State of Life features some 70 works by artists who concern themselves with the present-day situation in Poland yet work in a truly global vein. It is precisely the achievements of artists from generations enjoying full access to participation in global culture that the exhibition presents in the widest selection.
The exhibition aims to exploit to the fullest the intercultural cooperation facilitated by the development of global art. This is a different mode than an international cooperation consisting in the exchange of ideas or goods between cultures according to a hierarchy formulated by the political/economic center. In the context of such relations, State of Life asks important questions about the contemporary form of Polishness and the possibility of its globalization.