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Salt and Pepper | 18th International Silver Triennial

Post by on 14 October 2016

“Salt and Pepper Set” designed and handcrafted by Przemysław Wańczyk will be shown in 18th International Silver Triennial organised by Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst (Association for Goldsmiths’ Art) and the Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus Hanau (German Goldsmiths’ House).
Since 1965, the Society for Goldsmiths‘ Art has given emphasis to the contemporary silversmith scene through the Silver Triennial International. For this year‘s Silver Triennial, a jury of experts selected 67 artists from 17 countries who are presenting more than 70 works in the German Goldsmiths‘ House. Many of the works demonstrate quite new and exciting starting points for the handling of silver that go far beyond the classic raising and forging crafts. Feel invited to explore the exhibition opening on 6th November 2016 in Hanau, Germany.

Some Kind Of Nature | Streets Art Festival

Post by on 13 July 2016

This exhibition was part of the project shown in Streets Festival 2016, which took place in Remscheid, Germany in 1-3 July 2016.
Title: Some Kind Of Nature / Pewien Rodzaj Natury
Material: Concrete, steel, organic matter and various plants.
Project and realization by Przemysław Wańczyk.

The pine sapling was casted in concrete from the forest in the Tatra Mountains in Zakopane, the beech sapling was from the forest in the outskirts of Remscheid. The third element was found in a forest in Remscheid. All the plants were growing during the exhibition and after the closing of the festival they were planted in the forest in Remscheid. The remaining pots casted from the plants as well as the found object are shown in Dune Concept Store in Honsberg.

The Festival had a massive number of international artist participating, showing and creating. For more information please check on Insblaue, which organized the Festival and Zakopane Wild Art for the works of Polish artists.

Photos by Zakopane Wild Art and Philip Weiger, July 2016

Zakopane Wild Art Project

Post by on 26 May 2016

Zakopane Wild Art is an independent project of young artists, who want to create, promote, share and develop contemporary art in many interdsciplinary forms. The main project partner is Insblaue, a group of international young artists creating ephemerical and multimedial installations. Zakopane Wild Art consist of a continous series of pop-up exhibitions, meetings and actions in different galleries and other less obvious locations, happening in Zakopane, Kraków, Remscheid (Germany) and elsewhere.

Przemyslaw Wanczyk is one of the co-funders of the project, one of the co-organizers of the exhibitions and participant of the actions. During the first edition of the project (April 2016, Zakopane), Przemyslaw presented “Subtlety”, 14 kt golden finger-cuffs, featured on realistic concrete hands. The finger-cuffs are a completely working object and come in a set with a golden key. They are adjustable and can be worn in many different ways, as an elegant wearable jewellery set of rings and/or as a statement piece. The work is a comment on the current situation of democracy, human rights and personal freedom.

Check all the current events of the Zakopane Wild Art Project

Holy Mountain | Statuette

Post by on 20 May 2016
Holy Mountain / Award Statue
Holy Mountain / Award Statue

Holy Mountain | Maciej Berbeka Award Statue
Maciej Berka’s Prize awarded to the best furniture diploma accomplished by the graduates of Kenar Art School in Zakopane. The prize was awarded during the Festival “Inspired by the Mountains”.
The shape of the statuette was inspired by the summit of Machapuchare, a majestic sacred peak in the Himalayas. A legendary peak, one of the very few places left on our planet where no human has ever set foot. The only pristine mountain left in the Himalayas, a place meant only for the presence of God. A metaphor of human life, reminding all of us that the way to the purpose is far more important that the target. On the top of the peak stands a chair, a symbol of absence and irreversible loss as well as hopes of expected come-backs.
The chair, seemingly being out of place, becomes a reminder of all people, who lived, visited or remained for ever in the mountains.

Maciej Berbeka (1954, Zakopane, Poland – 2013, Broad Peak, Baltistan) was a Polish mountaineer, mountain guide and member of TOPR. He and his teammate Tomasz Kowalski went missing on 6 March 2013 as they were descending from Broad Peak. They were declared dead two days later. Berbeka’s accomplishments include making the first winter ascent of the eight-thousanders Manaslu (1984); of Cho Oyu (1985 – the only winter ascent on eight-thousander made along a new route) and of Broad Peak (2013). He also climbed and summited Annapurna and Mount Everest. He was also the first person in the world to have reached 8000 m winter in Karakoram – Rocky Summit (1988).This occurred exactly 25 years to the day before he was reported missing on Broad Peak.

Project and execution by Przemyslaw Wanczyk.
Concrete, silver.

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Holy Mountain / Award Statue
Holy Mountain / Award Statue

One Tree

Post by on 15 May 2016

ONE TREE

This project depicts two parallel processes that are connected with destruction and decay, and, at the same time, lead to new creations. The photographs that document the natural processes occurring in the forest, the domain that remains beyond human interference, have been set together with the intentional processing of wood by designers. In both cases, this transformation has its specific complexity and worth.

Curator: Jarosław Hulbój, Partner of the project: Tatra National Park
Artists: Wzorowo, Przemyslaw Wanczyk, Beton / Marta Rowińska, Lech Rowiński, Maciej Gąsienica-Giewont, Kompott / Maja Ganszyniec, Krystian Kowalski, Jarosław Hulbój, Jadwiga Majerczak-Żmidzińska, Gabriela Kowalska, Jerzy Sarkowicz, Tomasz Opania, Piotr Stolarski, Paweł Jasiewicz, Marek Majerczak

The exhibition was shown in City Art Gallery in Zakopane; Lodz Design Week, Poland in Budapest Design Week, Hungary  in 2012 and 2013.

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