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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Polish Art in the European Parliament

On Tuesday the 29th of August, Polish ECPM MEP Kazimierz M. Ujazdowski opened an exhibition on Polish art in the European Parliament in Brussels. "Polish art inspired the pro-liberation attitude of the Polish people," Ujazdowski says. "Art is a beautiful expression of freedom".

 

At the opening of a new session of the European Parliament, the exhibition of Polish art takes place in its Brussels headquarters. The paintings of outstanding Polish artists (among others Edward Dwurnik, Józef Szajna and Franciszek Starowiejski) are displayed and accessible to visitors until Friday the 1st of September 2017.

 

The exhibition was organised on the initiative of MEP Kazimierz M. Ujazdowski, DSc. and prepared by the Art Gallery of Katarzyna Napiórkowska. The Warsaw Gallery celebrates this year's five-year anniversary of their Brussels branch. The exhibition presents works of artists active in the second half of the 20th century as well as contemporary painters. The exhibition focuses on several themes in order to show a variety of trends, styles and dynamics of changes within Polish art. After the exposition in the European Parliament, the paintings will be displayed in the Gallery Katarzyna Napiórkowska at Mont des Arts in Brussels. 

 

ECPM MEP Ujazdowski: "The essence of art is a beautiful expression of freedom. In the Polish experience, art has had an additional significance: it preserved memory and inspired the pro-liberation attitude of the Polish people. I speak these words on the eve of the anniversary of the August strikes in the Gdansk shipyard and the birth of Solidarity - the largest pro-liberation civic movement in post-war Europe. Polish art has always been strongly coupled with the Polish freedom experience but also with universal and humanistic perspectives. Its qualities include universal orientation, association with the European culture, and a multitude of tendencies and styles."