Warsaw, 16 January 2014, Art Media Agency (AMA).
The exhibition “Map. Artistic Migrations and the Cold War” is to run until 9 February at the Zachęta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw.
The show approaches art from an historical context, focusing on the period between 1947 and 1959 – an epoch which was characterised by major political events, including the beginning of the Cold War and the first murmurs of unrest in European colonial systems.
It was also a period of evolution for Polish modern art, with the first modern art exhibition in Warsaw, supported by French artist André Breton, having been held in 1948. This exhibition highlights not only the travels of Polish artists and critics throughout Europe, but also the authoritarian regime that was in place at the time.
The exhibition is curated by Joanna Kordjak-Piotrowska.