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conference Culture and Neuroscience

25 October 2014
Conference Culture and Neuroscience

The conference was created by Karolina Wiktor, a visual artist, who in 2009 suffered from two strokes. Her sickness made her aware of the big gaps in education and public awareness. The conference is intended to be a dialogue between neuroscience and broadly defined culture. Even though
the dialogue is ongoing, it is internal and closed and mostly incomprehensible to the recipient because of the excessed terminology. And yet, so many of us would like to understand, for instance: the functioning of the brain. The main and most difficult recipients of the conference are sick or disabled neurologically guests and their attendants, but also healthy people wishing knowledge. We would like this conference to initiate a broad social dialogue, including people of culture, science, healthy people as well as disabled, without any exceptions.


Konrad Smoleński
Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More – Time Test

A sound performance will take place within the installation Konrad Smoleński everyday, at 5.30 p.m.

Previously shown in the Polish Pavilion at the 55th International Art Exhibition in Venice, the sound sculpture Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More is based primarily on the manipulation of the tolling of a bell – an ancient instrument which has for centuries set the rhythm of our earthly and ‘eternal’ lives.

11.10 - 16.11

Zbigniew Warpechowski. It

The exhibition in Zachęta is the first such extensive presentation of the work of Zbigniew Warpechowski – a precursor of performance art in Poland and one of the first in the world to work in this genre – presenting documentation of several dozen of the actions realized by the artist over the course of the last 50 years.

20.09 - 11.11

Suzan Shutan

Becoming is an installation consisting of hundreds of pompons — a set of inconspicuous coloured dots installed in space in a spontaneous, but well thought through configuration. The flexibility, mobility and modularity of the wired ‘fluffy atoms’ — which viewers can touch and set in motion — constitutes a spectacular performative aspect, liberating the composition from abstraction’s pomposity or conventionality. And this leads directly to a process in which a known and proven order undergoes a transformation of becoming something completely new.

29.08 - 31.01


Everyday, at 5.30 p.m. a sound performance will take place within the installation Konrad Smoleński Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More – Time test. The composition will last 20 minutes. If the sound levels prove to intense, ask for protective headphones or earplugs at the information desk.

Flo Kasearu. We Are on the Way

Flo Kasearu, one of the most talented Estonian artists of the young generation, decided to send a selection of her recent works on the road. On September 21 this year, a small truck departed from the artist’s House Museum in Tallinn. Its destination was the Zachęta Project Room (MPZ) where the selection was turned into an exhibition. Thus the Warsaw gallery became a twin institution of the Tallinn venue, with the ‘mother museum’ expanding the area and scope of its activity for two months.

27.09 - 23.11