MoMA Museum of Modern Art

Projects 91: Artur Zmijewski

28 Oct 2009 - 01 Feb 2010

Installation view of the exhibition, "Projects 91: Artur Zmijewski"
October 28, 2009–February 1, 2010. IN2096.4. Photograph by Thomas Griesel.
Projects Gallery, second Floor

In his films and photographs, Artur Zmijewski (Polish, b. 1966) investigates social norms by observing unusual or invented situations. Seeing his role as "inducing the field," the artist often adapts the strategies of political action in his work, creating scenarios that cause a stir among otherwise passive participants and documenting their actual reactions. His work frequently explores the trauma of history, focusing on marginalized, disenfranchised, or otherwise politically or historically related groups and referencing the aesthetics of violence or segregation. For Projects 91, Zmijewski presents a selection of recent work, including a new film project, in both the galleries and the theaters.

Organized by Connie Butler, The Robert Lehman Chief Curator of Drawings.

The Elaine Dannheisser Projects Series is made possible in part by The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art and the JA Endowment Committee.

Additional support for this exhibition is provided by the Polish Cultural Institute in New York.

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