Matured for Art. Adolf Szyszko-Bohusz - architect of breakthroughs

2022-05-13, 10:00 a.m.

One of the most important figures for Krakow's architecture in the first half of the 20th century is Adolf Szyszko-Bohusz. Educated at the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Szyszko-Bohusz moved freely between academicism and modernism, employing elements of architectural historicism as well as solutions close to functionalism.


In the interwar years Szyszko-Bohusz was also the manager of the Wawel reconstruction, carrying out a number of archaeological, conservation and restoration works on the Wawel Hill.


During the May lecture in the series "Mature to Art" the architect's activity will be presented - his work created in the period preceding World War II, but also his professional activity during the German occupation. Architectural projects will be discussed as well as Szyszko-Bohusz's involvement in the protection of cultural heritage and his conservation concepts.


The lecture will be linked to the exhibition "Unwanted Capitalism. Architecture and Urban Planning of Krakow during the German Occupation 1939-1945".

We would like to invite you on 13 May 2022 exceptionally at 10.00 a.m. to the Pod Kruki room of the International Cultural Centre, 25 Rynek Główny, Free admission. Additionally, the meeting will also be held via Zoom platform. In order to receive a virtual invitation please send your application to:

Dr 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 programme Environment-Technology-Society (Jagiellonian University). Author of academic papers on art and architecture of the 20th century, as well as essays in exhibition catalogues and magazines. Co-editor of the anthology of texts, obraz/ciało, and the publication „Komponowanie przestrzeni. Rzeźby awangardy”. Co-author and curator of the artistic and scientific programme 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.

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