“I am delighted to welcome all of you to my show. And I am deeply honoured to represent Poland at the Venice Biennale. But I do not only represent Poland and Polish art. I am here as a representative of the Roma community and Roma art as well. This show tells many stories. One is about how we as the Roma are perceived, how we were depicted and how we depict ourselves. Another is about great Roma women I admire. Finally, it is a story about my family and the life of my community in Czarna Góra. In this sense, it is a story about myself. This is the first time in the history of the Biennale that a Roma artist is able to tell her own story with her own voice – or, in fact, with her own hands. Thank you!” – said Małgorzata Mirga-Tas at the official inauguration of the Polish Pavilion at Biennale Arte 2022.
The official opening of the exhibition Re-enchanting the World at the 59th International Art Exhibition in Venice took place on April 21st. The Polish Pavilion was inaugurated by: Małgorzata Mirga-Tas, the artist, Wojciech Szymański & Joanna Warsza, curators of the exhibition, Timea Junghaus, Director of the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture, Barbara Schabowska, director of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Wanda Zwinogrodzka, under-secretary of state, Ministry of Culture and Dr. Janusz Janowski, commissioner of the Polish Pavilion, director of Zacheta – National Gallery of Art.