The exhibition Marta’s Birthday initiates the Private Mythologies project, whose goal is to create a permanent space for the international collection of contemporary art of Wroclaw Contemporary Museum. Making the MWW collection public is a good time to look at it from the inside – learn about how it is created and the people responsible for its contents.

Have you ever wondered how a contemporary art collection is assembled? What makes the MWW collection different from other collections of this type? What is the narrative behind the objects bought every year? Who decides its contents? Who cares about the condition of the works? What to do with cigarette packs or beer cans donated by an artist? How to assess the value of work? How to describe an installation made of rubbish?

If you are interested in answers to any of these questions or want to learn more about the background behind creating and looking after the MWW collection – we invite you to join the conversation with:
Joanna Kobyłt, collection curator, and
Karolina Lizak, conservator of artworks.

Moderator: Anna Krukowska.
Purchase of works for the MWW collection was co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund, financed from surcharges for the games under state monopoly, in accordance with art. 80(1) of the Act on Gambling of 19 November 2009.