Coverbild Andrzej Wróblewski
Andrzej Wróblewski
Waiting Room
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Edited by: Wojciech Grzybala, Magdalena Ziólkowska, Adam Mickiewicz Institute
Institution: ?Moderna galerija Ljubljana
Artist: Andrzej Wróblewski
November 2020 , 400 Pages , 350 Ills.
288mm x 230mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-4765-3
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| From the Waiting Room of History
Waiting represents a completely unique sort of time. Removed from the usual course of everyday life, it opens up a perception of the length of time. Instead of simply walking through a room, one is immersed in it, as one looks around and discovers things that escape the fleeting gaze. In the last years of his life, the painter Andrzej Wróblewski was interested in this attitude as a subject for his pictures, and not only because the waiting figures display an attitude similar to that of an observer. Waiting is also a kind of secret code in which the horrors of World War II and the postwar years endure. Even though Wróblewski’s late-phase work is composed of strong, vivid colors, it is permeated by a claustrophobic atmosphere. This inimitable, bewitching memento mori awaits rediscovery in this book.

ANDRZEJ WRÓBLEWSKI (1927–1957) studied painting at the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts, as well as art history at the university, after the end of World War II. Despite his early death, he left behind an extensive body of work that contains a remarkable panorama of the war and the postwar years in Poland
Moderna galerija, Ljubljana
October 15, 2020–January 10, 20
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