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Progress and Hygiene

We invites you to the opening of the exhibition on Friday, 28th November at 7 p.m.

The exhibition presented in Zachęta, “Progress and Hygiene”, is devoted to the pitfalls of modernization in the context of the idealistic faith in progress and the possibilities of “betterment” common to both art and science at the beginning of the 20th century. It was conceived as an essay which critically analyses such phenomena as genetic engineering, eugenics or research into the purity of races, also drawing attention to their continued impact on today’s world.

29.11 - 15.02

Gregor Schneider. Unsubscribe

We invites you to the opening of the exhibition on Friday, 28th November at 7 p.m.

Gregor Schneider, one of the most highly regarded contemporary German artists who was awarded the Golden Lion at the Art Biennial in Venice in 2001, is realizing his latest project called Unsubscribe in Zachęta. In this work, Schneider again deals with the question of house, in both material and symbolic terms.

29.11 - 01.02

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