Accompanying exhibitions

from University of Łódź archives

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Exhibition at MOTYL UŁ building,

Motyl UŁ, ul. Sienkiewicza 21, dates: 2.10.2020 – 25.10.2020, Mo-Tu: closed, Wed-Fri – 4-7 p.m., Sat-Su – 1-7 p.m.,

opening: 2.10.2020, 8 p.m.

♦ In nova lux, Janusz Hereźniak, Kazimiera Zawistowicz – Adamska, Wacław Piotrowski, Stanisław Pączka


curator: Tomasz Ferenc

The 75th anniversary of the establishment of the University of Lodz became the pretext for preparing this exhibition. During prepartions  we have discovered that among the academic staff of our university many of them in their research practices used photographic recordings. Among them  Professor Kazimiera Zawistowicz – Adamska should be mentioned as first. She immortalized the pre-war Polish village, thus becoming one of the precursors of visual ethnography in Poland. In scientific research, photos were also taken by sociologist Wacław Piotrowski, who was documenting, among others, workers’ buildings in Łódź. The closest to the world of art was Prof. Janusz Hereźniak, who was not only an outstanding geobotanist, but also a member of the Łódź branch of the Union of Polish Art Photographers. The collections of photographs taken by geographer and professor Stanisław Pączka turned out to be equally unique. The slides deposited in the archives of the University of Lodz discovered not only a traveler, but also a great photographer. The last part of the exhibition is dedicated to photographers documenting the work of archaeologists from our University. This technically brilliant photographs taken sometimes even 50 years ago have a disturbingly modern face in terms of form. Five exhibitions have been prepared for two main purposes. First of all, we want to remind outstanding researchers from  Łódź, which  represents various scientific disciplines. Secondly, we want to show how intriguing these photographs are, how interesting points of view they reflect and how much they can discover today.Our search was also meant to show these archival materials in a new context, in new formats, in a new light. In nova lux.

♦ Ko#Lekcje, Dagmara Bugaj, Anna Bąk, Agnieszka Chojnacka, Artur Chrzanowski, Marek Domański, Bartłomiej Flis, Łukasz Ogórek, Anita Osuch, Maciej Rawluk, Dominika Sadowska, Dorota Stolarska


Aritsts conncted with the Academy of Fine Arts will create a number of individual exhibitions, constituing an archiplago of visions and experiences, sometimes suprisingly referring to the multifaced functioning in the field of art and science: Dagmara Bugaj i Anita Osuch, Innerscape, Dominika Sadowska, Tunel (A), Dorota Stolarska, Tam zawsze jest lato i nic się nie zmienia, Marek Domański, Death Staff, AnnaBąkU and others.

archiwum Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, archeolodzy

University of Łódź archives

fot. Dominika Stolarska, It's always summer

fot. Dominika Stolarska, It’s always summer


Dominika Sadowska (Karol Stolarek as guest), Tunel (B)

Fundacja Działania, 6 sierpnia 5 str. (Karol Kretschmer’s tatement, 2nd floor)

The Tunnel exhibition consisting of two parts A and B connects two points on the map of Łódź – corner properties closing the most popular Łódź woonerfs – ul. 6 Sierpnia and Traugutta Buildings that seem to have little in common are beginning to function in a secret relationship.

Dates: 3-4.10.2020, 10-11.10.2020 (4-5 p.m.)

The opening: 2.10.2020, 8 p.m.

Accompanying events: 

3.10, 3-8 p.m. – opening of Dominika Sadowska’s studio

3, 4, 10 i 11.10 (4-5 p.m.) – music live

Dominika Sadowska – TUNEL (B) Dominika Sadowska 2020

Brave Boy Studio (Jan Kazimierz Barnaś i Wojtek Kamerys), Returns: Setomaa

Galeria Ogrodowa8, ul. Ogrodowa 8

The life of the Seto people goes on slowly. They live far from civilization, surrounded by forests and lakes. The rush of the modern world is not known to them or they have forgotten about it long time ago. Years later, more residents return home. They often led a prosperous life among the Estonian cultural, business and political elite. However, is it possible to live away from your own paternity, the land of your ancestors? Is it possible to live with the feeling of abandoning your own nation?

