Exhibitions at The Venice Biennale - Polish Pavilion
On 23 September 2016, the Jury of the competition for the curatorial project of the exhibition in the Polish Pavilion at the 57th International Art Exhibition in Venice 2017, having reviewed 43 qualified entries, selected the winning project: Little Review by Sharon Lockhart, curated by Barbara Piwowarska.
The project was inspired by the history of Mały Przegląd [Little Review] (1926–1939), a supplement, written by and aimed at children and young people, of the Nasz Przegl… more
Inspired and provoked by Werner Herzog's Fitzcarraldo, two artists decided to revisit his mad plan of bringing opera to the tropics. In order to reveal and undercut Fitzcarraldo's colonial romanticism, they attempted to confront a set of particular historical and sociopolitical realities by staging a specific opera in a specific place.
The opera was Stanisław Moniuszko's Halka, a tragic story of love destroyed by class differences, considered Poland's "national o… more
The exhibition … and Europe will be stunned will be the official Polish participation at the 54th International Art Exhibition in Venice in 2011. This video installation by the Israeli-born artist Yael Bartana will be the first time a non-Polish national has represented Poland in the history of the Venice Biennale. Bartana’s three films Mary Koszmary (2007), Mur i wieża (2009) and Zamach (2011) revolve around the activities of the Jewish Renaissance Movement in Poland (JRMiP),… more