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«pl.it / rassegna italiana di argomenti polacchi», 9, 2018, pp. 173-186
https://plitonline.it/2018/plit-9-2018-173-186-jakub-gawkowski-patryk-walaszkowski

Jakub Gawkowski, Patryk Walaszkowski

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“Tutti hanno bisogni spirituali”? Fede, religione e arte emergente in Polonia

‘Does everyone have spiritual needs?’. Faith, religion and new art in Poland

ABSTRACT. The article concerns artistic practices of the young generation of Polish artists, who in their works deal with the subjects of faith, religion and the relation with the institution of the Catholic Church. On the examples of Ada Karczmarczyk, Kle Mens and Daniel Rycharski, we analyse the new tendencies in approaching religiosity by interdisciplinary artists, who declare social sensitivity and openness for dialogue, and try to reach a wide audience beyond the field of contemporary art. The practices of these artists are contextualised in the frame of Polish culture, wars and art critics’ discussions. Finally, their approach to religion is juxtaposed and compared with that of artists from the generation of Polish Critical Art, active since the early 1990s.

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