BWA Warszawa
BWA Warszawa
"It hurts when I laugh"
05.07.2019 - 14.09.2019
Martyna Czech, Leszek Knaflewski "We have nothing in common"
25.05.2019 - 30.06.2019
FOAF 2019: BWA Warszawa hosting Gianni Manhattan (Vienna) + Kristina Kite (LA)
06.04.2019 - 11.05.2019
Witek Orski "I would prefer not to talk about this"
14.02.2019 - 30.03.2019
Between Salvation and Constitution
11.11.2018 - 05.01.2019
WGW 2018: Agnieszka Brzeżańska, Jan Dobkowski, Zuza Krajewska "Goddesses"
21.09.2018 - 27.10.2018
Jadwiga Sawicka "Protest Reflex"
23.06.2018 - 31.07.2018
Ewa Ciepielewska "Emotional Support Animals"
12.05.2018 - 16.06.2018
FOAF: Jiří Thýn, Piotr Makowski, Witek Orski, "Line"
07.04.2018 - 28.04.2018
Adam Adach "Demos and Demons"
03.03.2018 - 04.04.2018
Agnieszka Kalinowska "Heavy Water"
27.01.2018 - 28.02.2018
WGW 2017: Yann Gerstberger, Sławomir Pawszak, Hanna Rechowicz "The Uses of Enchantment"
22.09.2017 - 25.11.2017
WGW2017: WYKWITEX
22.09.2017 - 24.09.2017
"Living in a Material World" Paweł Dudziak, Adrian Kolerski, Michał Sroka, Eliasz Styrna, Katarzyna Szymkiewicz
02.09.2017 - 16.09.2017
Małgorzata Szymankiewicz "Stretching of Concepts"
27.05.2017 - 29.07.2017
Ruben Montini "One Person Protest"
27.05.2017 - 27.05.2017
Wielka 19 Gallery
04.03.2017 - 06.05.2017
THE DYNAMICS OF DECLINE
28.01.2017 - 25.02.2017
Witek Orski & Maria Toboła "Spinning sex"
17.12.2016 - 14.01.2017
WGW 2016: Karol Radziszewski "Ali"
23.09.2016 - 19.11.2016
Small Sculptural Forms
19.06.2016 - 10.09.2016
Sławomir Pawszak "Heat"
12.03.2016 - 28.05.2016
Krzysztof Maniak "Snow Is What Comes To Mind"
06.02.2016 - 05.03.2016
Lada Nakonechna, Zhanna Kadyrova "Experiments"
05.12.2015 - 30.01.2016
WGW 2015: Ewa Axelrad "Minimum, Necessary, Objectively Reasonable"
25.09.2015 - 21.11.2015
Małgorzata Szymankiewicz "Postproduction"
26.06.2015 - 12.09.2015
Joanna Janiak, Piotr C. Kowalski "The Nature of Things"
25.04.2015 - 13.06.2015
Iza Tarasewicz "Reverse Logistics"
14.02.2015 - 19.04.2015
Karol Radziszewski "In the Shadow of the Flame"
29.11.2014 - 04.02.2015
WGW: Olga Mokrzycka-Grospierre, Nicolas Grospierre "A Glass Shard in the Eye"
26.09.2014 - 22.11.2014
Jadwiga Sawicka "Fragments of Stories"
24.05.2014 - 24.07.2014
Jakub Woynarowski "Saturnia Regna" BWA Warszawa
15.03.2014 - 17.05.2014
Sławomir Pawszak „Cannabis, whisky, ananas”
11.01.2014 - 08.03.2014
The Gardens. Laura Kaminskaite, Augustas Serapinas
23.11.2013 - 19.12.2013
Agnieszka Kalinowska "Eastern Wall"
27.09.2013 - 16.11.2013
Zuza Krajewska "Solstice"
29.06.2013 - 14.09.2013
WITHERED, Kisterem Gallery, Budapest
21.06.2013 - 15.08.2013
LITTLE WARSAW "Enter"
25.04.2013 - 21.06.2013
“Warsaw: The Day After..." Vartai Gallery, Vilnius
11.04.2013 - 11.05.2013
Self-Organization, vol.2: New Roman
23.03.2013 - 20.04.2013
Ewa Axelrad "Warm Leatherette"
26.01.2013 - 20.03.2013
Self-Organization, vol. 1. Certainty
05.01.2013 - 19.01.2013
Ziemilski / Marriott / The End of the World
21.12.2012 - 21.12.2012
Kama Sokolnicka "Rusty elements of our garden"
28.09.2012 - 30.11.2012
"ALPHAVILLE" Griffin Artspace, Warsaw
28.09.2012 - 30.12.2012
Krystian TRUTH Czaplicki "The Changeling"
21.07.2012 - 09.08.2012
Adam Adach "Reprezentacja"
21.04.2012 - 07.07.2012
Małgorzata Szymankiewicz, Przemek Dzienis "Sub Pop"
25.02.2012 - 14.04.2012
Nicolas Grospierre "The Bank"
03.12.2011 - 11.02.2012
Tribute To Fangor
05.11.2011 - 20.11.2011
"New Order", Art Stations, Poznań
29.09.2011 - 09.02.2012
Wojtek Ziemilski "New Order" performance
23.09.2011 - 24.09.2011
Agnieszka Kalinowska „Extinguished Neon Signs”
10.09.2011 - 30.10.2011
Jarosław Fliciński "Nobody Knows That For Sure"
25.06.2011 - 28.08.2011
THE OPENING "Plundering the Ruins of Reality"
07.05.2011 - 11.06.2011

