The Ray from Saturn. The Painting by Teofil Ociepka
On April 24 this year we had the 130th anniversary of birth of the most famous Polish naive painter next to Nikifor: Teofil Ociepka. This date became a pretext for organizing a retrospective exhibitio...
Tell el-Farcha. 20 years of Polish excavations
From June 12th to September 5th the Silesian Museum in Katowice will display a board exhibition prepared at the Archaeological Museum in Poznań on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the research ...
Folk woodcut – a lost art?
Folk woodcut is a little-known and rarely presented field of folk art. It was popular in the 18th and 19th centuries but by the end of the 19th century it had become a “lost art”. Fortunately, the fir...
Imaginarium sculptures by Antoni Toborowicz from Wola Libertowska
Fire, earth and air are the contrast to water. (...) The fifth element is man’s ability to fantasize. - Władysław Hasior Such an ability is definitely characteristic of Antoni Toborowicz, one of the ...
Harmony Marcin Ryczek
Marcin Ryczek’s works are a series of minimalistic and symbolistic photographies. Their main idea is the minimum form and maximum content. The Harmony title refers to the form, content and process...
The “Transport Cases” exhibition presents the works by four artists - Leoš Wertheimer, Henryk Kondratowicz, Piotr Drożdżak and Artur Waszczyński. Their works are linked by their subject and each of th...
Programming the puppet. Ali Bunsch in the collection of the Centre for Polish Scenography
Puppets are not cute, like muppets. Puppets are effigies and gods and meaningful creatures. / Peter Schumann, Bread and Puppet Theatre The main part of the exhibition room is o...
Counting memories. Chiharu Shiota
With this installation, I want to visualize the universe within this space. A massive cloud of intertwined lines fills the room; it floats above a collection of nine tables and chairs. The network hol...
Art known as naive and what’s next… The reception of Aleksander Jackowski’s thought in the collection of Muzeum Śląskie
The exhibition is based on Aleksander Jackowski’s “Art known as naive”, the most important book in the Polish literature on the subject. Even though it has been 25 years since its release, the publica...
Silesian Urban and Industrial Landscape. A Nostalgic Journey Through Upper Silesia from the Early 20th Century
Upper Silesia is a region where industry and architecture are very closely interwoven with each other. It is a land of large industrial buildings: mines, steelworks, rolling mills and fossil-fuel powe...