From the Arsenal circle

Jan Dziędziora, THE MEAL 1955, oil on canvas, property of Lubusz Museum in Gorzow Wielkopolski

A temporary exhibition Never Again. Art against War and Fascism in the 20th and 21st centuries was organized at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. It was partially inspired by the National Exhibition of Young Art (1955) and it presents a new perspective on the problems that young artists had to face during the time when art was being used as means of conveying ideological messages.

The exhibition showcases several works which had been presented at the legendary exhibition at the Arsenal in 1955, including a painting entitled The Meal, painted by one of the organizers of the exhibition in 1955, Jan Dziędziora. The painting was lent for the exhibition by the Lubusz Museum in Gorzow Wielkopolski, the only museum in Poland that owns a collection of works by artists from the Arsenal community.

Jacek Antoni Zieliński, founder of the collection entitled “From the Arsenal Circle” in the Lubusz Museum in Gorzow Wielkopolski
Wojciech Luterek and Jacek Antoni Zieliński talking to employees of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw