Stefan Themerson: The Urge to Create Visions. Experimental Photographs, Photograms & Collages, 1928–1937

March 16 — April 27, 1996

This solo exhibition consisted of the surviving photographic material, from the pre-World War II period, executed by the extraordinary Polish filmmaker, writer, editor and co-founder of the remarkable Gaberbocchus Press, Stefan Themerson. Working with his wife, Franciszka, Themerson created some of the most influential films in Eastern Europe during the 1930s. This exhibition also included innovative photographs, photograms and collages, which related to the Themerson’s influential collaborative experimental film work.

ARTIST
Stefan Themerson

RESOURCES
Exhibition checklist
Press release

PRESS
The New York Times / Photography Review / April 19, 1996 / Roberta Smith / 1 reproduction
The Village Voice / Art: Lost & Found / April 16, 1996 / J. Hoberman / pdf
Slavic and East European Performance / Fall 1996 / Daniel Gerould / 1 reproduction

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AVAILABLE FROM THE UBU GALLERY STORE
The Themersons and the Gaberbocchus Press: An Experiment in Publishing, 1948-1979

SELECTED WORKS FROM THE EXHIBITION