Zdzislaw Beksinski, AC80, year: 1980, Oil, Hardboard,
Sanok catalog# 2253

Zdzislaw Beksinski, W4, year: 1995, Oil, Hardboard,
Sanok catalog# 6066

Zdzislaw Beksinski, FA-213

Zdzislaw Beksinski, FA-235

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


For immediate Release

Media Contacts:
Dariusz J. Lachowski / Exhibit Curator    |    Malgorzata Kot / PMA Managing Director

Zdzislaw Beksinski: A Tale Told by Shadows
Zdzisława Beksińskiego opowieść cieniem

June 9th – September 5th, 2017

MEDIA PREVIEW / RECEPTION – Thursday, June 8th at 12 pm – 4 pm
Please RVSP via e-mail to Malgorzata Kot by June 7th

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, June 9th from 6 pm – 9 pm

With great pleasure, the Polish Museum of America (PMA) presents an exhibition of paintings, drawings, avant-garde photography and documentary films by one of the leading figures in Polish contemporary art. Zdzislaw Beksinski (1929–2005) is known for his nonconformity and the freedom in which he shaped and distorted reality in his painting. Through the exploration of his subconscious, Beksinski combined in his work surreal and abstract elements with expressionistic color. His work remains a manifestation of art in our time and retains the emotional effect on its viewer.

Beksinski’s paintings will also be presented in virtual reality allowing visitors to take a journey inside his painting. The exhibition at PMA in Chicago presents a unique opportunity to introduce Zdzislaw Beksinski’s work to the American audience. Art presented at the exhibition is from the collection of the Historical Museum in Sanok, Poland, and from The National Museum in Szczecin.

More information and detailed exhibition schedule are available on the PMA website:
Zdzislaw Beksinski: A Tale Told by Shadows

IMAGES for PRESS only: A Tale Told by Shadows

ADMISSION: Opening reception, Friday, June 9 – $15 (online) and $20 (at the door); includes free parking

The Polish Museum of America
984 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60642-4101
tel. (773) 384-3352 | fax (773) 384-3799 | PMA@PolishMuseumOfAmerica.org


The exhibit has been endorsed by the following people:


The exhibit will be host to the US premiere of the VR based presentation of Beksinki’s work, De Profundis.


Zdzislaw Beksinski in Poland had more than 80 exhibitions organized primarily by the Sanok Historical Museum. Abroad he had the following exhibitions:

  • 1961 Germany, Köln, collective exhibition in Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie
  • 1971 Sweden, Göteborgs, collective exhibition in Göteborgs Konstmuseum,
  • 1972 Hungary, Budapest, collective exhibition
  • 1972 Italy, Florence exhibition
  • 1974 Germany, Köln, exhibition of paintings in Karstadt-Haus Gallery
  • 1976 Belgium, Brussels, individual exhibition of drawings Simone von Dormael
  • 1978 Italy, Florence individual exhibition of paintings in The Bafomet Cultural Center
  • 1979 Germany, Köln, individual exhibition of paintings in Karstadt-Haus Gallery
  • 1982 Italy, Modena, individual exhibition of paintings in Gallery Il Torchio
  • 1985 France, Paris, individual exhibition of paintings and drawings from Dmochowski’s collection in Valmay Gallery
  • 1986 France, Paris, individual exhibition of paintings from Dmochowski’s collection in Valmay Gallery
  • 1986 France, Paris, participation in a few collective exhibitions in Grand Palais, Galerie Aeroport d’Orly Sud
  • 1986 France, Bouffemont, participation in collective exhibition
  • 1987 France, Paris, exhibition from Dmochowski’s collection in Grand Palais, Galerie Aeroport d’Orly Sud
  • 1987 France, Paris, exhibition of drawings in Polish Institute
  • 1988 France, Paris, individual exhibition in World Heritage Centre, UNESCO
  • 1988 France, Paris, individual exhibition in Valmay Gallery
  • 1988 France, Metz, individual exhibition in Cultural Center
  • 1988 Germany, Dusseldorf, individual exhibition in Ars Polona
  • 1988 France, Monte Carlo, collective exhibition
  • 1989 France, Paris, exhibition in Gallerie Dmochowski
  • 1991 France, Paris, Museum-Gallery Beksinski
  • 1992 Germany, Freising, exhibition in Kunsthaus Dr. Hans Hartl
  • 1994 France, Paris, exhibition in Gallerie Dmochowski, Museum-Gallery Beksinski
  • 1994 Germany, Bonn, prestigious exposition “Europa, Europa”
  • 1990 Japan, Osaka, exhibition of paintings in Toh-Ou Museum (Eastern Europe Museum)
  • 2007 Slovakia, Medzilaborca, exhibition of paintings in Andy Warhol Museum of Modern Art
  • 2010 Belgium, Brussels, exhibition of paintings in European Parliament
  • 2013 Austria, Vienna, exhibition of paintings “Zdzislaw Beksinski – Darkness of the subconscious” in Phantastenmuseum
  • 2015 France, Paris, “Beksinski and others artists” works from private collection in Galeria Roi Doré