AVANT-GARDE PROTOTYPES

Katarzyna Kobro. Kompozycja przestrzenna (4) [Spatial composition (4)], 1929. Oil and metal 40 x 64 x 40 cm. Muzeum Sztuki, Lódz.

 

 

Wladyslaw Strzeminski (Minsk, November 21, 1893-Lódz, December 28, 1952) was a renowned Polish avant-garde artist. Towards the decade of the 1920s he built his particular theory of "unism" which was of great help to musician and composer Zygmunt Krauze. He also stands out as co-creator of the avant-garde art collection of "Lord" collected by the "a.r" collective. After the war he dedicated himself to teaching, teaching plastic arts and design.

 

 

Photo of Wladyslaw Strzeminski and Katarzyna Kobro

 

 

Katarzyna Kobro (January 26, 1898 in Moscow - February 21, 1951 in Lódz) The other half of this duo was a Polish sculptress of Latvian, Russian and German origin. Her great strength was to embrace constructivism, leaving aside such currents as individualism, subjectivism or expressionism. Its most marked objective was always the construction of the abstract work cemented on the pillars of experimentation and analysis. Her sculpture conceptualizes the infinite space, taking as reference the origin of the system by coordinates.

 

 

Work of Wladyslaw Strzeminski

 


At the beginning of the twentieth century, both married and created the perfect symbiosis to materialize their concept of art in those circumstances. A revolution was being woven and they wanted to be part of it. With this exhibition, his curator, Jaroslaw Suchan, director of the Muzeum Sztuki w ?odzi and in collaboration with the Polish Institute of Culture of Madrid want to make known the work of these two lovers of neoplasticism, the Bauhaus and constructivism, movement of which they are Considers precursors in Poland.

 

 

Wladyslaw Strzeminski, Neoplastic Room, Muzeum Sztuki in Lódz, Poland, 1946 #lodz

 

 

Radicalization and transgression are his personal trademarks and for this reason, with the "Avant-garde Prototypes" the Reina Sofía Art Center Museum together with the Muzeum Sztuki w Lodzi and Museum have hosted this great exhibition that can be enjoyed until September 18, 2017 in The Sabatini Building.

 

 

 

In Art Madrid, we love art in all its aspects. Therefore, on the occasion of our 15th anniversary and thanks to Cooltourspain.com , visitors at Art Madrid’20 will have the possibility to enjoy a free guided tour of urban art to discover the street art hidden by Lavapiés, one of the most multicultural and colourful neighbourhoods of Madrid.

With the code ARTMADRID2020

and your ticket to the Art Madrid’20 fair, you can enjoy "Street art Tour Lavapiés" for free, on days 26th, 27th and 28th of February at 11:00 a.m. The capacity is limited, so do not doubt, book your place at Cooltourspain.com Once the confirmation is received, you just have to go with your open eyes to enjoy this magnificent experience.

Street art is the expression of art in public spaces either in the form of murals in restored buildings; graffiti; street painting or curated artistic actions. What are the backstories of each artist? What are the social issues affecting our city? This social, cultural and educational project was born in 2016 to answer these questions and show the message hidden by the works of art of so many national and international artists who have painted the Embajadores neighbourhood. It became the first daily street art tour in Madrid.

Cooltourspain will show you the Spanish capital in an alternative way and its guides will share their knowledge about the best street art in the Lavapiés and Malasaña areas. In the same way, its Foundation collaborates with non-profit projects and local associations so that people at risk of social exclusion can learn the techniques used by Madrid graffiti artists. The tour lasts two hours and begins at the Valle Inclán Theater Entrance.