Publication date: 20.06.2021
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).
27.05 – 10.10.2021Cold RevolutionCentral 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