Une avant-garde polonaise: Katarzyna Kobro et Władysław Strzemiński

The catalogue ”Une avant-garde polonaise: Katarzyna Kobro et Władysław Strzemiński” accompanies the exhibitions  showcasing the works of the artistic couple at Centre Pompidou in Paris (24.10.2018 – 14.01.2019) and at Gemeentemuseum in the Hague (23.03.2019 – 30.06.2019).

Both exhibitions are organised around the notion of “realistic utopia” and their goal is to demonstrate that in the works by Kobro and Strzemiński utopia was not reflected in revolutionary destruction but in constantly emerging new, alternative visions of a better world. They show Kobro and Strzemiński’s artistic models, which were intended to provide inspiration and act as hallmarks of practical changes in the existing order. By following how personal and artistic paths of this couple of artists unfolded, these exhibitions juxtapose the real utopia embodied in their creative practices with their biographies immersed in real, historical context.

The publication includes texts by such renowned authors as: Masha Chlenova (New School University New York, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam), Steven Mansbach (University of Maryland, Washington), Mark Wieczorek (University of Washington, Seattle), Jean-Francois Chevrier (École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris), Paulina Kurc-Maj (Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź), Andrzej Turowski (Université de Bourgogne, Dijon), Abigail Solomon-Godeau (University of California, Santa Barbara), Paweł Mościcki (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw), Esther Levinger (University of Haifa), Leszek Brogowski (Université Rennes 2), and Meghan Forbes (MoMA New York).

Catalogue published by SKIRA publishing house in English and French.


Publisher: Skira, Centre Pompidou ParisMuzeum Sztuki in Łódź
Authors: Jarosław SuchanSerge Lasvingnes, Bernard Blisteène, Krzysztof Olendzki, Karolina Ziebinska-Lewandowska, Masha ChlenovaSteven MansbachMarek WieczorekJean- François Chevrier, Paulina Kurc-Maj, Andrzej Turowski, Abigail Solomon-Godeau, Paweł MościckiEsther Levinger, Leszek Brogowski, and Meghan Forbes
Idea and editing: Jarosław Suchan, Karolina Ziebinska-Lewandowska, Claire de Cointet, Francoise Marquet and Nathalie Prat-Couadau
Publishing coordination: Maria Laura Ribadeneira, Louis Moisan
Graphic design and typesetting: Sophie Dupriez

ISBN 978-2-37074-088-5
Published in: 2018
Format: 22,5 x 28,6 x 2,5 cm
Binding: hardback
Pages: 200
Illustrations: ca. 180  (171 colours and 9 b/w)
Language: French-English edition

Price: 152 PLN

You can purchase this publication by emailing us at:  ksiegarnia@msl.org.pl


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