Wednesday, October 26, 2011

THYMÓS. The Art of Anger 1900 — 2011





































My Fag Fighters project will be featured in:

THYMÓS. The Art of Anger 1900 — 2011
Centre of Contemporary Art in Torun
Waly gen. Sikorskiego 13, Torun, Poland

opening: 28th of October 2011, 7 pm

artists: Jacek Adamas, Krzysztof M. Bednarski, Behemoth, Marcin Berdyszak, Jerzy Bereś, Mieczysław Berman, Stefan Bernaciński, Aleksander Blonder, Edmund Burke, Józef Charyton, Roman Cieślewicz, Hubert Czerepok, Piotr Danya, Andrzej Dłużniewski, Maciej J. Drygas, Ksawery Dunikowski, Edward Dwurnik, Wojciech Fangor, Karol Ferster, Witold Gordon, Katarzyna Górna, Stanisław Gratkowski, Ryszard Grzyb, Gustaw Gwozdecki, Jerzy Hulewicz, Lucjan Jagodziński, Jerzy Jankowski, Jerzy Januszkiewicz, Mieczysław Jurgielewicz, Grzegorz Klaman, Leszek Knaflewski, Jerzy Kosałka, Paweł Kowalewski, Juliusz Krajewski, Tomasz Kulka, Henryk Kuna, Przemysław Kwiek, Wojciech Leder, Zbigniew Libera, Stanisław Ligoń, Bronisław Wojciech Linke, Stanisław Lipiński, Kamil Mackiewicz, Wodek Majewski, Wojciech Meyer, Jarosław Modzelewski, Tomasz Musiał, Dorota Nieznalska, Bogdan Nowakowski, Roman Opałka, Ryszard Ordyński, Stanisław Osostowicz, Andrzej Partum, Ewa Partum, Włodzimierz Pawlak, Jan Piekarczyk, Kazimierz Podsadecki, Roman Polański, Jan Pospieszalski, Marta Pszonak, Karol Radziszewski, Józef Robakowski, Antoni Romanowicz, Antoni Rozwadowski, Andrzej Różycki, Adam Rzepecki, Jan Rylke, Zygmunt Rytka, Tomasz Sarnecki, Wawrzek Sawicki, Tomasz Sikorski, Jonasz Stern, Stanisław Szukalski, Aleksandra Ska, Marek Sobczyk, Ewa Stankiewicz, Tomasz Stańko, Jerzy Treliński, Marek Wagner, Henryk Waniek, Zbigniew Warpechowski, Marek Wasilewski, Stanisław Westwalewicz, Ryszard Woźniak, Krzysztof Zarębski, Wojciech Zasadni, Zbigniew Ziomecki, Marek Zygmunt, Teresa Żarnowerówna, Alicja Żebrowska

curated by: Kazimierz Piotrowski

CoCA in Torun invites you to an amazing exhibition, presenting over 120 works by Polish artists. Some of the exhibited pieces were created at the beginning of the XX century, and some are definitely contemporary; some of the artists are connected to the high art environment, some represent popculture. We’ll have a unique opportunity to see works by renowned “classics” of Polish art scene, such as Ksawery Dunikowski, Roman Opałka, Zbigniew Libera or Józef Robakowski, pieces by artists with background in critical art movement ( like Grzegorz Klaman, Dorota Nieznalska, Alicja Żebrowska, Katarzyna Górna), the representatives of young generation (e.g. Karol Radziszewski, Aleksandra Ska, Hubert Czerepok), but also some artists rarely presenting in the context of contemporary art institutions, such as Roman Polański, Tomasz Stańko or the deathmetal band – Behemoth. All the works have one thing in common: they are manifestations of anger, understood in the context of thymós – Greek term relating to classical tradition, defining vital power, spiritual impulse that gives birth to inspiration. Will they also arouse the anger of the audience?

The architecture of the exhibition space constitutes an essential part of the project: the works are presented in CoCA’s biggest exhibition hall, popularly named as “the church” for its monumental cubature. The architectural design of the show relates to one of the 1943 drawings by Stanisław Szukalski, in which we can see two swastika figures growing out of a shape of the cross.

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