Agnieszka Polska  (PL)

The New Sun

27 February 2021 - 20 June 2021
Image: Agnieszka Polska, [The New Sun (Tear)] (detail), 2017. Courtesy Żak Branicka, Berlin and Overduin & Co.,
Los Angeles © the artist.

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


27 February 2021 - 20 June 2021




Heide Museum of Modern Art [i]
7 Templestowe Rd, Bulleen
Tue – Sun, 10am – 5pm


Wheelchair access, Accessible Toilets, Accessible Parking

Due to lockdown restrictions delaying installation of this exhibition, The New Sun will now open on 27 February.

Agnieszka Polska’s recent digital media works investigate society’s shared experiences of environmental and humanitarian catastrophe. In an era of fluid concepts of truth, Polska uses fictional narrative devices such as artifice and myth to manipulate objective experiences of space and time.

The New Sun was part of the artist’s winning installation for the National Gallery Prize at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin in 2017. The work features a projection of the sun personified as an animated character who addresses the audience directly with scientific theory, poetry, hackneyed jokes and crooning love songs.

The New Sun is free to view during PHOTO 2021 International Festival of Photography

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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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01–24 March