Aesthetic and Ethical Aspects of Responsibility for Mural Galleries (Comparative Analysis of Collections in Zaspa/Gdańsk, Łódź and Dulwich/London).

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1344/waterfront2019.61.6.7

Keywords:

Aesthetics, ethics, murals, gallery, Gdańsk, Lodz, Urban Forms, Dulwich Outdoor Gallery, London, restauration, conservation

Abstract

The aim of the article is to draw attention to the aesthetic and ethical aspects of responsibility for creating mural galleries. The three examples – Monumental Art Collection in Gdańsk/Zaspa, Urban Forms Gallery in Łódź, Dulwich Outdoor Gallery in London – have common original aims, directly related to the current problems of districts or cities in which they were created. The analysis of these collections should help us answer the following questions:
1. What happened and when to make such a visually intense and massive interference in a public space as mural galleries possible at all?
2. Are collections of murals actually galleries or is the term “gallery″ just a conceptual metaphor that facilitates actions taken in a public space?
3. What values – aesthetic, ethical, and correlated with them social, artistic, urban, cognitive, and educational values – can be associated with the phenomenon of murals?
4. Should we protect and restore murals or leave them to the “natural urban element”?

Author Biography

Wioletta Kazimierska-Jerzyk

MA in History of Art (1997) PhD in Philosophy (2005) Habilitation in Philosophy (2019) Deputy Director of The Institute of Philosophy at University of Lodz [2011-16] Areas of interests: Aesthetics, Art History, Urban Studies, Axiology

ResearcherID A-5372-2018

BOOKS
2019.- Kamp, glamour, vintage. Współczesne kategorie estetyczne
2016.- Aesthetic Energy of the City. Experiencing Urban Art and Space
2014.- Experience of Art and Urban Space. Urban Forms Gallery 2011-2013

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2019-07-08

How to Cite

Kazimierska-Jerzyk, Wioletta. 2019. “ Łódź and Dulwich/London)”. On the W@terfront 61 (6):3-43. https://doi.org/10.1344/waterfront2019.61.6.7.