CST / 6/11/2019 / FINISSAGE/ DANCES WITH SCULPTURES / PIOTR JANOWCZYK

Saturday August 31st, 2019 / News, Exhibitions

DANCES WITH SCULPTURES

When: 6.11.2019 /  6:00 p.m.

Where: Dance Art Center / The Mazovia Institute of Culture / 12 Elektoralna Street

FREE ADMISSION

 

DANCES WITH SCULPTURES EXHIBITION

 

The “Dances with sculptures” project is carried out by artist and art historian Piotr JANOWCZYK for the Dance Art Center in Warsaw and it envisages a confrontation of contemporary choreographers, dancers and people practicing specialist movement techniques with the art of the classical world sculpture.

 

The exhibition held at the ELEKTOR Gallery will display film footage and photographs illustrating the search for the anatomic form inspired by the sculpture by August Zamoyski entitled Ich dwoje [The Two of Them]. The curator invited to the project one of the most interesting duos working in the Movement technique, namely Marta ZINSERLING and Michał Baba BACIŃSKI. On display at the exhibition will also be a documentation of original sculptures by Andrzej Zamoyski done by Piotr JAMSKI.

 

One hundred years ago exactly, in 1919, the young Andrzej ZAMOYSKI became fascinated with the futurist movement and made the first attempts at creating the Ich dwoje sculpture. He would return to the project many times over the following years and created a series of works under the same title. The sculptures are considered to be outstanding examples of avant-garde sculpture of the first half of the 20th century. The backdrop for the works was the relationship of the sculptor with a Viennese dancer Rita SACCHETTO who experimented with formist dance. Their tumultuous relationship had a strong impact on the sculptor’s work and the sculpture Ich dwoje is testament to the closeness of artists from the worlds of dance and sculpture.

 

PIOTR JANOWCZYK

Artist and art historian. He heads the Image Recording Workshop at the University of Warsaw and the Illustration Department at the WSISiZ. In the past he worked at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and the European Academy of Art. He is a guest lecturer in the history of visual culture and the lectures were made into a radio show aired on TOK FM. He is the author of over 30 large-format portrait murals displayed in Poland and Europe, including the Gallery of Culture Personalities of Warsaw and the Portrait Gallery in the Kazimierz district in Kraków. In the years 2011-2017 he travelled across Europe while working on the Street Art Summer project. Director of short films and animations where he discusses the issues of sequential movement. A TEDx 2017 speaker.