Jerzy 'Jotka' Kędziora at ARTZUID 2019 in Amsterdam
May 17 - September 15, 2019
Jerzy 'Jotka' Kędziora is the first Polish sculptor invited at the Amsterdam Sculpture Biennial!
Open Space. Photo by Bartek Kędziora
The famous balancing sculptures by Jerzy Jotka Kędziora can be seen in Amsterdam from Friday 17 May. This is where the next 6th ARTZUID Sculpture Biennial 2019 opened. Thanks to the works of artists such as the classics of modern sculpture: Auguste Rodin, Aristide Maillol or Ceśar, and so loud and significant now, like Barry Flanagan, Jaume Plensa, Joel Shapiro, Jan Fabre, Jean Dubuffet or Theo Jansen, this event has gained great prestige and has settled extremely high in this art field.
For our creator, it is undoubtedly a great distinction and a huge success. In the several-year history of the event, it is the first time to see the works of an artist invited directly from Poland. On this occasion, the Dutch exhibition creates another, after the Singaporean, bridge of art with a Krakow exhibition on Father Bernatek’s Footbridge, which was mentioned during the opening ceremony by the director of the event Cintha van Heeswijck-Veeger, while inviting her to see her directly in Krakow. An additional taste of the event may be the action of combining sculptures from both exposures in a simultaneous way with sunbeams sent by means of small mirrors, which are equipped with some Kędziora objects.
During opening - with Cintha van Heeswijsck-Veeger, the Biennial director
During press conference - with Michiel Romeyn, one of the Biennial curators
The sculptures of our artist can be seen in two places of the biennial alleys. The sports theme is presented on the square in front of the Olympic Stadium, and the pair of tightrope walkers and acrobats with chairs have a separate position at the intersection of the green alley Churchill and Scheldestraat.
An Athlete - Deep Plunge. Photo by Bartek Kędziora
Athletes - Deep Plunge and Over the Hurdle. Photo by Bartek Kędziora
An Athlete - Over the Bar. Photo by Bartek Kędziora
An Athlete - Deep Plunge - before an installation. Photo by Bartek Kędziora
An Acrobat with Chair II and A Duo with Chair. Photo by Bartek Kędziora
Crossing Man II i Open Space. Photo by Bartek Kędziora
Open Space and Crossing Man II. Photo by Bartek Kędziora
Open Space before an installation. Photo by Bartek Kędziora
More information you will find on the Biennial website - www.artzuid.nl
The trip and accommodation of the artist at the Biennial were co-financed by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.