Poles Apart: Contemporary Polish Art

November 28, 2005 - May 28, 2006

This exhibition presents a selection of contemporary artists living and working in Poland today: Pawel Althamer, Rafal Bujnowski, Slawomir Elsner, Zbigniew Libera, Anna Niesterowicz, Zbigniew Rogalski, Wilhelm Sasnal, Wawrzyniec Tokarski, Piotr Uklanski and Artur Zmijewski. Somber and moving or simply banal - we recognize images of power, violence and horror but are also challenged with very personal images faintly hovering on the canvasses. Bleached out scenes almost do not register, as if something is forgotten or suppressed.

Piotr Uklanski, Nazis, 1998

Artists in the Exhibition:

Pawel Althamer
Rafal Bujnowski
Slawomir Elsner
Zbigniew Libera
Anna Niesterowicz
Zbigniew Rogalski
Wilhelm Sasnal
Wawrzyniec Tokarski
Piotr Uklanski
Artur Zmijewski