12.8 C
London
Thursday, April 18, 2024

Cracow. Opening of the exhibition “Give Me Everything” at the Bunkier Sztuki Gallery

Must read

- Advertisement -


Bunkier Sztuki at the Planty Park in Krakow has been reopened. The gallery returned to the cultural map of Krakow with an impressive collection of works donated to museums by Teresa and Andrzej Starmach.

The “Give Me Everything” exhibition was inaugurated on Thursday. The authors of the works included in the exhibition include: Magdalena Abakanowicz, Mirosław Bałka, Marek Chlanda, Władysław Hasior, Tadeusz Kantor, Jerzy Nowosielski and Marek Smoczyński.

– Using the example of these artists, we can show how Polish art is gaining international value. These are not only outstanding names, they are outstanding, unique works that, in addition, have a museum character, i.e. they are so large, they are works that build the exhibition – said Maria Anna Potocka, director of the Bunkier Sztuki gallery and the director of the Bunkier Sztuki gallery, about the exhibition during the Thursday conference. MOCAK museum.

The exhibition “Give Me Everything” presented during the opening of the Bunkier Sztuki Contemporary Art Gallery in Krakow after the renovation.PAP/Łukasz Gągulski

- Advertisement -

Reopening of Bunkier Sztukitvn24.pl / Anna Winiarska

“Art came first”

The exhibition is also an opportunity to see in one place works donated by art collectors Teresa and Andrzej Starmach to two city museums – the MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art and the Museum of Photography. – This is a gift at the level of the highest museums in the world. We have here an overview of the highest class of Polish art – said Potocka.

The ceremonial signing of the act of transferring the collection took place on Monday, and the donation was considered the largest donation to public collections after 1989 and the first such generous gift of contemporary art in over 100 years, when in 1920 Feliks “Manggha” Jasieński donated his collections to the National Museum in Krakow.

Reopening of Bunkier Sztukitvn24.pl / Anna Winiarska

Reopening of Bunkier Sztukitvn24.pl / Anna Winiarska

– Art actually came first. First we started collecting art, we opened a gallery, and only finally we built a house. These were our priorities, Teresa Starmach noted at the conference on Thursday. – This day is really full of emotions for us, because we walk through these rooms and wonder how it happened that we collected so much, and so many of these works really mean a lot for Polish and world art – she said.

The exhibition “Give Me Everything” presented during the opening of the Bunkier Sztuki Contemporary Art Gallery in Krakow after the renovation.PAP/Łukasz Gągulski

Change of power in Bunker

With the opening of the exhibition on Thursday evening, the Bunkier Sztuki gallery was officially opened after a three-year thorough renovation. As a result, the exhibition space was enriched with an additional room in the gallery’s basement, the conditions for exhibiting and storing works, as well as the conditions of gallery employees and visitors, especially people with special needs, improved. – The ceilings had to be strengthened, the floors and installations had to be changed, and air conditioning had to be created. In a sense, it is a new building, said the gallery director. During the renovation, the Bunker operated in the basement of the Potocki Palace at the Main Market Square.

Reopening of Bunkier Sztukitvn24.pl / Anna Winiarska

The exhibition “Give Me Everything” presented during the opening of the Bunkier Sztuki Contemporary Art Gallery in Krakow after the renovation.PAP/Łukasz Gągulski

Read also: Bunkier Sztuki returns to the map of Krakow. But you have to wait for the famous cafe

The opening day of the gallery after renovation is also the last day of Maria Anna Potocka’s management of the institution. In a conversation with journalists, she admitted that she was finishing her job in this position with a sense of relief. – I have been involved in art for 52 years and it was not my dream to find the director during the renovation – she commented.

From Friday, the new director will be art historian Delfina Jałowik.

The exhibition “Give Me Everything” presented during the opening of the Bunkier Sztuki Contemporary Art Gallery in Krakow after the renovation.PAP/Łukasz Gągulski

Reopening of Bunkier Sztukitvn24.pl / Anna Winiarska

The exhibition “Give Me Everything” presented during the opening of the Bunkier Sztuki Contemporary Art Gallery in Krakow after the renovation.PAP/Łukasz Gągulski

The Bunkier Sztuki Contemporary Art Gallery is the only brutalist architecture facility in the Old Town. The Bunkier Sztuki building was built in 1965 as the headquarters of the Krakow Art Exhibition Office. The author of its design is Krystyna Tołłoczko-Różyska. The characteristic façade made of concrete casts of wooden formwork was designed by Stefan Borzęcki and Antoni Hajdecki. For 55 years, the headquarters of Bunkier Sztuki has not been modernized. The cost of the now completed renovation amounted to PLN 22 million.

The exhibition “Give Me Everything” presented during the opening of the Bunkier Sztuki Contemporary Art Gallery in Krakow after the renovation.PAP/Łukasz Gągulski

Reopening of Bunkier Sztukitvn24.pl / Anna Winiarska

The exhibition “Give Me Everything” presented during the opening of the Bunkier Sztuki Contemporary Art Gallery in Krakow after the renovation.PAP/Łukasz Gągulski

Main photo source: PAP/Łukasz Gągulski



Source link

More articles

- Advertisement -

Latest article