Commissioners: Janusz Janowski (from 2022), Hanna Wróblewska (until 2021) / Zachęta — National Gallery of Art
Curators: Wojciech Szymański and Joanna Warsza
Exhibitors: Małgorzata Mirga-Tas
The project by Małgorzata Mirga-Tas is inspired by the Renaissance Palazzo Schifanoia in Ferrara; it expands the European iconosphere and art history with representations of Roma culture, which is often overlooked. The interior of the Polish pavilion consists of an installation: twelve panels covered with depictions of the twelve months of the year in large-format textiles, which draw from the Renaissance astrological frescos from Palazzo Schifanoia. The symbols of the palace, including zodiac signs, the decan system, the time cycles, and the migration of images across time and continents, stand as visual and ideological points of reference, which the artist inscribes in a Polish–Roma identity and the vernacular historical experience, building the affirmative iconography of the largest European minority.