Naming it nicely
Antonijevic / Gruca / Prowaliński / Wdowik / Ziółek (in Polish)

Zachęta / cinema room (entrance from Burschego street)
free entry, limited places available

Naming it nicely is a performance for tree, objects and one dancer — both as containers of affects, desire, sadness and rage.

It deals with the possibilities, expectations and limitations around expressing unpleasant or ‘negative’ emotions. What is allowed to be shown and by whom? What happens with the body that is being used as ‘a bridge’, or ‘as a container’ of anger? This performance seems to think of ‘negative’ emotions beyond pathology, but as useful mechanisms that can open ways to different understanding of what it means to act and function in the society that tries to erase and diminish their transformational potential.

Tamara Antonijevic — text
Michał Gruca — costumes
Aleksandr Prowaliński — visuals
Gosia Wdowik — concept and realization
Marta Ziółek — performance


  • 30.08 (Thursday), 7 p.m. 
  • 31.08 (Friday), 7 p.m. 
  • 1.09 (Saturday), 7 p.m. 

"The Zachęta in the Summer / Plac Małachowskiego 3" programme is organized with the financial support from the City of Warsaw:
miasto MPZ

event accompanying the exhibition
  • 18.06 – 30.09.2018
    Plac Małachowskiego 3

    How does a building work? What are the first impressions it makes? What do we see in subsequent visits? What is the impact of the building on the employees? And finally, what is it as a declaration of a company? Going beyond the questions asked in the abovementioned study, one may ask about the meaning of the senses, in experiencing, in feeling architecture, and analyse buildings from the perspective of the body.

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Upcoming events
  • 05.02 (Sun) 12:15
    Stasys Eidrigevičius. Tour of the exhibition
    (in Polish)
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 05.02 (Sun) 13:15
    Sunday guided tours
    (in Polish)
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 09.02 (Thu) 18:00
    Guided tour by Dr. Anna Manicka
    (in Polish and Polish Sign Language)
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  • 11.02 (Sat) 16:00
    Workshops for the visually impaired at the exhibition
    (in Polish)
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