Agnes Denes, "Wheatfield - A Confrontation (The Harvest)" 1982

Friday 05 June 2020 to Sunday 13 September 2020

The Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, after eleven weeks of hibernation, announces the opening of the exhibition “The Penumbral Age. Art in the Time of Planetary Change”. Open from Friday, June 5, 12 noon.

You can read more about the opening, the new regulations regarding the limit of people staying in the building and other safety rules here.

“The Penumbral Age. Art in the Face of the Climate Crisis”, due to open in March 2020 at Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, contains examples of artistic practices since 1969, referring to the irreversible processes caused by human activity, which are taking place on the globe. 

The works included in the exhibition can be characterized as examples of “land art”, understood not only as a genre of Western art at the turn of the 1960s and 1970s but also as a political, global practice stemming from reflection on the influence that humans have on the planet and the awareness of sharing the Earth with other forms of life. 

The show will be presented from March to June 2020 at the Museum on the Vistula (the Museum temporary venue since 2017), as well as outside the building, at the shoreline of the Vistula river, and in the neighbouring building of the Copernicus Science Center. It will include works from the collections of Moderna Galerija in Ljubljana, Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp (M HKA), Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) and Tate Britain, among others.

British Council is partner of the exhibition.