The Galeria Studio Collection in Warsaw
Opening: February 5 (Friday) 2021, 12 am –7 pm
Galeria Studio and Teatr Studio invite you to the opening of an exhibition of Galeria Studio’s contemporary art collection. This is the first show of this outstanding art collection in a very long time.
When Józef Szajna took over as director of Teatr Studio in 1972, he established an art gallery there and bought the first works for the collection. Today the Galeria Studio collection numbers over one thousand objects. Among them are works by Magdalena Abakanowicz, Edward Dwurnik, Edward Krasiński, Erna Rosenstein and Henryk Stażewski. Works by outstanding modernist artists are evidence of the unusual artistic policy of this place, and its innovative thinking about the interdisciplinary character of cultural institutions.
Galeria Studio, thanks to a special grant from the City of Warsaw, has been undergoing major redevelopment since 2018. In the initial stage the art collection was reorganised, conservation work was done, new storage spaces were rented, and conservation equipment was purchased. In the next stage we will digitise the collection, scientifically systematise both the collection and archives, and continue to work on making them accessible.
This exhibition is a summary of the first stage of the collection care programme and is accompanied by the major publication 48: The Galeria Studio Collection in Warsaw.
Curators: Natalia Andrzejewska, Dorota Jarecka, Paulina Olszewska
Exhibition Design: Magdalena Bałycz
Book Design: Jan Diehl-Michałowski (Deal Studio)
Photographs of works from the Galeria Studio Collection: Błażej Pindor
Exhibition runs until April 18, 2021
Gallery open from Tuesday to Sunday 12 am–7 pm