Mature for art: Photographic community in Lviv at the beginning of 20th century

2022-08-12, 11:00 a.m.
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12 August, 11 a.m.

The meeting was devoted to the works of such figures as Henryk Mikolasch, Janina Mierzecka, Eugeniusz and Witold Romer. They were the co-creators of the phenomenon of Lviv photography at the turn of 19th century.

Photographic traditions of Lviv date back to the 19th century. This is when Klub Miłośników Sztuki Fotograficznej [Photography Lovers Club] was established – the antecedent of the Lviv Photographic Society, formed in 1903. Photography enthusiasts created a buoyant, local environment, in which artistic research was combined with academic experiments and technical refinements. Włodzimierz Puchalski was part of this environment in the 1930s.

The lecture accompanied the “Homing. Włodzimierz Puchalski” exhibition, presented at the ICC Gallery until 6 November 2022.

The meeting took place online, via the Zoom platform. 


Małgorzata Jędrzejczyk, PhD – art historian, curator. She studied art history at the Jagiellonian University, Universität Wien and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Graduate of the interdisciplinary studies programme Environment-Technologie-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 an anthology of texts obraz/ciało and the publication "Composing space. Avant-garde sculptures". Co-author and curator of the artistic and scientific program "Exercising Modernity" (Pilecki-Institut Berlin). As part of her doctoral thesis at the Institute of Art History of the Jagiellonian University she is conducting research on the concept of space in the work of Katarzyna Kobro.

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