Starak Family Foundation and Spectra Art Space present “Event-Information-Image”, an official Collateral Event of the 57th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia featuring the works of one of the most interesting personalities of the Polish art of the second half of the 20th century: the artist, engineer, painter, stage designer, teacher, precursor of conceptual art, and the leading representative of indeterminism Ryszard Winiarski.
In his diploma thesis of 1966, titled “Event-Information-Image”, Winiarski defined a mature and innovative concept of a piece of art based on an attempt at transferring the issues of mathematics, statistics, information technology, and game theory to canvas. The masterly intellectual game recorded in the square “Areas” built of black and white modules permitted the artist to vary effects and techniques. He created both relief, kinetic, spatial objects and interactive game boards, surprising viewers with an invitation to participate.
- Ryszard Winiarski, Obszar 130, 1973. Photo Credits: Maciej Jędrzejewski. Courtesy of the artist, Anna and Jerzy Starak Collection, Starak Family Foundation and Spectra Art Space.