On May 18 Wrocław Contemporary Museum will be open from 4 PM.

On the Night of Museums, Wrocław Contemporary Museum invites you to guided tours of exhibitions: Ignacy Czwartos. The Polish Painter, States of Focus and Beata Stankiewicz-Szczerbik. Superpositions. Children, and not only them, can play with Patrycja Mastej and Magdalena Skowrońska’s fun installation Dreamagining, take a selfie inspired by an exhibition in the photo booth, and listen to a mesmerizing concert by We Will Fail (Aleksandra Grünholz) on the roof of the museum. When you get hungry, grab a meal from Pepperminta Food Truck. On this special night, admission to all temporary and permanent exhibitions is free of charge.

4.15 PM: Inauguration of the Night of Museums by Andrzej Jarosz, MWW Director (level 1)

5 PM: Tour of the exhibition Ignacy Czwartos. The Polish Painter / guide: dr Andrzej Jarosz (level 0)

6.30 PM: Tour of the exhibition States of Focus / guide: dr hab. Małgorzata Jankowska (levels 3 and 4)

8 PM: Tour of the exhibition Beata Stankiewicz-Szczerbik. Superpositions / guide: Beata Stankiewicz-Szczerbik (level 5)

9–10 PM: Concert by We Will Fail (Aleksandra Grünholz) (terrace on the roof of MWW)

4–10 PM: Playing with the interactive installation Dreamagining, for children over 2 years old (level 2)

4–10 PM: Free admission to all permanent and temporary exhibitions

5–9 PM: Photo booth for everyone. Get inspired by exhibitions and capture your own interpretation in an original photograph (level 1)

4–10 PM: Pepperminta Food Truck (the square in front of the entrance to the museum)


Ignacy Czwartos. The Polish Painter
Curator: Andrzej Jarosz
Ignacy Czwartos consistently defines himself as a Polish painter. Without emphasis or blatant didactics, though provocatively at times, he makes references to the familiar, Polish culture and traditions of Polish art (Baroque painting, Sarmatian art, coffin portrait). He also enters into an interesting dialogue with modernist artists (Wróblewski, Strzemiński, Malevich, Mondrian). The exhibition The Polish Painter is a review of the most important themes addressed by the painter: landscape, portrait and figuration intertwined with the newest history.

Jerzy Ludwiński Archive
A permanent exhibition and research space combining elements of exhibition, archive and art depot. This triple structure conforms to the main role of the Archive, that is presenting Jerzy Ludwiński’s intellectual legacy and its significance for the formation of both Wrocław and Polish art scene at the turn of the 1960s and 1970s.


Agnieszka Sejud. Altars
Curator: Paweł Bąkowski
Altars could be perceived as Agnieszka Sejud’s subjective vision of Poland. The photographs making up the cycle emerged as a result of the photographer’s reflection on the condition of her homeland. The altar has become the leading metaphor, referring to a superficial religiousness dominated by plastic and kitsch, but most of all – by selfishness. In Sejud’s distorting mirror, everybody is praying to their own altar, thinking in the short term and looking after their own interests.


Dreamagining, interactive installation in the Self-Service Museum
Artists: Patrycja Mastej and Magdalena Skowrońska
Although we often forget about it, every day we visit an extraordinary dreamland ruled by the language of fantasy. Move in there while staying awake! Let yourself be carried away by intuition and use magnetic elements to shows what has happened in the dream world. The interactive exhibition Dreamagining is a space that invites you to enter the creative process and visualise your inner dream, which we are dreaming all the time – even when we are not aware of it.

LEVELS 3 and 4

States of Focus
Curator: Małgorzata Miśniakiewicz
The starting point for the exhibition States of Focus are self-portraits by Natalia LL, an outstanding artist from Wrocław, confronted with the works by over 40 artists from Poland and the former Eastern bloc countries. Using primarily the medium of photography, video and actions for the camera lens, the display raises questions about using oneself as the subject of performance, strategies of representation and the creation and deconstruction of a woman’s image. The multitude of perspectives on women’s experience adds up to form a multi-layered story in which the social and political role of women is intertwined with private narratives.


Beata Stankiewicz-Szczerbik. Superpositions
Curator: Paweł Bąkowski
Glass, i.e. static matter with specific physical features, is but a starting point for Beata Stankiewicz-Szczerbik’s ephemeral works. The artist redefines glass by boldly including it in performance-like narratives, installations or video works. As a result of these operations, glass loses its physicality and becomes an indefinable, unsettling phenomenon. The artist uses glass to create elaborate self-portraits, talk about motherhood, identity, femininity and evanescence. She unveils her glass heart, whose rhythm is controlled by the viewer.


Concert by We Will Fail (Aleksandra Grünholz)
Field recordings, samples from tapes, noises, synthesisers and electronic drums mixed into an unsettling whole – all of this will be waiting for you during the evening concert on the MWW roof! Aleksandra Grünholz, an artist using different forms of audioperformance and one of the most important representatives of Polish electronic music, will take us to the world of experimental techno.

PHOTO BOOTH (level 1)

Can a picture be taken out of a museum? Come with your friends or family and take a photo to remind yourself of your visit to the Museum. You can share them on Instagram or Facebook, using the hashtag #nocmuzeowmww. The photo booth can be used both by adults and the youngest visitors.