Encounter Andrzej Wróblewski
Éric de Chassey and Marta Dziewańska
November 18, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.
Until full capacity is reached
Sabatini Building, Auditorium
The confrontation between abstraction-realism and artistic imagination-social commitment has polarised a major part of 20th-century art history, dividing fronts, periods and movements from both sides. Yet the work of Andrzej Wróblewski (1927–1957) constitutes an exceptional chapter; the painter imagined a universe that was free from Biomorphic Abstraction whilst, on the back of the same painting, he figuratively documented the opposite: the existential suffering in the Second World War. This conversation introduces his work.