The word “common” can mean “ordinary” but also “joint” in the sense of shared. In connection with both the Polish as well as the global art scene, which is becoming increasingly transgressive, media and market oriented, political, and controversial, the exhibition title COMMON AFFAIRS raises questions. Is art really so commonplace? Is it really a joint matter? What role does art play today, in the summer of 2016—not only in Poland, but also in a European context? COMMON AFFAIRS was conceived as a cooperation project between the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle in Berlin, the Polish Institute Berlin, and the Zachęta – National Gallery of Art in Warsaw. At the two Berlin venues, the exhibition presents a selection of artists who were nominated for the VIEWS Award from 2003 to the present. It touches on the history and impact of the award initiated by Deutsche Bank and the Zachęta, which has become the most important prize for contemporary Polish art.

Gallery
Janek Simon: Men with the Heads of Dogs, 2015 © Courtesy the artist und Raster Gallery, Warsaw
Catalogue
The catalogue to the exhibition
Video
COMMON AFFAIRS - Revisiting the VIEWS Award / DB KunstHalle
Upcoming events
  • KinoPolska @ Kino Arsenal
    Film adaptation of the book Mirage by Sebastian Cichocki and Łukasz Jastrubczak.
    27.09.2016, 7:30 p.m.

  • Konzert & Drinks
    Raphael Rogiński @ Deutsche Bank KunstHalle
    04.10.2016, 7 p.m.

Gallery
Janek Simon: Men with the Heads of Dogs, 2015 © Courtesy the artist und Raster Gallery, Warsaw
Catalogue
The catalogue to the exhibition
Video
COMMON AFFAIRS - Revisiting the VIEWS Award / DB KunstHalle