Cold Revolution
Curatorial talk by Joanna Kordjak (English subtitles)

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We invite you to the curatorial talk by Joanna Kordjak — co-author of the exhibition Cold Revolution. Central and Eastern Europe Societies in Time of Socialist Realist, 1948–1959.

Joanna Kordjak — art historian, curator at the Zachęta — National Gallery of Art. Her main research area is 20th-century Polish art, with a focus on the post-war period. Author and co-author of numerous exhibitions, e.g. Andrzej Wróblewski 1927–1959 (2007); The Map. Artistic Migrations and the Cold War (2013); Cosmos Calling! Art and Science in the Long 1960s; Just After the War (2015), Poland — a Country of Folklore? (2016), The Future Will Be Different. Visions and Practices of Social Modernisation (2018); Puppets: Theatre, Film, Politics (2019) and editor of their accompanying publications. Recipient of the Jerzy Stajuda Prize for Art Criticism (2015).

The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe:

event accompanying the exhibition
  • 27.05 – 10.10.2021
    Cold Revolution
    Central and Eastern European Societies in Times of Socialist Realism, 1948–1959

    The curators of the exhibition undertake a critical reflection on the changes taking place at that time, illustrating their scale and dynamics using visual material from the fields of painting, photography, film, design and architecture. It includes over 400 works from six countries of the former Eastern Bloc: Poland, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
See also
  • mediateka / films
    Cold Revolution. Central and Eastern European Societies in Times of Socialist Realism, 1948–1959
    Curatorial talk by Joanna Kordjak (Polish subtitles)
  • Grafika obiektu: Cold Revolution. Central and Eastern European Societies in Times of Socialist Realism, 1948–1959
    mediateka / films
    Cold Revolution. Central and Eastern European Societies in Times of Socialist Realism, 1948–1959
    Curatorial talk by Joanna Kordjak (English subtitles)
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