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Jakub Woynarowski "Saturnia Regna"

For Jakub Woynarowski's premiere exhibition at BWA Warszawa, the gallery presents works from the Novus Ordo Seclorum series which serves as a visual essay on the foundations of Modern Art. Using reworked themes familiar from modernist iconography, the artist reveals the links between far-removed (in time and space) centres of European thought, such as that of Norymberg in the 16th century, Paris during the French Revolution or the stoking revolutionary fever of Moscow.

The title of the exhibition comes from Virgil's fourth "eclogue", where one can find the following prediction: "A great series of centuries is born now anew (...), the Kingdom of Saturn is to return". The ancient poet forewarns of the revolutionary cataclysms to come. His idea of the New World Order (Novus Ordo Seclorum) was again called upon in the Enlightenment in the context of the American Revolution. This narration is interwoven with the works of Soviet constructivists. Woynarowski suggests that the October Revolution was a subse-quent chapter of the same trope of history. Paradoxically, then, what art historians believe to be the beginning of the modernist era is a continuation of the chain of events defined by the New World Order.

The patron of Virgil's portentous Golden Age was the Roman God Saturn, associated - also in the famous etchings of Albrecht Dürer - with Melancholy and Geometry. At the same time, it was to him that the Saturnalia of old, based on the actions of "ritual regicide" and serves as a paragon of the iconoclastic World of Fools, popular in the Middle Ages. As the equivalent of Greek Mythology's Kronos, Saturn is believed to be the God of Time, constantly breaking down any other forms that humans bring into the existence - in the spirit of the idea that the source of a new creation can only be sacrifice. Thus Saturn is a paradoxical figure - a source of ecstatic joy, but also sadness; a demiurge and destroyer. Within the framework of the Saturnia Regna project, the ancient God also becomes a patron of the artistic avantgarde, built on the tenets of modernism; it is not without significance that in occult traditions the symbol of Saturn is a black square - quite like those painted by Kazimierz Malewicz. The exhibition Saturnia Regna is part of a multifaceted project that takes up the challenge of rewriting the history of the Great Avantgarde through the achievements of modernism into the canon of artistic pursuits tied with various sorts of magical practices, masonry, alchemy and other systems of secret knowledge. What brings it all together is conspiracy theory, which hints at the existence of clandestine iconoclastic lodges responsible for artistic, religious and political revolutions in the history of culture in the modern West. The axis of the project is the everexpanding "detective map" - a multipart visual atlas (a compilation of graphic works, collages, photomon-tages and diagrams, films and objects), that scales a wide spectrum of themes, such as the activities of 16th-century Norymberg "constructivists", 18th-century revolutionary architects and the masters of the 20th-century Avant-garde.

BWA Warszawa would like to thank to Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and Dawid Radziszewski Gallery for support Jakub Woynarowski's exhibition.