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“Art in Poland 1945-2005”. Meet the author session with Anda Rottenberg

Meeting in connection with the reissue of Anda Rottenberg’s “Art in Poland 1945-2005” book (2020, published by STENTOR)

Leading: Sylwia Stano
The meeting is going to be translated into Polish sign language (PJM).
Admission free

“Art in Poland 1945-2005” is – as the author writes herself – a handy guidebook. Anda Rottenberg briefly describes the art and artistic life of the last sixty years. The stories are complemented by biographical notes of artists, critics, curators and organisers of artistic life having a great impact on the history of post-war art in Poland. The author describes its developmental line in a non-abstract way but in relation to the reality of the past half century. She mainly shows changes in contemporary art and those artists who have brought something new to this area. Thanks to this book, styles, directions, outstanding figures and alternative phenomena form a bigger picture and a logical sequence. Anda Rottenberg not only presents the history of contemporary art in Poland, she also teaches how to look at it and helps to understand new artistic phenomena.
(from Maria Poprzęcka’s editorial review)

Anda Rottenberg – art historian and critic, exhibition curator, organiser of Polish artistic life. For many years she managed the Zachęta – National Gallery of Art. She is a co-founder of the independent Egit Foundation (1986), the Institute of the Promotion of Art Foundation (1998) and the Stefan Batory Foundation Contemporary Art Centre (1992). Between 1988 and 1993 she chaired the Polish Section of the International Association of Art Critics AICA, later she became vice president of the Association’s Board of Presidents (1994-2000). She has written many critical texts on art published in several languages. Anda Rottenberg has been a curator of numerous exhibitions promoting Polish art in the country and abroad (including at the biennial in Venice and São Paulo), as well as a curator of feature exhibitions in Germany, Russia, the USA and South Korea. Her exhibitions, such as “Coloured grey 1956-1970″ (2000) and “Warsaw-Moscow/Moscow-Warsaw 1900-2000” (2004-2005), as well as international exhibitions as “Side by Side. Poland-Germany. A 1000 years of Art and History” (Berlin, 2011), “Progress and Hygiene” (Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, 2014), “Perspective of Adolescence” (Silesian Museum, Katowice, 2018) were particularly popular among the Polish audience. Author of Proszę bardzo (“You’re welcome!”) novel (2009), Przeciąg (“Draught”) collection of essays (2009), as well as Berlińska depresja (“Berlin Depression”) (2017) and Lista (“List”) (2019) journals. On the TOK FM radio she runs Andymateria recurring broadcast (together with Anna Wacławik-Orpik). She is also the head of the culture department in the Vogue magazine.

 

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