The Discomfort of Evening
Zachęta – National Gallery of Art
admission with a ticket
What are the most important tendencies in young Polish art? What are young artists interested in and what types of media do they use? The Discomfort of Evening curated by Magdalena Komornicka is an exhibition of works created mainly during the last three years by artists born between 1985 and 2000.
The exhibition borrows its title from the novel by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld, whose ten-year-old protagonist one day resolves ‘not to let anything go’ and stops taking off her coat, which becomes her armour and a symbolic mark of trauma. Rijneveld writes in a highly suggestive manner about emotional deficits, mourning, the end of the world associated with childhood. The eponymous discomfort appears as a fundamental emotion felt every day not only by the protagonist of the book, but also by us.
The Discomfort of Evening is not only an extensive showcase of young Polish art, but above all a story about anxieties, emotions and the potential they hold for change.
guide: Sara Herczyńska
16.07 – 16.10.2022The Discomfort of Evening
The exhibition is not only an extensive showcase of young Polish art, but above all a story about anxieties, emotions and the potential they hold for change. Although its form refers to a traditionally understood survey of current art, it does not concentrate on mapping phenomena, tendencies and most significant approaches; nor does it point at the key actors on the art scene. It highlights generational sensibility and various ways of reacting to tensions and changes. Last but not least, it seeks what is common instead of showcasing individualities or original approaches.Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta