press release

18.06.2018 – 30.09.2018
Zacheta – National Gallery of Art

artists: Paweł Althamer, Roman Stańczak i goście, Cezary Bodzianowski, Bogna Burska, Centrum w Ruchu (Iza Chlewińska, Karolina Kraczkowska, Agnieszka Kryst, Ramona Nagabczyńska, Weronika Pelczyńska, Renata Piotrowska-Auffret, Magdalena Ptasznik, Iza Szostak, Karol Tymiński), Zuza Golińska, Maria Hassabi, Anna Karasińska, Katarzyna Krakowiak, Katarzyna Przezwańska, Paweł Sakowicz, Iza Tarasewicz, Gosia Wdowik, Zorka Wollny

curator: Magdalena Komornicka
collaboration: Michał Kubiak, Jenka Minh
visual identity: Jakub de Barbaro

How does a building work? What are the first impressions it makes? What do we see in subsequent visits? What is the impact of the building on the employees? And finally, what is it as a declaration of a company? Going beyond the questions asked in the abovementioned study, one may ask about the meaning of the senses, in experiencing, in feeling architecture, and analyse buildings from the perspective of the body, which ‘knows and remembers’, which is a measure of the proportions, dimensions and weight. One can also fantasise and come up with a variety of ‘what if?’

A starting point for the Plac Małachowskiego 3 exhibition, which comprises performances, theatre and dance performances as well as installations and activities taking place over the course of four summer months — from June through September. The exhibition, the main theme of which will be place, will focus around the Plac Małachowskiego, which will be closed for vehicular traffic and made accessible to artists and the public, as well as the gallery building itself, and especially its parts, which are not used for the presentation of works of art on an everyday basis. Artists who have already dealt with architecture and history of Zachęta in the past and those who will deal with it for the first time have been invited to take part in the exhibition. They will have everything — the square with the building, the institution, its employees and audience — at their disposal.