Artissima 2022 Back to the future stand nr 8



Stanisław Dróżdż - Untitled (alternatively) - fragment photographic print, 20x17,2 cm, 1994-95
Stanisław Dróżdż is one of the most important Polish contemporary artists and the most significant artists of Polish 20th-century avant-garde as well as the most remarkable author of concrete poetry.

He was born on 15th May, 1939 in Sławków. In the year 1955 he moved to Wrocław where he graduated from the Economical Secondary Technical School in the year 1959 and Polish Philology at the University of Wroclaw (which he studied in the years 1959-1964). Till the end of his life he lived and carried out his artistic activity in Wroclaw. He died on 29th March, 2009.

During his studies and soon after he wrote traditional poems (linguistic poems) published in the magazine ‘The Ark’. Information Bulletin of Artistic Youth Club of Polish Students’ Association. They were awarded a number of prizes at poetic contests. In the year 1965 he received the main prize – the Cristal Lion at 4th Kłodzko Poetic Spring.

In the year 1967 He started creating concrete poems named by him from the very beginning ‘concept-shapes’. One year after, he presented them at the exhibitions held in Wroclaw the County and City Public Library in February and in the Gallery ‘Pod Moną Lisą’ in December. During the former exhibition he published in the monthly ‘Odra’ (issue: 1968, no 12) his text Concept-Shapes being a kind of artistic manifesto presenting his basic ideas and principles of his creative work.

Concept-shapes are the text and the image at the same time: they concretize the material shape of a given concept in a visual (graphic) way […] they are – likewise the ideograms – codifiers of reality synthetic in terms of their form and content which integrate science (Mathematics, Logics), Art (Poetry, Visual Arts). This extremely simplified notation, austere in its form and content maximizes an associative effect. Concrete poetry conceived as the language of radical shortcut provides an impulse for the reader whose contribution determines the complexity of the reception based on ‘creating a poetic text’ paved on the basis of the ‘notation’ (S. Dróżdż, Concept-Shapes).

From the year 1971 he was in a continuous cooperation with the Gallery ‘Foksal’ in Warsaw which housed most of the first presentations of his works. From the year 1975 he belonged to the Polish Visual Artists’ Association.

Out of the words, letters, digits and symbols Dróżdż created the projects implemented later in the forms of typescripts, photographic prints, computer printouts, objects, spatial installations and interactive pieces of art organized as single works and as cycles or complicated systems composed of many elements. Despite the variety of their implementations concept-shapes constitute a complete oeuvre implemented consistently throughout the whole life of their author in accordance with the idea developed by him at the beginning of his creative activity.

The oeuvre by Stanisław Dróżdż exists mainly in the realms of art classified usually as conceptual art. However, its author considered himself to be a poet because the key source of his inspirations was the language, mathematics and other sign systems. I feel as a poet, more as a poet than as an artist. […]. My poetry is closer to science than to art – he admitted during his conversation with Natalia Kaliś („A4”, Magazine, 2008, nr 56) Concrete poetry is a completely integral field of activity which may use the means of expression from other fields (but not from poetry) but in spite of that it does not cease to be concrete poetry, he said during his conversation with Małgorzata Dawidek Gryglicka – Stanisław Dróżdż, beginend. Concept-Shapes. Concrete Poetry. Works from the Years 1967-2007, Wrocław 2009, exhibition catalogue).

The poet’s works in their expositional format were realized according to the author’s ideas and designs, in collaboration with experts from various fields. They were realized by fine artists, typographers, computer scientists and technicians.

Dróżdż actively promoted the area of his creative activity. He inspired and animated the movement of concrete poetry in Poland. He organized a number of exhibitions where he presented the works of Polish and foreign artists such as Václav Havel and Ian Hamilton Finlay. He also organized in the years 1979-1990 five scientific sessions on this movement. He is the author of Polish anthology of concrete poetry: Concrete Poetry. The Selection of Polish Texts the Documentation from the Years 1967-1977, published in the year 1978. This publication was the basis of his Master Thesis defended in the year 1979.

During his almost 40-year creative work he was awarded a number of prizes and honors. In the year 2002 he received the prize of the Nowosielscy’s Foundation ‘for creative and visionary combination of two spiritual fields: art and poetry in his work’.

