Karol Radziszewski, Scotch pink (To Pee in a Bun), 2007/2015, collection of Zachęta - National Gallery of Art

 Events

Preview of the exhibition “Beyond Cybis”
13st of September 2018
Visit at Xawery Wolski’s art studio
1th of September 2018
Meeting in Stefan Gierowski Foundation and Piktogram Gallery
24th of August 2018
Organized trip to Henry Moore’s and Wojciech Fangor’s exhibitions
14th of July 2018
Meeting with Koji Kamoji at the exhibition “Silence and te Will to Live”
3th of July 2018
Organized trip to Art Basel Art Fair in Basel
11-15th of June 2018
Guided tour of Jakub Glinski’s exhibition in lokal_30
6th of June 2018
Visit at Tomek Kopcewicz’s art studio
17th of May 2018
General meeting of members of the Society
8th of May 2018
Visit at Radek Szlaga’s art studio
12th of April 2018
Visit at Bownik’s art studio
20th of March 2018
Preview of the exhibition “The Future will be Different. Visions and Practices of Social Modernisation after 1918”
23th of February 2018
Organized trip to exhibitions in Lodz
3th of February 2018
New year’s guided tour of the exhibitions in Zacheta – National Art Gallery
21th of January 2018
Preview of the exhibition „Sarkis. Angel Rainbow”
24 th of November 2017
Organized trip to Artissima Art Fair in Turin
3-5th of November 2017
Guided Tour of the exhibition „Józef Czapski” at aTak Gallery
24th of October 2017
5th Bator Tabor Contemporary Art Auction
18 th of October 2017
Guided tour of the exhibition “Mela muter. Portrait Artist” at Cosmopolitan
14th of September 2017
Finissage of the Maria Lassnig’s exhibition
5th of October 2017
Guided tour of the exhibition “The Prayer and The City” at The Avant-Garde Institute
29th of September 2017
Meeting with Bartosz Kokosiński on the exhibition “Pastel blocks” in Monopol Gallery
31th of August 2017
Guided tour of the exhibition “What about abstraction?” in Stefan Gierowski Foundation
24th of June 2017
Prewiev of the exhibition “Maria Lassnig”
14th of July 2017
Curatorial guided tour of the exhibition “Views 2017” as a part of Warsaw Gallery Weekend
24th of September 2017
Guided tour of the exhibition “Eternal lunch” in Griffin Art Space
24th of June 2017
Curatorial guided tour of the exhibition “Beyond the Pleasure Principle. Affective operations”
20th of June 2017
The opening of the exhibition in the Polish Pavilion at the 57. Art Biennale in Venice
10 - 12 May 2017
Meeting with Maurycy Gomulicki on the exhibition “Nightflight to Venus” in LETO gallery
3th of June 2017
Curatorial guided tour of the exhibition “Life. A Manual”.
12th of April 2017
Prewiev of the exhibition “Gordon Parks: I Use My Camera as a Weapon”
16th of March 2017
You can donate 1% of your income tax to help shape art education in Poland and help Zachęta in its mission to promote contemporary art. KRS 0000165010
March - April 2017
Curatorial guided tour of the exhibition “Jerzy Jarnuszkiewicz. Notes from the Expanse” by Professor Waldemar Baraniewski
18th of February 2017
Curatorial guided tour of the exhibition „Slavs and tatars” in Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle
2th of February 2017
Prewiev of the exhibition “Poland — a Country of Folklore?”
13th of September 2016
Guided tour of the exhibition “Jankilevitsch Collection”
8th of September 2016
Curatorial guided tour of the exhibition “Money To Burn” as a part of Warsaw Gallery Weekend
24th of September 2016
Organized trip to the opening of the exhibition „Common Affairs. Revisiting the Views award – contemporary art from Poland”
20th of July 2016
Guided tour of the exhibition “Frank Stella and Synagogues of Historic Poland” in POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews
15th of June 2016
Guided tour of the International Art Fair Warsaw
7 April 2016
Curatorial guided tour of the exhibition “Art in our Age”
27th of January 2016
Annual members meeting and a guided tour of the exhibition “Wojciech Zamecznik. Photo – graphics” by Juliusz Zamecznik
23rd of March 2016
Preview of the exhibition “The Travellers”
12th of May 2016
The opening of the exhibition in the Polish Pavilion at the 56. Art Biennale in Venice
6 - 8 May 2015
Curatorial guided tours of the exhibitions of Henryk Tomaszewski and Paulina Ołowska
18th March 2014
Preview of the exhibition “Konrad Smoleński. Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More – Time Test”
9th of October 2014
Preview of the exhibitions “Progress and Hygiene” and “Gregor Schneider. Unsubscribe”
28th November 2014
Curatorial guided tour of the exhibition “Progress and Hygiene” and a fundraising dinner
10th of February 2015
Annual meeting and a curatorial guided tour of the exhibition “Cannibalism? On appropriation in art”
19th April 2015
Finissage of the exhibition “Cannibalism? On appropriation in art”
26th May 2015
Warsaw Gallery Weekend – curatorial guided tour of the exhibition “Views 2015. Deutsche Bank Award”
26th September 2015
This season explore twice as much contemporary art – partnership agreement with The Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw
9th October 2015
Curatorial guided tour of the exhibition “After the war”
12th November 2015
Preview of the exhibition “Paulina Ołowska. The Spell of Warsaw”
27th February 2014
Guided tour of the exhibition “In God We Trust”
2th October 2013
Annual meeting of the members | Zachęta launches the “Open Zachęta” programme
24th November 2011
The Warsaw première of Yael Bartana’s “Assassination”
3th June 2011
Guided tour of the exhibition “Neo Rauch. Begleiter. The Myth of Realisme”
10th May 2011

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 About us

Who are we?

