Lessons from the Collection

As part of the Lessons from the Collection series, we present selected works from our collection, which anyone can view without leaving home. We explore the meaning of the work of Polish artists and prove that artworks created a few or several dozen years ago are still valid and take up important existential, social, political, and artistic issues.

We invited art historians, critics and experts in modern art to collaborate. Through the prism of their knowledge, they will talk about artworks by artists including: Grzegorz Klaman, Oleg Kulik, Zbigniew Libera, Jarosław Modzelewski, Teresa Murak, and Zbigniew Warpechowski. Each week we will share a video about one particular artwork, explaining the story behind of its creation and the contexts in which it operates.


  • Curator
    • Marcel Skierski

Lessons from the Collection #9: Włodzimierz Jan Zakrzewski, Two Landscapes (Pine Plain, N.Y. / Warsaw) #2, 1996

Lessons from the Collection #8: Stefan Gierowski, CDLV, 1980

Lessons from the Collection #7: Zofia Kulik International Gothic [Gotyk międzynarodowy], 1990

Lessons from the Collection #6: Zofia Kulik Ambassadors of the past. Made in GDR, USSR, Czechoslovakia and Poland, 2006

Lessons from the Collection #5: Zbigniew Libera The doll you love to undress, 1997

Lessons from the Collection #4: Zbigniew Warpechowski Dialogue with Death [Dialog ze śmiercią], 1976

Lessons from the Collection #3: Grzegorz Klaman, Flag for the Third Polish Republic [Flaga dla III RP], 2001

Lessons from the Collection #2: Zbigniew Warpechowski, The Horn of Remembrance [Róg pamięci], 1997

Lessons from the Collection #1: Jarosław Modzelewski, Hygene, 1990