Flag for Ukraine. Artistic action

The City Museum in Żory on 2 May 2022

May 2 (Monday) at 12.00

Free entrance

On that day, the artist's flag, referring to current events related to Ukraine, waved in front of the Museum. This time, Anna Flaga will take her position on this very disturbing situation abroad, taking up the artistic challenge, fighting for freedom in her own way.

Home is where your heart is! 
"The flags Mrs Flaga" have their continuation - this time they will be a story about home - and the lost one and the one that is still looking for. This year, the Artist invites you to create a flag together.
The first days of May are a special time for all Poles. Especially on the second day of the month, we celebrate the existence of one of the most important elements of our national identity. The white and red flag waving in the wind is to remind us of the values that we share as a nation.
Referring to her own name, the artist from Żory, Anna Flaga, once again organizes an artistic happening with the goal of
  is connecting the inhabitants of Żory and a message of hope in what seems to be increasingly difficult times. This year, the artist invites all willing residents to co-create the work, especially those who have come to our city quite recently.
Ukrainians coming to Poland from the end of February to Poland are looking not only for a physical shelter from the war, but also for a place that (at least for a while) will replace their own homeland, which is currently fighting for its freedom and sovereignty on the maps of Europe.
It is on these special days, the first days of the "most beautiful month of the year", that we can show them our support. Remind that although our nations share a common and often difficult past, the future of each of us depends on jointly undertaken actions. And that is why we as Poles - a nation that knows well what it is like not to have its place, we can show our neighbors that they are welcome with us and that we will do everything so that Poland can replace their own homeland for as long as they need.
The common flag that we will create will not only be an expression of hope with which we look to the future. It will become, in a way, a record of the newest history of our city - a city that has recently been enlarged a bit by the number of people living in it. The artist wants the surface of the canvas to be covered with the contours of the hands of larger and smaller, older and younger hands, both Polish and Ukrainian hands. And in them - the names and surnames of the cities from which they came, or places important to them. Because the Ukrainians who come to our city are not only "refugees" or "a group of people in need of help", but most of all people with specific names, passions and unique skills - these are Katija, Olya, Igor and Andriy. Each of them has their own story to tell, just as every inhabitant of Żory has his own story; some of us were born in this city, others came here for work or love of life, and with time Żory became a home for them as well. And since we live together, it's probably worth getting to know each other better, don't you think?

text: Alicja Maciejewska

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Flaga dla Ukrainy

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Tam dom Twój, gdzie serce Twoje.
Tam dom Twój, gdzie serce Twoje.

Malowanie. Akcja artystyczna

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THE MAGIC OF IMAGINATION. Exhibition of illustrations and graphics

"Na Starówce" gallery 3.02-15.04.2020, Żory

Vernissage on February 3 (Thursday), at 18.00

the exhibition lasts: 3.02-15.04.2022, gallery "Na Starówce", 3 Kościuszki Street in Żory

Free entrance

"Fortunately, somewhere between chance and mystery is our imagination, the only thing that protects our freedom, even though people try to limit it or destroy it altogether."

Luis Buñuel

(fragment of the introduction to the publication "Magic of Imagination" - Antonina Zygmunt-Płoskońska).

Co-organizers: the City Museum in Żory, the Municipal Cultural Center in Żory, the "Na Starówce" Gallery, the "E artis" artistic association, the City of Żory.
Sponsor: Infograf. Printing and advertising.
Patronage: Katowice Special Economic Zone.
The exhibition will last until April 15.

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LUNULA

Conversation about femininity around the exhibition of paintings by Anna Flaga

Meeting on January 20 at 18.00

"Lunula", painting exhibition at Black Woolf coffee & books

the exhibition lasts: January 20 - April 2022, Katowice, May 3, 25 


Recently a lot has been said and written about femininity, the role of women in society and their autonomy. Anna Flag deals with the condition of women in the contemporary world using a brush and a canvas as a tool for her reflection. The painting by Anna Flagi shows a complex image of women's everyday life, and the women presented by the artist express a whole range of emotions, from love, closeness and concern to fear, anger and shame.

