Photographics. Edward Hartwig
Friday, November 15, 2019, 6:00 PM - Sunday, January 26, 2020
In Edward Hartwig’s case, the label of a legend of Polish photography is no exaggeration: the artist (1909-2003) was way ahead of his time, set new trends, experimented and continually escaped being pigeonholed. He elevated photography to an artform, seeing it as not just a way of capturing reality but as an autonomous plastic form, equal in standing to painting or sculpture. He used individual prints to create greater wholes. He formulated the concept of “photographics” during the political thaw of 1956, based around a desire – especially powerful in the wake of the era of social realism – to free the photographic medium from the duty to transmit specific ideas. The exhibition that followed, shown at Warsaw’s Zachęta Gallery in 1959, was a major international success.
The presentation Photographics. Edward Hartwig at the Museum of Photography in Krakow (from 16 November) recalls some of the artist’s most famous works (including Spring, Willows, Choreographics and Ballet) alongside less well-known photos. The arrangement of the exhibition, following the author’s ideas, showcases the perfectionist form of individual images and the entire composition as a whole. (Dorota Dziunikowska, “Karnet”)
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