Catalogue for the Barbara Falender exhibition held at the Opera Gallery from 17 June to 6 December 2020.
• Zofia Jabłonowska-Ratajska, Presence.
• Zofia Rojek, The Body: On the art of Barbara Falender.
Barbara Falender meets her favourite pieces after years of separation. Scattered across Europe, locked up in storage, the sculptures she once made subsequently disappeared from her life. Now they are making a comeback. A valiant and uncompromising artist, Barbara Falender works in exultation, consistently translating her creative impulse into art. Her pieces reflect emotions inspired by her personal life. She explores sensuality, will to live and the mystery of death.
The catalogue presents pieces from private collections across Europe as well as ones held by the National Museums in Warsaw, Kraków and Poznań; Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź; Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko; Artworks Collection of PKO Bank Polski; Jacek Malczewski Museum, Radom; Studio Gallery at the Studio Theatre, Warsaw; Polish Modern Art Foundation; and Ateńska Residential Estate, Warsaw.
I believe the task of an artist is to pinpoint what’s most important for the time they live in. This covers it all.