The Art Transparent Foundation opens an exhibition at Mieszkanie Gepperta gallery and shares its archives
On 13 November, the exhibition Paths to Interpretation. Supplement will be opened at the Mieszkanie Gepperta gallery. This is a continuation of the June presentation of photographs at Szewska Street, marking the year of the Wrocław ‘70 Visual Arts Symposium. On the same day, the Art Transparent Foundation will make the archive of its activities publically available. One of the sections will be devoted to Eugeniusz Geppert and Hanna Krzetuska-Geppert, doyens of Wrocław’s art scene and former tenants of the apartment which now houses the contemporary art gallery.
Although the activity of the Art Transparent Foundation is closely connected with the area of contemporary art, it is much more than that. It includes running the not-for-profit art gallery Mieszkanie Gepperta, organising the SURVIVAL Art Review, producing individual and collective exhibitions in Wrocław, in Poland and abroad, as well as educational activities, workshops and even cross-sector networking for culture. From 13 November, the extensive archive of the Foundation’s activities will be available both online at www.archiwum.arttransparent.org and on site – at the Mieszkanie Gepperta gallery. What is particularly noteworthy is the section devoted to Eugeniusz Geppert and Hanna Krzetuska-Geppert, members of the Wrocław School, co-creators and doyens of Wrocław’s art scene and former residents of the apartment at ul. Ofiar Oświęcimskich 1/2,says Karolina Bieniek of the Art Transparent Foundation. The archive of the Foundation documents and collects projects and activities carried out since its establishment, i.e. since 2006.
Pandemic diaries at Mieszkanie Gepperta
Before the next exhibition of the Art Transparent Foundation is added to the archive, it will be shown at Mieszkanie Gepperta. Paths to Interpretation, a project that was originally presented at the Szewska Pasja street gallery in June, will be enriched with a new version. Four artists associated with Wrocław – Barbara Kozłowska, Anna Kołodziejczyk, Alex Urban and Ewa Zwarycz – take up the issue of loneliness. Kozłowska’s work, submitted to the Wrocław ’70 Symposium, was not created until 2016, when the monumental blue sculpture was finally built in the Popowicki Park in Wrocław. Inspired by this extraordinary work, Kołodziejczyk, Urban and Zwarycz address the personal experience of isolation caused by the coronavirus pandemic – both in purely subjective and emotional terms as well as a psychological and philosophical phenomenon. The monotonous passage of time, attempts to get anchored in virtual reality or simply panic attacks – these are chapters in this peculiar pandemic diary, says Michał Bieniek, one of the curators of the exhibition.
The works by Kołodziejczyk, Urban and Zwarycz are juxtaposed with Kozłowska’s original concept. This encounter is complemented by an unusual video by Agata, Bartek and Piotr Bartos from 2016, which is another attempt to interpret (or illustrate) Dróżdż’s visual poetry. The exhibition will be on display at Mieszkanie Gepperta gallery (ul. Ofiar Oświęcimskich 1/2) from 13 November this year until 26 February 2021. Paths to Interpretation is a project implemented as one of many initiatives carried out to mark the 50th anniversary of the famous Wrocław ‘70 Visual Arts Symposium.
Paths to Interpretation. Supplement
Anna Kołodziejczyk #loneliness#
Barbara Kozłowska Spatial Interpretation of Stanisław Dróżdż’s Structural Poetry “Loneliness”
Alex Urban Blue Monday
Ewa Zwarycz Layering
Agata Bartos, Bartek Bartos, Piotr Bartos, Manifiesta Film Text Paths
Curators: Karolina Bieniek and Michał Bieniek
Photographic documentation of the sculpture Spatial Interpretation of Stanisław Dróżdż’s Structural Poetry “Loneliness”: Małgorzata Kujda
Graphic and exhibition design: Grupa Projektor (Joanna Jopkiewicz, Paweł Borkowski)
Organiser: Art Transparent Foundation, Culture Zone Wrocław
The project “Paths to Interpretation” has been financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.
The Archive project has been financed by the Municipality of Wrocław.