The exhibition will be combined with an intimate conversation on the subject of corporeality, motherhood, the role of women in society and their self-realization.

We invite you on January 20 at 18.00. The meeting will be hosted by Antonina Zygmunt-Płoskońska, the artist's manager.

The patron of the exhibition is the Katowice Special Economic Zone.

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Big changes. HAS BECOME

Anna Flag as Doctor of Arts

I graduated with honors from the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow.

After three years of intensive work, the goal was achieved. In total, seven triptychs (21 images) discussing the 7 deadly sins and a doctoral dissertation  titled "Prisoner of Life - an Artist Entangled in the Drama of History" became the area of my artistic and philosophical research. Extensive work on difficult topics related to existence, life, imprisonment, sin and art. I invite you to read the written work, which can be downloaded via the link.

A prisoner of life - an artist entangled in the dramaturgy of history

The supervisor of prof. dr hab. Zbigniew Bajek, reviewers: prof. dr hab. Jarosław Kweclich, prof. dr hab. Jacek Kornacki.

Below is an excerpt from the presentation prepared for the graduation ceremony, which, like many other great events, was canceled for pandemic reasons. Such a reality.

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Anna-Flaga z dyplomem doktorskim

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Anna-Flaga - prezentacja
Anna-Flaga - prezentacja

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Anna-Flaga-prezentacja - tryptyk lenistwo

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7 CHRISTMAS SALON. Collective exhibition

16/12/2021 - 16/01/2022, Palace of Arts, Krakow

The Christmas Salon of the Association of Polish Artists and Designers OK is an annual form of summing up the artistic activity of Krakow artists, and this year it also coincides with the celebration of 110 years of the existence of the Association of Polish Artists and Designers. This time in  The Palace of Arts shows 234 paintings, sculptures, graphics and drawings.

The "Art Salons" organized in Europe have a long and rich tradition, dating back to the 17th and 19th century French "Salon de Paris". They appeared in Poland thanks to the Society of Friends of Fine Arts and later the Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts. They were a public form of presenting the latest art, its trends and directions. They were of great cultural and educational importance - they shaped the recipient's tastes, broadened the awareness of contemporary painting and taught them to understand its essence. Established in Krakow in 1911, the Association of Polish Artists and Designers quickly instilled the idea of organizing this type of collective shows on the Polish soil.

Each Christmas Salon of the Association of Polish Artists and Designers OK is a form of a summary of the whole-year artistic activity of the District. It shows that we are still needed by each other and the existence of an association like ours is very important for many artists. This joint celebration, lasting at the turn of December and January, closes the calendar year of the union's activity, but at the same time opens another one, filled with new projects, exhibitions, vernissages and a vibrant artistic life ”. (Joanna Warchoł, President of ZPAP OK).

At this year's salon, the artist shows, like each of the artists, one work entitled "Macro talks", a painting from the "Antidote" series painted in 2021.

Exhibition photo report: Przemysław Witek. 
 

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Pałac Sztuki - widok fasady

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Vernissage of a collective exhibition. SCULPTURE MANUFACTORY 2021

09.10 - 10.12.2021, Tichauer Art Gallery, Tychy

On October 9, at 6.00 p.m. in Tichauer Art Gallery, an opening took place, which initiated a two-month-long artistic project - Manufaktura Rzeźby. The exhibition was presented in a space covering over 1000 m2 of the historic brewhouse of Browar Obywatelski in Tychy, both inside and in the courtyard. The exhibition features spatial works by many artists such as: Salvador Dali, Andrzej Dromert, Anna Flaga, Dobiesław Gała, Joanna Knapek, Agnieszka Lipka, Bogusław Lustyk, Grzegorz Michałek, Martha Mulawa, Tomasz Sętowski, Wojciech Siudmak, Artur Szołdra, Krzesimir Wiater, Adam Wyspiański, Aleksandra Zając.
The exhibition is open until December, 7 days a week.
On over 1500 m2 of historic interiors of the Malthouse, 20 Artists, over 200 spatial objects. 
Ewa Jabłczyńska and Dariusz Kupiński performed the evening with their musical performance, Kupiński Guitar Duo.
Curator of the exhibition Manufaktura Sculpture 2021 Katarzyna Korus.
The artist's works are arranged in an open space, it is the project "Flags of Mrs. Flags, which invite you to the gallery with their good emotions, and a soft sculpture entitled:" Unity "on the first floor.

