Polish expressive art of the 80ies
From the 19th of November 2009 to the 31st of January 2010
MODEM got in contact with the National Museum of Bucharest and The Czech Museum of Fine Arts, Prague through the organisation of the exhibition, Messiahs. The three institutions have already decided than to organise the successful Polish exhibition, and with this decreasing the expenses and increasing the fame of the exhibition. As the exhibition had a great success in Poland and the Polish art has never got such grounds in Hungary, the exhibition that will open in the ground floor exhibition area of MODEM, will arouse the interest of the profession and the public. Furthermore, MODEM expands the material, thus the greatest and most exciting selection of the 80’ies Polish expressive art shall be seen.
The paintings, drawings, photos and videos will introduce the most important artistic groups – the segment of the Polish communist oppression, on whom the authority looked forgivingly in those years. The state regarded the activity of the members of new expressionism rather youngish whim, than dangerous for the system. Time shows how much they mistook. The new expressivity fed from the social impotence and confrontation of the political dictatorship. It was the active criticism of the art lack of emotions and ideologies. Its representatives keenly used personal topics, sometimes close to intimacy, whilst they emphasized political views disliked by the authority, and they stressed the needs worthy for human life. Thus they built particular alternatives opposed with the official artistic scene.
Curator of the exhibition: Jolanta Ciesielska