Janek Simon
Sculpture from the Museum of Man in Paris Made Based on Oskar Hansen’s and Lech Kunka’s Drawings

3D print of polylactide (PLA), ca. 40 x 15 cm each

A series of sculptures made after Oskar Hansen's sketches from his visits to the Musée de l'Homme in Paris. In the 1950s, Polish avant-garde artists such as Hansen, Tadeusz Kantor, or Władysław Hasior were fascinated with what excited Paris back in the 1930s: a holistic vision of man, ideas of constructing oneself and the Other, and art's opening out to anthropology, ethnography, and philosophy.

Sculptures first prepared by Simon for the "Map. Artistic Migrations and the Cold War" exhibition at Zachęta National Art Gallery in Warsaw (2013/2014) as a part of its "artistic scenography".