The Adam Mickiewicz Institute carries out projects related to visual arts. Thanks to individual and group exhibitions, and ensuring a presence at the highest-level international events, Polish artists are becoming part of the international cultural scene. The Institute also supports young artists through residency and educational programmes, and by organising study visits for critics and curators, representatives of museums and galleries, and journalists.
One of the basic forms of the Institute’s activities is our fruitful collaboration with renowned foreign partners, such as the Whitechapel Gallery and Gasworks in London, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart and Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle in Berlin. In 2016, this collaboration resulted in exhibitions that achieved great success in terms of visitor numbers, and met with positive opinions from media and audiences: Andrzej Wróblewski’s Recto / Verso in the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid; Common Affairs in the Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle in Berlin; and a solo show of Edward Krasiński’s work in the Tate Liverpool. The Institute regularly works with major biennales around the world. In addition to our long-term relationship with the Zachęta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw in promoting the Polish Pavilion at the Art Biennale and Architecture Biennale in Venice, the Institute strives to ensure a presence by Polish artists at regular events of global significance (including Iza Tarasiewicz’s project at the Biennales in Sao Paulo and Gwangju, and the presentation of Krzysztof Wodiczko’s work at the Liverpool Biennial in the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology).
In 2017 we will work with partners including Kunsthalle Basel (a solo show by Maria Loboda), the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam (the first Edward Krasiński retrospective in the Netherlands) and the Zachęta National Gallery of Art (a presentation of Sharon Lockhart’s project in the Polish Pavilion during the Art Biennale in Venice).
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