Wednesday January 17th, 2024

A discussion on Edward Dwurnik’s „Workers”

On Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. we invite you to a discussion on our recent album “Robotnicy / Workers”.

The guests will be the authors of the essays in the album:
prof. Jörg Heiser from Berlin and Łukasz Gorczyca from Warsaw.
The conversation will be moderated by Pola Dwurnik.

The meeting will be held in English with consecutive translation into Polish.

The album “Workers” is a monographic study of Edward Dwurnik’s painting series, which includes 260 paintings created in the years 1975-1991. Its protagonists are the title Workers – identified by the painter with the entire Polish nation – oppressed by the Soviet regime and taking up the fight against it.The book has 614 pages and over 350 reproductions of paintings, drawings, sketches and archival photographs. The book will be available for purchase during the event.


Prof. Jörg Heiser

Art critic, teacher, curator, and musician. Director of the Institute for Art in Context and a professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of the Arts in Berlin. For twenty years, he worked as an editor for frieze magazine, and continues to write for numerous outlets including e-flux journal and Süddeutsche Zeitung. His books include All of a Sudden. Things that Matter in Contemporary Art (2008) and Double Lives in Art and Pop Music (2019). He was co-curator of the Busan Biennale 2018 in South Korea. He is a member of the band La Stampa.

Łukasz Gorczyca

Art historian, curator, co-founder of the Raster Gallery in Warsaw. Author of books about art and around art. In recent years, apart from working in the gallery, he has been researching Central European photography.

Pola Dwurnik

Visual artist, painter, founder of the Edward Dwurnik Foundation and editor of the album “Robotnicy”. A graduate of art history at the University of Warsaw. Daughter of Edward Dwurnik and expert in his works.

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