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Ludmiła Popiel and Jerzy Fedorowicz

Ludmiła Popiel (1929–1988) and Jerzy Fedorowicz (b. 1928) She was affiliated with Polish post-war avant-garde and Conceptual art movement. In 1954, Popiel graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. Her practice embraces painting, drawing, Conceptual projects, theoretical texts. Alongside Jerzy Fedorowicz, Popiel co-founded the legendary Osieki plein air, which brought together artists, scientists and art theorists to provide an extraordinary environment for innovative artistic experimentation. Active participant of artistic life in Poland in the 1960s and 1970s, Popiel attended the 1st Biennial of Spatial Forms in Elbląg in 1965, the Puławy Symposium of Artists and Scientists in 1966, the symposium Wrocław ’70, among many other events of key importance for Polish post-war avant-garde and Conceptualism. Her works have been presented in several individual shows (Galeria Sztuki Informacji Kreatywnej, Wrocław 1972; Galeria Piwna 20/26, Warszawa, 1982; Galeria Moje Archiwum, Koszalin, 1995), as well as many group exhibitions, such as Conceptual Reflection in Polish Art 1965–1975. Experiences of Discourse, CCA, Warsaw, 1999; Cosmos Calling! Art and Science in the Long Sixties, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, 2014. Popiel’s works form part of the collections of the Museum in Koszalin, National Museum in Cracow, Contemporary Museum Wrocław, among other institutions. Fedorowicz is a graduate of the State Higher School of Visual Arts in Gdańsk in 1951; and of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow in 1954. Visual artist. Co-founder and organiser of the International Meetings of Artists, Scientists and Theorists in Osieki. Fedorowicz\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s work embraces painting, drawing and Conceptual art projects. His activity was interwoven with the artistic practice of his wife, Ludmiła Popiel-Fedorowicz, with whom he shared a community of artistic reflection and work. Fedorowicz\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s activities formed part of major artistic events in the history of Polish avant-garde art, primarily in the 1960s and 1970s, such as the 1st Symposium of Artists and Scientists in Puławy (1966), Wrocław 70 – Conceptual Art, and the legendary Osieki plein airs.