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Muzeum Ziemi Lubuskiej and BWA in Zielona Góra

al. Niepodległości 15 & 19 | 65-048 Zielona Góra

GENERATIONS is a summary of Oskar Zięta’s previous projects and his Zieta Studio, as well as taking up new design challenges dedicated to Zielona Góra. Celebrations of each “centenary” contribute to reflection on the epoch. Today we are a quarter of the distance of the first hundred years of the new millennium. It is a time of new directions driven by technological progress and the automation of creative and production processes. The phenomenon of Oskar Zięta’s activity is based on the avant-garde in both these areas. The avant-garde, in its pure definition of the “vanguard,” is the first to comprehensively create complete processes.

It is a story of tradition and modernity. How generations influence each other consciously and subconsciously. How the technique of processing and forming metal has evolved over the millennia, and about its future potential. How the concept of monomateriality and durability is a solution needed today and a full-scale concern for future generations.

Resident of Zielona Góra, architect, process designer and artist. In his creations, he manifests a passion for the constant discovery of material potential and the craftsmanship of interdisciplinarity. A clear yet subtle division between art and functional design is expressed by his objects, which under the banner of Generations will be presented in two parallel exhibition spaces. The Museum of the Lubuskie Region will feature Art Generations, and Galeria BWA Zielona Góra will show Design Generations.
This is a retrospective of the work of avant-garde artist Marian Szpakowski, creator of the relief on the façade of the BWA Zielona Góra building. Oskar Zięta and his design team undertook the process of translating the bas-relief into a spatial form visible from all sides. It is an in-depth analogue of the period of Szpakowski’s work from 1968–1978, in which the artist transformed the previously dominant illusion of three dimensions into the realization of the desire for real three-dimensionality. It is a tribute to the fascination with the language of geometry articulated by Szpakowski, to which Oskar Zięta lends his grammar. This is an idiom often used by Zięta in executing sculptures such as NAWA, KRAKEN, WIR or URBAN CRYSTALS, which will also be hosted within the walls of the Museum of the Lubuskie Region.
is a narrative about the utility potential of generative design. A juxtaposition of functional objects with an exploration of their material potential. These sculptural objects that provoke the senses are the result of many years of research into the properties of metal. They owe their discrete deformations to the proprietary FiDU method of forming steel with internal pressure. These are objects present at MoMA in New York and the Centre Pompidou in Paris and recognized with world-renowned awards such as the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021 and the Materialica Design + Technology Award.
is a multi-meaning story about the processes taking place in art, design and generations. It’s a story of continuous optimization, improvement, designing the future, ecology (increasing manufacturing efficiency), and progress.

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Zieta Studio at ICFF

Booth 1135, Javits Center, New York

Booth 1135, Javits Center, New York

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