Art knows no boundaries, georgraphical or conceptional, which you best remember if the temporary exhibition in Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Ahmed Cherkaoui in Warsaw (Polish-Moroccan Artistic Relations 1955-1980) should leave you questioning 'I never knew Poland and Morocco had artistic connections!'. Well here you have it. The exhibition is dedicated Moroccan artist Ahmed Cherkaoui who is widely recognised as a pioneer of Moroccan contemporary art. At the beginning of 1960s he spent a year in Warsaw, studying at the Academy of Fine Arts, and his stay in Poland turned out to be a breakthrough in his painting career. As intriguing as the art on display is, the deeper meaning shows cultural exchange between Poland and Morocco at the height of the Cold War, as Polish artists studied in Morocco and vice versa, thus resulting in a melting pot of Slavic, Arabic and Berber cultures! Captivating stuff.
Open 12:00-20:00. Closed Mon.Mar 102020
- Aug 22020