The past meets the future

The national coordinator of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 Agata Wąsowska‑Pawlik (the director of the International Cultural Centre in Kraków) and Dr Joanna Sanetra‑Szeliga discuss the EYCH 2018. »

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Years of Disarray. Art of the Avant-Garde in Central Europe 1908-1928

Was the Central European avant-garde always at the vanguard of artistic change, or did it merely follow the trends dictated by Paris, Berlin, and New York? What can we learn about the avant-garde if we dismiss the narratives constructed by the national art histories? Years of Disarray: Art of the Avant-garde in Central Europe 1908–1928, exhibition presented at the International Cultural Centre, consists of chapters that together tell the story of new art movements in the region that experienced a particularly difficult period in the early 20th century. »

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“Re‑Generation. Jewish Life in Poland.” Exhibition of photographs by Chuck Fishman

An exhibition of unique photographs by the outstanding American photographer Chuck Fishman, documenting the life of the Jewish community in Poland in the 1970s and 1980s, and nowadays. In his photographs, Fishman set out to capture the final chapter in the history of Polish Jewry. Fishman sought to perpetuate the memory of a community that he was sure was disappearing before his very eyes. He worked mainly in large cities, formerly important Jewish centres, where Jewish life somehow still “smouldered”.

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Tychy – sacrum in a socialist city

Tychy is a unique city – created according to a coherent concept in just a few decades. From the perspective of the authorities, there was no place for the church in the newly created reality, which essentially contradicted the needs of the forming community. Over the next decades, small communities cemented by energetic clerics achieved their goals despite numerous obstacles, effectively using all the moments of political fluctuations. The exhibition will feature a dozen or so churches designed during the great city construction (1951–1989) and pre‑existing buildings that have become part of its expanding borders.

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Frida Kahlo: masterpieces from the Museo Dolores Olmedo, Mexico City

More than thirty paintings and other works by Frieda Kahlo are being brought on loan to Budapest. The selection – which not only features the artist’s hallmark self‑portraits, but also includes such major works as her very first canvas, painted in 1927, as well as paintings and portraits inspired by the events in her life, works suffused with symbolism, drawings, and even photographs – offers a glimpse inside the inner world of Frida Kahlo, and shows us the mythical reality that she experienced and recreated. »

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The Sixties in Croatia – Myth and Reality

It is the central exhibition of the Museum of Arts and Crafts in 2018 offering an overview of one of the key periods of recent Croatian history from 1958 to 1971. Then a constituent republic of the communist‑ruled Yugoslav federation, Croatia enjoyed an unprecedented economic boom in the 1960s.  »

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28th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno 2018

The 28th Brno Biennial opens a democratic platform to represent the complete scope of graphic design with all of its different meanderings and characteristics. In all sections of the exhibition, the curators intend to rely on support from experts in the individual disciplines and together create a stimulating and substantial whole to showcase graphic design in all of its forms. In addition, they wish to organise an event of relevance to all professions and disciplines closely tied with the graphic design phenomenon. »