Warsaw’s Museum of Modern Art doesn’t sound like the most promising way to spend an afternoon, yet it’s positively brilliant in its total peculiarities. And it’s free! See for yourself at Panska 3.
Pan Guma by Pawel Althamer
The swaying rubber form of Mr Guma – a deceased Praga wino – was once found outside his favorite bottle shop. Did he ever imagine he’d be immortalized in a modern art gallery?
System by Zbigniew Libera
Damned by some for trivializing the Holocaust, this landmark piece has been lauded by others as one of the most important pieces of modern Polish art.
Snowman of Quotes by Oscar Dawicki
A snowman in a fridge that requires constant attention to ‘keep it alive’. But in the words of one reader, “who stole his nose!”
Self Portrait by Krzysztof Wodiczko
A piece of wood, a couple of photographs and some mirrors. Simple and complex in equal measure, this work plays on the mind in weird ways.
I See Things that are Not There by Wojciech Bakowski
Walk into a pitch black room and then listen as strange rat-like scurrying sounds are played on loop. It’s as thrilling as it is unsettling.