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18 · 02 · 2020

“Living in the Present Future” exhibition in Szczecin

Cooperation between Polish and Danish art museums

The National Museum in Szczecin and Bornholms Kunstmuseum have prepared a joint exhibition and publication project with participation of over a dozen artists from Poland and Denmark who in their artistic practice take up the theme of redefining humanity in an era of profound change and in the face of an uncertain future.


Living in the Present Future brings together artists who emphasize an ever-stronger fusion of body and consciousness with technology (Roman Lipski, Amalie Smith, Lea Guldditte Hestelund); those who are familiar with man’s close relationship with nature and non-human life (Artur Malewski, Ewa Juszkiewicz, Emil Westman Hertz), and those focusing on the ethical and existential dimensions of life in a rapidly changing world (Izabella Gustowska, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Peter Frimand, SUPERFLEX).


Using the appropriate for art tools, the primary goal of thi exhibition is to enhance recognition of the widespread reflection on these topics in the field of contemporary humanities.


The exhibition is accompanied by Polish-Danish-English publication prepared by the curators in co-operation with invited scientists: Izabela Kowalczyk (Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza, Poznań) and Jacob Wamberg (Aarhus University).

„Living in the Present Future”

Venue: The National Museum in Szczecin – Museum of Contemporary Art

Time: 23.01–3.05.2020, OPENING 23.01.2020, 6pm.

Curators: Marlena Chybowska-Butler, Magdalena Lewoc, Mathilde Renberg

Artists: Peter Frimand, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Izabella Gustowska, Emil Westman Hertz, Lea Gulditte Hestelund, Ewa Juszkiewicz, Roman Lipski, Artur Malewski, Amalie Smith, SUPERFLEX


Living in the Present Future is the result of cooperation between two museums: The National Museum in Szczecin and Bornholms Kunstmuseum. The project is a part of MARE ARTICUM international program.


Previous presentation in Bornholms Kunstmuseum:6.10.2019–5.01.2020


Photo: Aneta Grzeszczykowska, Ból głowy (2008, video)