Art is an original selection of topics that, updated, expanded and supplemented with a discussion of one - each time a different - of the past exhibitions will allow you to return to the rich and varied activities of the International Cultural Center in recent years.
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