It is difficult to define what could be the main element influencing a cultural memory. It is rather a set of behaviors used by parents, guardians, towards children. A certain mysticality of their traditions, beliefs, celebrations of days significant for the community, leaves a mark on Seto. An important element of their identity is the land of their ancestors, which somehow influences them. Seto’s tradition and culture, cultivated by the community, is rooted deeply in an archaic tribal tradition.

Open: 4.10 – 18.10, Tue-Fri 2-6 p.m., Sat-Sun 12.00-4 p.m.

Opening: 3.10, 7:30 p.m.


Jakub Ra Svoboda, Natálie Pešková, Ezra Šimek, Juan David Calderón Ardila, Kacper Szalecki, When I was young the absence of the past was a terror

Wyższa Szkoła Sztuki i Projektowania, 61/63 Targowa Street

The show When I was young the absence of the past was a terror presents a synthesis of topics commonly developed by authors of the youngest generation. Rawness, adolescence, exploring your own sexuality. Selected works of students from the Department of Photography at FAMU probe into the interior of the individual authors. The feelings that seem non-transferable at the first sight, start to be close to all of us at the end. The pieces of diverse authorial expressions are installed to create a mutual dialog among themselves. The exhibition does not focus exclusively on photography but consists of formally diverse approaches such as installation, video, or painting. As a guest, the exhibition includes work of young artist from Łódž Kacper Szalecki.

Dates: 1.10 – 31.10 (10:00 AM-6:00 PM)

Opening: 1.10, 6:00 PM


Collection. Typology. Transformation. Students of Film Art Organization Department PWSFTviT in Lodz and professor Izabela Łapińska

Galeria Stróżówka Centrum Kultury Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 11 Skłodowskiej-Curie Street

Exhibition of works by students of Film Art Organization Department PWSFTviT in Lodz, realized during the “Fotografika” course under the supervision of prof. dr hab. Izabela Łapińska. The exhibition reaches for a “collection” of student works from the Faculty’s archives and shows “collections” as a topic interpreted by students during exercises. The photography of the course teacher closes the collection of students’ works. The first interpretative approach is a reference to the Düsseldorf school of typology from photographs by Hilla and Bernd Becher. The second is a form of transformation of an object – item – thing.

Dates: 2.10 – 9.10 (Mon-Fri 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

Opening: 2.10, 5:00 PM

photo by Karina Strzelińska

Konrad Kuzyszyn, Selfcollection

Galeria Olimpus, al. Kościuszki 24

A selection of pieces from several collections of photographs that are representative of the whole. It consists of series self-portraits from 1988 to 2019, as well as photographs that show different ways of presentation. All works share one principle – they are the result of a search for the relevance of motive. 

Dates: 3.10.2020 – 17.10.2020 (Mon-Fri 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Sat 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.) 

Otwarcie: 3.10.2020, 6 p.m.

Konrad Kuzyszyn, 1989




Witold Gretzyngier, The Gateway

Galeria Mała Czarna, Wojska Polskiego 121 str. (Strzemiński Academy of Art in Łódź, 1st floor, building B, room 108)

curator: Marek Domański

The Gateway – that is, a gate, wicket, and also a device used to connect two different networks with each other, especially enabling us to access the Internet. A physical, material object that allows us to reach the infinite amount of information, data, and above all the vastness of digital images, created and processed in various ways. At the exhibition we will be able to experience the transition from our real world to the co-existing virtual reality, which is an increasingly inseparable element of our everyday lives. However, our gate will be a photographic image. Where will he lead us to? What is his offspring doing on the other side? The opening of the exhibition will also be accompanied by the premiere of a photobook entitled INSTASTORIES, presenting a very random, but still chronological photographic narrative shown by photos taken for instagram accounts in 2018-2019.

Dates: 6.10.2020 – 31.10.2020, Mon-Sun 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

The opening: 6.10.2020, 4 p.m.

Witold Gretzyngier, The Gateway


Krzysztof Cichosz, Fotoobiekty Anamorficzne

Galeria Imaginarium, Łódzki Dom Kultury, ul. Traugutta 18

Dates:  23.10 – 14.11 (Tue-Sat 2-6 p.m.)

Opening: 23.10, 7 p.m.


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