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“Harbours of Unease. Art Brut in Poland” Exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art Olomouc

Art and Heritage in Central Europe

For the first time ever in the Czech Republic, the Olomouc Museum of Art presents a comprehensive exhibition of Polish art brut. Visitors will see around 200 paintings, drawings and three-dimensional objects by thirty artists from the first half of the 20th century to the present day.

In Poland, as in Czechoslovakia in the 1970s, interest in art brut was triggered by a wave of private collecting and survey. “Of particular note is the collection of the Krakow lawyer Lezsek Macak, from which a large part of our exhibition comes. Leszek Macak not only collected the works, but also took care of them and materially helped the creators of art brut, people on the margins, socially disqualified, yet with great creative potential,” says Anežka Šimková, co-author of the exhibition. A new generation of collectors and theoreticians has emerged in 1990s who are striving to bring art brut closer to a wider audience and present this phenomenon abroad.

Exhibition is available from 19.10.2023 to 25.02.2024 at the Museum of Modern Art Olomouc.

The exhibition is also accompanied by the first ever major entry of the topic in the Czech Republic, the Czech-English publication “Harbours of Unease. Art Brut in Poland”.

Read more: https://muo.cz/en/exhibitions/polish-art-brut–4437/

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