The Krzysztofory Gallery in Cracow (Poland) was a gallery run by the Cracow Group and the Cricot 2 Theatre. From its inception in 1958 to the first years of the 21st century, it was one of the leading centres of post-war avant-garde and independent artistic thought in Poland.
Jacek Maria Stokłosa has been accompanying the Krzysztofory Gallery continuously since 1961. He photographed exhibitions, theirs openings and café life. Among the events immortalised by the artist, you can find Tadeusz Kantor’s performances, Edward Krasiński’s debut, the first exhibition of Alfred Lenica after his admission to the Cracow Group, Jerzy Bereś‘s manifesto against the invasion of the Warsaw Pact on Czechoslovakia, and even a hippie ball with Olga ‘Kora’ Ostrowska and Ryszard ‘Pies’ Terlecki.
Over 200 photographs were selected for the exhibition, including series of portraits of the Cracow Group members. The exhibition is accompanied by a book containing reproductions of all works shown, a calendar and memories of the Krzysztofory Gallery visitors.
The exhibition is organised to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the opening the Krzysztofory Gallery.
Jacek Maria Stokłosa (b. 1944) | based in Cracow (Poland) | artist working in the fields of photography, graphics and exhibitions | graduated from the Cracow Academy of Fine Arts’ Industrial Forms and Graphic Arts Faculty | actor of the Cricot 2 Theatre (since 1963 ) | co-run the Cracow Second Group with Lesław and Wacław Janicki (1966-1976) | the Main Artist of the City of Cracow (2002-2013) | strongly associated with the Foksal Gallery in Warsaw and the Krzysztofory Gallery in Cracow.
Jacek Maria Stokłosa – THE KRZYSZTOFORY GALLERY
@ Starmach Gallery (5 Węgierska St., Cracow, Poland)
Opening reception: November 6 at 6.00 PM
The exhibition will be open to the public between November 7, 2018 and January 31, 2019