Writing about MSN (Museum of Modern Art) in Warsaw – is not an easy task. Together with CSW, MSN is an outstanding museum for modern art, answering the need to present exhibitions on current topics and addressing the broader public in Warsaw and internationally.
The museum has not had an easy history when it comes to its location. It was based in ul. Pańska, in a former modernist furniture shop pavilion. In spring 2017, it moved (temporarily) to a location on the riverbank called Muzeum nad Wisłą (Museum on the Vistula river bank). As the museum itself states, the white-box building was inspired from the Viennese foundation named Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary. The pavilion was designed by Adolf Krischanitz and served as a former seat of Kunsthalle Berlin between 2008-2010. Currently, its next and permanent seat is being built on Plac Piłsudskiego next to the Palace of Culture and Learning.
The house of Polish architects Zofia and Oskar Hansen in Szumin is also a part of the Museum’s collection. Check the webpage for excursions, open days and more. Or just visit Szumin on your own for a relaxing trip.
Until 19.09 there is a video installation by Agnieszka Polska called “A 1000-year plan”, commenting the electrification of Polish villages after the 2nd World War. Agnieszka Polska is one of the most famous contemporary Polish visual artists, born in 1985 in Lublin, with many exhibitions in Poland and all over the world.