11.05–15.05.2021

Solarium of Nowy Teatr: Agnieszka Polska

With the first days of spring, we invite our audiences to Agnieszka Polska's The New Sun, a cosmic recital, a lame stand-up comedy, and above all, a melancholic encounter with a tender heated star. The protagonist of Polska's work is a giant sun brought to life by the artist, addressing the viewer directly in its monologue. Philosophical dilemmas and socio-political problems are intertwined with cloying songs and hopeful sighs.

The Common-Room Free entry
The sun with the human face and the tear

With the first days of spring, we invite our audiences to Agnieszka Polska's The New Sun, a cosmic recital, a lame stand-up comedy, and above all, a melancholic encounter with a tender heated star. The protagonist of Polska's work is a giant sun brought to life by the artist, addressing the viewer directly in its monologue. Philosophical dilemmas and socio-political problems are intertwined with cloying songs and hopeful sighs.

The Common-Room Free entry

Upcoming dates

  • Solarium of Nowy Teatr: Agnieszka Polska Exhibitions
    11.05Tue 12:00
  • Solarium of Nowy Teatr: Agnieszka Polska Exhibitions
    12.05Wed 12:00
  • Solarium of Nowy Teatr: Agnieszka Polska Exhibitions
    13.05Thu 12:00
  • See more dates in our calendar

A giant with the face of a child, it is both a mesmerizing lover, a sage heralding disaster and a caring mother, looking at and through man. It is an eternal companion, giving hope and incinerating enthusiasm.

The New Sun is the first work and matron of Nowy Teatr's Solarium series, in which visual artists present works whose light can warm the audience. The program is a response to the mental winter – darkness of the mind, frozen horizons and icy feelings.

Curator: Michał Grzegorzek

Agnieszka Polska – born in 1985 in Lublin – is an artist who creates films, audiovisual installations and graphics. Polska explores issues of individual social responsibility in the context of evolving historical narratives, technological development and the expression of emotions.
Polska has presented her works in international venues, including the New Museum and the MoMA in New York, Centre Pompidou and Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Tate Modern in London, Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC, Museum of Modern Art and Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. She also took part in the 57th Venice Biennale, 11th Gwangju Biennale, 19th Biennale of Sydney and 13th Istanbul Biennial. In 2018 she was awarded German Preis der Nationalgalerie.

Work presented by courtesy of the artist and ING Polish Art Foundation.

Calendar

May 11

Solarium of Nowy Teatr: Agnieszka Polska

Exhibitions
Free entry

May 12

Solarium of Nowy Teatr: Agnieszka Polska

Exhibitions
Free entry

May 13

Solarium of Nowy Teatr: Agnieszka Polska

Exhibitions
Free entry

May 14

Solarium of Nowy Teatr: Agnieszka Polska

Exhibitions
Free entry

May 15

Solarium of Nowy Teatr: Agnieszka Polska

Exhibitions
Free entry

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