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Common Affairs Exhibition to Open at Deutsche Bank Art Gallery

July 20th, 2016
Myron Kanter-Bax, News from Berlin

This joint project of the Deutsche Bank Art Gallery in Berlin, the National Art Gallery Zachęta in Warsaw and the Berlin’s Polish Institute presents works of Poland artists, who are the nominees and winners of Poland’s most prestigious art prize, the “Views Award”.

The exhibition is curated by Julia Short and Stanislaw Welbel and among the artists who are exhibiting their artworks are Tymek Borowski, Anna Molska, Janek Simon, Karol Radziszewski, Rafal Jakubowicz and Karolina Bregula.

The project presents a review of the past exhibitions of the Views Award, offering a basis to review the changes that have taken place in Polish and international art, from the "long 90s" to the present day. By presenting the work of the contemporary Polish art scene it attracts international attention and forms a platform that promotes open dialogue about aesthetics and intercultural exchange. A special focus is also paid to works that deal with history and political memories and their representation.

The art prize “Views Award” was initiated in 2003 jointly by the Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle Foundation, the Deutsche Bank of Poland and the Zachęta National Gallery and has been awarded every two years since then. The aim of the award is to promote young artists and strengthen artistic infrastructure in Poland.

The exhibition opening at the Deutsche Bank Art Gallery will commence on the 21st of July and will last until the 30th of October. At the opening ceremony the co-curators of Common Affairs, Julia Kurz and Stanisław Welbel, will speak among others with Tymek Borowski, Karolina Breguła, and Karol Radziszweksi about the Views Award and their work for Common Affairs. The event will be held in English.

For more information about the exhibition please visit the official sites of the Deutsche Bank Art Gallery and Berlin’s Polish Institute:


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