A lecture of the Bydgoszcz Academy of Art
Biura Wystaw Artystycznych (Bureaus of Art Exhibitions) is a structure for the dissemination of art created as a result of the efforts of Association of Polish Artists in 1949. Armand Vetulani, an academic lecturer and the first director of the CBWA (Central Bureau of Art Exhibitions) based in Zachęta, outlined and implemented the shape of the network of institutions covering the whole Poland (inspired by Unovis). The lecture will focus on the history of the nationwide network of city galleries, their greatest successes and failures, but will also tell the history of Polish post-war art from the perspective of peripheral diversity and entanglement in the politics of central planning.
Ewa Tatar – curator, art and exhibition researcher, initiator (together with Ewa Łączyńska-Widz) of the BWA Conventions reactivated in 2014. Author and co-author of texts on art, anthologies and exhibitions, e.g. Do zobaczenia po rewolucji! Wystawa na 100-lecie Bauhausu (2019), Chłoporobotnik i boa grzechotnik (2017) czy Kombucha (2015). She lived in Kielce, Krakow, Buffalo, Paris, New York, Warsaw, and now lives in the forest and works at the Arsenał Gallery in Białystok. She is interested in critical practice and participation in the development of collective intelligence of institutions.
27.11.2019, 6 p.m.
20 Gdańska St.