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Szymborska’s Drawer: Wisława Szymborska
KRAKOW  •  National Museum, Kraków  •  1 February - 31 December 2014
The exhibition is a kind of stage set, a three-dimensional collage, in which the poet's belongings are juxtaposed with quotations from Nobel Prize winner Wisława Szymborska's  works and photographs of people, places and things, leading the viewer into her private world of poetic imagination and intellectual inspiration.

An interesting object in the ‘drawer’ is a chest designed by the Nobel Prize winner, in which she kept photographs and other things. How important her furniture was for her is testified by the poem ‘Possibilities’ in which poet confesses ‘I prefer desk drawers’ – hence the title of the exhibition. In this exhibition, the chest is hidden behind the door, and can be seen only through a peephole.

The show marks the first anniversary of the death of the poet.

National Museum, Kraków Website

Contact: National Museum, Kraków
Aleja 3 Maja 1

Tel: (48) 12 295 55 00

Victor Man: Zephir
WARSAW  •  Zachęta – National Gallery of Art  •  8 July - 31 August 2014
Zachęta – National Gallery of Art presents the first individual exhibition in Poland of the work of Victor Man – the Romanian painter, recently named Deutsche Bank’s Artist of the Year 2014. Born in Cluj in 1974, he is equally inspired by the ancient and the modern. In his work he concentrates on the development of an autonomous iconography in which frequent literary references intermingle with his own biography. Literature and art history, collective memory and personal experience are the elements woven together by the artist into a non-linear story where distinctions between present and past, fiction, imagination, and reality are abolished.

After Wangechi Mutu (2010), Yto Barrada (2011), Roman Ondák (2012), and Imran Qureshi (2013), Victor Man is Deutsche Bank’s fifth Artist of the Year.

The Zacheta National Gallery of Art Website

Contact: The Zacheta National Gallery of Art
pl. Malachowskiego 3
00-916 Warszawa
Tel: (48) 22 556 9601

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