Legnica Art Gallery summarizes the year 2021 that began to close and invites you to new exhibitions.
– Especially after the period of closure and prolonged and recurring restrictions, we wanted to remind and emphasize the importance of art and return to its direct reception. We believe that living with art has the unique power of relieving social phobia and giving us a respite in the difficult times we have been living in – the staff of Legnica Art Gallery emphasized.
The biggest challenge in 2021 was undoubtedly the Legnica SILVER Festival – an international festival of artistic jewelry, for which Legnica is famous beyond the borders of the state.
Under the mysterious epidemic situation, the festival and the accompanying 29th International Jewelery Competition “Still Man?” Held in hybrid form. The festival included 14 exhibitions of works by more than 500 artists, incl. From Poland, France, Belgium, Lithuania, Germany, Slovakia, Holland, Great Britain and China, which were available at 7 locations in the center of Legnica.
Films accompanying the exhibitions can be viewed on Legnica SILVER’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkQh5kvrva8GbHN4S8N-evQ.
The year-end ended with the Jubilee, the 30th National Promotions for Youth Painting, which has been influenced by 173 works by 56 alumni of the art academies over the past three years. The jury chose 70 – you can see them in the art gallery of pl. Katedralny 1 until January 23, 2022. In the Ring Gallery, until January 16, a jewelry exhibition entitled “The Voice of Women” – a project by YES Gallery from Pozna, a statement of femininity in which artists use jewelry to talk about issues and problems related to women.
Jewelry accents await visitors not only in the Ring Gallery, but also in the Pacykarz Gallery (1 Katedralny Square), where an exhibition of art jewelry purchased from the Art Gallery collection is presented. These works were honored and distinguished in the 29th International Jewelery Competition “Steelman?” , which, thanks to the financial support of the KGHM Polska Mied Foundation, is included in the permanent collections of the International Contemporary Jewelery Group, affiliated with Art. Gallery.
From other events, in accordance with safety rules, there were, among others, : workshops for children and youth (including as part of the “Environment is Art” project), meetings with artists, discussions and organizational tours. In turn, among the exhibitions (which also had virtual scenes), there was an exhibition by the famous Wrocław artist entitled “Dialogues – The Alternative History of Art by Jerzy Kosachka” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Y4pAjTA3H4) or a show My rendering of Karolina Yakljewich’s painting “Father Leaves” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hl4CJ6y8lk), who treated her final farewell to her father as a metaphor for social change.
PROMOTION 2019 winner – Przemysław Garczyński (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ6M2CkshBg) also presented his paintings at the Legnica Gallery. The gallery has not forgotten about the youngest recipients of art, speaking about the relationship between man and nature, Bowie Szip’s exhibition “Adventure” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xyqu1qJEC5k).
Last year, there were also regular events organized by the gallery: exhibitions were held as part of the Intermediale and Satyrykon Festival, as well as an exhibition from the Lemko Jerusalem series (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= Fe9hb4abnuc).
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