Recommendations of what to see in the Warsaw art scene this month by our local guide, Zuzanna Zasacka. Discover more on a private art tour!

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Exhibition: Friend of a Friend
Artists: Various Artists
Venue:  BWA Warszawa, Foksal Gallery Foundation, LETO, Piktogram, Dawid Radziszewski, Raster, Stereo, Wschód
Dates: April 7th until the 28th, 2018


“Friend of a Friend” project sees eight important and thriving Warsaw contemporary art galleries sharing their exhibition spaces with international guests. A dialogue with galleries from the Czech Republic, France, Germany, United States, Switzerland and Great Britain lies at the foundation of group shows featuring Polish and international artists. 
The idea of “FOAF” refers to London’s “Condo” initiative held since 2016. Based on the principle of friendly collaboration (and not competition, often associated with the art market), the event not only succeeds in establishing an innovative platform to present contemporary art, but also an exchange model that provides an alternative to art fairs.

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Exhibition: Wild at Heart
Artists: Various Artists
Venue: Zachęta – National Gallery of Art
Dates: until May 6th, 2018


The backbone of the exhibition Wild at Heart is the collection of the ING Polish Art Foundation which gathers the works by Polish living artists created post 1990. The precision of the spatial and temporal framework of this collection determines its content which focuses on the Polish scene during the social and economic transformation (following the fall of communism in 1989). 

 Róża Litwa, untitled 2008, ING Polish Art Foundation

Róża Litwa, untitled 2008, ING Polish Art Foundation

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Exhibition: "Otwock” Season 7: Lawrence Weiner
Artist: Lawrence Weiner
Venue:  Miroslaw Balka Studio
Dates: Opens April 7th, 2018


The seventh season of "Otwock" is dedicated to Lawrence Weiner. A pioneer of conceptual art, over the past five decades his installations consisting solely of words in a distinctive lettering painted on walls, have appeared in galleries, museums and public spaces all over the world. This spring, Weiner created a work for the wall of Miroslaw Balka’s studio in Otwock (the suburbs of Warsaw). He also prepared an intervention in the local newspaper.

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