Afterimages: Wladyslaw Strzeminski

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Vernissage TV video about the work of Polish artist Wladyslaw Strzeminski (1893-1952). Strzeminski was a student of Malevich and orignator of the theory of Unism in art: "the requirement for " 'unity between the artwork and the place of its creation'. "...Constructivism was particularly important in shaping his concept of art, though at the same time he opposed the Constructivist-supported motto stating that art should be subject to social utility. Instead, Strzeminski defended the idea of the autonomy of art and the right to "laboratory conditions" in artistic experimentation."1

Strzeminski's paintings are the subject of the exhibition Afterimages of life. Władysław Strzemiński and rights for art ms2 Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz, Poland through February 27, 2011.

1 Source: http://www.culture.pl/en/culture/artykuly/os_strzeminski_wladyslaw an informative web page about Wladyslaw Strzeminski.E