Magda Lipska – Niepodległe: Women, Independence and National Discourse

Note: presentation is not going to be translated into English.

The exhibition Niepodległe: Women, Independence and National Discourse, presented at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw on the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining Independence, was an attempt to look at the role of women in the 20th century narratives of national liberation. Referring to various traditions to celebrate Independence in the world, beginning with the year 1918, through 1945, which initiated decolonisation of the global South, up to 1989, which marked the end of the communist regime in Europe, the exhibition focuses on the gendered character of historical narratives which exclude and ignore women and, as a consequence, give primacy to a man’s vision of the world. During the presentation Magda Lipska will show the chosen works of the exhibition and also archival material which is related to exposition.

Magda Lipska – curator, culture expert and art theoretician. She studied at the Institute of Polish Culture at UW, Humboldt University of Berlin and Goldsmiths College in London. From 2008 she is a curator in the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. Author and co-author, among others, of Danwen Xing. A Personal Diary (2017), Lest the Two Seas Meet (2015) with Tarek Abou El Fetouh, After Year Zero (2015) with Anselm Franke, Annett Busch and Heidi Ballet. Co-founder and co-curator of research programme Women on Aeroplanes (with Annett Busch and Marie-Hélène Gutberlet). Initiator of Syrian residency, a film series, in the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. Her texts were published in Points of Convergence. Alternative Views on Performance (2017), Pawlenski (2016) and Dialog.

Free admission


il. Kudzanai Chiurai, Żyjemy w ciszy XVI, 2017 (a fragment of the work). Courtesy the Artist and Goodman gallery