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Artium Quaestiones — 11.2000

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say, par excellence existential. Approached in this way, Opałka’s work
reaches beyond the utopia of the unist picture and, by the same token,
beyond the constructivist paradigm of abolishing the boundary between
life and art. Perhaps closer to that tradition is a work of the nestor of


13. Henryk Stażewski, “Vertical Unlimited Composition: 9 Streams of Color in the Sky”,
Wrocław 1970

European constructivism, Henryk Stażewski, called Vertical Unlimited
Composition: 9 Streams of Color in the Sky executed during the famous
Polish symposium “Wrocław ’70.” It was a composition of streams of color
light projected against the background of the evening sky by means of
powerful army searchlights. One might say that Stażewski transferred
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