Kazimierz Urbański was a Polish director of animated films and documentaries, set designer, screenwriter, animator, and above all, an educator. He left his mark on several generations of animators by giving them faith in the importance of the author’s message in animated films. He was a unique artist famous for making a matter the starting point for his films. He would observe the properties of materials (woolen threads, ink stains) around which he developed his works, ignoring the storyline as traditionally understood. Instead of ‘animation’, he used the term ‘kinetic art’ (‘kineplastyka’). Extremely brave in his views and rarely departing from his rules, Urbański aroused controversy and always stood outside the mainstream of Polish animation. The exhibition celebrates the artist that was certainly well ahead of his time.
Open 12:00-20:00. Closed Mon.Jun 182019
- Aug 252019