<span class="tytul">Challenging the Ideology. The 1st Exhibition of the Polish Light Industry in Moscow in 1949</span> <div class="block-podtytul">Pierwsza Polska Wystawa Przemysłu Lekkiego w Moskwie (1949)*</div>

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Challenging the Ideology. The 1st Exhibition of the Polish Light Industry in Moscow in 1949
Pierwsza Polska Wystawa Przemysłu Lekkiego w Moskwie (1949)*

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Abstract

In the late 1980s Andrzej Turowski, a prominent Polish art historian, coined the term ideoza. He used it to describe an obsessive situation in which every decision, both personal and institutional, had been conditioned and impelled by a currently dominated ideology. Although Turowski used this portmanteau primarily in relation to culture, in the later years many researchers claimed that every sphere of peoples’ activity under socialist regime was equally oppressed by the Party-state.
In this paper I examine the 1st Exhibition of the Polish Light Industry held in Moscow in 1949. Organised in the very year of the proclamation of Socialist Realism in arts and architecture, the exhibition aimed to redefine Polish national style in the new circumstances. As unpublished archival documents reveal, the bureaucrats, tradesmen and architects involved in the preparation of the event tried to balance the need to acknowledge the ideology and employ the pragmatism of a trade exhibition. In order to understand this challenge, this paper looks up closely at the process of creating the exhibition – forming its rationale, narrative and visual side – and confronts it with (scarce) material illustrating the final outcome presented to the public.

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Katarzyna Jeżowska

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Doktorantka na wydziale historii Uniwersytetu Oksfordzkiego, gdzie prowadzi badania na temat obecności Polski na międzynarodowych wystawach przemysłowych i targach gospodarczych w latach 1945–1975. Stypendystka brytyjskiej Rady ds. Badań w dziedzinie Sztuki i Humanistyki (AHRC), Ministerstwa Sztuki i Dziedzictwa Narodowego oraz Oxford Noble Foundation. Od kilku lat pracuje jako wykładowczyni w Central Saint Martin’s i Chelsea College of Art w Londynie.

Table of contents

1 An Artist among the Ruins. Art in Poland in the 1940s in the Context of Surrealism
Sztuka polska lat 40. i surrealistyczne konotacje
Dorota Jarecka  Abstract  
2 After the War. Evidences of Jonasz Sterns’ Survival in the Context of Rebuilding the Polish Artistic Life in the Second Half of the 1940s
Relacje z ocalenia Jonasza Sterna w kontekście odbudowy polskiego życia artystycznego w drugiej połowie lat 40.
Agnieszka Dulęba  Abstract  
3 Zdzisław Beksiński’s Existential Photography Weronika Kobylińska-Bunsch  Abstract  
4 Spaces of Post-war Humanism. Exhibitions Designed by Czesław Wielhorski (1911–1980)
Wystawy Czesława Wielhorskiego (1911–1980)
Tomasz Fudala  Abstract  
5 Challenging the Ideology. The 1st Exhibition of the Polish Light Industry in Moscow in 1949
Pierwsza Polska Wystawa Przemysłu Lekkiego w Moskwie (1949)*
Katarzyna Jeżowska  Abstract  
6 Future Warsaw (1936): Between an Architecture Exhibition and a ‘Didactic Fair’
Między pokazem architektury a „jarmarkiem dydaktycznym”
Grzegorz Piątek  Abstract  
7 Modulor in Poland: Le Corbusier’s Canon at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
Kanon Le Corbusiera w warszawskiej Akademii Sztuk Pięknych*
Marta Leśniakowska  Abstract  
8 Factories of Motion: On the Problems of Designing Railway Stations in Poland in the 1960s and 1970s
Z problematyki dworców kolejowych w Polsce w latach 60. i 70. XX wieku*
Alicja Gzowska  Abstract  
9 Kultura rave i sztuka w latach dziewięćdziesiątych w Polsce Łukasz Ronduda  
10 Z ksiąg noworudzkich
Nieznany list Jana Białostockiego do Jerzego Jarnuszkiewicza
Waldemar Baraniewski   
11 If and How to Grab for a Can. On the Exhibition Just after the War
O wystawie „Zaraz po wojnie”
Piotr Juszkiewicz  Abstract  
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