Paweł Kowalewski

“Power of Art” in DESA Unicum

“Power of Art”
06.03.2020, Friday, at 6:00 pm
DESA Unicum, Piękna 1A, Warsaw

The film “Power of Art” was created in cooperation with:
The National Film, Television and Theater School in Łódź and the INDEX Film Studio

Written and directed by:
Werner Jerke – Jerke Museum

Paweł Kowalewski, Ryszard Grzyb, Jarosław Modzelewski, Marek Sobczyk, Ryszard Woźniak and Anda Rottenberg.

Gruppa – the most important Polish artistic formation of the 1980s, founded by Paweł Kowalewski and Ryszard Woźniak, co-created with Ryszard Grzyb, Jarosław Modzelewski, Włodzimierz Pawlak and Marek Sobczyk. Gruppa is one of the most interesting creative manifestations of the period, which was a collection of individualities rather than a collective working according to a uniform program. Artists were united by a community of attitudes and a desire to inspire each other than a specific vision of art. The creators organized exhibitions, recitals and performative actions. They published their own magazine “Oh, it’s good now!”, Where they published poems, comments, mocking texts, sketches and drawings. Gruppa, as an artistic formation, ended its activity in the 90s with a retrospective exhibition at the Zachęta – National Art Gallery.

The screening of the film “Power of Art”, which was produced by one of the most famous Polish collectors Werner Jerke, was accompanied by a very interesting polemic and vivid reactions from the audience. Guests also had the unique opportunity to listen to Anda Rottenberg’s unpublished text about the legendary Gruppa, which the art critic read to the guests personally. The film made by the Museum Jerke is now available online.