Collage: Bonded Worlds
Collage: Bonded Worlds
Collage: Bonded Worlds
Collage: Bonded Worlds
Collage: Bonded Worlds
Collage: Bonded Worlds
Collage: Bonded Worlds

Collage: Bonded Worlds

Address
ul. Wystawowa 1, Wrocław
Event website
Venue's website
Curator
Anna Chmielarz

An exhibition showing the evolution and diversity of collage (its forms, techniques, and materials), continually used by artists for a whole variety of purposes.


Visitors can view works created over the last 150 years by prominent Polish and international artists, representing the whole spectrum of artistic disciplines – from painting, drawing, sculpture, graphic arts, photography, photomontagee, ceramics, glass, textile art, and video art. The exhibition showcases works by, among others, Kurt Schwitters, Max Ernst, Aleksander Krzywobłocki, Margit Sielska, Henryk Stażewski, Mieczysław Berman, Tadeusz Kantor, Jadwiga Maziarska, Robert Rauschenberg, Jiři Kolář, Władysław Hasior, Zbigniew Makowski, Kazimierz Mikulski, Krzesława Maliszewska, Zofia Rydet, Zdzisław Beksiński, Shinji Ogawa, Lech Twardowski, Grupa Luxus, Piotr Uklański, Jan Dziaczkowski, and Tymek Borowski.

Collage as an artistic method already existed in ancient China over 2,200 years ago. The creation of compositions from various materials, which were glued onto canvas or paper and combined with traditional art techniques, evolved over the years. And although the technique of collage was first used in the 20th century by Georges Braque and later by Pablo Picasso, it was Max Ernst who completely rediscovered it for art trends such as Dadaism, Surrealism and Constructivism, and it was soon taken over by abstract and conceptual art as well.

In a sense, collage already assumes a dialogue with the history of art, culture at its core, and promises a fascinating journey through the time and space of the image and an adventure full of fun and discovery, says exhibition curator Anna Chmielarz. The collage artists are keen to play a game with the viewer, sometimes confusing the clues, at other times providing a solution to the riddle on a plate. They often use fragments of reproductions of iconic works of art, create amazing places, and arrange unusual encounters. Anything is possible here, and the only boundaries are set by the imagination of the creator and the viewer.

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