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Night conquers Day

Maria Loboda

Krakow, Zakopane

29 – 30 May 2015


Night Conquers Day is the second version of Maria Loboda’s work, Day for Night, created in the high mountain shelter in the Valley of the Five Ponds.  The stained glass window was presented as part of the Tatra Conference – a meeting dedicated to the avant-garde tradition of Zakopane, the mythology of the town and the surrounding nature. The viewer is presented with an image of the majestic nature of the Tatras seen through geometrical structures in the glass. The landscape is thus somewhat hidden and blurred, serving as a reference to its modernist visions.  The title of the work, on the other hand, refers to filming techniques which involve colour filters placed on the camera lens in order to change the properties of the recorded image – creating an illusion of a reality different from what is actually filmed.

The shelter with the artwork created there last winter remained inaccessible until the spring. Night Conquers Day, a new film by Maria Loboda, is an introduction to a journey into the nature of the mountains. Its presentation will precede a hiking trip to the Valley of the Five Ponds.

The film was made in the day for night technique. It is a mysterious combination of images of the symmetrically regulated urban greenery and sophisticated architecture with the wilderness of nature and asperity of the mountains. Its first screening will take place during a night boat cruise on the Vistula river, after which the viewers will move from Krakow to Zakopane, where the hike to the shelter will take place.

The programme will also include a meeting with the artist at Contemporary Art Gallery Bunkier Sztuki, a presentation by Amy Sherlock at the Tatra Museum in Zakopane and, in the shelter in the Valley of the Five Ponds, a talk by Jan Krzeptowski’s about the nature of the Tatras.


All events are open to the public free of charge, as is the transportation from Krakow to Zakopane. The number of places, however, is limited. For reservations, please contact:


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The project is organised by Open Art Projects in cooperation with Bunkier Sztuki Contemporary Art Gallery in Krakow and the Tatra Museum in Zakopane


The project has received funding from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

Partners in organising the event: PPTK High Mountain Shelter in the Valley of the Five Ponds
Additional support: Hotel Diamond in Zakopane

Partners of the Open Art Projects: Starak Family Foundation, Spectra Art Space, Europejskie Centrum Odszkodowań S.A.
Out thanks go to: Elżbieta Dzikowska, Ewa Kanigowska-Giedroyć, Tomas Julier, Marta Krzeptowska, Marychna Krzeptowska, Krzysztof Lewandowski, Anna Muszyńska, Anna and Jerzy Starak.