New Objects in the Collection of NMS Museum of Contemporary Art

We are pleased to inform that in 2019 several valuable works by Polish top artists: Małgorzata Turewicz-Lafranchi, Zuzanna Janin and Łukasz Surowiec, will enrich the collection of The National Museun in Szczecin – The Museum of Contemporary Art, on account of fundings from The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage within Culture Promotion Fund (PLN 50,000.–) and from the funds of West-Pomeranian Voivodeship (PLN 46,220.–).

 

 

 

 

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Co-financed by The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage within Culture Promotion Fund

Co-financed by the funds of West-Pomeranian Voivodeship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Zuzanna Janin, Dreaming Boy, 2009, sculpture, brass wire, paper airport labels, plexi.

 

"Dreaming Boy" by Zuzanna Janin is a sculpture created of paper airport labels, which on the one hand is a portrait of contemporary everyman, whose identity is built in relation to mobility, and not traditionally understood relations with the place, on the other ‒ a metaphor of the artist's method of work, for whom travels and changing perspectives of observing the world are of fundamental importance. In a port city like Szczecin, the symbolism of travel, movement and its impact on identity creation gains a natural point of reference. "Dreaming Boy" is the artist's first work in the contemporary art collection of The National Museum in Szczecin.

Zuzanna Janin (born 1961) ‒ visual artist. Sculptor, creator of installations, performative activities, objects, photography and video installations. In the years 1970–1975 student of the ballet school in Warsaw. 1986 graduate of The Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Twice nominated to participate in the Venice Biennial. She is a finalist of the Adi Prize for Art 2003, in 2006 she won the main prize at ViennAfair. Represented in collections in Poland and abroad.

 

 

 

 

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Małgorzata Turewicz-Lafranchi, Door, 1996, object, fibreboard, copper-covered steel.

 

The contemporary art collection of The National Museum in Szczecin contains three early paintings of the Szczecin artist, who has been living and working in Switzerland since 1994. The unique object by Małgorzata Turewicz-Lafranchi entitled "Door" was created in 1996 at a time when the artist's work underwent a significant change influenced by her interest in German philosophy, anthroposophy and mathematics.

Małgorzata Turewicz-Lafranchi (born 1961) ‒ interdisciplinary artist. In 1980–1985 she studied at The Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, and in 1985–1986 at Freie Hochschule für Geisteswissenschaft in Dornach, Switzerland. Author of numerous individual exhibitions and presentations within collective exhibitions in Poland and abroad. Represented in the collections of the Warsaw Zachęta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki, Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw, Munich Pinacoteka, Museu Cantonale d'Arte Lugano.

 

 

 

 

 

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Łukasz Surowiec, Border, 2015, two-channel video, 11'06"

 

Maritime iconography and other maritime issues are one of the dominant themes in the contemporary art collection of The National Museum in Szczecin, resulting from the city's location and its economic and historical traditions. Łukasz Surowiec's two-channel video installation entitled "Border" is inscribed in the line of critical observation of the sea in the context of globalization and neocolonial tourism. Surowiec's video is the artist's first work in the contemporary art collection of The National Museum in Szczecin.

Łukasz Surowiec (born 1985) ‒ interdisciplinary artist, sculptor, performer, video creator, author of social campaigns. A graduate of the Faculty of Sculpture at The Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, a PhD student at the Faculty of Arts of The Pedagogical University. In the years 2007–2009 a student of The Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań, and in the years 2009–2010 of Universität der Künste in Berlin. Working among marginalized people, he makes his art discover the periphery of social reality and put it in the centre, .

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