“In the Service of Art and Homeland”

Contest in honor of I. J. Paderewski

International Paderewski Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz

The Gallery Roi Doré and the Art-Maniac platform present a selection of the artworks from the first edition of the Contest in honor of Paderewski. Presented during the X International Paderewski Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz, the artworks correspond perfectly to this musical and artistic frame. They are inspired by the life and creative work of Paderewski (1860-1941), the world-renowned Polish composer and pianist, statesman, Prime Minister and Foreign Minister in 1919, Polish government delegate at the Peace Conference in Paris, which was crowned by the signing of the Treaty of Versailles ending World War I, and delegate of the Polish government to the League of Nations, recipient of the Order of the White Eagle, the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor and Knight Grand Cross of the order of the British Empire. The Contest is a part of the events celebrating the centenary of Poland regaining its independence.

The Contest “In the service of art and homeland”, in honor of Ignacy Jan Paderewski fits perfectly in a long tradition of ties between visual arts and music, but also between art and history, and even political engagement in favor of a homeland in need. Those themes, recurring in history of art, are here taken over by artists from different generations, working in different countries, and using varied techniques.

Exhibition from November 6th ’till November 20th, 2016.