Events

ARTISTS FOR PEACE: ŁUKASZ FRUCZEK

Łukasz Fruczek
19/02/2024 - 03/05/2024 Myrthengasse 4, 1070 Vienna, Austria

ON THE EDGE OF TIME

Łukasz Fruczek creates his works in the quiet night hours, not searching for scandals or drawing attention to himself - he captures the spirit of times. Important elements of his works subtly connect inaudible sounds, made visible through written words, music notes, or shooting targets. All the pieces of his paintings symbolise the edge of our times.

The exhibition is a part of the SIGNA PRO PACIS project realised by the WENTA FOUNDATION. With our events, we aim to use the shared language of art to build bridges between nations. With this in mind, Joachim Lothar Gartner has invited the Polish artist Łukasz Fruczek today to his atelier in Vienna. The artists met in 2016 at the International Art Fair in Warsaw, where they both displayed their work. Their friendship is an example of a strengthened bond between nations and creates a base for dialogue.

In 2016-2018, Joachim Lothar Gartner was a co-creator of the Austrian Days in the Pomeranian Voivodeship. The exhibition titled “the edge of time” was part of the celebration, held at the European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk. Two Austrian artists took part in the event: Fritz Bergler and David Smyth, beside one Polish artist: Łukasz Fruczek.

Exhibition viewing will be possible upon scheduling a visit: +43 (0) 676 55 10 373.

ARTISTS FOR PEACE: JOACHIM LOTHAR GARTNER

Joachim Lothar Gartner
16/10/2023 - 12/11/2023 Myrthengasse 4, 1070 Wien, Austria

COLLAGES AND SCREENINGS

We cordially invite you to the exhibition opening on 16 October 2023, 7.30 pm, SALON M, Myrthengasse 4, 1070 Vienna. Viewing of the exhibition until 12 November 2023 by appointment: +43 (0) 676 55 10 373.

“My early works, reminding of Surrealism, were mainly devoted to particular themes, such as creation and passing or desire and suffering, whereby the concept of contrast was increasingly affecting the graphic design itself. I believe that contrasts are not about contradiction. In fact, thanks to the opposition in them, they present the complementary unity, the entirety." [...] Joachim Lothar Gartner, 2016

With this exhibition, the artist Joachim Lothar Gartner begins a new exhibition concept, which was developed within the framework of the project SIGNA PRO PACIS - SIGNS FOR PEACE in cooperation with the WENTA FOUNDATION - Gdansk, and will present other artists from abroad in the near future. The aim of the exhibitions is to use the universal language of art to connect and unite the cultural contrasts of different nations.

SIGNS FOR PEACE

07/09/2023 - 08/09/2023 Garnizon Kultury, Juliusza Słowackiego 19, 80-257 Gdańsk, Poland

The project SIGNS FOR PEACE is under the patronage of the ambassador dr Emil Brix, director of the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna, and this year it has three parts: GALA, CONFERENCE and NVC (Nonviolent Communication) - WORKSHOPS. The conference is organised in cooperation with representatives from the worlds of business, science and the arts, including Poland, Germany, Austria and Lithuania. In the following years, the initiative will be continued cyclically with an art festival in September in Gdańsk. Art as a unifying element between multilingual ethnic groups and religions gives us the opportunity to seek dialogue, even if the chances of finding a common language are very limited. The motto of our project is THE ART OF UNDERSTANDING, i.e. the art of building bridges between people and nations.

Romuald Koperski - KOLOS film presentation

Romuald Koperski
23/02/2023 Gdańsk (Poland)

Invitation to the trailer of the new film about Romuald Koperski 'Kolos'. Presentation of the film coming soon.

Film presentation trailer/zapowiedź - Click here!

Film presentation trailer/streszczenie - Click here!

IN/VISIBLE WOMEN - SIGNS FOR PEACE

Fot. Zuzana Krizalkovicova
30/06/2022 Towarzystwo Polsko-Niemieckie w Gdańsku, ul. Starowiejska 15/16

MATERIAL PERFORMATIVITY (not only) IN CONTEMPORARY ART

A contribution to current affairs by women artists and humanists.

A lecture by Magdalena Wenta will be held at the German-Polish Society in Gdańsk (Poland) on Thursday, 30 June 2022 at 5 p.m., presenting the film and exhibition project IN/VISIBLE WOMEN - SIGNS FOR PEACE.

The project is based on the book: Material Performativity in Contemporary Art / Ed. Zuzana Križalkovičová / Co-authors: Katarina Balunova, Camillo Breiling, Hannah Bruckmüller, Synne Genzmer, Richard Kitta and Magdalena Wenta

The material agency as a manifestation of an open world in the works of contemporary women artists and humanists will be made visible in the form of a planned film and exhibition project. The film documents the process of creating an exhibition and at the same time aims to make women's voices audible and visible in current events.

The participating countries are Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary, the so-called Visegrád Group (V4). Three countries border Ukraine and are now directly affected by the consequences of the war. Among the refugees are mainly women and children.

On the one hand, families are separated, and on the other hand, fear-driven aggression arises in the countries of refuge. Wars have long-lasting repercussions on human relations, which must be assessed objectively even after the war has ended. With the film and the exhibition, we want to show that art can have an influence on the peaceful coexistence of people. Wars are crimes and emotions. The art of the 21st century is based on conveying emotions. The project was conceived by Zuzana Križalkovičová and Magdalena Wenta.

PREVIEW IX - International Art Fair

Fot. Franziska Wenta
04/06/2020 Dawna Stocznia im. Lenina w Gdańsku

Globalization versus Man

 

 

PREVIEW X - International Art Fair

Preview X - programm
13/10/2018 Hotel Marriott Sopot, Bitwy pod Płowcami 59

The Preview X Art Vertical was the first event announcing the initiative. In 2018, Lorenzo and Maria Elena Rudolf visited Gdańsk for several days. In the past eight years, the couple has successfully created Art Stage Singapore and Art Stage Jakarta - an art fair promoting contemporary art in the region of Southeast Asia. During a conference organized for collectors and art lovers in Gdansk, Lorenzo Rudolf gave a significant lecture entitled Art World Quo Vadis? Jadwiga Możdżer's dance performance and the release of white peace pigeons as a sign of dialogue highlighted the conference.