Wystawa (Exhibition)

Wystawa (Exhibition)

The Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw invites to an exhibition prepared by the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin.

We present ten works of art created by an international group of artists of the young and middle generations, specifically for the temporary seat of our Museum, which is located in a former furniture store. The title of this presentation is simply "Exhibition".

What the German art curator Susanne Pfeffer had in mind, was to restore the primary function of a shop window in the Museum building. This is why the artists participating in this project were asked to create completely new works which would touch on the motif of a shop window along with the cravings and fantasies it triggers.

The works occupy huge store windows of the temporary seat of our Museum. People can look at them day and night, just like at any store window. However, they cannot get near them, or enter them. The viewers are separated from the presented objects by a window-pane in the same way as passers-by are separated from the displayed products. The window-pane divides the spheres of the street and everyday life and the unavailable realm of dreams. While the "Exhibition" is running, the Museum interior will be closed.

"Exhibition" is part of the project “The Promised City”, a cultural initiative between Berlin and Warsaw with performances in Mumbai and Bucharest: artists, curators and academics from Germany, Poland, India, and Romania develop various new creative productions. All of which are interdisciplinary and evolve around subjects of dreams, illusions, and promises of modern metropolises.


Adel Abdessemed, Ulla von Brandenburg, FORT, Cyprien Gaillard, Alicja Kwade, Sarah Ortmeyer, Paola Pivi, Albrecht Schäfer, Markus Schinwald, Thomas Zipp

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