Warsaw (Poland)

U-Jazdowski

Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art is a place where we want to reflect on the world by means of art. In a baroque castle located next to Łazienki Park we present exhibitions, performances, we run a cinema, a bookshop, a library and an art residency programme. We present artists’ ideas through workshops and guided tours. Ujazdowski Castle is a space for creative experiments in which different art disciplines blend and coexist creating new experiences. We welcome anyone interested in exploring art.
U-Jazdowski outside with snow

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Education (Workshops)

The sound evokes an image, the image – a colour, the colour – a taste, the taste – a smell, the smell – a sensation, the sensation – an association, the association – a sound or an image, and so on. An association can be concrete or more abstract. Associations lead to connotations, awakening the imagination: a grid of dots in our brain, a web of synesthetic connections. The imagination is a certain characteristic space which is individual for each of us. It is even more interesting as it is filled with colours, tastes, sounds, smells – all interconnected. The more we can associate and connect them, the more creative we are. Thanks to the imagination and the skilful impact on the different brain connections, our mind becomes more flexible. Flexibility means imagination and creativity. Creativity means independent thinking, ability to overcome set patterns, and a constructive and open way of reasoning and acting.

This grid of associations and elements often applies tools which are commonly used by contemporary artists. The mission of our education is simple: so that every participant leaving a workshop or any other situation of encounter with a work of a contemporary artist, embarks on a path of progress, of independent and open thinking, on a path of building oneself and the world around. On a path towards construction, and not deconstruction.

Contemporary art is a bottomless source of inspiration for our senses and the intellect. The wealth and diversity of the visual forms it applies corresponds with the diversity of means of perception and understanding used by the modern human being. The multitude of manifestations, forms and types of contemporary music, theatre and movement, serves as a point of departure for invigorating the human imagination and creativity, even in the first months and years of one’s life. Through its many different media: the text, movement, audio-visual forms, the sound, or even the concept, contemporary art offers a broad field for educational endeavours, particularly in the area of creativity and empathy. It is a source of inspiration for the intellect and a driving force for learning about the world. One of its most conspicuous traits is ambiguity and openness. It opens up the mind, stimulates dialogue, and serves as an impulse for creative, never-ending discussions. Through its close relationship to modernity, technology and the media, it satiates curiosity but also – more importantly – it activates it. Contemporary art is a rich source of inspiration for educational activities as it touches on issues which are close to us: those with which we have a daily, physical contact, as well as the more abstract ones. It tells us about its creative, multifaceted language.

U–jazdowski is about many parallel educational and promotional activities, all of which are aimed at providing ever broader access to the most current achievements of contemporary artists from Poland and abroad. The Department of Education and Promotion works in a mode of long-term processes and educations cycles: those addressed to specific recipients, as well as ones organised in thematic cycles. The most important long-term activities are: {Smykowizje} for families with children 0—5 years of age, {Jak smakuje sztuka} ({How Does Art Taste}) for families with children 5—10 years old, {Sztuka nie zna wieku} ({Art Does not Know Age}) for adults, a series of Saturday guided tours in English, the Thursday guided tours titled {Sztuka z perspektywy} ({Art From A Vantage Point}), as well as activities for organised school and kindergarten groups under the heading {Kreatywna Szkoła w U–jazdowskim} ({Creative School at the U–jazdowski}). In 2017, together with Channel 2 of the Polish Radio, we are launching an everyday show Krótko mówiąc sztuka (Art, To Put It Shortly), the aim of which is promotion of knowledge about contemporary art and the avant-garde. We are also carrying out educational activities around the U–jazdowski collection, as well as one-off, complex, and partnership-based projects. We also participate in such partnership programmes as: Mała Warszawska Jesień (Small Warsaw Autumn), Estetyka Współczesności (The Aesthetics of Contemporeneity), Warszawski Tydzień Seniora (Warsaw Senior Citizen Weekend), Tydzień Kultury bez Barier (Week of culture Without Barriers) and Warsaw Gallery Weekend.

Families with Children (Children friendly)

General Accessibility in the Museum (Accessible entrance for prams and wheelchairs)

The car park has 2 dedicated disabled spaces. Anyone with valid disabled permit is exempted from parking fees.

It is possible to drive right up to the entrance – if you would like to do so, please contact the concierge through the intercom located at the end of the car park.

There are two entrances to the building, on the west and north side of the Ujazdowski Castle. The west entrance is intended for guests. The north entrance is intended for employees and deliveries.

The west entrance, located at ground level, consists of glass doors that open outwards. The staff will assist you in opening the door.

The ticket office and information desk are located on the right side of the entrance, in the main hall.

The exhibition in the Project Room is located on the first floor in the southern part of Ujazdowski Castle. To access the exhibition, exit the main hall through the glass door into the courtyard, then turn right, use the ramp and open the wooden door. Because the door opens outwards, the staff will assist you in opening the door. The cinema will be on your left. The exhibition is located on the first floor. You can reach it by climbing the stairs with handrails or by an elevator.

The cinema is located on the ground floor in the southern part of Ujazdowski Castle. To access the cinema, exit the main hall through the glass door into the courtyard, then turn right, use the ramp and open the wooden door. Because the door opens outwards, the staff will assist you in opening the door. The cinema is located on the left.

Other exhibitions are located on the ground floor in the northern part of Ujazdowski Castle and occupy the entire first floor. To access them, exit the main hall through the glass door into the courtyard, then turn left, use the ramp and open the wooden door. Because the door opens outwards, the staff will assist you in opening the door. Exhibitions on the first floor can be reached via the stairs with handrails or an elevator.

Instalacje Art Bistro is on the right side from the main hall. You may also reach it from the cinema. The stairs to the entrance from the main hall are inaccessible to people in wheelchairs.

The cloakroom is temporarily closed.

The toilets are located on the ground floor near the cinema and Instalacje Art Bistro in the southern part of Ujazdowski Castle. To access them, exit the main hall through the glass door into the courtyard, then turn right, use the ramp and open the wooden door. Because the door opens outwards, the staff will assist you in opening the door. The toilets are located on the right.

The toilets for the disabled, are located at level +1 in the southern part of the Ujazdowski Castle. Use the elevator located in front of the cinema entrance, next to Instalacje Art Bistro.

The entire building can be accessed with an assistance dog and/or a guide dog.

Social Projects (Complementary Offer)

The Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art has been involved in numerous social development projects whose key points of reference are activities which empower practices elaborated by contemporary art. The social relations in these practices are seen as being subject to constant formation with the intention to integrate diversities but without unifying them. Contemporary art develops complex and nuanced means of communication, mediation, and fusion of different elements, though preserving, at the same time, their differences. Our aim for these social projects is to help collect knowledge about such practices, so that we can share them and develop our reflection on their application in order to put them into force and help build relations with partners so as to promote the best practices, but also so as to assess and modify them.

Contact info

U-Jazdowski,
Jazdów 2,
Warsaw, Poland.
+48 22 628 12 71
info@u-jazdowski.pl
https://u-jazdowski.pl/en