The exhibition is organized in collaboration with Culture.pl as a part of the program to promote Polish design worldwide, and with the Polish Cultural Institute New York as well as with the Institute of Design Kielce Castle Hill.
The project is supported by the Bieliny Community, and it takes place under the patronage of the Regional Museum in Stalowa Wola.
The goal of Culture.pl, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute's flagship brand, is to promote Poland and Polish culture abroad. Through the presentation of high-quality initiatives and events in the fields of art, music, and design, Culture.pl aspires to introduce an international audience to contemporary Polish culture. The Culture.pl website provides daily fresh information on the most exciting Polish cultural events worldwide; it is also the biggest and most comprehensive source of knowledge about Polish culture. A special section dedicated to Polish design includes information about the latest trends, and the newest projects by Polish designers – the young and up-and-coming and the well-established and world-renowned.
Worldwide promotion of Polish design and its continuous support is one of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute’s main priorities. Design serves as a platform for the presentation of contemporary Polish culture and the promotion of Polish creativity. Our success in the pursuit of this goal has been possible thanks to fruitful cooperation with such renowned partners as Ventura Lambrate (Milan), London Design Festival, Maison&Objet (Paris), Paris Design Week, DW! São Paulo Design Weekend, Inno Design Tech Expo (Hong Kong), Business of Design Week (Hong Kong), Istanbul Design Week, International Furniture Fair Singapore, Design Trade Copenhagen, International Contemporary Furniture Fair (New York), Wanted Design (New York), Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair, What Design Can Do! (Amsterdam), Dutch Design Week (Eindhoven) and Wallpaper*.
The Polish Cultural Institute in New York is a diplomatic mission of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, operating in the area of public diplomacy since 2000. The Institute’s mission is to disseminate around the world comprehensive knowledge of Poland, Polish history and national heritage, as well as to promote emerging artists, designers, and contemporary contributions to the success of world culture. The Institute does so through initiating and supporting collaboration between Poland and the United States in the areas of art, education, research, design and in many other aspects of intellectual and social life. The Institute’s main goal is to ensure Polish participation in the programming of America’s most important cultural institutions as well as in large international initiatives.
The Institute works with renowned cultural and academic centers and opinion leaders operating on the American market. Its main partners include such prestigious organizations as Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, BAM, the Museum of Modern Art, PEN American Center, the Poetry Society of America, the National Gallery of Art, Yale University, Columbia University, Princeton University, the Harvard Film Archive, the CUNY Graduate Center, the Julliard School of Music, the New Museum, the Jewish Museum, La MaMa E.T.C. and many others. For more than fifteen years, it has presented Americans the achievements of outstanding Polish artists, including the filmmakers Roman Polański, Andrzej Wajda and Jerzy Skolimowski; the writers Czesław Miłosz, Adam Zagajewski and Wisława Szymborska; the composers Krzysztof Penderecki, Witold Lutosławski and Mikołaj Górecki; theater artists Krystian Lupa, Jerzy Grotowski and Tadeusz Kantor; the visual artists Krzysztof Wodiczko, Katarzyna Kozyra, Alina Szapocznikow and many other important figures in the arts. The Institute initiates and actively participates in debates around the humanities in the broad sense, including those concerning history and the today’s most important social and political occurrences.
In the heart of the oldest mountains of Europe, at the foot of the grand monastery on top of Łysiec, within the protection zone of Swietokrzyski National Park lies an administrative district: Gmina Bieliny – a scenic part of Swietokrzyskie Mountains. A unique value of nature landscape as well as distinctive microclimate create a special place of recreation for children, teenagers and adults.
A significant advantage of the region is rich cultural heritage. A thousand years of history and a tradition of pilgrimage to the Holy Cross Wood relic hidden in the Łysogóry forest left tangible and intangible remnants on this soil. In conjunction with spotless nature Gmina Bieliny is a perfect place to rest and relax. We cordially invite you to Gmina Bieliny. This unusual place enchants tourists with convenient location, healthy climate, beautiful nature, and one of a kind cultural heritage intensified by the magic of Holy Cross…