The Phenomenon of Magdalena Abakanowicz | Discussion Panel at Art Corner
We cordially invite you to the next event entitled The Phenomenon of Magdalena Abakanowicz, organized at Art Corner by Porsche Centrum Poznan, DESA UNICUM and our University (simultaneous translation into English to be provided).
The meeting will be attended by outstanding artists and researchers of Abakanowicz’s work and representatives of the DESA UNICUM Auction House
11.10 (Wednesday), 17:30
Atrium UAP, build. B
20, 23 Lutego Str.
Anna Goebel (born 1951 in Katowice) – visual artist, creates spatial compositions and objects, deals with ephemeral activities in open spaces, paper art and experimental textiles. In the years 1972–1977 she studied at the State Higher School of Fine Arts in Poznan (currently Magdalena Abakanowicz University of the Arts), where she received a diploma in artistic textiles in the studio of prof. Magdalena Abakanowicz and interior design in the studio of prof. Jan Węcławski. From 1977 to 2022, she worked at her alma mater, with which she currently cooperates as a consultant. In 1994 she obtained the title of professor. She represented Polish artistic textiles, taking part in important international exhibitions, including: 15th International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art, Lausanne, 5th, 8th 10th Triennial of Artistic Textiles in Lodz, 5th International Biennial – Finding Lost Values, Cheongju, South Korea, 3th, 4th International Textile Competition, Kyoto.
Visiting professor at art universities, including: in the USA, Australia, Mexico, Israel. (Photo: Marta Kowalewska)
Prof. Ph.D. Marta Smolińska is a professor in the field of art history and an art critic, as well as a curator of many exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. In the years 2003–2014 she was an assistant professor at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun. Since 2014, she has been a professor at the University of Arts in Poznan. Since 2016, she has been head of the Department of Art History and Philosophy at this university. She is a member of the Polish Section of AICA. She has published many publications on modern and contemporary art, including six books. 2019–2023: Together with prof. Burcu Dogramaci she is implementing the scientific project “Borderland as transition space. Artistic and curatorial strategies on the Polish-German border in the context of the cultural policies of both countries and border art (1989–2019).” She co-curates the presentation of the collection at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin (opening on November 17, 2023).
Anna Borowiec (born in 1980) – art historian and literary scholar, graduate of the University of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, doctor of humanities in the field of literary studies. Curator of the Contemporary Art Gallery of the National Museum in Poznan and Head of the Collection Department of the Magdalena Abakanowicz University in Poznan. Since 2017, she has been working on the legacy of artists associated with the University of Arts in Poznan. Author of critical and theoretical texts, curator of exhibitions, among others. “Vlado Martek – The Limits of Language” (Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, 2015); “Agnieszka Brzeżańska – Ziemia Rodzinna/Ma Terra” (Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, 2015); “Through the glass diamonds” (Piekary Gallery, Poznan 2018); “Object – space” (National Museum in Poznan (2019). “Forms in space. Poznan outdoor sculpture of the 1960s and 1970s” (National Museum in Poznan, 2020); “Magdalena Abakanowicz. We are fibrous structures” (National Museum in Poznan 2021).