PRESS CONFERENCE: Artistry. 100 Years of Polish Sculpture
To mark the opening of the exhibition “Artistry. 100 Years of Polish Sculpture” at the Art Museum RIGA BOURSE in Riga (Doma laukums 6), from 27 January to 15 April 2018, we cordially invite media representatives to attend the press conference and preview of the exhibition on Friday, 26 January 2018, at 11.00. Registration: 10.30–11.00.
The Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko in collaboration with Art Museum RIGA BOURSE and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw, with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Riga is holding the Artistry. 100 Years of Polish Sculptur exhibition, which is taking place on the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining its independence and the establishment of the Latvian state. Daria Malicka’s work Kunszt or Artistry, a concept which could be translated into English as ‘mastery’ or ‘proficiency’ has been chosen as the motto for the project. These words describe the sculptures, spatial objects, installations, video films, and neon light projects that have been created in the past hundred years by several generations of Polish artists, which have been brought to Riga from the collection of about 2000 works.
Along with such classic treasures as the works of Katarzyna Kobro, August Zamoyski, Barbara Zbrožyna, Jerzy Jarnuszkiewicz, Władysław Hasior, Magdalena Abakanowicz and Wojciech Fangora, sculptures from the currently powerful middle generation of artists Mirosław Bałka, Krzysztof M. Bednarski and Sylwester Ambroziak can be viewed at the exhibition, as well as sculptural forms from younger generation artists like Michalina Bigaj and Martyna Szwinta.
Eulalia Domanowska, Director, Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko, Poland
Henryk Gac, Poland
Vita Birzaka, Exhibition Curator, Art Museum RIGA BOURSE / Latvian National Museum of Art, Latvia