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May The Forth Be With You!
Fryderyk Chopin Museum ul. Okólnik 1, chopin.museum The 18th century Ostrogski Palace is the perfect foil for the ultra-modern content of this multi-sensory space. The personal items are captivating (his death mask, gifts from his muse, etc.), but the big victory here is the museum’s ability to suck visitors...
Exhibition: Zachęta
Focusing on Poland’s interwar period, The Future Will Be Different gets to grips with the social ideas that were born from the nation’s independence in 1918. Spotlighting previously silent voices – women, children, ethnic minorities and the general proletariat – this exhibition views the Poland of the 1920s and...
Travel: Podgórze

Travel: Podgórze

Features 23 February 2018 0

BY ALEX WEBBER | PHOTOS BY ED WIGHT Podgórze: Kraków’s left rump hasn’t always reveled in the healthiest of reputations. A friend of mine lived there for a while around about the start of the millennium and had a habit of calling it ‘the land of flying knives’. “It’s...
Art From The Other Side
Now showing at the Museum of Modern Art, a startling exhibition that reveals the post-war connection between the artists of South America and their Iron Curtain counterparts… Frequently marginalized in terms of its wider importance, the Kinetic and Op Art movement first emerged in the 1950s as a reaction...
Night of Museums (Part 4)
Polin ul. Anielewicza 6, polin.pl When the idea for Polin, Museum of the History of Polish Jews, was born, a small blue ohel appeared on the site. Around it, architectural renderings were placed outlining the ultimate vision. Despite the detail on these it all seemed somber and modest: not...
BWA Warszawa

BWA Warszawa

Shopping 3 October 2016 0

Artists taken under the wing of BWA include Adam Adach, Ewa Axelrad and Little Warsaw. Those represented by BWA have seen their work displayed in several prestigious institutions, with the gallery themselves recognizing they are seen as a springboard for those “taking their first steps on the international art...
Leto

Leto

Shopping 30 September 2016 0

Founded in 2007 by Marta Kolakowska, Leto’s program is both international and interdisciplinary, consisting of evolving exhibitions and live acts. Representing some of the biggest names in Polish contemporary art, luminaries who fall under their umbrella include Maurycy Gomulicki, Aleksandra Urban and Konrad Smoleński. Galeria Leto ul. Lwowska 3/14,...
Galeria Apteka Sztuki

Galeria Apteka Sztuki

Shopping 27 September 2016 0

Focusing on the work of disabled artists the exhibits rotate on a monthly basis and include a variety of forms: from painting and sculpture through to video and performance art. “Usually,” they say, “we draw our attention to artists whose work borders the abstract.” Apteka Sztuki Al. Wyzwolenia 3/5,...
Echoes of Africa. Chi-Chi Ude Fashion Show
Attracting the upper echelons of the city’s fashionistas, the heart of Warsaw echoed to the sounds of Africa on Thursday evening (09.06) with ul. Widok bursting with buoyance as the latest collection of suits by CHI-CHI UDE turned the street into a catwalk. by Małgosia KRAKOWSKA The half-Polish, half-Nigerian...
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...

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