The volume is is a collection of critical articles and texts on contemporary art published from 1902 until the end of the author's life, i.e. until 1918, in the press and exhibition catalogues. The book was first published by Gallimard in 1960 and was created thanks to the work of the French editor L-C. Breunig, who collected the texts in this volume from dispersed publications and arranged them in chronological order, as well as provided a foreword and footnotes. The book was translated by Jan Gondowicz, a renowned translator from French and Russian.
Catalogue of the award exhibition. The annual competition for the grant of the Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation takes place in different European countries – in 2018, with its second edition in Poland.
The catalogue of an exhibition in MOCAK’s most important series comprised reproductions of works by 60 artists as well as text by authors including Mieczysław Porębski, Stanisław Obirek and Włodek Goldkorn, with their distinctive takes on the concept of motherland in different contexts.
During 1942–1945 Zofia Posmysz was a prisoner at Auschwitz-Birkenau, where she worked in the kitchen and the food warehouse as a scribe. She survived the death march to the KL Ravensbrück, spending the final months of the war in the Neustadt-Glewe camp. After the war she devoted herself to becoming a writer and educator and became a journalist. The experience of the Holocaust became her mission. The richly illustrated publication is a compilation of Zofia Posmysz’s reminiscences and stories recorded by Maria Anna Potocka.
An extensive publication accompanying Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart’s exhibition is divided into text and album parts.