„Other People” directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna
„We Are Leaving” directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski
„Holy Noodle” directed by Agnieszka Smoczyńska
"Daniel Rycharski: Fears" is an overview of the work of an artist who has developed an independent form of collaboration with the local community in his hometown of Kurówko. He has come up with a singular proposal for artistic activity by sparking discussion on issues of identity and the limits of membership within a religious community. Through his works, he manages to convey seemingly contradictory experiences: as an artist and believer, a gay man working within a conservative society to create a new means of emancipation from outdated forms of religion. This cross-section of Rycharski’s works is part of the museum’s programming initiative to pursue a new lexicon for describing the world around us and draw attention to some of the most interesting and radical artistic attitudes of our time.
„Wedding” directed by Jan Klata
„2118. Karasińska” directed by Anna Karasińska
„Cezary Goes to War” directed by Cezary Tomaszewski
“Will there be war tomorrow?” is already the seventh exhibition presented at the Open’er Festival by the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and Alter Art, promoter of the festival.
The title itself expresses the premonitions and fears that have become so common in today’s world. At the same time, it draws on military tradition and symbols of armed combat, quoted so often in the context of the centenary of Polish independence.
Through the exhibition and a variety of activities prepared for the four festival days, the Museum will pose questions on who the Poles are as a political community, along with asking when and why has the modern nation been invented, and could any of this have been done differently. What is the other side of history as we know it as seen from an alternative, class perspective? In their quest for answers to these questions, the exhibition’s organisers will go beyond the one hundredth anniversary of Polish independence (1918–2018), studying inter alia the highly romantic spirit of the assumptions for the social and political revolution surrounding the Enlightenment era Kościuszko uprising. Other “people’s” social stories will be shown to us in the works of artists such as Jerzy Jarnuszkiewicz and Daniel Rycharski. Tomasz Machciński and Karol Radziszewski will also find different ways of toying with the political imagination canon, founded on Polish royal portraiture as well as commanders and political leaders’ grand ideas.
„(A)POLLONIA” directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski
„White Power. Black Memory” directed by Piotr Ratajczak
„Henrietta Lacks” directed by Anna Smolar
The female body is always at work: both professionally and in private. It constantly renders different services of “intimacy” – from entertainment to care. What happens when a woman refuses to work for others? The exhibition created by the Museum of Modern Art for the Open’er festival concentrates on the forms of women’s rebellion expressed through dance and performance. It explores the riotous character of work and life stances of female visual artists and performers for whom the body becomes a space on which to project different visions of desire, freedom and disobedience.
„Ewelina’s Crying” directed by Anna Karasińska
„In the Solitude of Cotton Fields” directed by Radosław Rychcik
„Make Yourself” directed by Marta Ziółek
"140 beats per minute. Rave culture and art in 1990s Poland". The title is a reference to the number of beats per minute in classic techno music. Jacek Sienkiewicz, a pioneer of techno in Poland, whose works are presented in the exhibition, played in this tempo in the 90s. The word “rave” is used to describe dance parties with electronic music – mainly techno – that began to appear in Poland together with the political system change in the early 90s, often voicing the naive, but nonetheless authentic optimism of opening up to the world, its civilizational and technological advancement.
Justyna Kopińska // Łukasz Orbitowski (1977) // Jacek Hugo-Bader (1957)
„4.48 Psychosis” directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna
„Whatever Happens, I Love You” directed by Przemysław Wojcieszek
During the exhibition “NOBODY WILL TAKE AWAY OUR YOUTH! Music and art of the 80’ that created the alternative face of the Tricity” we will show the most innovative and diverse artistic scene, which emerged in the last decade of the Polish People’s Republic. Artists and musical bands from the cities of Gdańsk, Sopot and Gdynia created brand new art and new tendencies.
Ziemowit Szczerek // Magdalena Grzebałkowska // Zygmunt Miłoszewski.
Comedy Club, Warsaw
„Dziady” directed by Radosław Rychcik
„Winter Journey” directed by Maja Kleczewska
„Show Us Your Dreams”
Plenty of presented works have already gained the status of modern art icons that continue to shape its history. This year’s Museum’s presentation at the Open’er Festival is at the same time the first truly museum-like exhibition of artworks at a large summer festival. The organizers treat the meeting of these two culture formats – a music festival and a visual arts exhibition – as an experiment, a mutual testing of representative areas closely tied to artists’ sensitivity and intuition, however separated by institutional conventions and receivers’ habits.
The festival’s area emphasizes art's social contexts. The artworks presented at the exhibition are embedded in the tradition of dissent and exemplify contemporary forms of socially engaged art. Such selection captures the essence of the Museum’s expanding collection, which concentrates itself on the aesthetics and ethics of social changes, particularly those taking place after 1989.
Pożar w Burdelu
„Kabaret Warszawski” directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski
„Courtney Love” directed by Monika Strzępka
„Nancy. Interview” directed by Claude Bardouil
„The Queen’s Peacock” directed by Paweł Świątek
Instead of an exhibition, the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw presented at the Heineken Open'er Festival 2013 the “Propaganda Projector Machine”.
It was parked inside a former hangar to screen the most fascinating experimental films by Polish artists of the 20th and 21st century. With its form addressing both the revolutionary design of the early 20th century and sci-fi flying machines – the projector used its two monumental screens to emit powerful and hypnotic films selected from among over 700 titles gathered in the Museum’s online artist’s moving image archive Filmoteka Muzeum. Designed by the young architectural practice 137kilo, the machine – its interior lit up with rays of light – also resembled a luminous sculpture.
„Angels in America” directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski
„Video Killed the Radio Star”
Adapted for an exhibition space, the bunker at the Gdynia Airfield will provide the festival crowd with the opportunity to explore music alongside its visual layer and to grasp varied references and aesthetic potential stemming from the marriage of music and moving image.
The exhibition features some of the most engaging works and video installations from the last decade, accompanied by an array of music videos made by renowned visual artists for their music industry peers. The unique music videos by Kim Gordon, Harmony Korine or Richard Kern for Sonic Youth, Charles Atlas for Antony and the Johnsons, Jeremy Deller for Manic Street Preachers and the Chapman Brothers for PJ Harvey bear testimony to the rapprochement between rock music and the artistic milieus as well as demonstrate their common ground, spanning from the early eighties to the present day.