IRSA Foundation Projects 2019
Publication of the scholarly art-historical journal ARTIBUS ET HISTORIAE
In 2019 the IRSA Foundation published two issues of ARTIBUS ET HISTORIAE:
- no. 79, XL, appeared in June 2019
- no. 80, XL, appeared in December 2019
Special issue in honour of Professor Bernard Aikema
A special issue of ARTIBUS ET HISTORIAE “Art and Culture North and South of the Alps from the Fifteenth to the Eighteenth Century” (no. 78/2018) was handed over to Professor Bernard Aikema in Venice. The issue includes papers written by young researchers who are students of the Addressee as well as by his friends working in research institutes around the world.
Preparations for the publication of a book about Palmyra
Editors of the book “Palmyra”, written by professor Michał Gawlikowski with photos taken by Krystyna Gawlikowska, met with both authors to discuss problem related to the work in progress.
Works on a monograph and catalogue raisonné of the painted work of Jerzy Tchórzewski.
Krystyna Czerni and Józef Grabski met with Mr Krzysztof Tchórzewski to discuss the current work on a book dedicated to the life and work of Jerzy Tchórzewski.
Meeting in Posagno (Italy)
As part of his research for a paper concerning the “Portrait of Henryk Lubomirski” painted by Antonio Canova Józef Grabski met in Posagno with curator of the Museo Canova.
Professor Jacek Purchla visited IRSA
IRSA Foundation was visited by professor Jacek Purchla in connection with a suggested publication of a book about German plans of Cracow during the Second World War.
Meeting with Ms Jadwiga Kukułczanka
During a meeting in Paris, Józef Grabski and Jadwiga Kukułczanka talked about publishing of a screenplay “L’âne qui joue de la lyre” with illustrations by Jan Sawka and Igor Mitoraj, by IRSA Publishing House.
Organization of an IRSA anniversary conference
A meeting of the organizing committee of a conference on the 40th anniversary of IRSA. Paul Joannides, Carlo Corsato, Matthias Wivel and Józef Grabski met in London under the chairmanship of Peter Humfrey.
Meeting in Kasteel Well
A meeting devoted to the organization of a conference on the 40th anniversary of IRSA took place in Kasteel Well (The Netherlands).
Conference at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem
Conference about synagogues in East Central Europe took place at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. IRSA is preparing publication of a book by professor Sergiej Kravtsov (the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Centre for Jewish Studies) about a synagogue in Żółkiew founded by King John III Sobieski and destroyed during the Second World War.
Józef Grabski participates in a seminar in the National Museum in Warsaw
Józef Grabski presented a paper “Kto jest autorem dzieła i kogo przedstawia zaginiony Portret młodzieńca z kolekcji książąt Czartoryskich?” [Who is the author of and who is depicted in the lost “Portrait of a Young Man” from the Princes Czartoryski Collection?] during a seminar organized by the National Museum in Warsaw in cooperation with Istituto Italiano di Cultura Varsavia that marked the opening of the exhibition: “Portret Młodzieńca”/ W poszukiwaniu zaginionego arcydzieła Rafaela [The “Portrait of a Young Man” / In search of a missing masterpiece]
One-man exhibition of Jerzy Tchórzewski in the Kordegarda gallery in Warsaw
Opening of an exhibition of works by Jerzy Tchórzewski co-organized by IRSA in the Kordegarda gallery in Warsaw. During the opening, the first volume of the monograph of Tchórzewski published by IRSA was presented.
Kordegarda. Galeria Narodowego Centrum Kultury
ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 15/17, Warsaw
4 December 2019 – 12 January 2020
Solo exhibition of Jerzy Tchórzewski in the Museum of the Warsaw Archdiocese
Opening of the exhibition “Jerzy Tchórzewski. Inne spojrzenie. Prace z kolekcji prywatnych” [Jerzy Tchórzewski. A Different Perspective. Works from Private Collections] in the Museum of the Warsaw Archdiocese. During the opening, the IRSA Foundation was represented by Krystyna Czerni and Józef Grabski, editors of the monograph of the artist.
The exhibition ran from 5th December 2019 to 1st March 2020.
The Marian Sokołowski Prize
The Marian Sokołowski Prize, for the best MA thesis in art history written at Cracow universities in the 2018/2019 academic year was awarded to Jan Kozakowski, MA, for his thesis entitled “Palaces and villas in the suburbs of Krakow in the 19th century. Formation and functioning on the historical background and protection issues at the beginning of the 21st century” written under the supervision of Professor Piotr Krasny in Institute of Art History of Jagiellonian University. Distinctions went to Joanna Kazubowska, MA, for her thesis “Textilia picta. The meaning of costumes and fabrics in portrait art by Bartłomiej Strobel (1591 – c. 1647)” written under the supervision of Professor Marek Walczak, and to Joanna Tochman, MA, for her thesis “Family constellations. Joanna Piotrowska’s photobook ‘Frowst’ in context of family photography in Poland” written under the supervision of Professor Wojciech Bałus. All the theses were written in the Institute of Art History of the Jagiellonian University.
A new book by IRSA Foundation
IRSA Foundation published a two-volume monograph on the painter Jerzy Tchórzewski, edited by Krystyna Czerni, PhD and professor Józef Grabski. The first volume entitled “Cierpienie formy. Jerzy Tchórzewski. Malarstwo. Teksty” [Suffering Form. Jerzy Tchórzewski. Painting. Texts] includes essays and scholarly articles focused on analysis and interpretation of the phenomenon of the works of Tchórzewski. The second volume “Cierpienie formy. Jerzy Tchórzewski. Malarstwo. Katalog” [Suffering Form. Jerzy Tchórzewski. Painting. Catalogue] encompasses an abundantly illustrated section as well as the catalogue raisonné compiled on the basis of a comprehensive archival survey. The catalogue presents also never reproduced works.
Publication of a book by Andrei Nakov
IRSA published a new book by professor Andrei Nakov, “Les reliefs de Tatline: du cubisme à l’abstraction”, discussing reliefs made by Vladimir Tatlin between 1914 and 1915 against broad background of both Russian art and works made in the artistic centres of Western Europe.