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Marcin Rutkiewicz

The album summarizes the five years of existence of Galeria Forty / Forty run by our foundation in Fort Bema and presents the works and profiles of over fifty artists invited to the project.

About the gallery according to the words of the project curators:

“(…) At the so-called street art exhibitions, you can usually see exactly the same as in galleries presenting” ordinary “art – paintings on canvases, graphics, installations, objects, sometimes even sculptures. that the authors of these works also create art on the streets, usually – although it is not a rule – using similar motifs and techniques. anarchy, lack of control and limitations, grassroots initiatives, ephemeral works, their variability over time, interaction with the activities of other artists, as well as constant and never limited accessibility to viewers. attractive. (..)
The Forty / Forty Gallery is always an open and unsupervised art gallery. It is an exhibition experiment, an attempt to reconcile the independence, spontaneity and anarchy of street art with the limitations imposed by the closed exhibition space. This is one of the possible answers to the question of how to show art from the streets so that it does not lose its authenticity. “

Publishing house: Urban Art Foundation

Ela Dymna i Marcin Rutkiewicz

Polish Street Art part. 2 / Between anarchy and a gallery is the third in a series of books about this phenomenon, published by the External Art Foundation and Carta Blanca publishing house. The first one, Polish street art, presented the achievements of several dozen interesting street artists operating in our country. The second, Graffiti in Poland 1940–2010, brought closer our little known, over 70-year-old traditions of street activity. The third is a complete portrait of the phenomenon itself, which has undergone a rapid maturation over the last two years, and a diagnosis of its current state. The book sheds new light on the boundaries of the genre, introduces street styles and creative techniques, their genesis, encountered artistic attitudes, ongoing definition disputes and internal dividing lines. Against this background, the profiles and works of several dozen artists, only partially known from earlier publications, are presented.

Publishing house: Carta Blanca, 2011 (PWN group)

Tomasz Sikorski i Marcin Rutkiewicz

The rise and development of street art in the world has been excellently documented, and the laurels due to its pioneers have long been distributed. Graffiti in Poland overturns this construction, showing forgotten artists and phenomena that sometimes happened behind the Iron Curtain even earlier than what graffiti lovers consider to be the “beginning”.
Graffiti in Poland is a journey through 70 years of the history of street art in our country, from anti-Nazi slogans painted on walls during World War II, through the rapid development of the genre related to artistic and political activity in the 1980s, to the work of the first decade of the 21st century. The album contains unique photo material and presents the profiles of the most interesting Polish artists.

Publishing house: Carta Blanca (PWN group)

Ela Dymna i Marcin Rutkiewicz

A publication presenting over fifty of the most important artists in this field of art in our country and a historical outline of the phenomenon, presented in three studies by Izabela Paluch, Igor Dzierżanowski and Aleksander Hudzik.

Publishing house: Carta Blanca (PWN group)

Ela Dymna i Marcin Rutkiewicz

Publication showing the scale of degradation of the Polish landscape by an uncontrolled flood of the so-called outdoor advertising. The album also contains a diagnosis of the causes of the current state of affairs and a comprehensive proposition of corrective actions. For the publication, inter alia, Jacek Żakowski, Zbigniew Hołdys, Marcin Meller, Magdalena Cielecka, Wojciech Eichelberger, Xawery Żuławski, Edward Dwurnik, Wojciech Krukowski, Wiktor Osiatyński and several dozen other figures from the world of culture, science and media.

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