[artinfo] Press Release: EARLY YEARS

KW Institute for Contemporary Art newsletter at kw-berlin.de
Tue Jan 19 20:30:12 CET 2010


The contemporary art is having its moment in Poland these days. 
Museums get built, and new public as well as private institutions 
emerge. Artists' names become common knowledge, their 
practice--previously ignored or misinterpreted--is widely understood 
and accepted today. It speaks for itself that the most central tract 
of land in the Polish capital will soon see the construction of the 
Museum of Modern Art.

The exhibition EARLY YEARS at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in 
Berlin wanders through the field of institutional self-reflection. It 
searches for terms fit to describe the emergence of a museum of art 
in the present, actual artistic, political, and social discourses. 
The Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw requested for this exhibition the 
collaboration from artists, with whom it had worked so far, in its 
pioneering days. The Museum shared its anxieties with the group, and 
they reciprocated with their share of expectations towards the new 

Wojciech Bakowski, Yael Bartana, Tania Bruguera, Oskar Dawicki, 
Sharon Hayes, Sanja Ivekovic, Daniel Knorr, Zbigniew Libera, Anna 
Molska, Paulina Olowska, Agnieszka Polska, Anna Zaradny, Artur 

Curated by Sebastian Cichocki, Ana Janevski and Joanna Mytkowska

February 28 - April 18, 2010
Opening: February 27, 2010, 5 - 10 pm

Presented by the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw

Further information can be found at www.promised-city.org (starting 
February 2010).

KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststr. 69
D-10117 Berlin

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