Adam Pańczuk „Karczeby”

We cordially invite you to join us and the artist Adam Pańczukto celebrate the opening of the show KARCZEBYThe exhibition is hosted by the andel’s Hotel Łódź and Warimpex Finanz- und Beteiligungs AG, as part of the project ANDEL’S PHOTO.

Opening on Thursday, November 26th, 2015, from 7 PM
Exhibition will be running through Friday, November 27th, to Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Opening reception at the Hotel andel’s Łódź, ul. Ogrodowa 17

A slide show will be presented during the exhibition

The organizers provide free round trip shuttle bus travel to the event.Departure point for Łódź: in front of the Kinoteka at 4:30 PMDeparture point for Warsaw: in front of the andel’s Hotel at 9 PM
Seat reservations:

The word ‘karczeb’ is used for a root of a tree, so deeply grown into the ground that it’s practically impossible to pull out. This is also how people who live according to the rhythms of the earth, bound to it as tightly as a root, are called around the regions of Polesie and Podlasie of Eastern Europe. For many years, Adam Pańczuk portrayed this special bond – full of reverence, but also marked by back-breaking toil. The artist captures it in his book – through, among others, a series of astonishing, powerful portraits. The works follow the convention of magic realism, a move which allowed the artist to go beyond the stereotypical view of the Polish countryside. Adam Pańczuk shows the world he feels close to. An extraordinary world where changes are dictated by the passing seasons of the year, but also – by time. Karczeby is a project that tells the story of man and nature, the bond forged between them, man’s attachment to nature, and the sense of belonging to it.

Adam Pańczuk (1978) lives in Warsaw and works wherever there is an interesting topic to explore. He studied at the University of Economics, as well as graduated in Photography from the University of Arts in Poznań, Faculty of Graphic Arts and Visual Communication. According to Pańczuk, realization of his projects involves asking questions – directly, but at the same time metaphorically – about identity, awareness, and attitude towards the world and the people he encounters.
Pańczuk received a scholarship from the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. The ease with which he works with visual means to depict his observations and insights has won him numerous awards, including the Pictures of the Year International, Magnum Expression Award, Grand Press Photo.