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GK Collection #1

Kulczyk Foundation, Poznan

The Exhibition of art from Grazyna Kulczyk Collection

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The Exhibition of art from Grazyna Kulczyk Collection

curated by Pawel Leszkowicz

Senses and ideas beauty and darkness erotic and religion, aesthetic and provocation, entertainment and reflection – all these are interwined in GK’s collection. GK is one of the most important art collectors in Poland and Mid – Eastern Europe. In her collection one can find centuries old and modern works of art with strong emphasis however; put on contemporary art. As a collector GK appreciates experimentation, depth and bravery in art.

The collection includes works of outstanding Polish and foreign contemporary artists. The first display of this multifaceted collection consist of works of such artists as Magdalena Abakanowicz, Miroslaw Balka, Jan Berdyszak, Vanessa Beecroft, Thomas Demand, Izabela Gustowska, Candida Hofer, Zhang Huan, Tadeusz Kantor, Katarzyna Kozyra, Jacek Malczewski, Mariko Mori, Dorota Nieznalska, Roman Opalka, Thomas Ruff, Bruno Schulz, Alina Szapocznikow, Andy Warhol, Andrzej Wroblewski.

Apart the contemporary classics in the collection one can find works of many noteworthy young Polish artists, both male and female. The first exhibition of the collection attempts at creating and placing it in an international context. The exhibition is derided thematically into rooms dealing with different problems of art and society. It leads through the following room’s themes: the Nude, the Perversion, the Religion, the Library, the Fashion, Body Sculpture, the object and the Museum. Over a hundred exhibits representing different techniques and media touch upon the issues of identity sexuality religion and the status of a work of art in present times. GK Collection # is the first collection of art from GK’s collection foreshadows the creation of a private art contemporary museum planned by the collector.

Curator of the exhibition is Pawel Leszkowicz. The author of the arrangement is Raman Tratsiuk. The designer of the album accompanying GK Collection #1 is Lech Majewski.

Kulczyk Foundation
ul. Polwiejska 42 - Poznan

GK Collection #1
dal 17/3/2007 al 16/6/2007

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