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Maria Dokowicz Competition for the Best Master’s Degree at the University of Arts in Poznań

As early as 13 November, we will find out who will win the main prize in the Maria Dokowicz competition for the Best Master’s Degree of the University of Arts in Poznań. A special gala will be held on that day at 7 p.m. in Pavilion 11 – Spire of the Poznań International Fair. The event will be crowned by an exhibition of all the works submitted

The competition aims to select the best master’s degrees in art and design created at UAP in the academic year 2022/23. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Anticipation of Art’

The term anticipation originated in Latin. Anticipo then means to precede, to presume in advance. One will immediately ask whether art precedes or even anticipates reality, or rather chases and imitates it? Probably both answers are reflected in artistic practices and form the image of art. It would then be appropriate to dwell not so much on the questions of trying to define the grammar of art, for there is no such thing, but rather on its experience. The curatorial text states that ‘creative anticipation refers to transcendental, utopian visions of a universal nature’ and that ‘art thus participates in the creation of a future vision of reality’. The organisers of the event firmly believe that this is the case. The reason for this belief is the exhibition of the 43rd edition of the Competition, which is made up of works that can only be created under specific circumstances and exist only under specific conditions. We will not see any simplification, repetition of appearances and superficial aestheticisation in this exhibition. Instead, there is an unconventional gesture driven by courage and drawing its strength from creative intuition. Here we see what has not yet happened. We see the future

In their work, artists are constantly venturing into the unknown. Emotions, feelings, experiences, knowledge, thinking and non-thinking, others; all these categories build not only individual micro-worlds. For they have the universalising power to ask difficult questions, to discover the forgotten, to unearth what is deeply covered, to move and, through intelligent irony, to amuse. Through the power of art, they can solve problems and build this world and create it anew

42nd edition of the Maria Dokowicz Competition

Among the nominees from the ARTISTIC D AY are works prepared by Gabi Skrzypczak, Jakub Rudzik, Ksenia Pyza, Ireneusz Pachliński, Jakub Kanarek, Mateusz Janik, Wiktoria Namyslik, Monika Szczygieł, Alicja Jóźwiak, Jagoda Kalisz, Natalia Żychlińska, Julia Woronowicz, Katsiaryna Kardash and Agata Zych

Meanwhile, among the nominees from the PROJECT DAY are: Hanna Kossakowska, Marta Jerzmanowska, Monika Kaźmierska and Tomasz Agaciński, Aleksandra Matusiak-Kaseja, Gabriela Patro, Natalia Szreder, Mariusz Śmietana, Weronika Sabok-Rzepka, Wiktoria Bilska, Daria Gałkowska, Patrizia Ende, Tomasz Agaciński

13 XI (Monday), at 19.00

Pavilion 11 – Spire

Poznan International Fair,

Głogowska 14, 60-734 Poznań

Exhibition duration: 14-19.11.2023

Exhibition opening hours:

tuesday – Saturday: 11.00 am – 7.00 pm

sunday: 11.00-20.00

Entrance to the site of the Poznan International Fair is possible after showing a free entrance pass (to be collected at the university or shown on the phone) or using the password DOKOWICZ.


Organisation: The Magdalena Abakanowicz University of Arts in Poznań, New University of Arts Foundation in Poznań, UAP Municipal Galleries

Honorary patronage: Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

Co-organisation: MTP Group, City of Poznań

Prize sponsors: President of the City of Poznań, Nowa Fundacja Uniwersytetu Artystycznego w Poznaniu, Foundation for the Development of the City of Poznań, DESA Unicum S.A., Forner Sp. z o.o., Porsche Centrum Poznań, Solar Company S.A., Tente Sp. z o.o., UWI Inwestycje S.A., Architektura & Biznes, Contemporary Lynx, IKS/kulturapoznan.pl, Notes Na 6 Tygodni, WhiteMAD

Media patrons: Architektura & Biznes, Contemporary Lynx, IKS/kulturapoznan.pl, Notes Na 6 Tygodni, WhiteMAD, Wielkopolska. Kultura u Podstaw, Zeszyty Artystyczne

Curator: Maciej Kurak

Visual identification of the exhibition: Piotr Kacprzak

Exhibition catalogue design: Piotr Marzol

Coordination, building design and arrangement: Łukasz Spychaj

Support in arrangement and building elements: Rafał Rzadkiewicz

Support: Dawid Szafrański

Production management: Piotr Grzywacz

Organising team: Artur Adamczak, Michał Jaborski, Matylda Konarska, Agnieszka Krupa, Kamila Lukaszczyk, Olena Petrenko, Małgorzata Ratajczak, Michał Szmyt, Weronika Szaładzińska, Agata Tratwal, Yuliya Zalozna, Viktoria Zalozna

Technical team: Krystian Beszterda, Damian Bródka, Dariusz Dymek, Renata Dymek, Witold Idkowski, Jarosław Jasik Michał Juszczak, Tomasz Kochański, Robert Kosmecki, Krzysztof Kozłowski, Krzysztof Maciejowski, Cyprian Mroziński, Paulina Nowak, Michał Szmyt, Dariusz Szustak, Dariusz Zajączkowski

Audiovisual: Jakub Baniak, Wojciech Siejak

Collaboration: UAP Student Government

Video: Igor Zieliński

Video – drone: Zachar Szerstobitow

Special thanks to: Anna Smolińska (MTP Group), PACK-PRINT.PL SZYMON PIECHOWICZ, H2 messebau

source: University of Arts in Poznań

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