„On Time” The exhibition presenting the painters form the Faculty of Painting at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław
The exhibition, which will be on show from 9 April at the Nowa Huta Cultural Centre, is the largest presentation in Krakow in many years of painters associated with our university.
Nowa Huta Culture Centre in Kraków
Centrum Gallery – Biała Gallery
al. Jana Pawła II 232, Kraków
opening: 9.04.2021, 6 p.m.
The “On Time” exhibition held in the Nowa Huta Culture Centre is a presentation, the biggest in many years, of painters associated with Wrocław’s Academy of Art and Design. We did not posit any rigid thesis in our invitation letter sent to the artists from the Faculty of Painting at Wrocław’s Academy. Instead, we described a wide range of possible references. The only thing that we asked the artists for was to append their paintings with self-commentaries, which could take whatever form they deemed right, e.g. an object, print, text, sketch or photo – to broaden the field of the topic’s interpretation, to show the sources of the artists’ inspiration and to reveal some parts of their creative process.
40 artists submitted their works to our curated open call. Their entries added up to a diverse story about time experienced on an individual and universal level, about its possible perceptions and interpretations and, most importantly, about how it secured a permanent place in painterly matter and also in such an intangible field as “painterly sensitivity”.
The exhibition comprises six thematic fields: the cycle of human life and transcendence, references to the natural and urban landscape, abstract artwork which arose from various inspirations concerning time, references to historical events, references to popular culture and work of art as a process.
All the parts of the exhibition mentioned above do not exhaust the possible interpretations connected with time, but they surely add up to a unique and rich polyphony of form and meaning. Its variant nature and relativity are inevitably inherent in the concept of the Krakow exhibition.
Jacek Dłużewski, Patrycja Sikora - curators of the exhibition
Karol Babicz, Piotr Błażejewski, Marta Borgosz, Adam Chmielowiec, Jacek Dłużewski, Waldemar Graczyk, Marcelina Groń, Jarosław Grulkowski, Łukasz Huculak, Marek Jakubek Wingloter, Jacek Jarczewski, Paweł Jarodzki, Wojciech Kaniowski, Dilay Kocogullari, Anna Kołodziejczyk, Stanisław R. Kortyka, Anna Maria Kramm, Marian Waldemar Kuczma, Marek Kulig, Paweł Lewandowski-Palle, Wojciech Lupa, Daria Milecka, Kamil Moskowczenko, Zdzisław Nitka, Joanna Nowińska, Jarosława Pabich-Szmyt, Przemek Pintal, Marlena Promna, Alicja Pruchniewicz, Wojciech Pukocz, Bartosz Radziszewski, Andrzej Rafałowicz, Patrycja Sap, Michał Sikorski, Krzysztof Skarbek, Anna Kowalska-Szewczyk, Marta Szymczakowska, Piotr Tyszkowski, Krzysztof Wałaszek, Marian Wołczuk
Organizer: Akademia Sztuk Pięknych im. E Gepperta we Wrocławiu, www.asp.wroc.pl
Co-organizer: Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury w Krakowie, www.nck.krakow.pl
The exhibition is accompanied by the catalogue (ASP Wrocław, 2020).