Wolfgang Tillmans recommends:

Happiness
dir. Todd Solondz
USA, 1998, 134 minutes

The film is a portrayal of the lives of three sisters, their families, friends, neighbours and neighbours’ neighbours. Although this motley crew includes murderers, porn fans and rapists, they appear at first sight as ordinary people...

The film was awarded the FIPRESCI Prize at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.

“It is enough to see the opening scene, both meticulously acted and fumy, which shows a man and a woman after a failed date, to make the viewer moved and at the same time embarrassed. The film shows what lies beneath the bigoted folly and the facade of happiness”. (Wolfgang Tillmans)

screenings, meetings and discussion held in the multimedia room
entrance from Burschego Street
free entrance

event accompanying the exhibition
  • 19.11.2011 – 29.01.2012
    Wolfgang Tillmans
    Zachęta Ermutigung

    Zachęta Ermutigung, the first individual exhibition in Poland of works by the world famous photographer Wolfgang Tillmans, has been prepared by the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf in cooperation with Zachęta National Gallery of Art.

    Zachęta National Gallery of ArtZachęta
Upcoming events
all
  • 18.05 – 19.05.2024
    Does the Rising Sun Affright
    Film program accompanying the exhibition
    Zachęta / cinema room (entrance from Burschego street)cinema room
  • 18.05 (Sat) 14:30
    Dream walls. Ceramic mosaics in architecture
    (in Polish)
    Zachęta / workshop room (entrance through the main hall)Zachęta / workshop room (entrance through the main hall)
  • 18.05 – 19.05.2024
    The Long Night of Museums
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 18.05 (Sat) 22:00
    Deaf Tour on Museum Night
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Sunday guided tour
    (in Polish)
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 19.05 (Sun) 12:00
    Guided tour in Polish
    Marszałkowska 55/73, WarsawMarszałkowska 55/73, Warsaw
  • 19.05 (Sun) 14:30
    Dream walls. Ceramic mosaics in architecture
    (in Polish)
    Zachęta / workshop room (entrance through the main hall)Zachęta / workshop room (entrance through the main hall)
  • 19.05 (Sun) 16:00
    Phoenix and other stories from the time of the breakthrough
    (in Polish)
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 19.05 (Sun) 18:00
    Datament
    (in Polish)
    Zachęta / cinema room (entrance through the cloakroom )Zachęta / cinema room (entrance through the cloakroom )
  • 19.05 (Sun) 19:00
    Sylphine Soporifera
    Acoustic concert by Antonina Nowacka
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 22.05 (Wed) 17:00
    Mental health as hyperobject, or the therapeutic potential of Timothy Morton's “Dark Ecology”
    (in Polish)
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 26.05 (Sun) 14:00
    Does the Rising Sun Affright
    (guided tour in Polish)
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta