The Day of Free Art ay the ICC

April 27, 2013, 12 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Day of Free Art ay the ICC

The visitors to the exhibition A woman’s work is never done are encouraged to look more closely at five prints which feature women playing the roles of a mother, a companion, a muse, a warrior and an allegory of good and evil. Selected engravings boast complex iconography as they are infused with symbols and attributes which a present day viewer might find difficult to decipher. Moreover, printing – when approached as an artistic technique – is a bearer of many secrets. What do the Latin acronyms as well as numbers inscribed on the margins of the images mean? What is the difference between mezzotint and etching? The questions will be answered by our volunteers during “The Day of Free Art ay the ICC”.

The exhibition at the ICC Gallery brings together 126 prints dating from the 16th to the 20th centuries, as well as contemporary works of art. Objects, sculptures and installations from Polish and foreign private collections will serve as a spatial counterpoint to two-dimensional prints. Among the prints featured at the exhibition one will find the masterpieces by Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Peter Paul Rubens, William Hogarth, as well as a number of works by representatives of the Italian, French and Dutch schools. The presentation will be rounded out by rare works by female printmakers. The core of the exhibition is made of prints from the Print Room at the Scientific Library of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Polish Academy of Sciences. Among contemporary works featured at the exhibition one will find installations by Małgorzata Łojko, works by Tomasz Rogaliński and Erwina Ziomkowska, two Gobelin tapestries by Anna Jesionowicz-Nguyen, as well as a sculpture by Alina Szapocznikow juxtaposed with Xawery Dunikowski’s work.
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