Nowa Huta: Poland’s Unfinished Utopia – Katherine Lebow

Dubbed Poland’s “first socialist city” in Stalinist propaganda, the new town of Nowa Huta was meant to transform not just Poland’s physical, but its social and psychological landscape. Was Nowa Huta a utopian project? Two visions of utopia, those of Karl Popper and Zygmunt Bauman, suggest some surprising answers. »

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Bohdan Pniewski Servant or master? – Grzegorz Piątek

Bohdan Pniewski’s career is one of the greatest mysteries of 20th‑century Polish architecture. How is it possible that the ideologists of socialist realism accepted the formula of nationalised modernism developed by him before the war, and the favourite architect of the Piłsudski regime became a creator of the landscape in the capital of communist Poland? »

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[CANCELLED] Magic socialist realism? - promotion of the new issue of the quarterly "Herito"

2020-03-16, 6:00 p.m.

Magic socialist realism - a joke or a hypothesis? After over fifty years, are we able to look at socialist realist heritage without emotions? Which projects have stood the test of time? We invite you to promotion of the latest issue of "Herito". The conversation will be attended by prof. Jacek Purchla, editor-in-chief of the quarterly and Anna Syska, researcher and promoter of 20th-century architecture. The discussion will be led by Łukasz Galusek. »

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Laco Teren – Nothing Will Stop Us

The exhibition of Laco Teren (born in 1960 in Bratislava) presents the key points of his artistic program and comprehensively captures his unique artistic and genuinely “versatile” personality. He was one of the leading figures of the post‑Modernist generation, which in the mid‑1980s appeared on the art scene with a program of Neo‑Expressionist painting inspired by the Italian trans‑avant‑garde and German Neue Wilde movement. »

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Here Comes Youth. The First Krakow Group

The exhibition tells the story of a short yet vivid existence of the first Krakow Group, of the life and works of colourful and outstanding youths, whose intertwined fates were part of the history of Polish avant‑garde. Aleksander (Sasza) Blonder (pseudonym André Blondel), Blima (Berta) Grünberg, Maria Jarema, Franciszek Jaźwiecki, Leopold Lewicki, Adam Marczyński, Stanisław Osostowicz, Szymon Piasecki, Mojżesz Schwanenfeld, Bolesław Stawiński, Jonasz Stern, Eugeniusz Waniek, Henryk Wiciński, Aleksander Winnicki – these are the members of the first pre‑war Krakow Group. »

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“I am an artist of the world…” Philip de László (1869–1937)

This small but significant exhibition will mark the 150th anniversary of Philip de László’s birth in Budapest. Organised in collaboration with The de Laszlo Archive Trust, the display will show some 15 of the artist’s most distinguished international portraits. It is nearly 100 years since a solo exhibition of Philip de László’s work was held in Budapest, so this tribute is long overdue.  »

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Original Bauhaus

The Bauhaus existed for only 14 years in Germany, but for 100 years its ideas have been passed on and its products relaunched, imitated, and further developed. Marking the centenary of the Bauhaus’s founding, the Bauhaus‑Archiv and the Museum für Gestaltung’s exhibition at the Berlinische Galerie is presenting famous, familiar, and forgotten Bauhaus originals and recounting the history behind the objects.  »