Poznań 16th International Sculpture Triennial


“The Crisis of the Genre”

General Curator: Robert Sobociński

Culture Centre “Zamek”, organizer of Poznań 2009 16th International Sculpture Triennial, announces that submission of works for Poznań 2009 16th International Sculpture Triennial exhibition, which shall be held in “Zamek” Culture Centre in Poznań from October 3 – November 15, 2009, is now open.

The exhibition shall be presented in galleries (about 1000 square metres), courtyards (about 1500 square metres) as well as in unconventional spaces of Culture Centre “Zamek”.

Applications may be submitted by sculptors from Poland and abroad (no age limit).

No more than 3 sculptures may be sent in or alternatively 1 sculpture work consisting of more than one element, 1 installation, 1 spatial & media event.

The prizes are: participation in Poznań 16th International Sculpture Triennial exhibition, Triennial statuettes and honourable mentions [including a Young Artist’s Individual Exhibition (up to 35 years old) in “Zamek” Culture Centre – the date to be agreed by the artist and the Organizer], awarded at the opening ceremony of the Triennial.

Eminent art historians and critics as well as recognized curators and artists from Poland and abroad have been invited to sit on this year’s Poznań 16th International Sculpture Triennial Jury and the Art Committee of the selection exhibition.

Application forms and participation conditions can be found at:

Application forms shall be sent to the following address:

ul. Św. Marcin 80/82
61-809 Poznań, Poland

Poznań International Sculpture Triennial refers to a long-standing experience – contemporary sculpture has been presented in Poznań for over thirty years. It is the sixteenth edition of such an exhibition. In the beginning, the exhibitions took place biannually and focused on small sculpture forms. Since 2006 they have become triennials hosted by Culture Centre “Zamek”, thus making it possible to display larger sculptures. In the last few years, after the formula, organization principles and venue of the exhibition were altered, this cyclical event has become one of the more significant overviews of contemporary European sculpture.

Apart from an exhibition which comprises preselected works, the International Sculpture Triennial features a joint exhibition, prepared by an outside curator as well as an individual show of a sculptor whose artistic achievements have been acknowledged and who, by his/her works, has become part of the history and development of European sculpture. This year Francesco Marino Di Teana, a sculptor, architect and philosopher, will be honoured with an individual exhibition.

The fact that the International Sculpture Triennial and the selection exhibition will be held in the monumental spaces of Culture Centre “Zamek” (the last European imperial residence, which was converted into the Third Reich leader’s residence during the Second World War to the design of Albert Speer’s design, and was slightly modernized after the end of the war), in numerous rooms, courtyards and unconventional display spaces (over 5000 square metres altogether), makes it feasible to create a unique presentation of contemporary sculpture – both due to the scope of the exhibition and the possibility of creating a dialogue, confronting the sculpture with the unique form and history of the place.

Poznan 2009 16th International Sculpture Triennial is financed by the City of Poznań.

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