Jarosław Modzelewski

A Country on the Vistula River

The exhibition at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art will be the first substantial presentation of the several decades worth of Jarosław Modzelewskis work. However, the display will not be organised chronologically, but focus on selected motifs and themes recurring in Modzelewskis painting throughout his career.

The exhibition space will be subordinated to a shape referring to the rodło symbol, taken from one of Modzelewskis first paintings Untitled [Rodło] from 1980. This painting will be the starting point for the presentation of the sunsequent stages of the painters work, while the main theme will be the Vistula River, linking the formally distinctive periods of Modzelewskis work. Over the decades, the river was the subject of many of Modzelewskis paintings and the symbol of Polish identity revealed not through the depiction of significant or solemn events and figures, but rather the context-building details, ordinary activities, or the specificity of landscape, characteristic of the country on the Vistula River.


  • Curator
    • Marcel Skierski

Opening of the exhibition

21/01/2022 (Friday) 19:00

Tuesday 11:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 11:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m.
Thursday 12:00—8:00 p.m.
Friday 12:00—8:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m.
The exhibition has been financed by
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