Temporary exhibitions


The temporary exhibition Artur Ptak From Allegory to Original Sign will be open at the Museum of Dialogue of Cultures from 22 March.

The subject of the works presented at the exhibition is rooted in the symbolism of Christianity perceived through the sign and its broadly understood dominance in Christian culture and public space. References and inspirations should be sought in the simple language of poster, filled with understatements, similarly to the discussed works. In the presented artistic design, the sign and symbol become an equivalent carrier of information, and the semiological analysis allows us to better understand them.

The presented cycle uses religious symbols and content, which were given a new visual form. Technologies used in advertising and applied design were used. The series consists of mixed paintings (symbols) and narrative allegorical works. The author's intention was to give the works the form of icons through the material from which they are made, i.e. wood (as substrate), then combined with plastics.


Artur Ptak

A Doctor of Art, versatile artist, creating in the field of engraving, painting, photography and spatial forms. Professionally associated with the National Museum in Kielce. Author of individual (Kielce 2009 and 2014, Nowy Sącz 2008 and 2015) and collective exhibitions.

The exhibition "From Allegory to Original Sign” is a presentation of a series of works whose theme is rooted in the Christian symbolism. In the presented artistic design, the sign and symbol become an equivalent carrier of information. The religious objects presented in the new visual form combine advertising and applied design.


The exhibition will be open from March 22 to June 2, 2019


Honorary patronage of the Spouse of the President of the Republic of Poland

Agata Kornhauser-Dudy