07.07–07.08.2022

Sonland

Zbigniew Libera

Monumental photographs staged as panoramas will be presented on the main stage of Nowy Teatr in Warsaw in an attempt to blur the customary line between the audience and the show. Along with some well-known, yet rarely presented, works such as “The Exodus of the People from the Cities” (borrowed from the Museum of Modern Art Warsaw collection) or “Polish Hospitality”, the artist will also present his new pieces. 

Main Hall English subtitles Free entry

Monumental photographs staged as panoramas will be presented on the main stage of Nowy Teatr in Warsaw in an attempt to blur the customary line between the audience and the show. Along with some well-known, yet rarely presented, works such as “The Exodus of the People from the Cities” (borrowed from the Museum of Modern Art Warsaw collection) or “Polish Hospitality”, the artist will also present his new pieces. 

Main Hall English subtitles Free entry

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Theatre seems like a perfect place, also metaphorically, to present Zbigniew Liberas works. Looking at the artists photographs, one might get the impression that history is a theatre show for him, a play that can be directed using certain means: set design, tools of multimedia and a specific visual storytelling developed by the artist to spin his narrations in such a way that they can never be fully grasped.
 

Monumental photographs staged as panoramas will be presented on the main stage of Nowy Teatr in Warsaw in an attempt to blur the customary line between the audience and the show. Along with some well-known, yet rarely presented, works such as The Exodus of the People from the Cities(borrowed from the Museum of Modern Art Warsaw collection) or Polish Hospitality, the artist will also present his new pieces. 

For Libera, knowledge about the world, also the one that is yet to come, is a result of creation - witness accounts, press and tv manipulations, pop culture inspirations, institutional fables, even collective hallucinations. History is a work of art, hence also a potential, a possibility -  shapeable material that can be used to build proliferating stories. In the exhibition, Libera calls the ghost of Gombrowicz (there is no theatre without a ghost) to answer the writers literary question -  fatherland or sonland? And the answer may actually be the key to deciphering Liberas works.

Sonland refers to the future (it equals rebellion and imagination) and the past, provided that both terms can be used freely and interchangeably. It is a gesture of defiance towards the father who is the history-teller - and as such, demands you study the dates by heart, know the heroes and cherish the battles. It is what will come when people leave their cities, but it will happen long before trees start to grow in the ruins. Sonland is not the last stop, it is a state of transition. It comes from a place in your head and in your guts.

However, what is most important in Liberas works has to escape the viewers attention - it has to be placed outside of the frame or happen when we are not looking. It has to be the land that belongs to neither the father nor the son.

 

Curator: Michał Grzegorzek

Information

Miary rytmiczne": in the courtesy of Renata i Rafał Jarodzcy oraz 66P - Subiektywna Instytucja Kultury

„Poetka Maria de Cyrano"- in the courtesy of  Pola Dwurnik

„Wyjście ludzi z miasta"- Collection of Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie

„Polska gościnność”, „Synczyzna”, „Szczam na Twoje zabawki tato” – in the courtesy of the Artist

Calendar

July 07

Sonland

Zbigniew Libera
Exhibitions
Free entry

July 08

Sonland

Zbigniew Libera
Exhibitions
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July 09

Sonland

Zbigniew Libera
Exhibitions
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July 10

Sonland

Zbigniew Libera
Exhibitions
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July 11

Sonland

Zbigniew Libera
Exhibitions
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July 12

Sonland

Zbigniew Libera
Exhibitions
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July 13

Sonland

Zbigniew Libera
Exhibitions
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July 14

Sonland

Zbigniew Libera
Exhibitions
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July 15

Sonland

Zbigniew Libera
Exhibitions
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July 16

Sonland

Zbigniew Libera
Exhibitions
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July 17

Sonland

Zbigniew Libera
Exhibitions
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July 18

Sonland

Zbigniew Libera
Exhibitions
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July 19

Sonland

Zbigniew Libera
Exhibitions
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July 20

Sonland

Zbigniew Libera
Exhibitions
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July 21

Sonland

Zbigniew Libera
Exhibitions
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July 22

Sonland

Zbigniew Libera
Exhibitions
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July 23

Sonland

Zbigniew Libera
Exhibitions
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July 24

Sonland

Zbigniew Libera
Exhibitions
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July 25

Sonland

Zbigniew Libera
Exhibitions
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July 26

Sonland

Zbigniew Libera
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July 27

Sonland

Zbigniew Libera
Exhibitions
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July 28

Sonland

Zbigniew Libera
Exhibitions
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July 29

Sonland

Zbigniew Libera
Exhibitions
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July 30

Sonland

Zbigniew Libera
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July 31

Sonland

Zbigniew Libera
Exhibitions
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August 01

Sonland

Zbigniew Libera
Exhibitions
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August 02

Sonland

Zbigniew Libera
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August 03

Sonland

Zbigniew Libera
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August 04

Sonland

Zbigniew Libera
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August 05

Sonland

Zbigniew Libera
Exhibitions
Free entry

August 06

Sonland

Zbigniew Libera
Exhibitions
Free entry

August 07

Sonland

Zbigniew Libera
Exhibitions
Free entry

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