Anna Karasińska
Open Room (in Polish)

Zachęta – National Gallery of Art
admission included in entrance fee, noon–8 p.m., performance

In 2018, Anna Karasińska took advantage of the moment exhibitions were being changed out and invited viewers to a performative guided tour of the empty rooms. In each room, she offered visitors a different kind of perception — the material to be ‘viewed’ was the presence of the viewers themselves, observed from different perspectives. The artist drew the viewer’s attention to themselves, their physical presence, relationship to the group, but also to the mechanism of attention and perception of time.

‘Karasińska is a vigilant and sensitive observer, and her works encourage the viewer to adopt a specific attitude: to see the obvious, as if for the first time’.

 (Marcelina Obarska, Piotr Policht, Oswajanie Zachęty, Culture.pl, 2018)

This year’s Open Room is an expansion of selected elements of the work from the previous year. The artist and performers invoice the audience to one of the rooms of the Zachęta Gallery, which will be open for this purpose.

concept, text, production: Anna Karasińska
performance: Karolina Harris, Natalia Oniśk, Michał Salwiński

event accompanying the exhibition
  • Grafika do wystawy Project X
    27.07 – 22.11.2019
    Project X
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
Upcoming events
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  • 26.02 (Wed) 16:00
    Guided tour for children and adults (in Polish)
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 26.02 (Wed) 17:00
    Accessible art. Guided tour for the blind (in Polish)
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 28.02 (Fri) 10:30
    Mornings for toddlers at the exhibition "Two Arts Are Better than One"
    (For parents with children ages 0-2)
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 28.02 (Fri) 12:15
    Looking / Seeing. Contemporary art and the seniors (in Polish)
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 29.02 – 01.03.2020
    Wicker hiding places
    Family workshops (in Polish)
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 01.03 (Sun) 13:00
    Audio-base
    Family workshops (in Polish)
    Zachęta / workshop room (entrance through the main hall)Zachęta / workshop room (entrance through the main hall)
  • 04.03 (Wed) 16:00
    Guided tour for children and adults (in Polish)
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 05.03 (Thu) 15:00
    Audio-base
    Family workshops (in Polish)
    Zachęta / workshop room (entrance through the main hall)Zachęta / workshop room (entrance through the main hall)
  • 06.03 (Fri) 10:30
    Mornings for toddlers at the exhibition "Two Arts Are Better than One"
    (For parents with children ages 0-2)
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 07.03 (Sat) 11:00
    Unique Self Portrait
    Family workshops at the National Opera in Warsaw (in Polish)
    Teatr Wielki - Polish National OperaTeatr Wielki
  • 07.03 (Sat) 16:00
    Zachęta Signs! Workshops in Polish Sign Language
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 08.03 (Sun) 12:30
    Family workshops (in Polish)
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta