24 Jun - 15 Oct 2017
The Stedelijk Museum presents the first retrospective in the Netherlands of Edward Krasiński (1925-2004), one of the most notable Eastern European artists of the 20th century and a leading figure in the Polish avant-garde of the 1960s and 1970s
The exhibition explores Krasiński’s entire artistic career, from the sculptures made using found objects in the early 1960s, to the installations produced at the turn of the 21st century. Krasiński took an experimental approach to making and exhibiting his art. Krasiński was inspired by pre-war avant-garde movements such as Polish Constructivism. In his work, he combined a wry sense of humour with a Dadaist fascination with chance.
Curated by Tate Liverpool, the show will tour to the Stedelijk Museum in 2017. The exhibition underlines the importance of Edward Krasiński’s oeuvre of dynamic sculptures and installations, produced throughout a career spanning almost 4 decades.