We are pleased to welcome Daniel Muzyczuk, head of the modern art collection at Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź, for a lecture in conjunction with our exhibition "Group Dynamics – Collectives of the Modernist Period." Daniel Muzyczuk both curated the room on the Polish “grupa a. r.” in the exhibition and wrote an essay on the group’s collective creative efforts in the catalogue accompanying the presentation. In his lecture, Muzyczuk will introduce us to the works and activities of “grupa a. r.” and elaborate on the presentation in the gallery as well as his remarks in the catalogue.
“grupa a. r.” was a collective established by the artist and theorist Władysław Strzemiński in 1929; other members included the sculptor Katarzyna Kobro, the painter Henryk Stażewski, and the two writers Julian Przyboś and Jan Brzękowski. Their stated goal was to put the social import of modern art at the center of their work. They produced numerous theoretical writings and, in the early 1930s, compiled an ensemble of works gifted by international colleagues that became the foundation of the collection of today’s Museum of Art in Łódź.