EXHIBITION: Fortunata Obrąpalska. Between Pictorialism and Experiment


Organizers: 9/11 Art Space Foundation & Piekary Gallery
Opening: 11.04.2014 at 7:00 PM

ul. sw. Marcin 80/82 | 61-809 Poznan | Culture Center ‘Zamek’ | Poland
opening times:
Monday-Friday 10:00 AM-6:00 PM | admission always free

The project is co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.

Media Patronage: Exit, Fotografia Kolekcjonerska, ZPAF

Fortunata Obrapalska (1909-2004) was one of the most outstanding avant-garde artists and photographers of the first half of 20th century in Poland. The most characteristic of her works is the series Diffusion in Liquid. She took part in several important exhibitions of photography and modern art such as 1st and 2nd Exhibition of Polish Artistic Photography in Poznan (1947 and 1948), Modern Polish Photography in Warsaw (1948), Exhibition of Modern Art in Cracow (1948), and Polish Photography 1839–1979 in International Center of Photography in New York and Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago in 1979. The last period of her photographic activity (until 1958) was dominated by special processing techniques (e.g. pseudo-solarization, inversion, bromography).