Roman Stańczak, Guardian Angel, 2013, photo by Bartosz Stawiarski
The Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw is pleased to announce a new lecture as part of the Bródno Sculpture Park Flying University. At the meeting we will talk about Roman Stańczak's "Guardian Angel" (2013).
Roman Stańczak was an important artist from the workshop of Prof. Grzegorz Kowalski at Warsaw’s Academy of Fine Arts. However, he withdrew from art completely in 1996. In 2012 a chance meeting with Paweł Althamer, an old college friend, was the beginning of a new chapter in Stańczak's life and a return to creating art. Guardian Angel is a monument to a meeting with an artist and friend, and a farewell to a radical life experiment, but also a private exorcism. It’s a monumental figurative wooden sculpture that emits a golden shine. The angel guards The Garden of Eden, planted by Althamer with the help of his friends in Park Bródnowski in 2009.