Portraits of anonymous criminals by Deborah Hirsch, the tombstones of serial killers by Zbigniew Libera and Lars Laumann's film about a young Norwegian woman's love for a convict are only a part of the works presented at the "Crime in Art" exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow.
The exhibition "Treasures from Chopin's Country" in the National Museum of China in Beijing is the largest to date presentation of Polish art outside Poland. The exhibition consists of almost 350 items from 17 Polish museums. The opening ceremony on 6th February, 2015 was attended by the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage professor Malgorzata Omilanowska.
Who was Matejko? The Pope of Polish art? An illustrator and chronicler of historic events? Or was he rather a great ideologist, the creator of national myths and Poles’ ideas about their own history and identity? And, in the end, was he a painter?