Culture in Poznań



Exhibition: Scenes of no importance

19.01 – 10.03.2019

Scenes of no importance is a display of collages featuring people in photographs by Jan Kurek. Jan Kurek kept a photographic record of his morning strolls along the streets of the Łazarz district of Poznań between 1967 and 1969. His focus was on the part of street life that fell outside of the scope of interest of official media. As a TV vision engineer, he was familiar with the standing guidelines on what to show in the media, how to present it and why. None of the realities of Łazarz, which he portrayed without pretense, for his own contentement and as a means of escaping from the view of the world purveyed in propaganda coverage, fit into this framework. His depictions feature no momentous events, no illustrations of political issues, and no prominent figures that deserve to be commemorated. Too colorless and ordinary to be deemed noteworthy, the world he portrayed was never destined to be preserved in the annals of history. 

19 January to 10 March 2019 (open: Tuesday - Sunday, Monday closed)

materials made available by the organizer: Brama Poznania