Night at the Brewery – installations, films | Perła – Lublin Breweries S.A., Paweł Adamiec, Bernard Kiedrowski, Grzegorz Szczepaniak, Magda Kowalczyk
When: 3/4 June 2023, 19.00-2.00
Where: Perła – Lublin Breweries S.A., Bernardyńska 15
19.00-21.30: Touring the Brewhouse – admission free
Touring the Underground (requires registration)
When: 19.00–01.30, entry every 30 minutes at 19.00, 19.30, 20.00, 20.30, 21.00, 21.30, 22.00, 22.30, 23.00, 23.30, 00.00, 00.30
Admission: requires registration, with 12 groups of 16 places each. Registration will be available soon. Children under 6 do not need passes, but children over 6 years old must have their own pass. Please note that the Underground is humid, dark, and has stairs. Furthermore, during summer, the temperature inside is notably cooler than outside, averaging 8-10 degrees Celsius. We recommend bringing clothing with long sleeves. The tour lasts approximately one hour (60 minutes).
Perła – Lublin Breweries is a monument to Lublin’s industry, housed in a renovated former monastery and church of Fathers The Reformers, where beer was produced from 1846 to 2001. In 2014, the Brewery’s undergrounds were opened to visitors, breathing new life into the post-production rooms. Visitors can explore the brewery’s nooks and crannies and learn about its rich history, events, and people associated with it. In addition, they can learn how beer is made and what ingredients go into it.
Paweł Adamiec’s installation, crafted by students of floristry from SPPSS (Post-secondary School of Social Service Employees in Lublin), is a lush oasis nestled within the historic architecture of Perła Brewery. It’s a space of relaxation, filled with live green plants and an original mini garden complete with a swing.
Artists: Paweł Adamiec and students of floristry
“Garden Point” is a unique spatial puzzle that cannot be pieced together conventionally. However, when viewed from an appropriate distance, each piece falls into place, creating a cohesive image.
Artist: Bernard Kiedrowski
Exhibition of Paintings “Untitled”
The works of Tomasz Żołnierkiewicz will be exhibited in the post-industrial interiors of the historic Perła Brewery. Tomasz Żołnierkiewicz (1935–2018) was a painter, graphic artist, poster designer, and professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. He was a versatile artist who practiced oil painting, graphic art, drawing, watercolor, gouache, and poster art. He was particularly interested in formal issues and created abstract canvases, letterist compositions, constructivist and relief works, as well as works from the realm of tachism. His geometric abstractions were inspired by the cosmos, celestial bodies, and astrology. He also drew inspiration from classical music, particularly Chopin and Bach, seeking to translate the language of sounds into images. A substantial amount of his work consists of written paintings in which the artist filled entire surfaces.
Installation “Brewer’s Garden”
Step into the world of the former maneuvering yard of the Perła Brewery warehouses, where raw materials were unloaded and finished products were loaded until 2001. If you close your eyes, you can almost see the bustling activity of the brewers, hear the clanging of barrels, and smell the aroma of the golden ambrosia made from hops and malt. Today, the area is transformed into a symmetrical garden, but it is also filled with wild and abundant vegetation. This “fourth nature” surpasses the planned vegetation, but it is a welcome sight! The overgrowth is visible everywhere, creating a new image of a healthy city.
Created by: Wojciech Januszczyk and the team of the Landscapes Studio, Landscapes Foundation, Institute of Landscape Architecture at KUL on behalf of Perła – Lublin Breweries S.A.
By the river
Dawn. Figures in the brushwood – they appear to be working. The sound of branches being cut. The steady rhythm of workers who are busy regulating the banks of the Vistula. On the other side of the river, Warsaw is slowly emerging. With its poetic shots, editing, and sound effects, the film pays homage to classic Polish documentaries.
Dir: Magda Kowalczyk / Wajda School
The French are up in arms! It turns out that every other snail on their plates comes from Poland. The snail industry is booming, and Polish breeders are exporting their snails not only to France and Italy but also China and Japan. The popularity of the “snail coin” inspires two friends, Andrzej and Konrad, to start their own farm, which they hope will bring them millions. Their guide into the world of snail farming secrets is Grzegorz Skalmowski, a seasoned expert also known as the “Snail King”.
dir. Grzegorz Szczepaniak/ Wajda School