Exhibition

14. Jun – 22. Jul 2018

Marian Bogusz: The Joy of New Constructions

Place: Kunsthaus

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  • Die Freude an neuen Konstruktionen / The Joy of New Constructions. Marian Boguszs (post)war utopias Foto: Marek Krzyżanek / Zachęta Nationalgalerie in Warschau
    Die Freude an neuen Konstruktionen / The Joy of New Constructions. Marian Boguszs (post)war utopias Foto: Marek Krzyżanek / Zachęta Nationalgalerie in Warschau
  • Zbigniew Dłubak, Mockup of the spatial form by Marian Bogusz, 1950s © Armelle Dłubak / Archeology of Photography Foundation, Warsaw
    Zbigniew Dłubak, Mockup of the spatial form by Marian Bogusz, 1950s © Armelle Dłubak / Archeology of Photography Foundation, Warsaw

Marian Bogusz

With works by: Zbigniew Dłubak, Zbynek Sekal
Curated by Joanna Kordjak in cooperation with Julia Leupold
Cooperating Artists: Katarzyna Przezwańska, Piotr Kopik, Tomasz Czuban

 

Marking the start of the joint exhibition and event series, the Kunsthaus Dresden presents the work of one of the most influential personalities of the Polish art scene after the end of World War II, Marian Bogusz (1920-1980). His work is based on the idea of an artistic modernism as the driving force of societal developments, combining literature, painting and music, as well as science and technology. While he was incarcerated in the Mauthausen concentration camp, Bogusz already envisioned an architecture for an international artists’ colony on the ruins of the camp. In addition to a selection of paintings and graphics, the exhibition focuses on Marian Bogusz’ modern visions at the intersections of painting, sculpture, architecture, and urban planning – and on the hope that art can lead to social transformation through aesthetic changes.