Collection

  • Anna Zaradny, eM U Zet E U eM, 2009

Initially, eM U Zet E U eM was an audio intervention on the façade of the Museum’s temporary headquarters on Pańska Street, where it was involved in a dialogue with the neon MUSEUM sign by Paulina Ołowska (also loosely referring to yet another of the artist’s works—Alphabet from 2005).

Zaradny uses the voice of a woman (Ołowska), tracing the dissolution of the word “museum”. Originally constructed from tediously individual syllables, the word begins to constitute a stable whole, only to start sounding nonsensical and odd, before finally falling to pieces again. Several years later and still deprived of a permanent headquarters, the Museum has revisited Zaradny’s work and presented it in a new context: constructing the “grammar” of the collection, and seeking new interrelations between the artists’ works, as well as between the art institution itself and the city.

Year: 2009
Medium: sound installation
Format: 8:04

Acquisition: purchase
Ownership form: collection
Source: Anna Zaradny
Index: MSN: 4300-10/2011
Acquisition date:
Financing source: Purchased with the support of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

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