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A Wider Field of View

The exhibition “A Wider Field of View” examines the relationship between photography, painting, and graphic art, revealing their mutual borrowing and interpenetration. It also suggests looking at them from the perspective of transience. Focusing on the moment of appearance and the process of development of photography, it encourages us to reflect on the dual nature of the medium, which by preserving certain frames, condemns others to oblivion.

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Place

The Herbst Palace Museum, 72 Przędzalniana St, Old Masters' Gallery

Time

April 22, 2022 - January 8, 2023

Opening

April 22, 2022, at. 6.00 p.m.

The “A Wider Field of View” is a mosaic exhibition. The oldest works on display date from the 17th century, while the most recent were made in 1976. Among them are rarely shown images from the collection of the Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź, photographs by pivotal artists in the history of Polish photography, such as Karol Beyer, Walery Rzewuski and Konrad Brandel. The exhibition will also include a valuable daguerreotype from the second half of the 19th century. The juxtaposition of photography with painting and graphic art presented at the exhibition makes it possible to follow the motifs that have often been revived in art, as well as the ways in which reality was perceived.

Photographs have always had an enormous sentimental value, which allowed them to become a tool for dealing with transience and nostalgia. They also evoked fear—it was believed that the faces on the first daguerreotypes were capable of seeing. Even today, the images of the depicted figures are not indifferent for us. They arouse curiosity, prompting hypotheses as to the identity and fate of the people immortalised by the camera.

The exhibition emphasises that photography is a heterogeneous medium that makes use of various conventions and ways of depicting the photographed objects. Thus, alongside experimental and amateur photography, we see stylized photographs that borrow from painting a rigid way of posing. Cities, streets, and scenes of leisure time captured and documented in the frames become for us not only a source of historical knowledge, but also reveal how the person behind the lens is looking at the world around by showing what was important for them at that time.

A picture of the past built only on the basis of photographs is incomplete. Some frames have been destroyed; others have never been developed or even captured. We treat the paintings and graphic works on display as necessary complements to the story we are telling, thus widening our field of vision.



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curator

Katarzyna Kończal

spatial arrangement, graphic design

Grafixpol

exhibition coordinator

Martyna Dec

editorial coordinator

Andżelika Bauer

communication coordinator

Katarzyna Szklarek-Zarębska

Patron of Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź

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INFO

Place

The Herbst Palace Museum, 72 Przędzalniana St, Old Masters' Gallery

Time

April 22, 2022 - January 8, 2023

Opening

April 22, 2022, at. 6.00 p.m.

curator

Katarzyna Kończal

spatial arrangement, graphic design

Grafixpol

exhibition coordinator

Martyna Dec

editorial coordinator

Andżelika Bauer

communication coordinator

Katarzyna Szklarek-Zarębska

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