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Espaco Cultural Frans Krajcberg (Frans Krajcberg Cultural Space) in Jardim Botanico, opened in October 2003, is named after the Polish plastic artist. The space holds 114 large-scale sculptures and three carvings in relief made out of trunks of trees, donated by the artist to the city. Krajcberg, one of the artists most engaged in the environmental preservation issue, chose Curitiba for its ecological consciousness. Beside the artistic exposition, Krajcberg Space is a place of meeting, reflection and free exchange of ideas. The works are the starting point for reflection about man's relation with nature, about art and environment.

Works are divided in groups and classified by the artist by material characteristics of palms, upward trees, lianas, mangroves, burns, sticks and barks. Krajcberg extracts the material for its creations from nature. Calcined trunks of wood, extracted directly from places of depredation, are the ones which most identify his work, although the concern with the environment has been always part of his artistic path.

Among the works in the collection are sculptures, photographs, videos, texts and publications which are the base for educative actions. The program, in charge of Curitiba Cultural Foundation, involves, besides the permanent exposition of Krajcberg's works, video festival, debates, seminars and other actions that aim environmental education and discussion about visual arts.

It is open Tue-Sun 9am-12am and 1pm-6pm.

Directions: Jardim Botanico
Phone: %s4%cb041 3218 2419%s*%c*

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  • Updated Feb 26, 2008
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