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EXHIBITIONS

The ORNO Cooperative. Jewellery

17 May - 18 August 2019

The ORNO Cooperative. Jewellery

Jewellery and art objects, souvenirs and photos, packaging and advertising leaflets – „The ORNO Cooperative. Jewellery” is a monographic exhibition devoted to the renowned art metalwork cooperative which operated in Warsaw in the years 1949–2003.

Accessories bearing the ORNO stamp were easily recognisable and enjoyed a deserved renown. The cooperative was the only associated in the Cepelia (Central Agency of Folk and Artistic Industry) which from the very beginning consistently promoted the idea of an artist-artisan, products’ designer and manufacturer in one.

The exhibition serves as a guide to the ORNO style and to the company’s origins. It is also a story about the spirit of community which prevailed in the cooperative. Over 1,600 displayed items make up a colourful and multi-layered tale of ORNO’s history. The exhibition is the first comprehensive presentation of the cooperative’s output, highlighting its prominence in the field of Polish applied art of the second half of the twentieth century.

EXHIBITION OPEN

17 May – 18 August 2019

 

COLOPHON

Exhibition curators

Agnieszka Dąbrowska, Monika Siwińska, Anna Wiszniewska PhD (Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences)

Exhibition design

Marcin Kwietowicz, Maria Buchner, Filip Pawłowski, collaboration: Magdalena Romanowska

Graphic design

Jerzy Gruchot, Wojciech Koss (Full Metal Jacket)

Posters design

Marta Caban

Production

Katarzyna Grinberg, Weronika Sołtysiak, collaboration: Matylda Dobrowolska

Project execution

Ksenia Góreczna, Ewa Lenczewska, Marek Lisik, Krzysztof Świerczewski, Michał Tański

Contractor

Artmontage

Conservation officers

Beata Galperyn-Kołodziejska, Robert Kołodziejski, Janusz Mróz, Igor Nowak; Magdalena Borkowska, Anna Mistewicz, Dorota Nowak, Ewa Wadowska, Piotr M. Zalewski (National Museum in Warsaw)

Loans for the exhibition

Grzegorz Konsalik, Lan Tran Hai

Editing/proofreading of the Polish texts

Katarzyna Sobolewska/Urszula Drabińska

Translation/proofreading of the English texts

Klementyna Dec/Julia Kozakiewicz

Marketing and communications

Karolina Młynarz, Dagmara Mazurek

Educational program

Jan Bliźniak, Agnieszka Dąbrowska, Anna Kobyłecka, Teresa Łempicka, Monika Siwińska, Anna Wiszniewska PhD, Marta Zdanowska

Organisation of the Project: ORNO competition

Lena Wicherkiewicz

Individuals and institutions who have loaned items for the exhibition

Andrzej Bandkowski, Piotr Boimski, Barbara Borkowska, Tomasz Dziewicki, Cezary Grad, Marek Kosewski, Adam Leja, Andrzej Łęcki, Jadwiga Mazurek, Joanna i Bogdan Mazurkowie, Matylda Prus, Bożena Pruszkowska, Jacek Rochacki, Katarzyna Rudkowska, Bożena Skawińska, rodzina Sosenko, Józef Teclaw, Andrzej Wierzbicki and other individuals who wish to remain anonymous;

Art Gallery in Legnica, Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IS PAN), Copper Museum in Legnica, The National Museum in Warsaw, Museum in Gliwice, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Saska Antykwarnia, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, The University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Municipal Office of Opole,

Partner institution

Museum in Gliwice