Black Spring: On Wrocław’s Independent Music Scene of the 1980s

Wrocław Contemporary Museum
Until 25 September 2017

Jarosław Modzelewski,Red People’s Run, 1983 © MWW / Małgorzata Kujda

The exhibition is set in the 1980s, the starting point for the presentation is music made in Wrocław. Music is an excellent pretext for outlining the history of Poland at a time of abrupt political transformations – from Solidarity’s carnival of freedom, to the period of martial law that forced activists to go under ground, to the process of formally changing the political system. The exhibition thoroughly examines the 1980s and the relations between music and art in this period. It is an excellent opportunity to discover the alternative artistic and cultural movements in Wrocław at that time.