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The Wladyslaw Hasior Gallery

Ul. Jagiellonska 18 B, Zakopane 34-500, Poland
+48 18 206 68 71
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Cool Gallery of a great Polish artist. Must visit - it will take care of what is about an hour and... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
T0urist7
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Warsaw, Poland
Nice gallery of surrealistic art

The visit to this gallery was quite surprising, as every piece of surrealistic art was unique... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
LuisGFox
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Krakow, Poland
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Originally run by the artist, it is a gallery of his works. Born in Nowy Sącz in 1928, Wladyslaw Hasior was first educated in Zakopane under the supervision of the outstanding teacher and artist Antoni Kenar at the State School of Art Techniques, which he completed in 1952. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw with Professor Marian Wnuk, graduating in 1958, and in Ossip Zadkine's studio in Paris in 1959. Even before his graduation from the Academy, he started teaching at the State School of Art Techniques in Zakopane, with which he was to remain connected for many years. In December 1984 his works were transferred from the artist's small studio to the Gallery in Jagiellońska Street. The Gallery is based in the former resting terrace of the Warszawianka sanatorium. Erected in 1935 to Waclaw Nowakowski's design, the wooden resting terrace originally had two levels glazed from the south. It has been adapted for the gallery needs, becoming a complex of interiors on several layers, intended as exhibition rooms, often a concert hall, as well the artist's home and studio. The Gallery was inaugurated in February 1985. Displayed in the Gallery are Wladyslaw Hasior's famous banners, spatial compositions and sculptures made of various materials as well as objects of daily use, often bordering on junk, which have in the artist's hands acquired a new meaning. Bearing metaphorical, witty, slightly pervert titles, they make one ponder on the present-day world and art.
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May 21, 2018
“amazing”
May 8, 2018
“Nice gallery of surrealistic art”
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Ul. Jagiellonska 18 B, Zakopane 34-500, Poland
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Cool Gallery of a great Polish artist. Must visit - it will take care of what is about an hour and especially when it's raining.

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

The visit to this gallery was quite surprising, as every piece of surrealistic art was unique. The gallery itself it's quite hidden, so don't give up in case you can't find it. It's after a restaurant and another house, at the end of the street....More

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Reviewed 23 November 2017

If you are interested in surreal art, things that make you head spin and the purely bizarre then this is the place for you! It is a fantastic place to visit, even if you're not an artist or student. The work is slightly mad but...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Very recommended to see. By entering the gallery, I was surprised by the composition of arts, mirrors and rooms as it together created very intense impression. Firstly I couldn't tell whether it is strong good or bad feeling, and after spending almost an hour inside...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2017

Zakopane may look like an ordinary mountain resort with all it's shops, bars, chainstores and crowded main street. Judging by the first view you wouldn't expect it used to be Polish capital of art in the interwar period. In the communist times it had bit...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2016

A must-see place in Zakopane and all of Poland. Amazing art gathered in an amazing building. The place's ambiance is palpable and pervasive. The custodians are very helpful and informative. The whole collections is described also in English. Go there when raining outside.

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Reviewed 6 August 2015

A must for anyone interested in art, or the bizarre. Ever heard of Salvador Dali? But Hasior? The latter is just as fascinating as the former! We were very lucky to have a long talk with one of the staff and were thus introduced to...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2015

Well, it is extremly hard to describe it in few words. Hasior's Gallery at first glance seems to be scary. You hear sounds like from horror, you see distorted faces and sculptures build from rusty metals. But you will find extraordinary.. beauty (?) there. Therein...More

3  Thank Ewa B
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Reviewed 30 November 2014

Hasior used cast away dolls - not in a hideous paedophiliac experiment - but to show how they can be encapsulated into iconic sculpture and picture. I suppose it's iconoclastic, but at the same time acknowledging the human foibles and going with his art through...More

3  Thank sadeeyor
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Almost hidden in a large dark building about 100 m from Jagiellońska, behind the Gazdówka restaurant, we found the Hasior Gallery. It was made by the artist himself and contains many of his quite extraordinary works of modern art, a mixture of several things: object...More

1  Thank Kim G
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