newsletter #4


Dear All,

we are pleased to present to you our fourth newsletter. We would like to share with you a few informations about the lecture of Tomasz Wichrowski at Galeria Ewa Opałka / Razem Pamoja Foundation, the solo exhibition of Adéla Janská at Koenig Zwei in Vienna and recent publications about Edna Baud in Polish art media.


Ewa Opałka Gallery / Razem Pamoja Foundation

The Green Lion Devouring the Sun. On the genesis, chemistry and meaning of gold. A conversation with Tomasz Wichrowski.

Ewa Partum’s slogan-manifesto Now my idea is a golden idea was a paradox typical of conceptualism, the meaning of which is suspended between a metaphorical and material reading. During the event, following this intellectual provocation, Tomasz Wichrowski in conversation with Ewa Opałka will talk about the historical fascination with gold. An important point of reference for the meeting will be the alchemical context: the title Green Lion Devouring the Sun comes from alchemical imagery and is a metaphor for sulfuric acid, which purifies matter, leaving gold. In addition, the conversation will touch on the anthropological fascination with this raw material, the colonial entanglement of its mass mining, as well as its contemporary status after resigning from gold parity in the 1970s.

Tomasz Wichrowski (born 1987 in Warsaw), collector, jewelry designer, editor. For several years he has been associated with the quarterly magazine “Przekrój”, where he runs a photography section and focuses on the subject of the history of jewelry and precious stones. In his goldsmithing projects he refers to ancient patterns and Georgian jewelry, the history of which he is particularly interested in.

Tomasz Wichrowski’s lecture will take place on January 28 at 6 p.m. at Nowolipki 2/ Warsaw. It will also be streamed on FB and IG profiles of Ewa Opałka / Razem Pamoja Foundation gallery. The event accompanies Ewa Partum’s exhibition “My idea is a golden idea” opened until the 19th of February.

Photo: Christine Koening Galerie

First solo exhibition of Adéla Janská in Koenig 2/ Vienna

Adéla Janská’s solo exhibition has opened at the Koenig Zwei by Robby Greif in Vienna. As it says Teresa Kamencek in the description of the exhibition: “Janská’s women are transformed from banal vehicles of individual mimesis to semantic holders of common meaning, with an element of ambivalence mixed into their pseudo-portraits: A narration that shines almost invisibly through what is depicted, evoking mixed feelings, irritating and reassuring at the same time.”

Adéla Janská
19.01 – 25.02.2023
Koenig 2 by_robbygreif
1040 Wien, Margaretenstraße 5

“Library”, 70×70 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2022

Edna Baud in “Szum” and “NN6T”

Edna Baud’s painting “O” appeared on the cover of “Notes na 6 Tygodni” No. 145 (December 2022 – February 2023). In the same issue (“Meta-awersje” column) you will find Aneta Szyłak’s essay on the artist’s work. Edna’s painting “Library” was published in the new issue of “Szum” (39/2022) in the “Artist’s page”.