The Splendour of Textiles
09.03 – 19.05.2013 The Splendour of Textiles
curator: Michał Jachuła
cooperation on the part of Zachęta: Katarzyna Kołodziej
exhibition design: Robert Rumas
The exhibition The Splendor of Textiles presents artistic textiles in the wider context of contemporary art and focuses the attention of viewers on a field of creative work that in recent decades has lain outside the principal zones of interest of leading exhibition institutions. Both the splendor of the title, associated with brilliance, richness and power, and the presentation in a national gallery of art have the goal of returning textiles to their rightful place in the orbits of contemporary art.
With a few exceptions, the exhibition encompasses works of Polish artists made from the second half of the 1940s up until the present. The art of textiles is considered both from the perspective of the newest artistic practices, as well as in a historical context, as for example in the case of the “Polish textile school.” The project shows the conceptual and communicational potential of the medium, able to convey clear historical, propaganda, critical, religious and patriotic messages.
At the exhibition are interwoven both works that use classic textile techniques and those that make use of fabrics, as well as contemporary works which are not textiles but in which is present a “thinking” in terms of weave or pattern, a visible interest on the part of artists for the materiality of fabrics or other features typical of textiles. The presentation puts a strong emphasis on a recognition and respect for the value and artistic quality of individual objects, for the manual capabilities of artists, and for the diversity of their techniques and methods of work. Another very important aspect will be to attempt to inscribe textiles in the so-called new craft movements, which are very clearly marking their presence in contemporary art.
Artists: Magdalena Abakanowicz, Dorota Banaszek, Alicja Bednarczuk, Alicja Bielawska, Emilia Bohdziewicz, Tadeusz Brzozowski, Anna Buczkowska, Maria Bujakowa, Zofia Butrymowicz, Maria Chojnacka, Sarah Crowner, Włodzimierz Cygan, Tadeusz Dominik, Monika Drożyńska, Barbara Falkowska, Jarosław Fliciński, Irena Frączek, Kazimiera Frymark-Błaszczyk, Stefan Gałkowski, Zdzisław Głowacki, Zbigniew Gostomski, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Alicja Gutkowska, Juliusz Hebanowski, Monika Janucka, Maria Jaremianka, Olimpia Jaroszewicz, Ewa Jaroszyńska, Katarzyna Józefowicz, Łucja Jóźwiak, Jadwiga Juczyńska-Górny, Tadeusz Kantor, Ada Kierzkowska, Alicja Kochanowska, Marta Kodym, Piotr Koltlicki, Krystyna Kosiorek, Honorata Kozłowska, Delfina Krasicka, Aleksander Kromer, Teresa Kruk Bobrowska, Filomena Krupowicz, Barbara Kubik, Zofia Kulik, Lilia Kulka, Kobas Laksa, Ewa Latkowska-Żychska, Barbara Levitoux-Świderska, Zbigniew Libera, Helena Malewicka, Felicja Malewicka, Joanna Malinowska, Izabela Marcjan, Zofia Matuszczyk-Cygańska, Jadwiga Maziarska, Krystyna Mieszkowska-Dalecka, Teresa Murak, Anna Nawrot, Marzena Nowak, Franciszek Orłowski, Jolanta Owidzka, Beata Palikot-Borowska, Danuta Paprowicz-Michno, Monika Piwowarska, Urszula Plewka-Schmidt, Eleonora Plutyńska, Stefan Popławski, Ewa Poradowska-Werszler, Mariola Przyjemska, Teresa Pryzmont, Danuta Radulska, Józef Robakowski, Ewa Rouba-Zuber, Jolanta Rudzka-Habisiak, Izabela Rybacka, Franciszka Rybko, Leon Rzepa, Wojciech Sadley, Jadwiga Sawicka, Jan Simon, Cecylia Siółkowska, Maria Słomkowska, Jan Smaga, Kajetan Sosnowski, Marek Stabrowski, Antoni Starczewski, Marian Strzelecki, Władysław Strzemiński, Adela Szwaja, Mieczysław Szymański, Anna Śledziewska, Jerzy Święć, Leon Tarasewicz, Christian Tomaszewski, Bolesław Tomaszkiewicz, Janina Trawińska, Bolesław Utkin, P. Wielgaszewska, Józefa Wnukowa, Krystyna Wojtyna Drouet, Olga Wolniak, Julita Wójcik
The Splendour of Textiles
09.03 – 19.05.2013
Zachęta – National Gallery of Art
pl. Małachowskiego 3, 00-916 Warsaw
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Tuesday – Sunday 12–8 p.m.
Thursday – free entry
ticket office is open until 7.30 p.m.
sponsor of the exhibition: Fabryka Dywanów AGNELLA S.A.
partner of the gallery: Lidex
sponsors of the opening ceremony: DeLonghi, Kenwood, A.Blikle, Freixenet
media patronage: Polskie Radio, The Warsaw Voice, Stolica, Artinfo.pl