In the Heart of the Country
The Collection of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw

"In the Heart of the Country" presented over 150 exhibits from the Museum collection.

They cover several intersecting themes, such as the globalisation of art history; links between cities and contemporary art; emancipatory narratives in art; questions of memory and history; language and the ethics of modernity; socially engaged artists; and a topic rarely broached by contemporary art exhibitions: manifestations of spirituality.

The exhibition’s title derives from John M. Coetzee’s hallucinatory novel, in which “the heart of the country” is a hole, a void, an insatiable phantasm of physical fulfilment and maturation (of the identity, body and community spirit).

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Exhibition and other archival events connected:

19:00 Vernissage In the Heart of the CountryExhibition Opening Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
20:00 Festival The European Night of Museums 2013 Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
18:00 Meeting Project PragaA meeting with authors of the exhibition space “In the Heart of the Country” Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
18:00 Meeting Slavs and TatarsFriendship of Nations: Polish Shi’ite Showbiz Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
Cycle Summer collection 2013 Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
Cycle Guided tours in English Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
13:45 For children Distance to ArtWorkshops for children aged 4 to 10 Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
18:00 Meeting The demons of history, or the triviality of oblivionRoman Kurkiewicz talks with Fr. Wojciech Lemański and Adam Lipszyc Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
Cycle SALOON: There is no country in our heartsGeorgia Sagri Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw