Mature for art. Polish-German neighborhood

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The history of Polish-German relations is not only the period of World War II. The March lecture will be an attempt to present the history of this neighborhood, which is often complicated and difficult. We will discuss them through the prism of selected artistic works and monuments of material culture. We will present the work of Wit Stwosz, a German sculptor, graphic artist and painter who came to Krakow in 1477, the author of the altar from St. Mary's Basilica, one of the most famous Krakow monuments. We will present the idea of ​​"Polentransport 81" - an extraordinary artistic action and a special gift that Joseph Beuys gave to the Łódź Museum of Art, and on the example of furniture designed for the interior of the Presidential Castle in Wisła, we will analyze the attitude of Polish artists of the 1920s and 1930s to Bauhaus.

 

The lecture works as an introduction to the exhibition “Unwanted capital. Architecture and urban planning in Krakow during the German occupation of 1939–1945”.

 

The lecture will take place on March 11, 2022 at 11.00 in the Ravens Hall of the International Cultural Centre, 25 Main Market Square. Free admission. The lecture will also be streamed live via Zoom. In order to receive a virtual invitation, please send your application to the following address: warsztaty@mck.krakow.pl

 

Lecturer:

Małgorzata Jędrzejczyk – PhD candidate at the Institute of Art History at the Jagiellonian University and a graduate of the interdisciplinary doctoral studies Society - Technology - Environment. She specialises in cultural education and works as an independent curator. She conducts research on the concept of sculpture and the issue of opening a work of art to the viewer in Katarzyna Kobro's work. On a daily basis, she works at the branch of the Pilecki Institute in Berlin.

 

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