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Since 2018 The Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw has belonged to the group of L'Internationale – a confederation of institutions dealing with modern and contemporary art.

L'Internationale brings together MACBA (Barcelona), Moderna Galerija (Ljubljana), Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (Antwerp), SALT (Istanbul and Ankara), Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven), and the Museo Reina Sofía (Madrid). The group of the project partners also include: HDK-Valand Academy of Art and Design (HDK-Valand, Gothenburg, Sweden) and the National College of Art and Design (NCAD, Dublin, Ireland).

L’Internationale was founded on the initiative of Moderna galerija, Ljubljana. It proposes a space for art within a non-hierarchical and decentralised internationalism, based on the values of difference and horizontal exchange among a constellation of cultural agents – associate organisations from the academic and artistic fields – locally rooted and globally connected. L'Internationale Online is the common platform for research, debate and communication for the confederation.

The ethics of L'Internationale are based on the values of difference and antagonism, solidarity and commonality. It also defends the critical imagination of art as a catalyst for concepts of the civic institution, citizenship and democracy.

L'Internationale represents a new internationalist model for heritage today, challenging traditional notions of exclusiveness, closure and property. It defends a concept of common heritage that is based on interconnected archives and collections, and it brings together those who view legacy as an active tool in the processes of individual and collective emancipation.

„Our Many Europes”

As part of the Creative Europe Culture Programme, the cultural project Our Many Europes, has been implemented and developed in 2018–2022 by L’Internationale and headed, on this occasion, by the Museo Reina Sofía. The Our Many Europes project and its wide-ranging schedule of lectures, exhibitions and education initiatives seek to advocate enhancing visitor-museum engagement and study more innovative forms of participation.

The content of each activity will focus on the 1990s, the dawn of contemporary Europe and a decade which saw a pivotal change take place, from an art perspective, in a society that opened up to the Internet and broadened horizons.