In the Heart of the Country
Exhibition Opening

  • In the Heart of the Country

We proudly invite to the opening of the exhibition In the Heart of the Country.

The exhibition In the Heart of the Country is the first comprehensive presentation of the international collection of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. In a relatively short time—the Museum was established in 2005—the institution has acquired over 300 works.

First and foremost, these are works purchased as part of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage’s "International Collections of Contemporary Art" programme, as well as donations and temporary loans from artists, private individuals and businesses. Many of the collected works were commissioned by the Museum for its exhibitions and public projects (such as pieces by artists like Sanja Iveković, Zbigniew Libera, Sharon Hayes and Paweł Althamer).

The Museum collection also includes artistic archives—e.g. over 150 000 negatives from the eminent photographer Eustachy Kossakowski, plus a collection of films and photographs documenting the activities of Prof. Grzegorz Kowalski’s workshop at Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, which was so vital for Polish art after 1989. There is also a collection of several hundred films by artists, available online in the Museum’s Filmoteka.

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Exhibition and other archival events connected:

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
19:00 Performance In the Heart of the Country: Judson Church is Ringing in Harlem (Made-to-Measure)Trajal Harrell Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw