Art Transfer Foundation online lecture series on Low Countries art.
The contemporary Netherlands and Belgium are countries that artistically derive from a shared root. Low Countries art has been astonishing since the 15th century and flourished in the 17th century in the Netherlands and Flanders. On Tuesday evenings in May, it will be possible to look at selected themes that are closer to us in time. Participants will also have the opportunity to reflect on the extent to which we can speak of the specificity of Low Countries art, irrespective of the period in which it was created. The series will begin with Piet Mondrian, one of the leading creators of abstraction and Dutch neoplasticism, a unique Dutch contribution to the panorama of the 20th century avant-garde. Another hero will be Karel Appel, co-founder of the international group CoBrA, active after the Second World War. Two artists have been selected from contemporary art. The Netherlands will be represented by photographer Erwin Olaf, who despite the provocative nature of his work has reached the heights of recognition in his home country. Finally, participants will visit contemporary Flanders to explore the painting work of Michaël Borremans.
- Magdalena Kąkolewska – founder of the Art Transfer Foundation and president of the Artystyczna Podróż Hestii Foundation. Graduate of law and art history. In 2013-20, she organised 51 art exhibitions of young artists as part of the APH Foundation. Through her activities she spreads the idea of education through art and supports young talents who make their debut in the art world. Curator, educator and lecturer. Author of a series of lectures on women artists conducted as part of the Magda’s Sunday Lectures programme since 2018, a series of weekly lectures in the Transferring Arts programme since 2013, the children’s programme How Artists See the World and What It Makes for Us since 2012. Lover of travelling with art.
- Przemysław Głowacki – art historian, museum educator, teacher. He has been popularising knowledge about art for over 20 years. Currently cooperates with many cultural institutions. Since 2013 he conducts a series of lectures at the Royal Castle in Warsaw. He is a lecturer at the Warsaw Film School and the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. He worked for many years at the National Museum in Warsaw, preparing numerous educational programmes there. Since 2016, he has been a juror of the Sibyl Museum Event of the Year Competition. His passion is visiting museums, and he is the co-organiser of thematic excursions Expeditions with Art. He runs a website dedicated to art and exhibitions artdone.pl.