An unusual art gallery
The idea to buy a church came to be because the form of the building reminded the collector of a sculpture. Built in 1956, the St.Ursula’s Church is a key place on an artistic map of Cologne. From the beginning, Bohm Chapel became a place to show off the collections of contemporary art, a concert hall and a meeting place for the artists and those passionate about art.
‘This humongous sculpture is quite expensive, however, you don’t have to pay for a place to keep it in’ – Jablonka smiles.
‘Böhm Chapel is a different format of a gallery. We have electricity to plug the vacuum cleaner in, but there is no artificial light – this object is opened only in the light of day. This is why we open our exhibitions at noon’ – he explains.
In his conversation with Adam Zagajewski, Rafał Jablonka will talk about the beginnings of his collection, his experience as the owner of a gallery. He will also share his opinion about the role of patronage in art, and opportunities and risk related to the art market.
The meetings in the ArtCollecting series are a part of Cracow Art Week KRAKERS and their aim is to provide insight about collecting art to a broader audience.
The entrance is free.
This event is a part of Cracow Art Week KRAKERS
8th – 15th of April 2019
Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology
Cooperation: Modern Catering | Café Manggha