Schedule:
• presentation of Alojzy Gryt’s work Supported VII – Wojciech Skibicki (level III)
• screening of films and conversation withthe artist (level I)

Films:
Closer to Clouds, from the series “Faces of Culture”, Iwona Rosiak, TVP3 Wrocław, 1999
(duration: 28 min.)
Spatial Games, Mirosław Rajkowski (duration: 15 min.)

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Alojzy Gryt
An artist working with sculpture and spatial installations, a teacher.

Born in Niedobczyce in 1937. He studied at the Faculty of Architecture of Wrocław Polytechnic and the State Higher School of Fine Arts (today: Academy of Art and Design) in Wrocław. He received a diploma in architectural sculpture (1965) at Prof. Apolinary Czepelewski’s studio. For many years he worked as professor at the Faculty of Painting and Sculpture of his alma mater. Recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta (1996). Since 1975 he has been exhibiting his sculptures, paintings, drawings and site-specific installations. He has had around 35 individual exhibitions in Poland and abroad and participated in numerous collective shows.

His practice is characterised by the idea of the public sculpture in the form of permanent installations in public spaces. In his works he often juxtaposes contrasting materials: glass and rock, metal and wood.

In 1977 he made two architectural sculptures, “Hutmen” and “Birds” in Chojnów. In 1984 he prepared a map outlining the route of the Kościuszko Insurrection in the Panorama of Racławice pavilion. He was also responsible for the once controversial design of the glass fountain in the Market Square in Wrocław (1999) and the spatial art form “Under an Apple Tree”, which was made for the Four Seasons housing estate in Krzyki-Jagodno, Wrocław.