The first Walk & Talk tour, led by Prof. Dorota Heck, will be held in the space of the exhibition “Concrete Wrocław. From the Collection of the Zachęta Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts” on Sunday, January 7, at 3 PM. This will be the inauguration of a new series of lectures given during walks by specialists from outside the art world. We will stop by a handful of works in order to listen to subjective stories and notice new, non-obvious contexts.

The exhibition entitled “Concrete Wrocław” features a selection of works belonging to the collection of the Zachęta Lower Silesian Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts, which have become part and parcel of Polish contemporary art. They illustrate a number of phenomena that emerged in the context of Wrocław art, whose origins draw upon the complex history of Lower Silesia and its capital. The construction of the presentation offers an insight into the local art history since the 1960s, although it does not impose any specific direction of investigation. Instead, the display constitutes a map of conceptions and tendencies that have appeared throughout decades.

Prof. Dorota Heck is associated with the Institute of Polish Philology of the University of Wrocław. She specialises in the history of 20th-century literature, literary theory and critique.