Correspondences. Modern Art and Universalism

An impressive, almost 1000-page compendium of modern and contemporary art. The catalogue accompanying the most important exhibition of the 2012/2013 season, presenting two collections: the one of Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź initiated by the “a.r.” group and the Bernese one, created by a Swiss entrepreneur and art collector Hermann Rupf. It includes the works of e.g.: Picasso,  Leger, Klee,  Warhol, Kandinsky, Oppenheim, Bourgeois, Kantor, Witkacy, Strzemiński. The catalogue reproduces the structure of the exhibition that orders the artworks in arcades inspired by Walter Benjamin’s philosophy y combining the works from both collections. The publication contains texts introducing the history of both collections and explaining the conception behind their arrangement. For a reader, an interesting move was introducing a dialectical speaker, Tomasz Kozak, who enters a dialogue with the curators’ conception. Each of the works is accompanied by a content commentary and information about its author.


Editors: Malgorzata LudwisiakJaroslaw Lubiak
Authors: Maciej CholewińskiSusanne FriedliAleksandra JachAleksandra JaniszewskaKarol JóźwiakKrzysztof KościuszczukPaulina Kurc-MajAnna NawrotKatarzyna SłobodaPiotr SłodkowskiMarta RyczkowskaMagdalena Ziółkowska
Graphic design: Tomasz Kozak

ISBN: 978-83-63820-01-5
Published in: 2012
Dimensions: 21,5 x 30,5 x 6,5 cm
Cover: hardback
Language: bilingual, Polish-English edition
Number of pages: 981
Illustrations: ca. 500 (in colour)

Publication accompanying the exhibition: „Correspondences. Modern Art and Universalism” which took place at Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź (14.12.2012-30.06.2013).

Price: 80 PLN

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


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