Global Definition of National Identity: Dilemmas of the National Art Gallery Exhibiting Contemporary Art

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Vol: 2, Issue: 1

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Lisiewicz, Malgorzata
Globalization; National Identity; Poland; Polish Art; Zacheta National Gellery of Art; Anda Rottenberg; Richard Serra. Props
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The paper attempts at describing changes in ways of practicing national identity in spaces exhibiting art that took place in Poland in new political circumstances of the nineties. Based on the case study of the exhibition at the national art institution in Poland devoted to the evolution of the concept of national identity and the exhibition of Polish culture shown at the major American museum I am proposing a new perspective on the practice of national identity, more and more devoid of content and essence, and consequently, having a purely indexical nature which meaning and function is to point to the position of the country within the international network.