in collaboration with
the Polish Cultural Institute in New York presents
AN EVENING WITH MIROSLAW BALKA
MoMA Modern Mondays
Monday, February 9, 2009, 7:00 PM
The Museum of Modern Art
The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2,
11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY
Admission: $10, seniors $8, students $6, children free. Free if you present your MoMA admission ticket stub of the same day at the Film and Media Desk. On Feb. 9, galleries stay open until 8:45 PM, Tel: 212.708.9480, more on MoMA tix
Hours: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Warsaw-based artist Miroslaw Balka (b. Otwock, Poland, 1958) presents and discusses his video and installation projects Sundays Kill More (2008), Postcards (2008), Mapping the Studio, Too, (2008), Bottom (1999/2003), and Bambi (from Winterreise) (2003). These works deal with both personal and collective memories, especially as they relate to the artist's Catholic upbringing and the collective experience of Poland's fractured history. Through this investigation of domestic memories and public catastrophe, Balka explores how subjective traumas are translated into collective histories and vice versa. His materials are simple, everyday objects, but of the resulting works resonate with ritual, hidden memories, and the legacy of the Nazi occupation of Poland.
Curated by Barbara London, Museum of Modern Art.
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and exhibition of his works at the University Gallery, University of Massachussets, Amherst
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