Current and announcment
The Culminations 2020 — Graduate Degree Show of the Faculty of Art at the Academy of Arts in Katowice
In 2020, the Faculty of Art postgraduate works exhibition is particularly remarkable. Due to epidemiological concerns, the exhibition brings together pieces that have been completed over the last few months. For the same reason, it is evident that this year’s degree works come from the time marked by precarious emotions and a tangled string of social narratives. Despite this fact — and similarly to the previous years — students’ works reveal a variety of attitudes and cover a wide spectrum of ideas. It is quite intriguing to find out that apart from works that deal with existential aspects, including a special focus on privacy and intimacy, there are long-awaited realisations that examine and interpret current reality or redefine our past and identity. A valuable asset of this exhibition is the presence of artworks whose form consciously points back to historical aesthetics and styles.
PhD Roman Lewandowski — Curator
Hail to the Chief — Frank Synowicz’s reinterpretations of the US presidents images
The artist plays with portraiture, a genre that constitutes a quintessence of dignity, careful study and solemnity. He has preferred to modify presidents’ portraits instead of showing scenes from everyday home or office life.
Dormant Trajectories — an exhibition of works by Alicja Bielawska
Alicja Bielawska's sculptures go wavy and straighten out. On the one hand, they outline the shape of the ceased activities, having accumulated all their earlier movement, with loops, slaloms, ripples and bends. On the other, they accommodate the potential for further manoeuvres.