*A lecture in the series “Decades of Contrasts” organized by the Art Tranfser Foundation.
Few artists electrified the Polish art critics of the 1920’s as much as Henryk Berlewi, who showed that great art can consist of a few figures painted from a stencil, and a car showroom is an excellent exposition space. He was saying that good art has to be cheap, and an artist has to get rid of sentimentalism. Could the theory have been reflected in practice?
Presenter: Paweł Bień - art historian, culture expert, poet. He graduated from Interdisciplinary Individual Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the universities of Wrocław and Warsaw. He regularly collaborates with the National Museum in Warsaw and the Fryderyk Chopin Institute. He has been a guest lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, art exhibition offices and several Universities of the Third Age. He is the author of the poetry book Light Sensitivity.