04.06.2020 – 31.07.2020
The Image and Its Limits
The display features Samuel Szczekacz’s early works, all of the showcased items were executed in the ’30s. The artist of Jewish origin, born in the industrial city of Łódź (Poland) in 1917, as soon as in 1933 became one of the central figures of the Polish avant-garde interwar movement. Being a student of Władysław Strzemiński—the author of the theory of Unism, Szczekacz got acquainted both theoretically and practically with the achievements of the avant-garde. The displayed sketches, gouaches, lithographs, and paintings enable the beholder to gain a deep understanding of Szczekacz’s ingenious and unique way of reinterpreting and reinventing the Dutch Neoplasticism, the French Cubism, the Russian Constructivism, and the Polish Unism.