Art Factor

PKiN, Warsaw

September 27 — October 26, 2022

Warsaw and the Palace of Culture and Science host the second show of the touring exhibition “ART FACTOR – The Pop Legacy in Post-War Italian Art”, to continue in Athens, Paris, Madrid, Lisbon, and Milan.
After being displayed in Bratislava, a new selection of works by Italian artists that comes from the private collection of Fondazione Farmafactoring, and has been collected by BFF since the 1980s, has been specifically compiled for Poland.

“We are honoured that the Palace of Culture and Science has been selected as the backdrop for these extraordinary exhibitions. The main purpose of the palace is to serve as a venue that is open to diverse experiences, traditions and histories”
Rafał Krzemien, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Palace of Culture and Science

The exhibition celebrates Italian Art in the second half of the 20th century, describing its path towards the Pop Art as embodied by the output of Valerio Adami, Franco Angeli, Enrico Baj, Lucio Del Pezzo, Gianfranco Pardi, Mario Schifano and Emilio Tadini.

From the mid-1960s onwards, these artists engaged with a longstanding iconographic tradition, re-casting and transcending the avant-gardes and stylistic techniques of the past, while making use of a rich variety of resources, often deployed for purposes of social and cultural activism. Indeed, the project – under the curatorship of Maria Alicata – tell this very story: the desire to be active participants in – not spectators to – those initiatives that create value for society, promoting cultural exchange and new perspectives thanks to art and its teachings.

“We are proud to bring Italian art and culture to Polish audiences. For us, this exhibition is, in part, a way of telling the story of our group, which is expressed not only through numbers and financial stability and solidity, but also through the ability to foster a sustainable culture among our employees and in the countries where BFF has a presence”
Kawalec Krzysztof, BFF Banking Group’s Head of Poland

Organized by BFF in collaboration with the Palace of Culture and Science.
Curated by Maria Alicata.
Under the patronage of the Italian Institute of Culture.

The exhibition will be on display from September 27 through October 26, 2022. Access is free, from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10.00 am to 8.00 pm.

Digital Guide To receive the hardcopy send a request to [email protected]