We kindly invite you to participate in the special event, which is the exhibition ‘Manufaktura Czasu’ by Leszek Mądzik. For the first time in Poland and the whole world, in the extraordinary surroundings of a bustling factory, you will find a place where work and its results meet the world of art with the marked passage of time.
‘The ManuFaktura Czasu’ (eng. Manufacture of Time) is a combination of the world of art and industrial processes. Both time and man do work that produces visible results. Manufacturing processes and the changed faces of things we know can be seen in a working factory, which is accompanied by an exhibition of excellent works of art. Machines, which are an integral part of the exhibition, remain in constant motion like time that no one has managed to stop yet.
The author of the artworks is an outstanding set designer, director, painter and photographer. The artist touches the sacred sphere in his works and stage productions and, moreover, refers to the deepest experiences and spirituality of a human being. His work is a philosophical thought on life, death and passing in an extremely subtle and innovative form.
Leszek Mądzik - born in 1945 in Bartoszowiny in the Świętokrzyskie Mountains. He graduated from the Faculty Artistic weaving at the State Secondary School Art Techniques in Kielce. He studied history of arts at the Catholic University of Lublin, title Master of Arts at the Theater Academy A. Zelwerowicz in Białystok, doctorate at the Academy Of Fine Arts in Warsaw, and the nomination professor - at the request of the Graphics Faculty Council of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw - was awarded to him in 2010.
In 1969 he founded Scena Plastyczna KUL, where he realized 20 author's performances, incl. Ecce homo, Supper, Icarus, Herbarium, Damp, Gates, Breath, Fissure, Kir, Leaves, Furrow, Transition, Mirror, Corset.
From 1976, a member of the Association of Polish Artists and Designers, in 1981 he was admitted to ITI, in 1983 to OISTAT. and since 2003, he has been a member of the Association of Polish Artists Photographers. He presented his works, among others at the Critics' Gallery "Show" in Warsaw, in the Gallery Of the Polish Institute in Vienna, at the UNESCO Center in Beirut, at the Cairo Opera Gallery, at the Museum Manggha Japanese Art and Technology in Krakow, at the Lublin Museum, in the Catholic Art Gallery University of Santiago de Chile, in Theater- -Cai in Tokyo, at the National Museum in Wrocław, at The Saddlery Gallery in Edmonton, Canada, at the Theater Museum in Warsaw, the National Museum in Kielce, at the Center for Creative Gallery Practices in Dublin, Le Pont Gallery in Aleppo, at the Dzyga Gallery in Lviv, at the Scene Art Gallery Artistic Department of the Catholic University of Lublin, at the Art Center of the City of Tehran, at the Carmel Gallery in Guadalajara, in the Vilnius City Hall. He presented large-format photographic works at the Open-Air Gallery of the Royal Łazienki Museum in Warsaw, in the courtyard of the Catholic University Lubelski John Paul II, in the palace in the gardens of the Castle Museum in Łańcut, in the Gallery Saska in Lublin, in front of the Abbots' Palace in Gdańsk Oliwa or in the cloisters of the Cistercian monastery in Pontigny.
Winner of numerous awards, including the Minister's awards Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland for achievements for culture Polish in the world, the Jan Dorman granted by the Polish Center of the ASSITEJ Association for lifetime achievement in creating a unique one Polish theater, 1st degree individual award for promotion of KUL in Poland and abroad granted by the Rector of the Catholic University of Lublin, Angelus Awards 2011, Totus special mention. Decorated with the Cross Knight of the Order of Polonia Restituta, Golden Cross of Merit, Gold Medal "Gloria Artis", Cross Merits Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice.
Intrograf Lublin is a producer of folding boxes and leaflets, mainly for pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry. For many years, it has been supporting and organizing various cultural events. Since 2006, the company and Vena Art have been creating a particularly important initiative, which is Bene Meritus Terrae Lublinensi. The jury of this competition honors people of particular merit for the Lublin region - artists, social activists, representatives of the world of science and business. The final gala is accompanied by the unveiling of the calendar, the pages of which form a thematic whole. Moreover, Intrograf is also the accessibility partner of the Teatr Stary, which organizes performances translated into Polish Sign Language. Thanks to this solution, deaf people can also interact with the world of art.
The organization of the exhibition is related to the continuation of one of the company's missions, which is to promote culture among employees, customers and the local community. Intrograf wants to meet the needs of all patterns and prove that there are no places inaccessible for culture.
The event is also a great opportunity to express appreciation for the activities of Leszek Mądzik. His above-average, exceptional work is known not only in Poland, but also all over the world.