Screening and Curator's Talk

21 February 2021
Image: Agnieszka Polska, [The New Sun (Joy)] (detail), 2017. Courtesy Żak Branicka, Berlin and Overduin & Co.,
Los Angeles © the artist.

Image: Agnieszka Polska, The New Sun (Joy) (detail), 2017. Courtesy Żak Branicka, Berlin and Overduin & Co., Los Angeles © the artist.


21 February 2021

Sunday, 2-3pm (AEST)

Attend a special Zoom screening of a selection of video works by Agnieszka Polska with a video introduction by the artist. The screening will be followed with a talk by Heide Assistant Curator Brooke Babington on elastic notions of truth in Polska’s practice, and the evolution of her use of photo-based media from photomontage to digital animation.

Free but bookings required

Part of PHOTO 2021’s Launch Weekend


  • Agnieszka Polska (PL)

    Agnieszka Polska was born in 1985 in Lublin, Poland and currently works in Berlin. Polska was the winner of the prestigious National Gallery Prize at the Hamburger Bahnhoff, Berlin in 2017 and was included in the 57th Venice Biennale.


    Polska’s work has been exhibited at the New Museum and the Museum of Modern Art, New York; MAXXI, Rome; Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt; 11th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, amongst others. She is represented by Żak / Branicka Gallery, Berlin, Overduin & Co., Los Angeles and Georg Kargl, Vienna.

  • Brooke Babington

    Brooke Babington is Assistant Curator at Heide Museum of Modern Art. Babington was previously a Gertrude Contemporary Studio Artist, Gertrude Contemporary board member, and Director of non-profit project space Slopes, Melbourne.

    Babington has worked freelance and in institutions including the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, where she completed a curatorial internship in 2006. She teaches sessionally at RMIT School of Art and VCA Secondary School.

    Recent curatorial projects include George Egerton-Warburton and Isadora Vaughan: Gaia Not the Goddess, both at Heide Museum of Modern Art, 2019; Sweeney Reed and Strines Gallery, Heide, 2018; Affidavit Vito Acconci, Gertrude Glasshouse, 2016, and Why Not Walk Backward?, Gertrude Contemporary, 2014. Recent publishing includes Writing & Concepts 2017: Volume 2, Art + Australia, Melbourne, 2019, and There is nothing that is major or revolutionary except the minor, un Anthology 2004–2014, un Projects, Melbourne 2014.

Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

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