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International Focus Series I-V: 21 Sztuka: Contemporary Art of Poland

The following information about this past Turchin Center exhibition is kept here for archival purposes only. This exhibition is not currently on display. View current and upcoming exhibitions.

Friday, July 6, 2012
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Main & Mezzanine Galleries

International Focus Series Overview

The Turchin Center announces the International Focus Series I-V with 21 Sztuka : Contemporary Art of Poland. Instead of one long exhibition, this year’s international focus will present a series of five shows presenting a multilayered viewpoint of the different aspects of contemporary Polish art from photography, painting, installation, graphic arts to fashion from July 2012 to June 2013.

Exhibition Series I-V

I. In Shadows:  Contemporary Photography by Marzena Abrahamik

July 6 – August 25, 2012
Main Gallery
An exhibition of contemporary photography by polish American artist Marzena Abrahamik

II.  Mój Drugi Świat / My Second World: The Polish Painting Collection of Chris Sztyber

September 7 – October 27, 2012
Main Gallery
A Painting Specific exhibition from the private collection of Christopher Sztyber of Charlotte, N.C.

III. Jędrzej Stępak: Spaces of the Brain--Site Specific Installation

September 7, 2012 – February 9, 2013
Mezzanine Gallery
Site Specific Installation and Commission with Residency

IV. Visible / Invisible. Print of the XXI Century. Jan Fejkiel Gallery Collection

November 2, 2012 – February 9, 2013
Main Gallery
24 Contemporary Featured Artists include: Ewelina Małysa, Anna Sadowska, Wiesław Skibiński, Krzysztof Skórczewski, and Anna Sobol-Wejman among others.

V. Polish Artists Group Exhibition

March 1 – June 1, 2013
Main Gallery
Group Exhibition of Contemporary Polish Artists
Featured Artists include: Maciej Guźniczak (Graphic), and Monika Kostrzewa (Fibers & Fashion Arts) amoung others

In the fall of 2010, representatives from the Turchin Center staff visited four cities and countless artists living and working in Poland. The goals of the trip were to research local art and artists and to lay the groundwork for future artist residencies, faculty, student and cultural exchanges.

This exhibition, exploring the amazing contemporary work being created in 21st century Poland, is evidence of continuing partnerships in the visual arts which expand the center's and the university's international programming. The TCVA and the Office of International Education and Development have partnered to provide increased accessibility to programs deepening the Appalachian's community educational and cultural experience relating to Poland culture and the visual arts.

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