Stanisław Dróżdż (1939-2009) was a concrete poetry artist who created the notion of concept-shapes. He prepared the Polish Pavilion at the 2003 Venice Biannale and it is his work “Hourglass” that is displayed on the façade of Wrocław Contemporary Museum. He studied and lived in Wrocław. Towards the end of his life, he lived in close proximity to the shelter that nowadays temporarily houses MWW. As an artist, he rendered invaluable services to the culture of Wrocław.
Wrocław Contemporary Museum has arranged a permanent exhibition of Stanisław Dróżdż’s works comprising its own collection, the collection of the Lower Silesian Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts, and Anna Dróżdż’s deposit.
The point of departure for MWW’s permanent exhibition is a display of Stanisław Dróżdż’s works held under the title “Concept-shapes”, which took place at the Warsaw-based Foksal Gallery in 1994. We present all the original objects making up the exhibition at the Foksal, arranged in a sequence chosen by Stanisław Dróżdż. We have also included 54 variants of “Hourglass”, which the artist first published in 1990.