May is your last call to see many exciting exhibitions in Warsaw, from small solo shows to larger ones.
Exhibition title: THE BEGUILING SIREN IS THY CREST
Artist/s:Korakrit Arunanondchai, Evelyne Axell, Alex Baczyński-Jenkins, Zdzisław Beksiński, Louise Bourgeois, Eugène Brands, Agnieszka Brzeżańska, Bernard Buffet, Claude Cahun, Liz Craft, Edith Dekyndt, Christian Dietrich, Leo Dohmen, Drexcyia and Abdul Qadim Haqq, Elmgreen & Dragset, Leonor Fini, Ellen Gallagher, Goltyr Painter, Justyna Górowska, Zdzisław Jasiński, Dorota Jurczak, Ewa Juszkiewicz, Birgit Jürgenssen, Tobias Kaspar, Marek Kijewski, Aldona Kopkiewicz and Mateusz Kula, Łukasz Korolkiewicz, Gina Litherland, Jacek Malczewski, Witek Orski, Sylvia Palacios Whitman, Pablo Picasso, Krzysztof Pijarski, Aleka Polis, Agnieszka Polska, Karol Radziszewski, Joanna Rajkowska, Carol Rama, Erna Rosenstein, Tejal Shah, Franciszek Siedlecki, Tomasz Sikorski, Penny Slinger, Juliana Snapper, Franz von Stuck, project „Warsaw’s Sirens” (Jacek Łagowski, Danuta Matloch, Katarzyna Opara, Aleksandra Schönthaler), Alina Szapocznikow, Stanisław Szukalski, Jerzy Bohdan Szumczyk, Wacław Szymanowski, Dorothea Tanning, Wolfgang Tillmans, Tunga, Anne Uddenberg, Aleksandra Waliszewska, Wojciech Wilczyk, Hannah Wilke, Ming Wong, Marcelo Zammenhoff, Anna Zaradny, Artur Żmijewski.
Venue: MUSEUM ON THE VISTULA/ MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
Dates: Until 18 June, 2017
This is the first exhibition at the newly opened pavilion of Museum of Modern Art. The show, the first ever of this scale to discuss the siren, aims to portray and activate its potential as a symbol.
It combines different takes on hybridity, national identity and mythology. The exhibition can be read on many levels, everyone will find something for themselves.
Exhibition title: Aneta Grzeszykowska, Zofia Rydet
HEAD, SKIN, FACE
Artist/s: Aneta Grzeszykowska, Zofia Rydet
Venue: Raster Gallery
Dates: Until 20 May, 2017
The joint exhibition of works by Zofia Rydet (1911–1997) and Aneta Grzeszykowska (born 1974) is a show of two artists who use the camera to construct captivating and rhetorically rich images of the female body. The two artists express a similar allure of overcoming the two-imensionality of photography, in both time and space. The exhibition presents unique photographic items by Rydet from her Transformations cycle, and heads of leather sewn by Grzeszykowska.
Exhibition title: GORDON PARKS: I USE MY CAMERA AS A WEAPON
Artist/s: Gordon Parks
Venue: Zachęta - National Gallery of Art
Dates: Until 21 May, 2017
Gordon Parks was born as the fifteenth child of Mr. and Mrs. Parks, he had to fight for survival, for jobs, for means to support his family, and finally he fought for African American civil rights. This monographic exhibition shows photographs, which are not only iconic but also are an attempt of fighting for human rights.