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Emilia’s Song
With developers circling vulture-like around Warsaw’s post-war modernist buildings, time is running out for one of its stars: Emilia… By Alex Webber | Photographs by Ed Wight Out with the old and in with the new: the radical reshaping of Warsaw has seen swathes of the city ripped down and...
Poster Guys

Poster Guys

Features 16 March 2016 0

The Insider meets up with Antoni Bohdanowicz and Włodek Orzeł, a lad and dad-in-law team involved in the Polish poster trade… Warsaw Insider: How did it all begin? WO: I’d always dreamed about traveling the world but just couldn’t see how I could afford to. Then, one day, I...
Emilia, Love Ya’

Emilia, Love Ya’

Blog 7 March 2016 1

If you’ve been keeping a tab on the local news the last week or two then you’ll be familiar with the scandal enveloping one of Warsaw’s favorite remnants of commie concrete. Completed in 1969, but officially opened on January 15th, 1970, Dom Meblowy Emilia has been cited as one...
Oh Sylwia

Oh Sylwia

Blog 25 November 2015 0

I’ll tell you what I live about this city. You think you know the place inside out and then, bang, it pulls a rabbit out of the hat and leaves you bamboozled. That happened to me in Bródno the other week. I mean no offence to the people that...
State of the Art

State of the Art

Features 17 November 2015 0

At last, the Cosmopolitan Tower has unveiled the final piece in its swank-looking jigsaw: an installation by a world-renowned artist… Art buffs have traditionally sneered at Warsaw’s public installations. Ever since Joanna Rajkowska first erected a 15-meter plastic palm tree on Rondo De Gaulle’a in 2002, the city has...
Down To A Fine Art

Down To A Fine Art

Features 11 November 2015 0

With the National Museum set to unveil their latest exhibition, we talk to Magdalena Borkowska and Dorota Nowak about the work of the Conservatory Department… What process do you follow when preparing for a new exhibition? MB: There is no set process as each object is treated individually and...
Pies Czy Suka

Pies Czy Suka

Shopping 14 July 2015 0

Husband and wife team Beata Konarska and Paweł Konarski push the boundaries of creativity in a home design store that’s heavy with statement pieces: life sized moldings of animals, illuminated Jesus statues, edgy art, etc. Pies Czy Suka ul. Szpitalna 8A, tel. 22 881 8373, piesczysuka.com
After Hours

After Hours

Features 30 May 2015 0

Founded in 1862, and housed in its current quarters since the 30s, the National Museum in Warsaw has survived the vicissitudes of time to become one of Warsaw’s best loved treasures. Stocked with over 830,000 works of art, this grand old lady opens its doors to the Insider for...
Heavenly Creatures
Artist Mirella von Chrupek tells the story behind her latest project: a tiny exhibition space found on a once gloomy corner off Plac Zbawiciela. What’s the idea behind your exhibition on Marszałkowska? The idea came to me when I was walking down the street one rainy Autumn day. It...
Art Attack

Art Attack

Features 2 April 2015 0

An attempt by French artist Julien de Casabianca to revitalize parts of Praga has met with patchy results after it was reported that some of his works were vandalized within days. An attempt by French artist Julien de Casabianca to revitalize parts of Praga has met with patchy results...

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