He participated in approximately 300 individual and collective exhibitions in Poland and abroad. He represented Poland in the most important presentations of concrete poetry, contemporary art and conceptual art abroad such as sound text – ? concrete poetry – visual texts held in Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam (1970-1972), 50th Art Biennale in Venice (2003) and Beyond Geometry, Experiments in Form, 1940s-1970s organized in Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles (2004).

The works by Stanisław Dróżdż are held in numerous collections in Poland and abroad.

 
Stanisław Dróżdż -  Untitled, exclamation marks, question marks-photo print, 64x76,5 cm, 1970

Stanisław DRÓŻDŻ, uno dei più importanti artisti contemporanei polacchi, i più significativi artisti dell’avanguardia polacca del Novecento ed il più eccezionale creatore della poesia concreta.

Nacque il 15 maggio 1939 a Sławków. Nel 1955 si trasferì a Breslavia dove si diplomò presso  la Scuola Tecnica Secondaria di Economia (1959) dopodiché si laureò in filologia polacca all’Università di Breslavia (studi universitari negli anni 1959-1964). Visse e lavorò a Breslavia fino alla fine della sua vita. Morì il 29 marzo 2009.

Durante gli studi universitari e subito dopo questo periodo scrisse poesie tradizionali (linguistiche) con le quali debuttò nel 1964 sulla rivista “Arka”. Fascicolo Informativo del Club Artistico Giovanile di ZSP /Associazione degli Studenti Polacchi/ e per le quali vinse numerosi premi in concorsi di poesia. Nel 1965 ricevette il Leone di Cristallo, il premio principale al 4° Primavera Poetica di Kłodzko.

Nel 1967 iniziò a realizzare opere concretistiche definendole fin dall’inizio con il termine d’autore “forme concettuali”. Un anno dopo le presentò alle seguenti mostre: a febbraio alla Biblioteca Pubblica Voivodale e Comunale ed a dicembre alla Galleria “Pod Moną Lisą” a Breslavia. Durante quest’ultima pubblicò sul mensile “Odra” (1968, n. 12) il testo  Forme concettuali  costituendo una sorta di manifesto artistico in cui formulò le idee e i presupposti di base della sua opera.

Le forme concettuali sono, contemporaneamente, sia testo che immagine: concretizzano visivamente (graficamente) la forma materiale del concetto […] sono quindi sostanzialmente e formalmente sintetiche – come ideogrammi – codificatori della realtà integrando scienza (matematica, logica) e arte (poesia, arti visive). Attraverso una scrittura estremamente semplificata ed austera nel suo contenuto e nella sua forma, si può massimizzare l’ effetto associativo. La poesia concreta come linguaggio dell’abbreviazione radicale, costituisce un segnale, un impulso per il lettore il cui input determina l’abbondanza della ricezione consistente nel “creare un del testo poetico” innescato con il canovaccio della "scrittura" (S. Dróżdż, Forme concettuali).

Dal 1971 continuò a collaborare con la Galleria Foksal a Varsavia dove ebbe luogo la maggior parte delle prime presentazioni delle sue opere. Dal 1975 appartenne all'Associazione degli Artisti e Designer Polacchi.

DRÓŻDŻ continuò a creare da parole, lettere, numeri, segni ed oggetti, le opere realizzate sotto forma di dattiloscritti, stampe fotografiche, stampe computerizzate, oggetti, installazioni spaziali, opere interattive; opere singole, cicli e sistemi complessi multielemento. Nonostante la varietà delle loro implementazioni, le forme concettuali costituiscono un'opera completa attuata in modo coerente per tutta la vita del loro autore secondo l'idea sviluppata da lui all'inizio della sua attività creativa.

L'opera di Stanisław DRÓŻDŻ esiste principalmente nei regni dell'arte classificati solitamente come arte concettuale. Tuttavia, il suo autore si considerò sempre un poeta perché la fonte chiave delle sue ispirazioni era la lingua, la matematica e altri sistemi di segni. Mi sento poeta, più poeta che artista […]. La mia poesia è più vicina alle scienze che all’arte– disse nel discorso con Natalia KALIŚ („A4”, Magazzino, 2008, n. 56) La poesia concreta è una disciplina del tutto integrale, ma può usufruire di mezzi di altri campi dell’ arte (non quelli della  la poesia!), ma così non cessa di essere poesia concreta (nel discorso con Małgorzata DAWIDEK GRYLICKA – Stanisław DRÓŻDŻ, iniziofine. Forme concettuali. Poesia concreta. Opere degli anni 1967-2007, Breslavia 2009, catalogo della mostra).

