• “Warsaw-Moscow/Moscow-Warsaw, 1900–2000”

    Zachęta National Gallery of Art

    “Warsaw-Moscow/Moscow-Warsaw, 1900–2000” was an outgrowth of the pioneering exhibitions of similar character, “Paris-Moscow” and “Berlin-Moscow,” but its significance was quite different. While the two earlier blockbusters mainly celebrated, and validated, an art-historical division of Europe into “centers” and “peripheries” by the nations that have held claims to the highest achievements of modern art, the Warsaw exhibition, curated by Anda Rottenberg, matched two countries that most of the world hardly perceives as equal—politically, culturally, or artistically. Indirectly, this show reflected

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