Design concept and Graphic design: Ludovic Balland Typo Cabinet–Basel with Annina Schepping, Gosia Stolińska, Frederik Sutter, Surya Schmid. Art Direction: Gosia Stolińska

25 October 2024! Mark the date in your calendar. After nearly 20 years of intense activity in several locations while building its own collection, the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (MSN Warsaw) has its own home. The building designed by New York architect Thomas Phifer will open to the public on Plac Defilad, in the very heart of the city—at the same time inaugurating a new centre of the capital.

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MSN Warsaw director Joanna Mytkowska discussed the plans for 25 October and lots of other aspects of the museum’s new headquarters in an interview with Onet journalist Anna Wyrwik:

“The museum will be open to all. This phase of getting to know the building will run for three weeks, including performances, concerts, initiatives and events created primarily by local artists, people who live in Warsaw but come from various places, from diverse nationalities, with a range of outlooks and styles. There will be about a hundred different events. A dozen large-scale works by women will be installed, as we plan to launch our programme with a presentation of female artists. Some of these will be historic works, such as Alina Szapocznikow’s Friendship (1954, from our holdings) and a large abakan by Magdalena Abakanowicz. But the exhibition will also include works by contemporary artists of international importance, such as Sandra Mujinga from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Cecilia Vicuña, a Chilean icon of feminist art. For the museum, it will be a major manifesto of its stand alongside an underappreciated side of the art scene.”

Watch the film on our new building and read more about our big opening day.

MSN Warsaw will be a site open and accessible to all, occupying a floor area of nearly 20,000 m2, including over 4,000 m2 of gallery space for temporary exhibitions.



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