Architecture as Symbol, Text and Backdrop

Open 11:00-19:00. Fri 11:00-20:00, Closed Mon.       ul. Lipowa 4
Artists reveal their inspirations from the great technological wonder that is architecture, exploring its symbolic potential and touch upon its role as our constant companion in daily life. Janek Simon turns architectural objects into symbols in order to present his catastrophic visions. When painting the houses of his home village, Rafał Bujnowski draws on his childhood memories. Jiří Kolář turns his photographs of buildings into a metaphor of human destiny. Shinji Ogawa introduces modifications to familiar vistas, testing how observant his viewers are. Andreas Kaufmann removes garish advertisements from urban space, showing a cityscape liberated from aesthetic pollution. Wojciech Wilczyk immortalises industrial plants that have fallen into decay - on the one hand, they give testimony to history, and on the other, encourage reflection on transience. With his projections, Krzysztof Wodiczko gives human features to buildings and turns them into a tool for mediating communication between the excluded or disadvantaged and public opinion.




Open 11:00-19:00. Fri 11:00-20:00, Closed Mon. May 20 2021 - Mar 13 2022
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