SCKM and Atelier 2 Gallery are hosting the second exhibition of “Multipars Pictura – Cracow Polyptych”, presenting a joint work of nearly two hundred artists: famous painters, amateurs, children, teenagers, adults, seniors, people with disabilities, families and many others.
This is the second exhibition of the “Multupars Pictura – Cracow Polyptych” project, but in a completely different version. Atelier 2 Gallery will display works by artists from various backgrounds and ages – as a one large multipart painting composition. This composition does not have a permanent form, but is systematically modified or enriched with new fragments.
The goal of the “Multipars Pictura” project was to engage people of different backgrounds and ages in an active participation of creating a large, multi-part painting. From May until October 2021 everyone interested in taking part in the project, was given a small, primed wood panel with a graphic element painted on it. Their task was to paint a picture of any style and theme but with keeping that graphic element visible.
This idea reached a big number of people from Kraków, Poland and also from abroad. Not only individuals have joined the project but also schools, charities, social care homes and cultural centres. As a result paintings of all kinds were created presenting a variety of different ideas, styles and experiences, but all being connected by one vision and a simple design of a rectangle.
An additional highlight of the project is the hidden identity of the artists. Participants have been asked not to sign their work on the front, but on the back. Thanks to this, the viewers of Polyptych will have to guess the artist, not knowing if e.g an artwork was made by famous artists or an amateur painter.
The first edition of the project took place in 2okna Gallery in Krakow Kazimierz. The next exhibition will be presented in the Atelier 2 Gallery, where it will take on a completely new face. The aim of the project is its dynamics. “Polyptych” is meant to be presented in various locations in Krakow and in changing arrangements.
The opening of the second exhibition will take place on December 9 at 18:30 in Atelier 2 Gallery in Kraków.
The coordinator of the project is Krakow-based painter and culture animator Beata Pałach Milligan, who implements this project as part of Kraków Art Scholarship “Stypendium Twórcze Miasta Krakowa”.
OPENING: 9/12/2021, 18:30
The exhibition has been extended until 31st of January 2022.
Atelier 2 Gallery
53 Dietla Street
Agata Palach Bell
Clinton Vun Khee Tham
Dominika Kalinowska Żurek
Dorota Kozłowska – Buczek
Heba Tallah Abouhamd
Jerzy Wojciech Bielecki
Krzysztof Sławomir Król
Magdalena Zuzanna Żurek
Małgorzata Francuz Flisek
Małgorzata Jenta Dmitruk
Małgorzata Pałach – Rydzy
Małgorzata Zofia Maćkowiak
Marek Pałach – Rydzy
Mieszkańcy Domu Pomocy Społecznej PRASKA w Krakowie
Mirosława Smerek – Bielecka
Smita Lakra Juneja
Uczniowie Specjalnego Ośrodka Szkolno – Wychowawczego nr 4 w Krakowie
Zuzanna Magdalena Żurek
The project is funded by Kraków Art Scholarship “Stypendium Twórcze Miasta Krakowa”.