Event accompanying the exhibition BEYOND TABOO IX. THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE RICH

Event date: 08.12.2022 - 16:30

When: Thursday 8 December 2022, 4.30 p.m.
Where: ArtBrut Gallery
& Studio for Socio-Cultural Inclusion
46A Ruska Street, Wrocław


An event accompanying the exhibition is a meeting with Dariusz Dobrowolski, the manager of the St. Brother Albert's Shelter for Homeless Men in Wrocław, and Waldemar Rybczak and Zygmunt Brondel, his charges. They are members of the film group Cinema Albert Productions (CAP), active since 2005. The group is proud of many productions appreciated all over the country. How are you doing, Wiktor, Pilgrim, My Manhatan are just some of the pictures that have been produced and have gained wider recognition. A milestone in the development of CAP turned out to be the qualification of one of the productions for the independent film competition in Gdynia - the experience of the world of great cinema, the atmosphere of the festival, the meeting with filmmakers, including the legendary Andrzej Wajda - became an opportunity to share a passion that has lasted for 17 years.

The discussion during the meeting will focus on the stereotypes most often associated with the slogan 'the beautiful and the rich', which became the title and leitmotif of the Beyond Taboo IX exhibition of the artists of Art Brut Gallery, wrapping up the year 2022. One such stereotype is the world of film, stars of the silver screen, red carpets and crowds of photojournalists and paparazzi. This is how the idea of talking about 'the beautiful and the rich' was born, with filmmakers who prove with their work that stereotypes are a thinking trap.

The meeting will be moderated by Katarzyna Kaczorowska, a Wrocław-based journalist associated with the Polityka weekly. The event will also be attended by artistic mentors of the Beautiful and Rich exhibition Dominika Łabądź and Jacek Zachodny.

Dariusz Dobrowolski – manager of St. Brother Albert's Shelter for Homeless Men in Wrocław-Tarnogaj, originator and initiator of the Cinema Albert Productions project.

Waldemar Rybczak – 'I know that I will be an alcoholic for the rest of my life, but I have decided to be a sober alcoholic. If I experience a serious problem with myself, I go to an 'AA' meeting and that motivates me to stay sober. Thanks to sobriety, I have renewed contact with my family. They didn't trust me that I really wanted to remain sober. Now they believe me and I don't want to lose that faith of theirs. I also don't want the kind of life I used to have in drunk amok.' He has lived at the shelter since 2005.

Zygmunt Brondel – 'I got out of prison and had nowhere to go. So, I walked around the gazebos and finally, you could say I got a bit sick and the ambulance brought me here. And so that is how I stayed here'. He has lived at the shelter since 2008.

More about the exhibition


The exhibition has been organised within a public task entitled: RUNNING ARTBRUT GALLERY AND STUDIO FOR SOCIO-CULTURAL INCLUSION FOR PERSONS WITH INTELLECTIAL DISABILITIES AND MENTAL DISORDERS IN 2022 financed by the Municipality of Wroclaw.

Promotional materials

Andrzej Niedźwiecki, BIEDNIA, rysunek na papierze, 2022