Le opere del poeta nella loro forma espositiva furono realizzate secondo l’idea e secondo progetti dell’autore in collaborazione con i specialisti di vari campi. Furono realizzate da designer, poligrafi, informatici e tecnici.

DRÓŻDŻ promosse attivamente la disciplina entro la quale scrisse. Fu ispiratore ed animatore del movimento di arte concreta in Polonia. Organizzò numerose mostre in cui presentò l’arte di autori polacchi ed esteri. Tra quelli c’erano presentazioni di opere di Václav Havel e Ian Hamilton Finlay. Negli anni 1979-1990 presentò inoltre cinque sessioni  scientifiche dedicate a quella tendenza. Fu autore di un'antologia di poesie concrete polacche: Poesia concreta. Selezione di testi e documenti polacchi dal 1967 al 1977, emessa nel 1978. La pubblicazione fu la base della sua tesi di laurea difesa nel 1979.

In oltre quarant’anni di attività artistica ricevette numerosi premi e riconoscimenti.  Nel 2002 fu vincitore del premio della Fondazione Nowosielski per una combinazione creativa e visionaria di due campi spirituali: arte e poesia. Prese parte in oltre 300 mostre personali e collettive in Polonia ed all’estero. Rappresentò la Polonia alle più importanti presentazioni della poesia concreta, arte contemporanea, arte concettuale all’estero, incl. sound text – ? concrete poetry – visual texts allo Stedelijk Museum di Amsterdam (1970-1972), 50. Biennale di Venezia (2003) e Beyond Geometry, Experiments in Form, 1940s-1970s al Los Angeles County Museum of Art w Los Angeles (2004).

Le opere di Stanisław DRÓŻDŻ si trovano in collezioni polacche e straniere.

Stanisław Dróżdż - Untitled equal to, not equal to, photographic print, 22,5x17,5cm, 1974

