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EXHIBITIONS

Animals in Warsaw. On The Trail of Relationships

12 May – 3 October 2021
12 / 7 PLN

Animals in Warsaw. On The Trail of Relationships

The history of Warsaw is not only a history of its people. Warsaw is home to several thousand species of animals that work for us, provide us with companionship and entertainment, are a source of food and raw materials and play an essential work in the ecological balance of the city.

The central theme of the exhibition Animals in Warsaw On The Trail of Relationships is the complex nature of the human-animal realtionships in Warsaw. We explore the diverse presence of animals in the history of this city, reaveal how their status has changed over the years and and how it continues to evolve.

On the exhibition we present over 400 objects — historical artefacts, works of art as well as cultural objects that tell the story of of the human-animal realtionship in the city.

Drawing on local testimony from various epochs, the exhibition presents the status of animals with relation to human interference in their lives in five different categories: specimens, commodities, workers, companions, neighbours.

The exhibition Animals in Warsaw. On The Trail of Relationships is an attempt to look at the capital from a non-obvious, zoocentric perspective. Based on testimonies from different eras, it shows how our attitude towards animals has changed. Our aim is to speak out in defense of urban nature and change the way people think about animals as inhabitants of Warsaw.

Patroni medialni logotypy

12 MAY – 3 OCTOBER 2021

 

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Exhibition curators

Lena Wicherkiewicz, Ewa Wieruch-Jankowska, Rafał Kosewski

Exhibition design

Grupa Projektowa Centrala: Małgorzata Kuciewicz, Simone de Iacobis

Graphic design

Jerzy Gruchot, Wojciech Koss (Full Metal Jacket)

Posters design

Joanna Bębenek

Production

Weronika Sołtysiak

Project execution

Ksenia Góreczna, Ewa Lenczewska, Krzysztof Świerczewski, Michał Tański

Conservation officers

Robert Kołodziejski, Beata Galperyn-Kołodziejska, Anna Dąbrowska, Katarzyna Leśniakowska-Tofil, Edward Pawlikowski, Igor Nowak, Piotr Popławski, Piotr Kaczkiełło

Loans for the exhibition

Grzegorz Konsalik, Konrad Gutkowski

Editing/proofreading of the Polish texts

Urszula Drabińska

Translation/proofreading of the English texts

Magdalena Mickiewicz / Linglord

Marketing and communications

Julia Borowska, Joanna Krupa, Joanna James, Karolina Młynarz, Karolina Garczyńska-Grabowska

Educational program

Katarzyna Liwak-Rybak, Anna Szary

Individuals and institutions who have loaned items for the exhibition

Agencja East News, Biblioteka Narodowa, Galeria Arsenał w Białymstoku, Galeria Sztuki Współczesnej Bunkier Sztuki. Fundacja Archeologia Fotografii, Fundacja in Situ, Fundacja Gessel, Fundacja Ja Wisła, Igor Hansen, Jacek Łojek, Miejski Ogród Zoologiczny w Warszawie, Muzeum Górnośląskie w Bytomiu, Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii PAN, Muzeum Łowiectwa i Jeździectwa Oddział Muzeum Łazienki Królewskie, Muzeum Narodowe w Krakowie, Muzeum Narodowe w Warszawie, Muzeum Poczty i Telekomunikacji we Wrocławiu, Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, Muzeum Sztuki Współczesnej w Krakowie, MOCAK, Muzeum Okręgowe w Nowym Sączu, Muzeum w Rybniku, Muzeum Miejskie w Żorach, Muzeum Weterynarii w Ciechanowcu, Oddział Muzeum Rolnictwa im. K. Kluka, Muzeum — Zamek w Łańcucie, Narodowe Archiwum Cyfrowe, Ninateka Filmoteka Narodowa — Instytut Audiowizualny, Państwowe Muzeum Etnograficzne w Warszawie, Pszczelarium, Stowarzyszenie Zachęta Sztuki Współczesnej w Szczecinie, Zamek Królewski w Warszawie — Muzeum

and artists

Tatiana Czekalska i Leszek Golec, Małgorzata Goliszewska, Natalia Budnik i CENTRALA (Małgorzata Kuciewicz, Simone De Iacobis), Dorota Hadrian, Natalia Janus-Malewska, Weronika Jędrzejczak, Jaś Kapela, Zofia Martin, Mathilde Papapietro, Antoni Janusz Pastwa, Mateusz Piesiak, Krzysztof Sołowiej, Jacek Turczyk