Jarosław Lubiak, curator of the exhhibition “Afterimages of life. Władysław Strzemiński and rights for art” at ms2, Lodz, Poland, explains the work of Władysław Strzemiński (1893-1952), one of the most important polish avant-garde artist. Strzemiński was a painter, designer, theoritican and teacher. The theory of Unism, which he created, was an importand contribution to the history of art of 20th century.
Strzemiński wrote many articles and books. His most important publications include: Unism in Painting (1928); Space Composition. Time – Space Rythm and its Calculations (1931) ; Theory of Vision (1958), written together with his wife, Katarzyna Kobro.
The curators invited German artist, Katja Strunz, to create the exhibition space. Thanks to her intervention in the shape of the architecture of the exhibition, we are given a new commentary to the works of Strzemiński.
Afterimages of Life is the first monographic exhibition of the artist in the period of the last 17 years. Its objective is the re-interpretation of Władysław Strzemiński’s works and placing them in the context of contemporary world.
Afterimages of life. Władysław Strzemiński and rights for art / ms2 Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz, Poland. Interview and video by Ania Ejsmont.
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