Selected solo exhibitions:
1968
–Stanisław Dróżdż.Concept-Shapes, County and City Public Library, Wrocław
–Stanisław Dróżdż. Concept-Shapes, Zbigniew Makarewicz, Dramatic Parse Tree of the Object, Gallery ‘Pod Moną Lisą’, Wrocław
1976
–Stanisław Dróżdż. Concept-Shapes. Concrete Poetry (‘The Sequence’), Gallery ‘Foksal’, Warsaw
–Stanisław Dróżdż. Concept-Shapes. Concrete Poetry, Association of Sławkow Lovers, Sławków
–Stanisław Dróżdż. Concept-Shapes. Concrete Poetry, The University Summer School of Polish Culture, Science and Language, Wrocław (Polish Concrete Poetry. Auxiliary Materials for The Seminar, information bulletin)
–Two of excellence: ball and stone(together with Andrzej Wojciechowski), Art Exhibition Office ‘‘BWA’’ Toruń
1977
–Stanisław Dróżdż. Poezja konkretna, 'in-between’, Gallery ‘Foksal’, Warsaw
1981
–Stanisław Dróżdż. Clocks. Beyond the Concrete. (in cooperation with – Jerzy Baranowski), Institute ‘Nad Fosą’, University of Technology in Wroclaw, Wrocław; Association of Sławków Lovers, Sławków (as part ofAutumn Meetingsin Sławków)
–Stanisław Dróżdż. Concept-Shapes. Concrete Poetry, Gallery ‘Foksal’, Warsaw
1989
–Stanisław Dróżdż. Concept-Shapes. Concrete Poetry, Gallery ‘Foksal’, Warsaw
1990
–Stanisław Dróżdż. Concept-Shapes. Concrete Poetry, Sławków
1993
–Stanisław Dróżdż. The Hourglass, Permutation. Concrete Poetry, Gallery ‘Miejsce’, Cieszyn
1994
–Stanisław Dróżdż. Concept-Shapes. Concrete Poetry. Texts from the Years
1967-1993, ‘BWA’ Wrocław–Stanisław Dróżdż. The Algebra of Prepositions: Through, In-In /From-In, In (Examples of Configurations), Gallery ‘Stara’, Lublin
–Stanisław Dróżdż. Concept-Shapes. Concrete Poetry, Gallery ‘Foksal’, Warsaw
1996
–Stanisław Dróżdż. From Here to There, project implementation in the building of Leipzig Fairs, Leipzig, Germany
1997
–Stanisław Dróżdż. Gestaltbegriffe. Konkrete Poesie, Polish Institute, Leipzig–and (fragments), Gallery ‘Foksal’, Warsaw
–Stanisław Dróżdż. Concept-Shapes. Concrete Poetry, Gallery ‘Kronika’, Bytom
1998
–Stanisław Dróżdż. Concept-Shapes. Concrete Poetry, Gallery ‘Potocka’, Cracow
2000
–Stanisław Dróżdż. Concept-Shapes. Concrete Poetry,‘BWA’ Wrocław
2001
–Stanisław Dróżdż. or, Open Gallery AMS (400 billboards in 19 Polish cities)
–Stanisław Dróżdż. Concept-Shapes. Concrete Poetry, Art Bunker, Cracow
2002
–Stanisław Dróżdż. Poezja konkretna(„żyłki”), Galeria Foksal, Warszawa
–Stanisław Dróżdż. Pojęciokształty. Poezja konkretna, Galeria Stara, BWA, Lublin
–Stanisław Dróżdż. Concrete Poetry (fishing lines), Gallery ‘Foksal’, Warsaw
–Stanisław Dróżdż. Concept-Shapes. Concrete Poetry, Gallery ‘Stara’, ‘BWA’ Lublin
2003
–Stanisław Dróżdż. Concetto-Forme. Poesia Concreta, Polish Institute, Rome (catalogue, published by Art Exhibition Office ‘BWA’ Wrocław)
–Stanisław Dróżdż. Alea iacta est, Polish Pavilion, Biennale. 50th International Art Exhibition, Venice
–Stanisław Dróżdż. Energy Exchange, National Museum, Wrocław
–Stanisław Dróżdż. or, project implementation on the façade of the building of Upper Silesian Culture Centre, Katowice
2004
–Stanisław Dróżdż. in-between / tra 1977-2004, Studio D’arte Contemporanea Pino Casagrande, Rome
2005
–Stanisław Dróżdż. Pojęciokształty. Poezja konkretna / Pojmotvary. Konkrétní poezie, Polish Institute, Prag
–Stanisław Dróżdż. words, sentences/ digits, numbers – reciprocal pervasion. Concept-Shapes. Concrete Poetry, Gallery ‘Foksal’, Warsaw
2009
–Hommage á Stanisław Dróżdż, Gallery ‘Kont’ of the Academic Culture Centre ‘Student’s Cottage’, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin
–Stanisław Dróżdż. The Hourglass, project implementation on the façade of the Contemporary Museum building, Wrocław, Strzegomski Square
–Stanisław Dróżdż. Timely – Spatially (From – To), Concept-Shapes. Concrete Poetry, Gallery ‘Appendix2’, Warsaw
– Janusz Morgenstern (film director), Minor Evil, feature film with the application of works by Stanisław Dróżdż
–Stanisław Dróżdż. beginend. Concept-Shapes. Concrete Poetry. Works from the years 1967 – 2007, Monographic Exhibition organized by Art and Culture Centre in Wroclaw, National Museum in Wroclaw
–Stanisław Dróżdż. beginend. Concept-Shapes. Concrete Poetry. Works from the years 1967 – 2007, Monographic Exhibition organized by Art and Culture Centre in Wroclaw, Contemporary Art Centre Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
2011
–Stanisław Dróżdż. anfangenden. Begriffsgestalten.. Konkrete poesie. Arbeiten 1967 – 2007,Monographic Exhibition organized by Art and Culture Centre in Wroclaw, Europäisches Zentrum der Kunste Hellerau, Dresden
– Stanisław Dróżdż. anfangenden. Begriffsgestalten.. Konkrete poesie. Arbeiten 1967 – 2007,Monographic Exhibition organized by Art and Culture Centre in Wroclaw, Galerie Guardini, Berlin
2018
– Concept-Shapes. Concrete Poetry, ESTA
2019
–Stanisław Dróżdż, Concept-Shapes, On the 10th anniversary of the death of the famous Slavkovian,Sławków: Association of Sławkow Lovers
–Stanisław Dróżdż: Pojęciokształty,” Without context” with particular reference to the mathematical sources and inspirations of his works.Wrocław, Lower Silesian Public Library
–Stanisław Dróżdż: ” Why”,Poznań: Muzalewska Gallery
–Stanisław Dróżdż: “Timely – Spatially” (From – To), The work took the form of a quadraphonic opera for two voices,Wrocław, Foto-Gen OKiS GAllery
–Stanisław Dróżdż,”Timely – Spatially”, permanent exhibition change,installation ”fishing lines”, Contemporary Museum, Wrocław
Stanisław Dróżdż-Untitled (human, people)-photographic print 3 x 69x81 cm, 3 x 69x112 cm, 1974

  
Stanisław Dróżdż-Bez tytułu situations brakcets-photographic print-40x29,5-1971

 

ESTA Gallery voiceover works list
below is the list of works, these are the sets that we sell together.


