Things: The Object in Polish Photography
18th edition of the Fotografia Kolekcjonerska project
From a classic still life to a three-dimensional photographic object. The relationships between the reality and photography or the subject with its image will be the main theme of the 18th edition of the Fotografia Kolekcjonerska project that will premiere at the Krakow Photomonth. After the exposition in Krakow, the exhibited art will be moved to Warsaw where all works will be auctioned.
The exhibition Things: The Object in Polish Photography will present works of outstanding Polish artists of several generations that differently approach the aspect of the subject – from a document, to conceptual ideas and photographic objects which move the usually flat photography into the three-dimensional world, enriching it with a whole new meaning. An important part of the exhibition will include works relating to the problem of physicalness of photographs.
The title refers to a cycle by Andrzej Kramarz in which the author focused on items sold at the antique fair held nearby Hala Targowa in Krakow.
Two lectures will accompany the exhibition. In Krakow, Gerry Badger, author of the famed book Collecting Photography, will tell you how to collect photographs and how the world of collectors was born and has developed since then. In Warsaw, Lech Lechowicz, lecturer of history and theory of photography at the Łódź Film School, will present the most precious objects from the collection of the Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź.
Fotografia Kolekcjonerska is the only cyclic auction and educational project in Poland dedicated to the promotion of collecting photographs. The first edition took place in 2007.
Artists of the 18th edition of the Fotografia Kolekcjonerska project include: Janusz Bałdyga, Anna Beata Bohdziewicz, Bownik, Karolina Breguła, Krzysztof Cichosz, Monika Drożyńska, Andrzej Dudek-Dürer, Jan Dziaczkowski, Paweł Fabjański, Marek Gardulski, Maurycy Gomulicki, Nicolas Grospierre, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Edward Hartwig, Jarosław Klupś, Jan Kosidowski, Eustachy Kossakowski, Agnieszka Kozłowska, Andrzej Kramarz, georgia Krawiec, Kamil Kuskowski, Konrad Kuzyszyn, Andrzej Lachowicz, Jerzy Lewczyński, Natalia LL, Bogdan Łopieński, Łódź Kaliska, Rafał Milach, Chris Niedenthal, Marek Noniewicz, Wacław Nowak, Witek Orski, Patrycja Orzechowska, Marek Piasecki, Paweł Pierściński, Krzysztof Pijarski, Lech Polcyn, Wojciech Prażmowski, Krzysztof Pruszkowski, Grzegorz Przyborek, Józef Robakowski, Witold Romer, Andrzej Różycki, Zofia Rydet, Zygmunt Rytka, Adam Rzepecki, Bronisław Schlabs, Jan Smaga, Mikołaj Smoczyński, Basia Sokołowska, Mateusz Szczypiński, Marek Szyryk, Andrzej Tobis, Zbigniew Tomaszczuk, Jerzy Truszkowski, Jerzy Wardak, Jerzy Wierzbicki, Krzysztof Wojciechowski, Stefan Wojnecki, Stanisław J. Woś, Joanna Zastróżna, Joanna Zemanek, Wiesław Zieliński, Paweł Żak.
Curator and coordinator: Katarzyna Sagatowska
Curator collaboration: Maga Sokalska
Katarzyna Sagatowska – photographer, curator, lecturer and organizer of art events, as well as promoter of collecting photography in Poland. She graduated from the Institute of Creative Photography at the Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic, where she is currently doing a PhD and Warsaw Technical University. She is in charge of the Fotografia Kolekcjonerska project – working as a curator and coordinator of exhibitions and auctions of distinguished Polish artists’ photographs. Co-author of the We Are All Photographers (Wszyscy Jesteśmy Fotografami) series. Scholar of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the City of Warsaw. Jury member in such contests as BZ WBK Press Foto and Photographic Publication of the Year (Fotograficzna Publikacja Roku). Author of solo exhibitions and participant in numerous group exhibitions in Poland and abroad.
Maga Sokalska – curator, photographer, designer. She graduated from the Institute of Creative Photography at the Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic, where she is currently doing a PhD. She’s cooperated with Museum in Gliwice and Czytelnia Sztuki since its inception in 2010. She is a co-curator of the Fotografia Kolekcjonerska project comprising exhibitions and auctions of the Polish photography works..
ul. Węgierska 5
19.05.2017, 6 p.m.
Mon–Sun 11 a.m.–6 p.m.