Julia Cybis, Martwa natura, 2007/2016

À la Flamande 1 – Still Life

David Hockney, asked recently on the occasion of his great exhibition of portraits at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, said the essence of painting is portraiture, landscape and still life, nothing more. Indeed, this triad appeared from the very beginning of the history of painting, with greater or lesser intensity. The paintings of the Dutch and Flemish sixteenth and seventeenth centuries was dominated by these three motives and the way they were presented had a huge impact on subsequent art, even the art of our time. Hence, the term à la Flamande has become a hallmark slogan for countless interpretations, repetitions, variations andcopies that have arisen and continue to arise.

Propaganda gallery in collaboration with the Hestia Artistic Journey organizes a series of three exhibitions under the common banner of à la Flamande, the first of which will be devoted to still nature. We want to show how contemporary artists today can show this already banal and epigon theme transformed into a completely original work, breaking the old stereotype or transforming it again, using modern techniques, means of expression, and above all, today’s way of thinking.

The exhibition will be held from 21/11 to 03/12/2016, and on Saturday, 3rd of December at 7 PM it will be completed with a public auction. The proceeds will be used for the publishing purposes of the Propaganda Foundation.

The exhibition will be attended by artists associated with Propaganda gallery or invited by it and the young winners of the Hestia Artistic Journey competition: Magdalena Abakanowicz, Sharon Balaban, Anna Barlik, Krzysztof M. Bednarski, Karolina Bielawska, Aleksandra Chciuk, Tomasz Ciecierski, Julia Cybis, Jakub Danilewicz, Zuzanna Dolega, Hanna Dyrcz, Beata Filipowicz, Natalia Jamróz, Karolina Janikowska, Piotr Kołakowski, Paweł Kowalewski, Olga Kowalska, Piotr C. Kowalski, Magdalena Łazarczyk, Izabela Łęska, Łódź Kaliska, Jan Mioduszewski, Małgorzata Myślińska, Łukasz Radziszewski, Zygmunt Rytka, Kasia M. Sosnowska, Noemi Staniszewska, Henryk Stażewski, Mariusz Tarkawian, Grzegorz Waliczek, Krzysztof P. Wojciechowski, Xawery Deskur Wolski.


Auction– À la Flamande 1 – Still Life
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016, at 7 PM

The place of auction:
Foksal 11/1
00-372 Warszawa

Pre-auction exhibition:
Nov. 21st – Dec. 3rd, 2016
Mon. – Sat.: 12 PM – 6 PM

The catalogue is available at: Artinfo.pl.