The case of Stanisław Pyjas. Dorota Nieznalska exhibition
Nov 15 - Mar 2 2020
Plac Solidarności 1, Gdańsk
The dark side of Polish history. People were murdered because they had posed a threat to the communist regime. Stanisław Pyjas, the Jagiellonian University student, member of the anti-communist student movement, died on May 7th, 1977 in Kraków. The specific circumstances of Pyjas’ death remain a mystery. According to the Polish militia he fell down the stairs while drunk, whereas the actual scenario involved Pyjas being beaten to death, which was afterwards made to look like an accident. Dorota Nieznalska, a Polish visual artist and sculptor, an author of often controversial installations, takes on the case of Stanisław Pyjas and continues to ask questions about his murder. "This is an exhibition about courage, betrayal and death." says the artist. Nieznalska analyses the violence mechanism that led to the destruction of human life. The most moving and emotionally loaded exhibition, not to be missed.
Open 10:00-17:00. Sat, Sun 10:00-18:00, Closed Tue.Nov 152019
- Mar 22020