Time is running out to view one of the most inspiring exhibitions of the year – closing this weekend, Sunday stands to be your last chance to explore the fascinating world of Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz.
The National Museum in Warsaw celebrated its 160th anniversary by bringing together over 500 works by the monumental Polish artist popularly known as Witkacy. Though focused on the early 20th century, the exhibition tackles issues very much of our time. Social speed, development of new technologies and cultural stagnation are all motifs present in the artist’s work.
Killing himself on learning that the Soviet Union had invaded Poland in 1939, he was the very image of the troubled artist; but though drug-addled and plagued by demons, few artists have made such a cultural impact on Poland. This is a must-see exhibition, one that will captivate audiences with its variety of artistic mediums and unique grouping of works.
Until October 9th
Witkacy: Seismograph pf the Acceleration Age
National Museum in Warsaw
Al. Jerozolimskie 3, mnw.pl