exhibitions & events:
Graphic Game of Art
|Location of the exhibition: Archaeological Collections – 2 Mennica Street on the Mill Island|
|Exhibition opens till: 2015-12-06|
The premiere edition of the exhibition was held at the Academy Salon Gallery in Warsaw ASP, from 20 October to November 2014. The next editions, in differently arranged areas, were presented at the National Museum in Szczecin (February 12 – April 5, 2015) and the Municipal Władysław hr. Zamoyski Art Gallery in Zakopane (April 12 – May 4, 2015).
The show includes about 150 objects – matrices for many graphic techniques, from the oldest woodcuts to modern ones – for example, multimedia installations. The main aim of the appearance of the exhibition in Bydgoszcz is to present an interesting project in the area of graphics – exhibitions where graphic boards are not displayed, but instead matrices can be seen showing the first stage of work on a composition, from design and concept, forming the matrix, to the artistic-workshop process, leading to print creation – the stage of work showing "the uniqueness of graphic thinking".
The exhibition consists of the works of several generations of Warsaw environmental graphic designers connected with the School of Fine Arts and then the Academy of Fine Arts, among others the matrices of recognised Polish graphics masters: Edmund Bartłomiejczyk, Władysław Skoczylas, Tadeusz Makowski and Andrzej Jurkiewicz, and contemporary artists: Andrzej Węcławski, Błażej Ostoj-Lniski, Mateusz Dąbrowski and Maciej Januszewski. The exhibition presents objects from the collection of the Museum of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, the Faculty of Graphic Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, the National Museum in Warsaw, and matrices owned by the artists. The exhibition is enriched by works from the collection of the Leon Wyczółkowski District Museum in Bydgoszcz, which owns an interesting number of matrices.
The Bydgoszcz edition of the exhibition is presented in the wider context of Polish graphic arts, as it is displayed simultaneously with the retrospective exhibition Multiplicity in Unity: Lithography and Planographic Printing Techniques in Poland after 1900, incorporated into the programme of the International Graphic Art Triennial – Krakow 2015, representing the third part of a series of graphics exhibitions. Earlier parts in the series –Multiplicity in Unity. Polish Woodcut after 1900 (2009), and Rotogravure Printing Techniques in Poland after 1900 (2012). At these exhibitions, workshop issues constitute one of the fundamental problems, so the exhibition Graphic Game of Art is in line with the thematic scope of the entire programme and Museum activities in the field of Polish exhibitions of modern and contemporary graphics. The programme also disseminates and promotes beautiful, but difficult and still too little-known art graphics.