“Pełnia sztuczna” (The Artificial Fullmoon ) gathers in one exposition the majority of the genial artistic works collected in a constantly, since 2004, developed collection of The Zachęta Lower Silesian Fine Arts Association. The term “Pełnia sztuczna” (the artificial fullmoon) refers to the image of a “saturated set” in the shape of which we tend to imagine various collections. The works that form the set usually describe its total character and prove its uniqueness. The constant building up the collection relates to seeking the way of achieving perfection of narrative which, through the fullness implied in its foundation, is impossible to happen. The exhibition in Museum is therefore an attempt to describe an individual character of the collection in Lower-Silesian “Zachęta” by creating its artificial narrative referring to particular threads discovered in the history of Polish art of the past thirty years.

The title of the exposition is also a title of one of the works presented in the exposition, by Kama Sokolnicka. In her installation, the title finds a direct link to a quote from Jean Baudrillard’s essay “The Conspiracy of Art” (1996), based on a pun in Polish, impossible to translate into English, which emerged as a mistake made in the attempt to read it literary – “Since things became manufactured products, signs, commodities, they PLAY ARTIFICIAL, ironic role by their mere existence”, where in Polish “play artificial” is a homonym for “artificial fullmoon.” This title obviously has many more references, plenty of times evoked in the same exhibition. Despite this, in the context of the exhibition, we can explicitly assume ironic fiasco of the inventory taken, imagined as a full moon. The artificial fullmoon at most.