“Power of Art”
11.12.2019, Wednesday, at 19:00
Zachęta – National Art Gallery – cinema
pl. Małachowskiego 3, 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 was followed by a meeting with the heroes and filmmakers as well as art critic Anda Rottenberg, which was hosted by journalist Piotr Sarzyński.