Donation of Libera's private archive to the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw
Zbigniew Libera retained an immense private collection of notes, drawings, documents, photographs and video recordings. In 2010 he donated material from his childhood and youth (until 1991) to the Artists’ Archives of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, free of charge.
„In a radical gesture” – writes the Museum – the artist „makes public nearly all of his preserved document”, including family photographs, documentation of the activities of Pitch-in Culture, and his iconic edited videos.
The curators of the Museum are convinced that the collected material enables studying the „process of shaping the personality and crystallizing main areas of artistic interests, that recur in the mature works by Libera”. One can „see the long-lasting process of preparing the emotional and aesthetic background for future work” of the artist, as well as „trace the sources of the motifs that are key to his oeuvre”.
Warszawa Pańska 3, Poland
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