Solo Exhibition of the Award Winner Agnieszka Polska


Agnieszka Polska: What the Sun Has Seen (Version II), 2017 | Installation view at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin | © Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Jan Windszus / Courtesy Zak Branicka Galerie, Berlin and OVERDUIN & CO., LA

September 27, 2018  – March 3, 2019
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin

The ninth Preis der Nationalgalerie was awarded in the autumn of 2017 to Agnieszka Polska (born 1985 in Lublin). The award recipient’s works will be presented in an extensive solo exhibition in 2018, accompanied by a publication. In the animation films by Agnieszka Polska we encounter an encrypted adaptation of cultural artefacts. Her references, however, originate neither from the distant past nor from high culture. Rather, her image collage is an encrypted inventory of the present that evokes the collective unconscious called the World Wide Web. Pervaded by an unsettling undertone, Polska’s films address the state of today’s world and our role and responsibility within it in a poetic and personal manner.

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