Warsaw

Agata Słowak, Love, 2019, oil on canvas, 55 1⁄8 × 44 1⁄4". From “Paint, also known as Blood.”

Agata Słowak, Love, 2019, oil on canvas, 55 1⁄8 × 44 1⁄4". From “Paint, also known as Blood.”

“Paint, also known as Blood”

Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw | Museum on the Vistula

The title “Paint, also known as Blood” was taken from a memoir by Zenon Kruczyński, a former hunter who at some point recognized the barbarism of killing and began campaigning against the practice. The phrase intimated that suffering, in this case an animal’s, can be eagerly and easily dismissed and rendered as something artificial. Natalia Sielewicz, a rising star in the Polish curatorial scene, who has been pushing a strictly feminist and progressive agenda into the already refreshing program of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, achieved a new level of insight with this show of recent painting by women, which featured mostly emerging painters from Poland and Central Europe, along with a few better-known artists from the region such as Agata Bogacka and Paulina Ołowska. Also included were several international stars, such as Dana Schutz, Tschabalala Self, and Amelie von Wulffen. The

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