On Sunday, 23 August at 3 p.m., curator Piotr Lisowski will lead a tour of the New Normativity exhibition.

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The exhibition is an attempt at curatorial intervention in the history of the Symposium, situated within a field of research and presentations conducted by Wrocław Contemporary Museum regarding the heritage of neo-avant-garde thought. On the one hand, it is important to show source materials in order to systematise the course and results of the meeting. They have been scattered from the beginning and today they survive mainly as photographic documentation, sketches and concept descriptions. On the other hand, a key purpose of the exhibition is to enter into a dialogue with what happened in 1970, going beyond a purely historical perspective.

The Wrocław Symposium was a wide-ranging discussion and platform for the exchange of artistic thoughts in the fields of art, architecture, urban planning, public and social space. This polemical aspect constitutes the modus operandi of the exhibition, whose task is also to create a space for confrontation and debate. This idea originally applied to the concept of the Centre for Artistic Research, whose programme was announced by Jerzy Ludwiński during the Symposium. The centre developed the idea for the Museum of Current Art, proposed by the critic in 1966, which was intended to combine research functions with stimulating artistic activities. It was conceived as an institution in process, mirroring the constant changeability of current art.
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The tour is part of the public programme accompanying the New Normativity exhibition. The exhibition was co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund, financed from surcharges for the games under state monopoly, in accordance with art. 80(1) of the Act on Gambling of 19 November 2009. Purchase of works for the MWW collection was co-financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund.


The exhibition is part of the Wrocław 70/20 Symposium – a grassroots programme celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wrocław ’70 Visual Arts Symposium.