Zacheta - National Gallery of Art, Warsaw
Zacheta | pl. Malachowskiego 3
artists & participants
Sculpture in Search of a Place
27.11.2020 – 21.02.2021
The exhibition presents works of nearly a hundred polish visual artists including Tadeusz Kantor, Alina Szapocznikow, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Katarzyna Kozyra, Mirosław Bałka, Paweł Althamer, Władysław Hasior and Xawery Dunikowski.
Sculpture in search of a place tackles the subject of the identity of Polish sculpture over the last 60 years—not so much as a chronology of artistic activity, but as a presentation of the phenomena and creative attitudes that have been essential for its development. It is also the result of the deep fascination and many years of research of its curator, Anna Maria Leśniewska, who has managed to collect the works of nearly a hundred visual artists, including a dozen or so film makers, and present them in the form of an original visual essay. The exhibition covers a very vast area—both in terms of its historical and thematic approach, as well as the way it presents the very phenomenon of sculpture: from a compact solid to space, from classic to modern forms of expression. It is also an opportunity for the visitors to look at the phenomenon of sculpture going beyond lexical definitions, revealing its links with other areas of art: music, theatre, photography, performance and an autonomous film work.
Curator: Anna Maria Leśniewska / cooperation (Zachęta): Julia Leopold / exhibition design: Robert Rumas / exhibition Partner: Film School in Łódź