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Wrocław Drawing Triennial 2022 theme and exhibitions

April 7 – June 26, 2022

Curator: Patrycja Sap. The title of this year’s Drawing Triennial competition was chosen for its relevance as well as its capacity and multifaceted nature. It gives the participating artists the opportunity to explore various contexts and meanings, references to ancient and recent history, pandemic reality, new and old orders, culture, pop culture, religion, politics, and to take up personal issues. Among the works presented at the Wrocław Contemporary Museum, which are extremely varied not only in terms of the way of thinking about the medium, but above all on the level of meaning, three main issues stand out. These are: the past, the present and the future, which in this case are a kind of vectors without a clear direction and course, along which, in a non-linear way, the artists move.

Artists: Blažej Baláž, Grzegorz Bibro, Barbara Bodio, Marcin Czarnopyś, Tomasz Dobiszewski, Łukasz Głowacki, Grzegorz Grela, Jarosław Grulkowski, Marek Grzyb, Magdalena Grzybowska, Jakub Jakubowicz, Katarzyna Klich, Mateusz Kokot, Grzegorz Kozera, Igor Kubik, Andrzej Kulig, Grzegorz Kumorek, Dorota Kuźniarska, Agnieszka Łakoma, Grupa Łono, Mateusz Majchrzak, Justyna Mędrala, Marcin Mierzicki, Justyna Molska, Adam Nowaczyk, Izabela Olesińska, Alicja Panasiewicz, Adam Panasiewicz, Veronica Blanco Perales, Urszula Pieregończuk, Hanna Rozpara, Kasper Lecnim, Irmina Rusicka, Jędrzej Sierpiński, Paweł Baśnik, Justyna Baśnik, Miłosława Skomra, Jakub Słomkowski, Jarosław Słomski, Anna Szmuda, Michalina W. Klasik, Katarzyna Wójcicka.

Warning! Bad dog
Curator: Katarzyna Krysiak.
Exhibition by Monika Drożyńska, laureate of the Wrocław Drawing Triennial 2019. This is an exhibition about welcoming visitors and the fear of visitors. An exhibition about gold and rotten teeth, bowel movements, German washing powder, sweat and Ponglish.

Monika Drożyńska’s embroideries are a record of the causes and effects of migration, emigration, one-way travel, and the role language plays in this story. In a nutshell—why we keep rushing somewhere and what comes out of it.

Location: Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Wrocław, pl. Strzegomski 2a.

Curator: Honza Zamojski.
The concept of the exhibition WORLD(S) is closely related to the architecture of BWA Wrocław Główny gallery and its two wings of exhibition spaces. One part is occupied by the light world and the other by the dark world. These are not oppositions. Lightness and darkness of the rooms do not symbolize anything. Nor do they set themselves at opposite poles of discussion. The two worlds are different, but with similar parameters and composed according to similar principles. In each wing of the gallery, the same artists will present works at identical points in the space of each room.

The differences and similarities between the worlds can only be seen through small shifts in meaning and contrasts. Sometimes these contrasts result from the subject matter of the works, other times from their form. Some works play with the illusion of mirror reflection, some with the concepts of negative and positive. Thus, in the exhibition, drawing is present in every form, often positioning itself as a point of contact in communication between different and parallel worlds. Detached from the burden of formal solutions, it becomes words, emotions and emancipation.

Artists: Uri Aran, Zuza Golińska, Koji Kamoji, Bety Krňanská, David Krňanský, Hanna Krzysztofiak, Przemek Matecki, Zdzisław Nitka, Julia Scher, Aleksandra Ska, Daniel Stachowski, Juliusz Studnicki, Andrzej Szewczyk, Marcin Wicha + Marian Misiak, Zbiorowy.

Location: BWA Wrocław—Galleries of Contemporary Art.

Organizer: The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław
Co-organizers: Wrocław Contemporary Museum and BWA Wrocław Galleries of Contemporary Art

Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and by the Department of Culture of the Wrocław City Hall

Wroclaw Contemporary Museum
pl. Strzegomski 2a
53-681 Wrocław
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