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‘Faces of Image’

Municipal Galleries of the UAP (Duża Scena Gallery of the UAP) in Poznań
Opening of the exhibition: 17 January 2023 at 18.00 / Duration of the exhibition: 17 January – 1 February 2023

PARTICIPANTS OF THE EXHIBITION: Andrzej Banachowicz, Anna Bochenek, Rafał Boettner-Łubowski, Marina Burani, Milan Cieslar, Joanna Imielska, Sebastian Krzywak, Dáša Lasotová, Alicja Majewska, Hanna Maria Ograbisz-Krawiec, Lucyna Pach, Magdalena Parnasow-Kujawa, Magdalena Polakowska, Aleksander Radziszewski, Sonia Rammer, Oliwia Szepietowska, Zbigniew Szot, Andrea Vettori.

The exhibition is part of an international art project entitled ‘Faces of Image’ (project leader and originator: Rafał Boettner-Łubowski, Ph.D., Professor of the UAP / cooperation: Aleksander Radziszewski, MA, research assistant).

The international project ‘FACES OF IMAGE’ presents selected contemporary artistic possibilities of creating images, including traditional paintings, images inspired by anti-illusionist (including expressionist and abstract) ways of imaging, photographic, film and digital pictures, as well as those made on unusual substrates using the possibilities offered by modern digital printing. The project also features works exposing pictorial visual quotes in various original creative approaches. Polish, Czech and Italian artists representing various generations and media of contemporary visual arts have been invited to participate in the project. It does not have an artificially posed (thematic or theoretical) curatorial thesis but is supposed to show various, current ways of creating an image and various narratives that can be offered to contemporary audiences. Thus, the assumptions of the project do not exhaust the examined issue but strive to show its potential, complexity and the wealth of related artistic possibilities. The contemporary interest in creating various images is very lively and is currently combined with many (sometimes strongly opposing) strategies, assumptions and artistic sensitivities or preferences, in some cases also resulting in the creation of hybrid works in terms of media and style. This is a valuable and, in fact, pluralistic situation, which probably cannot be fully and definitively examined but can be observed and explored ‘fragmentally’, also by discovering those attitudes and creative solutions that seem very valuable but are not strongly present and promoted in the official, mainstream artistic circulation. The originator and manager of the ‘FACES OF IMAGE’ project is dr hab. Rafał [Boettner]-Lubowski, professor of the Magdalena Abakanowicz University of the Arts in Poznań (UAP), who is assisted in the implementation of the aforementioned task by research assistant Aleksander Radziszewski, also working at the UAP. The “FACES OF IMAGE” project was inaugurated with an international exhibition organised at Galerii Půda in Czech Cieszyn in the Czech Republic in early autumn 2022. The next foreign project exhibition was held at Projektraum art.endart in Berlin, Germany, at the end of November 2022. The third project exhibition is planned in the Municipal Galleries of the UAP (Duża Scena UAP Gallery) in Poznań in 2023. In addition to the works displayed in the Czech Republic and Germany, this exhibition will feature the works of several other artists, including Professor Zbigniew Szota and Professor Alicja Majewska.

The ‘FACES OF IMAGE’ project is financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education as a result of the research activity of dr. hab. Rafał [Boettner]-Łubowski – an employee of the Faculty of Art Education and Curatorial Studies of the UAP. The project also has the patronage of the Pedagogical Faculty of the University of Ostrava and is the result of artistic cooperation with this entity.

  • Author: o.petrenko
  • Published on: 16.01.2023, 13:22
  • Last edit: 16.01.2023, 13:31