"Pole, Jew, Artist: Identity and Avant-Garde": MUZEUM SZTUKI
Bartelik, Marek, Artforum International
Summing up the experience of the Jewish pioneers of modernism, the artist Henryk Gotlib observed in 1932: "It is not important what Jews became for painting but what painting became for the Jews." Without claiming to be a survey of art produced by Jewish artists in Warsaw, Lodz, Krakow, Lvov, and Vilna during the interwar period, this fascinating exhibition focused on a number of individuals who defined modernism in the local context, while situating their works in relation to a broader international art scene. Stressing the avant-garde aspects of pieces in various media, the show--superbly curated by Jaroslaw Suchan and the late Joanna Ritt--avoided presenting the artists either as …
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Publication information: Article title: "Pole, Jew, Artist: Identity and Avant-Garde": MUZEUM SZTUKI. Contributors: Bartelik, Marek - Author. Magazine title: Artforum International. Volume: 48. Issue: 6 Publication date: February 2010. Page number: 220. © 1999 Artforum International Magazine, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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