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22. 02. 2021.

The ZACHĘTA National Art Gallery in Warsaw invites you to the exhibition SCULPTURE IN THE SEARCH OF PLACE, curated by Anna Maria Leśniewska, Ph. D. 01.02-25.04.2021.

The Lodz Film School is a partner of the exhibition.

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From February 1, we invite you to the long-awaited exhibition SCULPTURE IN THE SEARCH OF PLACE, at the ZACHĘTA National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, curated by Anna Maria Leśniewska, Ph. D., lecturer at the Department of Cinematography and TV Production, the Lodz Film School.

The exhibition is accompanied by a screening of student films by filmmakers from the Lodz Film School and an online publication, including statements by the artists participating in the exhibition and an extensive text by the curator.

"I am glad that I can finally invite everyone to see the exhibition, with the participation of works by graduates and professors of our school: Paweł Edelman, Mikołaj Haremski, Sławomir Iwański, Ola Jankowska, Stefan Matyjaszkiewicz, Mitko Panov, Cyprian Piwowarski, Józef Robakowski, Zbigniew Rybczyński, Yann Seweryn , Jacqueline Sobiszewski, Jarosław Szoda, Ryszard Waśko, Janusz Zagrodzki, Ita Zbroniec-Zajt and others. "

"I would like to thank the team of artists who produced the exhibition trailer, most of all our graduates and current PhD students: Alicia Devaux, Justyna Wasilewska, Aleksandra Rosset, Anna Rok, Szymon Łepkowski and Panos Rriska."


"The reason why the trailer for the exhibition SCULPTURE IN THE SEARCH OF PLACE was created is obvious, as it resulted from the need to break the existing conventions of presenting exhibitions, especially sculpture. The idea of the trailer was born from a fascination with the film" Hydrozagadka "(1970), directed by Andrzej Kondratiuk, in which the verbal message, daringly presented by the outstanding artist Iga Cembrzyńska, which is a kind of replacement for the traditional film credits, conveys through the expression of gestures, facial expressions, modulation of the actress's voice, the content of the graphic message that usually precedes the projection. The same happens in the case of our exhibition, where the classic invitation has been replaced by a scene performed by the actress Justyna Wasilewska, a graduate of the Lodz Film School and one of the most charismatic actresses of the young generation. The exhibition has been presented in a surprising way, through the comprehensive use of acting means, and the trailer sketches in the viewers' imagination the personality and temperament of those who gave the final shape to the exhibition. The trailer introduces the atmosphere of a meeting with various hybrids of forms, created as a result of the implementation of an extended concept of sculpture at the exhibition, examples of which are waiting for viewers at and on the walls of Zachęta.

Anna Maria Leśniewska, Ph. D.
The Curator

Cooperation on the part of Zachęta: Julia Leopold
Exhibition design: Robert Rumas

Oskar Dawicki, "Zabawy z Granatem", 2020, film, obiekt, photo by Grzegorz Press

Source: ZACHĘTA National Art Gallery, exhibition SCULPTURE IN THE SEARCH OF  PLACE