18 November 2017 – 25 March 2018
Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor Cricoteka, ul. Nadwiślańska 2–4, Krakow
The exhibition Zbigniew Gostomski. Returns presents over a dozen works carefully selected by the artist, highlighting the characteristic features of his art and the range of formal and compositional issues explored by him. The pieces also demonstrate the wealth of the means of expression employed by the artist who practised the traditional and innovative forms of art with equal ease and mastery.
The show includes the famous ‘dissertation on colour’, or the work titled 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, (10) from 1974, which addresses, in the artist’s characteristically humorous fashion, the relationship between description and representation of painting, the illusionary Optical Objects, and a sculpture with perfectly balanced proportions – one of his last projects.
The exhibition was scripted and arranged in cooperation with Zbigniew Gostomski before his death in July 2017.
Zbigniew Gostomski – a contemporary painter, artistic experimenter, photographer and professor of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, a participant in and creator of happenings, actor of Tadeusz Kantor’s Cricot 2 Theatre, co-founder of the Foksal Gallery.
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