1 Human people
1-1 Stanisław Dróżdż, Untitled (a human, people), photographic print (vintage print), 3 x 69x81cm 3 x 69x112 cm, 1974
1-2 Stanisław Dróżdż, Untitled (a human, people), photographic print (vintage print), 3 x 69x81cm 3 x 69x112 cm, 1974 (detail)
1-3 Stanisław Dróżdż, Untitled (a human, people), photographic print (vintage print), 3 x 69x81cm 3 x 69x112 cm, 1974 (detail)

2 exclamation marks, question marks
2-1 Stanisław Dróżdż, Untitled (exclamation marks, question marks), photographic print (vintage print), 64x76,5cm, 70’s
2-2 Stanisław Dróżdż, Untitled (exclamation marks, question marks), typescript, 15,5x21,2cm, 70’s
2-3 Stanisław Dróżdż, Untitled (exclamation marks, question marks), typescript, 29x21cm, 70’s
2-4 Stanisław Dróżdż, Untitled (exclamation marks, question marks), typescript, 29x21cm, 70’s 2-5 Stanisław Dróżdż, Untitled (exclamation marks, question marks), typescript, 29x21cm, 70’s 


3 situations, brackets
3-1 Stanisław Dróżdż, Untitled (situations, brakcets), photographic print (vintage print), 40x29,5cm, 1971 3-2 Stanisław Dróżdż, Untitled (situations, brakcets), photographic print (vintage print), 40x29,5cm, 1971 


4 from to
4-1 Stanisław Dróżdż, Timely–Spatialy (FROM–TO), photographic print (vintage print), 21,5x23cm, 1969 4-2 Stanisław Dróżdż, Timely–Spatialy (FROM–TO), photographic print (vintage print), 21,5x23cm, 1969 (detail)
4-3 Stanisław Dróżdż, Timely–Spatialy (FROM–TO), typescript, 29x21cm, 1969
4-4 Stanisław Dróżdż, Timely–Spatialy (FROM–TO), typescript, 29x21cm, 1969 4-5 Stanisław Dróżdż, Timely–Spatialy (FROM–TO), typescript, 29x21cm, 1969 


5 equal to, not equal to
5-1 Stanisław Dróżdż, Untitled (equal to, not equal to), photographic print (vintage print), 22,5x17,5cm, 1974
5-2 Stanisław Dróżdż, Untitled (equal to, not equal to), sketch, 15x21cm, 1974 


6 Untitled
6-1 Stanisław Dróżdż, Untitled, photographic print (vintage print) , 88x21cm, 1988
6-2 Stanisław Dróżdż, Untitled, photographic print (vintage print) , 27x21cm, 1988
6-3 Stanisław Dróżdż, Untitled, photographic print (vintage print) , 27x21cm, 1988
6-4 Stanisław Dróżdż, Untitled, photographic print (vintage print) , 28x21cm, 1988 

7 Alternatively
7-1 Stanisław Dróżdż, Untitled (alternatively), photographic print (vintage print) , 40x34cm, 1994/95
7-2 Stanisław Dróżdż, Untitled (alternatively), photographic print (vintage print) , 20x17 cm, 1994/95
7-3 Stanisław Dróżdż, Untitled (alternatively), photographic print (vintage print) , 20x17 cm, 1994/95
7-4 Stanisław Dróżdż, Untitled (alternatively), photographic print (vintage print) , 20x17 cm, 1994/95
7-5 Stanisław Dróżdż, Untitled (alternatively), photographic print (vintage print) , 20x17 cm, 1994/95 


8 Uncertainty – Hesitation – Certainty
 Stanisław Dróżdż, Uncertainty – Hesitation – Certainty, typescript, 29,7x21cm, 1967


Galeria

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