Publishing News

A preview of new publications has been posted, among them Wojciech Zamecznik Now; Zbigniew Dłubak, Body Structure; Katarzyna Mirczak, ether; Jerzy Lewczyński, Informément, Zofia Chomętowska, Archivo privado and a re-edition of Zofia Rydet’s Little Man.
 

Visual Artists’ Portraits Digitalized

As part of the documentation of Wojciech Zamecznik’s archive, we have digitalized over 250 portraits of 1960s-era visual artists, among them leading representatives of the Polish School of Posters, e.g. Henryk Tomaszewski, Józef Mroszczak, Roman Cieślewicz, Jan Lenica, Walerian Borowczyk, Jan Młodożeniec, Franciszek Starowieyski, Waldemar Świerzy, Wojciech Fangor, Tadeusz Trepkowski, Julian Pałka, as well artists such as Eryk Lipiński or Alina Szapocznikow.

Fotohof

We are pleased to announce that an exhibition of Jerzy Lewczyński’s and Krzysztof Pijarski’s works, curated by the APF’s Karolina Lewandowska, opens on 24 January 2013 at Fotohof, Salzburg. More information available on the Fotohof website >>>  Exhibition is on until 16 March 2013.

Little Man

With over 140 images by an icon of Polish photography, Zofia Rydet, a cutting-edge graphic design by Wojciech Zamecznik, and meaningful quotes from the writings of Janusz Korczak, Little Man is a unique volume. Published by Arkady in 1965, the art book still makes the most delightful impression with both its photographs and its form, an original approach to the child theme and the charm of rotogravure print.

Katarzyna Mirczak ether

Katarzyna Mirczak made a strong debut on the photographic scene with her series Special Signs, presented at Paris Photo in 2010 by the London gallerist Eric Franck (Eric Franck Fine Art). Although Special Signs was never exhibited in Poland, the work was noticed by local critics (and discussed in Art&Business and Obieg, amongst others). ether, an exhibition that premiers at Warsaw’s Archeology of Photography Foundation, offers a Polish audience an occasion to explore the work of Katarzyna Mirczak.

Warsaw / Lives / Ruins

Warsaw / Lives / Ruins brings together two tales about Warsaw, or two “archeological digs” of the city. Today, the idea behind Warsaw’s reconstruction after the Second World War—as a promise of social utopia—remains largely invisible. The city’s pre-war roots are but hieroglyphs. Krzysztof Pijarski and Tomasz Szerszeń have embarked on an attempt to decipher this underlying urban grammar, and to listen in on its faint language.
Warsaw / Lives / Ruins marks the first collaboration between the two artists and scholars, who have however been engaged in a creative and intellectual dialogue for years. It is also the result of their shared fascination with Warsaw as a mirage—and an exploration of its latent, potential and imagined aspects.The exhibition features two projects: Warsaw Antiquities and The Lives of Non-Saints.

“Land-Scapes. Re-Activation” in Minsk

On Friday, 19th October, Nova Gallery at the Center of Photography in Minsk will host the opening of the exhibition Land-Scapes. Re-Activation which brings together different views onto the local realities in Belarus and in Poland. The exhibition features selected fragments from larger projects by six photographers whose work refers to the place they live in, its history, lacks and topical issues. With: Karolina Bregula, Andrey Kolesnikov, Uladzimir Parfianok, Krzysztof Pijarski, Konrad Pustola, students of the Center of Photography.
 

Animation Through Photography, workshop in Minsk

From 20th to 24th of October 2012, the Center of Photography in Minsk hosted a workshop Animation Through Photography co-organized by the Archeology of Photography Foundation. Organizers: Archeology of Photography Foundation, Center of Photography, Nova Gallery of Visual Arts, partner: Polish Institute in Minsk.

Dłubak Soundsystem

Dłubak Soundsystem is a unique work: a dialog between Zbigniew Dłubak (1921-2005), one of the classical figures of the Polish neo-avant-garde, and the experimental music of contemporary performers, cellist Mikołaj Pałosz and saxophonist Ray Dickaty. This exceptional audiovisual performance, conceptualised by Mikołaj Pałosz, will see its premiere on the final day of the International Festival of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn.

Wojciech Zamecznik Now – Exhibition

Wojciech Zamecznik (1923-1967), was an outstanding graphic artists, and one of the founders of the “Polish school of posters”. In his practice Zamecznik consistently employed photographs he had personally taken—transforming them in the course of experiments with different light-sensitive techniques, creating abstract records of light as motifs for further posters and covers, and including documentary photographs, taken during everyday activities as well as on journeys, characterized by an exceptional sensitivity to form.