Poles of inaccessibility – exhibition at the ICC

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Poles of inaccessibility – exhibition at the ICC

The International Cultural Centre invites all visitors to the exhibition of works by Dobiesław Gała – "Poles of inaccessibility".

This exhibition, containing the artist's new works, will be presented to the public in this form for the first time.

The exhibition is on view from February 25 to March 23, 2022.

The inspiration for the relief compositions came from the experience of time, an attempt to illustrate the fleetingness of memory and the search for metaphysical space. The works show the process of eradication of all kinds of acts of presence, events, and actions on the material and spiritual level. The series "Poles of Inaccessibility" is an attempt to illustrate the most inaccessible places on earth, where mysterious interference phenomena and traces of events occur, the consequence of which are changes in the structure of matter.

"Poles of inaccessibility" is a game of making present, of being in a space-time loop. The works visualise an impulse to search for one’s own identity and the need to name oneself. The compositions are a subtle combination of drawing, painting, and relief, realised on plates, nets, and papers structured by chemical and thermal processes, which lends them a three-dimensional effect.

Dobiesław Gała, born in 1975 in Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski. Artist, sculptor, Doctor of Art, assistant professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. A graduate of the Faculty of Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, and currently its vice-dean. In 2000 he obtained a diploma in the studio of Professor Marian Konieczny. He was awarded a scholarship from the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg, where he worked under the guidance of the famous Tim Scott. Scholarship holder of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland. Laureate and winner of the Grand Prix of the X Triennial of Polish Contemporary Drawing and many other prestigious awards. He has presented his works at over 70 individual and collective exhibitions.

The exhibition is on show in the medieval cellars of the ICC, admission is free.

ICC programme concept

Agata Wąsowska-Pawlik, Łukasz Galusek

Curator

Barbara Woźniak

Exhibition design

Magdalena Paleczna

Coordination and Organisation

Karolina Wójcik

Edited, proofread and translated by

Dorota Żywczak

Cooperation

Ewa Czarnecka, Monika Frenkiel, Dorota Korohoda, Paulina Małochleb, Łukasz Pieróg, Angelika Radoń, Anna Sawłowicz

Organiser

MCK

Partner

ASP Kraków

The exhibition is financed by

MKiDN

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