Migrations

9 October 2018 - 30 December 2018

Migrations / Migracje

Place Plac Powstańców Warszawy 5, 50-153 Wrocław, POLAND, POLAND
Organizer Muzeum Narodowe we Wrocławiu / The National Museum in Wrocław
More info https://mnwr.pl/en/migrations/

The exhibition of painting, sculpture and goldsmith work created in Silesia, and of the artefactscommissioned by the local inhabitants in other European locations from 1440 to 1520.
During that time such works of art were often created in Silesia by migrant artists and commissioned by migrating clients. The artefacts themselves also migrated, both as the exports produced by the local workshops and as the prestigious imports brought into the region.
Naturally this phenomenon was not limited only to the period of 1440-1520, yet according to the curator of this exhibition, Agnieszka Patała, the Museum has in its possession several documented sources and some surviving artefacts from that time.
They facilitate exceptionally precise analysis of the essence of such migrations, as well as following their stages, understanding the motivation of a migrant (an artist or a client) and finally, reading their intentions, the functioning and the influence exercised on the viewer of the created work.
This exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining its independence.