"Young People Want Neither to Study Nor Work" at the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels (BOZAR)



The work "Young People Want Neither to Study Nor Work" by Marcin Maciejowski from the collection of ING Polish Art Foundation will be presented at the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels (BOZAR). The exhibition „The Power of Fantasy” is organized by the National Museum in Krakow and Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw as a part of the Polish Presidency of the Council of the EU. The work by Jakub Julian Ziółkowski from the collection of the Foundation will be published in the catalogue of the exhibition.

“The Power of Fantasy” is one of the most comprehensive shows of contemporary Polish art presented outside Poland during the last twenty years. This major exhibition gathers many of the most significant works of contemporary art from Poland by a generation of artists who have made their careers since the fall of communism in the country in 1989, such as Monika Sosnowska, Wilhelm Sasnal, Paweł Althamer and Robert Kuśmirowski. Contemporary artworks are presented in the company of iconic masterpieces by celebrated artists like Magdalena Abakanowicz, Tadeusz Kantor, Bruno Schulz and Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz.

The exhibition sets out to show how the fantastic and the magical, the mad and the absurd have been powerful themes in contemporary Polish art. With works of art which explore the full potential of the imagination, the show reveals a culture full of intense visions and strange dreams. In total, The Power of Fantasy features more than 100 works of art, some especially commissioned for this exhibition.

The artists of the exhibition: Magdalena Abakanowicz, Akademia Ruchu, Paweł Althamer, Mirosław Bałka, Wojciech Bąkowski, Olaf Brzeski, Anna Janczyszyn, Katarzyna Józefowicz, Tadeusz Kantor, Szymon Kobylarz, Jarosław Kozakiewicz, Katarzyna Kozyra, Igor Krenz, Zofia Kulik, Maciej Kurak, Robert Kuśmirowski, Zbigniew Libera, Bronisław Wojciech Linke, Marcin Maciejowski, Jacek Malczewski, Józef Mehoffer, Paulina Ołowska, Włodzimierz Pawlak, Józef Robakowski, Zbigniew Rybczyński, Wilhelm Sasnal, Jan Simon, Bruno Schulz, Monika Sosnowska, Piotr Uklański, Mariusz Waras, Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Julita Wójcik, Andrzej Wróblewski, Jakub Julian Ziółkowski, Artur Żmijewski

24 June - 18 September 2011

Curated by: David Crowley, Zofia Machnicka, Andrzej Szczerski

Centre for Fine Arts - BOZAR
Rue Ravenstein 23
1000 Brussels

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