Edward Krasiński, Intervention 15 1975
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Edward Krasiński

21 October 2016 – 5 March 2017

Edward Krasiński, Intervention 15 1975 © The estate of Edward Krasiński, courtesy Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw

‘I come up with an idea, and then bang! There’s no knowing what the result will be.’ Edward Krasiński 1997

Sculptor, painter and creator of artistic installations and happenings, Edward Krasiński was one of the most significant Eastern European artists of the 20th century.  In this first UK retrospective, learn more about Krasiński’s humorous personality, great sense of irony and how this influenced the art he created.

Born in Poland, Krasiński had an experimental approach to art and exhibition making.  Using everyday objects in unconventional ways, Krasiński’s work challenged traditional art forms and blurred the distinction between art and everyday life.

Highlights include Krasiński’s suspended sculptures that often appear gravity defying in their combination of invisible wires, visual puns and trickery, an exploration of the artist’s preoccupation with blue adhesive tape together with re-stagings of his major Interventions.

Edward Krasiński, Intervention 3 1975

Edward Krasinski, Intervention 3 1975 © Grazyna Kulczyk Collection

Edward Krasiński, J'AI PERDU LA FIN!!! 1969

Edward Krasiński, J’AI PERDU LA FIN!!! 1969 Photo by Eustachy Kossakowski, © Hanna Ptaszkowska and archive of Museum of Modern Art Warsaw, courtesy Paulina Krasinska and Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw


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21 October 2016 – 5 March 2017

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Edward Krasiński's 'Spear' (1964)

‘Spears hung from the wires stretched between the trees created an illusion of movement. They were swishing [in the air]. It was all about preparing the spear to perform its function. Once prepared it could act on its own.’