Jan Smaga is a photographer, a documentalist of exhibitions, and author of conceptual photography works. He most often works in tandem with Aneta Grzeszykowska, creating very elaborate photographic installations, concentrating on the relations between architecture, private space, and the human body. From almost the very inception of the Museum of Modern Art, Smaga has been documenting exhibitions and projects in public space organized by this institution, as well as individual works of other artists. He archives and „mythologizes” the beginnings of the museum, which may be remembered through the prism of his spectacular photographs. At the beginning of 2010, Jan Smaga documented Warsaw’s Plac Defilad, focusing on the „wreck” of the former KDT shopping stalls – planned location of the new museum.
Medium: Photograph wallpaper
Format: 108×203 cm
Ownership form: collection Source: Jan Smaga Index: MSN: 4300-12/2011 Acquisition date: Aug 20, 2011 Financing source: Purchased with the support of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage