Exhibition: The Polish Public Art Trail in Singapore
Balancing sculptures of Jerzy 'Jotka' Kędziora
October 2018 - March 2019
The Polish sculpture thanks to Jerzy "Jotka" Kędziora has conquered Asia. The installation of unique balancing sculptures making up the Polish Public Art Trail in Singapore - which was initiated in October - was completed in December.
The previously four artworks are displayed in the famous Botanic Gardens. Other ones appeared - at the headquarters of the Asia - Europe Foundation located in the university zone, and in The Quincy Hotel on the Mount Elisabeth in the prestigious metropolitan district. The acrobats with chair were arranged here. At the edge of the façade, the pool terrace on the twelfth floor, an individualist was mounted, and on the green-water terrace foundation in front of the hotel, acrobats performing their duo stunts. The hotel attracts guests with the opinion of a place with design values and many artistic activities. The Jerzy Kędziora’s artworks perfectly suit here.
Additionally, a balancing "Infinity" was exposed at the headquarters of the Asia-Europe Foundation, above its central, green atrium. This location of the sculpture makes every visitor to ASEF, including very elite and influential guests, pay attention to this unique work, the original manifestation of Polish contemporary art. Among them there are and will be the creators of new artistic and cultural projects focusing on both continents. The sculpture has already attracted their interest and the first proposals for their inclusion in new artistic undertakings have been made.
The ceremonial opening of the "Trial" took place on the terraces around the atrium. There were also displayed several large-format photograms presenting balancing sculptures in various corners of the world. Photos are by Bartłomiej Kędziora. The "Trail" was officially "launched" in a truly multinational group, where mainly bosses and representatives of international agendas, including from China, Germany, Vietnam, Philippines, Italy, Spain, India - implementing foundation programs here - and of course, Singaporeans and guests from Poland.
The Polish Public Artistic Trail is also composed of sculptures from the group of young tightrope walkers, balancing among the equatorial greenery in the UNESCO Singapore Botanic Gardens, among others such as: "A Gymnast with Whips", "Pablo’s Girl" or "A Boy with Monkeys".
A bust of Ignacy Jan Paderewski, that was gifted to the Polish Embassy in Singapore by the artist, expects for a more complete presentation. As part of the events accompanying the Trail in October during the mooring of the Polish sailing ship „Dar Młodzieży” in Singapore, that flows around the world in Rejs Niepodległości (The Independence Cruise), a sculpture "A Broken Circle" was installed. The gymnast together with the ship went on his way.
The Polish Public Art Trail in Singapore is carried out as part of the cooperation of the Art & Balance Foundation and the Institute of Adam Mickiewicz and Singapore International Contemporary Art Society, with the support of LOT Polish Airlines, the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Singapore and the City of Krakow.