As one of the oldest European organisations supporting the arts, the Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts links the past with the present.

Today the Society consists of a group of art lovers who wish to actively contribute to the gallery’s programme, focusing mainly on projects related to artistic education. In November 2013, the Society was granted the status of a public benefit organization. In 2014, the Society organised a series of study visits for teachers from all over Poland titled Art Alphabet: How to Read Contemporary Art. The Society supports the Zachęta Gallery in its policy of providing open resources – the gallery offers access to its collection and educational materials via a specially designed webpage, otwartazacheta.pl. In addition, the Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts, in cooperation with the Zachęta Gallery and other organizations, is in the process of developing a flagship project comprising an on-line educational tool licensed by Creative Commons that is designed to help more people study and enjoy contemporary art.

The Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts focuses on the challenges of the present, but draws extensively on its past.

Authorities

The Board

Agata Wejchert – Dworniak – President
Natalia Hojny – Vice President
Jakub Biegaj – Secretary
Hanna Waśko
Igor Ostrowski
Adam Niewiński

Auditing Commission

Urszula Strykier
Katarzyna Winter – Tomaszewska
Janusz Mieloszyk

Our history

The main goal of the Society, which was first established in 1860, was originally to promote and support Polish art and artists at a time when Poland did not exist as an independent state. Among the founders and members of the Society were the most prominent representatives of Warsaw’s social and cultural life, such as painters Wojciech Gerson, Julian Fałat, and Leon Wyczółkowski, writer Henryk Sienkiewicz, banker Leopold Kronenberg and philanthropist Feliks Sobański. The Society not only founded a national collection of art, but also made its mark by educating and inspiring new generations of art lovers. One of the most prominent achievements of the Society, made possible due to the hard work of its members and the generosity of donors, was the construction of the Society’s headquarters in 1900. Designed by Warsaw architect Stefan Szyller, to this day it is the seat of one of the most important Polish art institutions, the Zachęta National Gallery of Art, which established itself as the natural successor to the Society and has continued its traditions.

The Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts was dissolved after World War II, but was re-established in 1991 by the Zachęta Gallery.

 Membership programs

Friend of Zachęta

Lets you:
  • enjoy an unlimited free admission to all exhibitions in Zachęta – National Gallery of Art during the season
  • attend all events organized by the Society, such as private views and previews of the exhibitions
  • enjoy a 10% discount in the bistro “Po Prostu Zachęta”, 10% in the bookshop (20% for publications of Zachęta)
MEMBERSHIP 120 ZŁ ANNUALLY
Register now! Zarejestruj się

Patron of Zachęta

Lets you:
  • enjoy all benefits of the Friend of Zachęta
  • participate in organised group visits to selected art fairs
  • enjoy invitations to the press days of the International Art Exhibition and International Architecture Exhibition in Venice
  • organize for your guests exclusively a guided tour of a selected exhibition in Zachęta (up to 15 guests)
  • participate in an annual benefactor dinner with the Director of Zachęta
  • organize an event in the conference room of Zachęta (up to 20 guests)
MEMBERSHIP 1500 ZŁ ANNUALLY
Register now! Zarejestruj się

Arts Council

 

Being part of the Arts Council is a privilege for art patrons with a long established support for culture. The donation will be assigned for the support of the collection of Zachęta – National Gallery of Art.

Being a Member of the Arts Council lets you:

  • enjoy all the benefits of the Friend of Zachęta and patron of Zachęta
  • guarantied invitations to the press days of the International Art Exhibition and International Architecture Exhibition in Venice and preview of selected art fairs
  • participate in an annual benefactor dinner with the Director of Zachęta
  • participate in 2 visits annually in artists’ studios
  • a gift of design from the collection of Galeria Niuans
  • all the Members of the Arts Council will be mentioned in the Annual Report of Zachęta
Donation 10 000 PLN annually
Register now! Zarejestruj się

 Our projects

The purchase of the painting “Marek and Tomek” by Olga Wolniak to the Zachęta collection
June 2017
Study visit to Venice Biennale for the participants of the project “Little Review” by Sharon Lockhart
8-12 June 2017
6th edition of “Art Alphabet. How to Read Contemporary Art”
October 2016 - January 2017
5th edition of “Art Alphabet. How to Read Contemporary Art” 
March - June 2016
4th edition of “Art Alphabet. How to Read Contemporary Art” 
October 2015 - January 2016
3rd edition of “Art Alphabet. How to Read Contemporary Art”
March - June 2015
2nd edition of “Art Alphabet. How to Read Contemporary Art”
October 2014 - January 2015
“Art Alphabet. How to Read Contemporary Art” – first edition
March - June 2014
Sharing the digital resources
2014 - 2017

 How to help?

PUBLIC BENEFIT ORGANIZATION — 1%

In November 2013, the Society was granted the status of a public benefit organization. You can donate 1% of your income tax  to help shape art education in Poland and help Zachęta in its mission to promote contemporary art.
KRS 0000165010.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Companies supporting the Society can succeed in supporting two areas of philanthropy: education and cultural heritage. In Poland donations given to public benefit organizations can be deducted from the income tax, both for companies and individual taxpayers.

The Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts
by the Zachęta – National Gallery of Art
Pl. Małachowskiego 3
00-916 Warszawa

Coordinator: Zofia Koźniewska

Phone. 22 55 69 674
info@tzsp.art.pl
KRS 0000165010


info@tzsp.art.pl
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