From the 11th of May the exhibition entitled Robinson's Ship transforms the space of Wrocław Museum of Architecture into a shipwreck. Artworks by 55 contemporary visual artists from Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, all working in various media, are being presented in the remains of the crushed ship.
In his text entitled "Ethics of Elfland" Gilbert Keith Chesterton compared our civilization to a wrecked ship, from which the hero of Daniel Defoe's famous book, Robinson Crusoe, would fish out all objects he needed to survive on a desert island. The British writer pointed out that in a sense our civilization resembles a ship after a disaster, whilst artworks are an element which enables us to rescue the values that define our humanity: the Truth, Beauty and Good, which – for us to survive as mankind – must be saved in every generation. Therefore, the main idea behind the exhibition organized in the former monastery rooms of the Museum of Architecture is to refer to traditional European values through contemporary artists’ visual creativity. These values are the roots of our civilization. Thus, they require salvage and care – especially in today’s world, where several ideas and norms once cultivated become equivalent to remains of a wrecked ship.
For the purposes of the Robinson’s Ship show exhibition rooms have been set designed as a shipwreck, with artworks located among its remains. Consequently, the show departs from a linear presentation scheme, while individual pieces have been be closely linked to its scenographic concept.
The show features about 190 artworks, which makes it one of the largest exhibitions of figurative art in Central and Eastern Europe. It showcases 55 young and promising artists from Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. The pieces on show include painting, graphics, photography as well as sculpture and glass objects.
The Robinson’s Ship exhibition lasts until the 28th of July 2019.
Curator: Mirosław Jasiński
Co-curators: Krisztina Jerger (Hungary), Ivana Moncolova (Slovakia) and Martin Mainer (Czech Republic).
Exhibition organiser: The City Gallery in Wrocław
Co-organiser: Museum of Architecture in Wrocław
Honorary Patronage of the Mayor of Wroclaw.
Video from the opening:
Artists of the exhibition:
Agata Agatowska (PL), Paweł Baśnik (PL), Zofia Błażko (PL), Imre Bukta (HU), Julia Curyło (PL), Małgorzata Dajewska (PL), Adam Dallos (HU), Andrzej Dudek-Dürer (PL), Jana Farmanova (SK), László Fehér (HU), Paweł Frąckiewicz (PL), Marcelina Groń (PL), Krzysztof Izdebski-Cruz (PL), Andrzej Jarodzki (PL), Adam Kaspar (CZ), Marcin Kołpanowicz (PL), Aleksander Kozera (PL), Silvia Krivošíková (SK), Tomasz Kucharski (PL), Jarosław Kukowski (PL), Henryk Laskowski (PL), Witold Liszkowski (PL), Ida Łotocka-Huelle (PL), Maciej Łubowski (PL), Mária Machatová (SK), Martin Mainer (CZ), Julita Malinowska (PL), Mariusz Mikołajek (PL), Miroir Noir (Miloš Kopták and Rai Escalé) (SK), Zdzisław Nitka (PL), Jacek Paluch (PL), Ryszard Paprocki (PL), Samuel Pauco (CZ), Kazimierz Pawlak (PL), Daniel Pawłowski (PL), Daniel Pielucha (PL), Rastislav Podoba (SK), Miro Polach (CZ), Tomasz Poznysz (PL), Olga Prokop-Miśniakiewicz (PL), Artur Przebindowski (PL), Judit Rita Rabóczky (HU), Zbynek Sedlecky (CZ), Krzysztof Skarbek (PL), Jan Szczepan Szczepkowski (PL), Anna Szpakowska-Kujawska (PL), Janusz Szpyt (PL), Adam Šakový (SK) , Pavel Šmid (CZ), Veronika Šramatyová (SK), Jan Triaska (SK), Przemysław Tyszkiewicz (PL), Péter Ujházi (HU), Tomasz Urbanowicz (PL), Anna Wypych (PL), Mira Żelechower-Aleksiun (PL)
Normal ticket: 20 PLN
Discount ticket:* 14 PLN
Group ticket (min. 10 persons): 10 PLN
Museum lesson: 5 PLN
Children under 3 – admission free
On Wednesdays admission FREE!
Tuesday: 10:00 am–6.00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am–6.00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 pm–6.00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am–6 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am–6 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am–6 pm
Photos from the opening:
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