16 Images from the 2016 Polish Academies of Fine Arts Graduates Exhibit – Gdansk

From "Z mojej piersi sie wyrwalo" by Barbara Rej in Gdansk July 2016

Above is a piece from “Z mojej piersi sie wyrwalo” by Barbara Rej, one of 16 images from works currently on display at the Armory of Art in Gdansk, a public arts space situated in the 400-year-old Great Armoury in the city’s historical center.

As the title suggests, this is a sampling of an exhibit I crossed paths with a couple of days ago, the eighth ‘Esteemed Graduates of Academies of Fine Arts’ show featuring works from select recent graduates of all Polish public fine arts academies. This year the competition was opened to graduates of two non-Polish institutions as well: the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava and the Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts.

Rej’s works —Z mojej piersi sie wyrwalo roughly translates to From my breasts slipped out— stood out for its vibrancy, its life. A few more pieces and details below.

From "Z mojej piersi sie wyrwalo" by Barbara Rej in Gdansk July 2016
From “Z mojej piersi sie wyrwalo” by Barbara Rej in Gdansk July 2016

 

From "Z mojej piersi sie wyrwalo" by Barbara Rej in Gdansk July 2016
From “Z mojej piersi sie wyrwalo” by Barbara Rej in Gdansk July 2016

 

From "Z mojej piersi sie wyrwalo" by Barbara Rej in Gdansk July 2016
From “Z mojej piersi sie wyrwalo” by Barbara Rej in Gdansk July 2016

 

Among my favorites was Sparks, a multi-media portrait project by Wiktoria Wojciechowska documenting the ongoing conflict in Ukraine through portraits of the soldiers fighting there and through a video narration that tells the soldiers’ stories in their own words. More about the project on Wojciechowska’s site here.

From Sparks by Wiktoria Wojciechowska in Gdansk July 2016
From Sparks by Wiktoria Wojciechowska in Gdansk, July 2016

 

From Sparks by Wiktoria Wojciechowska in Gdansk July 2016
From Sparks by Wiktoria Wojciechowska in Gdansk, July 2016

 

And a few more below, pieces by Damian Bak, Ignacy Oboz and Anita Welter. More information about the artists is welcome and encouraged.

From Przestrzenie mojej wyobrazni by Damian Bak in Gdansk, July 2016
From Przestrzenie mojej wyobrazni by Damian Bak in Gdansk, July 2016

 

From Przestrzenie mojej wyobrazni by Damian Bak in Gdansk, July 2016
From Przestrzenie mojej wyobrazni by Damian Bak in Gdansk, July 2016

 

From Przestrzenie mojej wyobrazni by Damian Bak in Gdansk, July 2016
From Przestrzenie mojej wyobrazni by Damian Bak in Gdansk, July 2016

 

From Liber Figurarum by Ignacy Oboz in Gdansk, July 2016
From Liber Figurarum by Ignacy Oboz in Gdansk, July 2016

 

From Liber Figurarum by Ignacy Oboz in Gdansk, July 2016
From Liber Figurarum by Ignacy Oboz in Gdansk, July 2016

 

From "Znowu zrobilas balagan w zdjeciach! Interpretacja warstw pamieci by Agnieszka Majewska in Gdansk, July 2016
From “Znowu zrobilas balagan w zdjeciach! Interpretacja warstw pamieci by Agnieszka Majewska in Gdansk, July 2016

 

From "Znowu zrobilas balagan w zdjeciach! Interpretacja warstw pamieci by Agnieszka Majewska in Gdansk, July 2016
From “Znowu zrobilas balagan w zdjeciach! Interpretacja warstw pamieci by Agnieszka Majewska in Gdansk, July 2016

 

From "Znowu zrobilas balagan w zdjeciach! Interpretacja warstw pamieci by Agnieszka Majewska in Gdansk, July 2016
From “Znowu zrobilas balagan w zdjeciach! Interpretacja warstw pamieci by Agnieszka Majewska in Gdansk, July 2016

 

Oto twoj herb, Lordzie by Anita Welter in Gdansk, July 2016
Oto twoj herb, Lordzie by Anita Welter in Gdansk, July 2016

 

From "The Edge" by Zofia Dubova in Gdansk, July 2016
From “The Edge” by Zofia Dubova in Gdansk, July 2016

 

The venue, dubbed the Armoury of Art, is an attractive space on the ground and first floor levels of city’s Great Armory, Gdansk’s premiere example of Renaissance architecture, which dates back to 1609.

Through August 31. Admission is free.
11am-8pm daily.
Tkacka Street. [Map]
Website

Note: All photos with a Samsung Galaxy 4, so my apologies in advance for instances where the colors are far from true.

 

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  1. paula graham says

    thank you for allowing those of us who cannot go to wonderful Gdansk and wonderful Poland, to have and idea of what this exhibition has to offer. Stunning modern art. Thank you.

    1. Bob R says

      My pleasure. I really enjoyed the exhibit and the space.

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