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Installation of works. SCULPTURE MANUFACTORY 2021

09.10 - 10.12.2021, Tichauer Art Gallery, Tychy

Preparations for the exhibition. Some shots from the assembly.

We invite you on October 9 at 18.00 Art Gallery Tichauer.

We cordially invite you.

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SCULPTURE MANUFACTURE. Collective exhibition

09.10 - 10.12.2021, Tichauer Art Gallery, Tychy

On October 9 at 6.00 p.m. in Tichauer Art Gallery in Tychy there will be an opening, which will initiate a two-month artistic project - Manufaktura Rzeźby.

At this collective exhibition you will be able to see the spatial works of many great artists such as: Salvador Dali, Tomasz Sętowski, Wojciech Siudmak, Adam Wyspiański, Martha Mulawa, Artur Szołdra, Anna Flaga, Grzegorz Michałek, Bogusław Lustyk, Dobiesław Gała, Joanna Knapek, Andrzej Dromert , Krzesimir Wiater, Aleksandra Zając, Agnieszka Lipka.

The exhibition will be presented in a space covering over 1000 m2 of the historic brewhouse of Browar Obywatelski in Tychy, both inside and in the courtyard.

The event's curiosity will be the presentation of Anna Flagi's happening entitled "Flags of Mrs. Flags" - flags, which are large images on fabric, placed on 6-meter masts.

The exhibition will also include a work by Anna Flagi entitled "Unity"

A spatial installation with the artist's statement on male-female relations. The molds are made of a material filled with a soft insert. The arrangement of the installation forms was created so that they could change in relation to each other and create different configurations. The installation is a symbol of social behavior, the spiritual sphere of man, as well as the interpretation of physicality, sensitivity, dependence, emotional ties, as well as similarities and differences.

We cordially invite you.

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PHOENIX SARIENSIS 2021

Cultural Award of the Mayor of Żory

On September 24, a ceremonial gala of awarding the city's prestigious "Phoenix Sariensis" awards was held in Żory.

I am pleased to announce that I have become the laureate of this year's cultural award of the Mayor of Żory in the category  "Artistic creation".

The nominees for the award in the artistic creativity category were: the duo Gabriela Becla and Zbigniew Tomecki, Przemysław Karbowski, Anna Flaga and the SĄSTĄD band.

Every year, the award is granted to institutions, organizations, associations, companies and people who rendered great service to the city of Żory or distinguished themselves in its promotion in the country or abroad, as well as supporting activities in the field of education and education, sports, ecology, culture and art, social welfare and health protection, supporting the disabled, organizing free time for children and youth.

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NEGATIVE / POSITIVE PAINTING EXHIBITION

September 22 - October 20 2021
Wilson Shaft Gallery

On September 22, at the Wilson Shaft Gallery in Katowice, the opening of an individual exhibition of Anna Flagi's paintings "Negative / Positive" took place.
The exhibition presents two painting series from the artist's oeuvre, "The sins of mankind" and "Antidote".
These cycles are completely opposite and varied in terms of both themes and art, which shows the creative diversity of the artist.
Deliberately different series were presented in one exhibition, creating a contrasting Negative / Positive.
The title of Negative is played by the painting series "Sins of Humanity", the subject of which focuses on the dark side of human nature. These paintings are a specific response to the problems of sin and the degeneration of man, to which the artist is not indifferent. The works are characterized by strong brush strokes, expression and hidden symbolism - they are expressive, dark and force reflection.
The second series of the exhibition is "Antidote" - as the title Positive reflects the joy of life and gives hope, it was created in a difficult time of the pandemic, it became the artist's self-cleaning and a look for a better tomorrow.
The large-format abstract paintings that make up the "Antidote" series are an expressive play of spots, lines and structures - spatial, geometric and saturated with colors - they introduce you to the world of positive energy.
The exhibition can be seen until October 20. 

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