Harbours of Restlessness / Art brut in Poland

19 10 2023 - 25 02 2024
Museum of Modern Art Olomouc: Salon, Cabinet

The phenomenon of art brut began to be discovered in Poland in recent decades thanks to avid gallerists, collectors (e.g. Leszek Macak), as well as psychiatric and university departments in Krakow, Warsaw, Poznań or Płock. Its raw artistic statement is distinctly different from Polish naive or folk art. The artists were and still are discovered "on the margins of society", most of them as solitaries, mainly in special medical or social institutions. There are dozens of these artists and they are entering the European art brut consciousness. Maria Wnęks paintings, Edmund Mojsels drawings, works underpinned by religious motifs characteristic of the Polish environment are highly valued. Also frequent are creations with an erotic accent, which can be found, for example, in the work of Adam Debiński or Justyna Matysiak. Polish art but also includes names such as Cycoń, Rosloń, Glowala and many others. The exhibition of this circle, including a selection of about thirty artists, will be presented in the Czech environment for the first time and will be based on many years of activity within the art brut collection, but also on the basis of the Central European Forum Olomouc.

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The accompanying programme of the exhibition will include this years Art Brut Film Olomouc, exceptionally organised in autumn:

Photo Gallery
Maria Wnęk

Christ, 1980s, tempera, paper, private collection 

Julian Stręk

Royal tomb, wood, polychrome, private collection 

Krzysztof Grodzicki

Creation of Adam, (2010), wood, polychrome, private collection

Roman Rutkowski

Birds, pastel, paper, private collection

Ryszard Kosek

Having Fun in the Rehab Center, 2014, oil, plywood, private

Henryk Źarski

Untitled, gouache, cardboard, private collection

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