Jarosław Kozłowski, LEKCJA, Galeria Akumulatory 2, Poznań, 1973

Opening: March 18, 1973

Dimensions: 10 x 20.7 cm

Further Information: Jarosław Kozłowski is one of the most well-known Polish conceptual artists. He founded and subsequently ran Galeria Akumulatory 2 in Poznań from 1972 to 1990, exhibiting Polish and international avant-garde artists, as well as his own work. Kozłowski was also the co-founder of the artistic network NET (see images in the box on the right), for which he wrote a manifesto together with Andrzej Kostołowski and, in 1971, sent it to 350 addresses. The manifesto requested a radical change of “concepts, propositions, projects and other forms of articulation” (via MoMA). The authors received several responses, forming a group that shared artistic knowledge through exchange and correspondence. Kozłowski was in contact with artists from all over the world and exhibited their material—at first in his own apartment and later in his gallery, including the Fluxus festival and presentations of international artists. Due to his politically non-conformist activities, Kozłowski was not allowed to leave his country until the late 1980s.


Image: Images of this invitation and the Propositions notes in the box to the right are part of the Sammlung Marzona, Kunstbibliothek – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. The invitation to the Fluxus Festival and an exhibition by the NET group and Gorgona Group belong to the private collection of Egidio Marzona.

Jaroslaw Kozlowski, Propositions 1973 (notes); Sammlung Marzona, Kunstbibliothek – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Jaroslaw Kozlowski, Propositions, 1973 (notes); Sammlung Marzona, Kunstbibliothek – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Alongside other international art events, in 1977 Jarosław Kozłowski organized a three-day Fluxus Festival at his space Galeria Akumulatory 2 in Poznań.

Pierwszy Odbiór showing at NET, an artist network space (organized by Jarosław Kozłowski ) in Poznań, 1972.

The invitation “Izvolitie Prisustovati” (You are kindly invited to attend) by the Croatian art collective Gorgona Group, was sent to fifty addresses without any further explanation in September 1962. It measures 8,8 x 13,5 cm.