public art

Light Relief – Warsaw’s Neon Comeback
Embraced by the hipster generation, the art of neon has enjoyed an unlikely revival. At the center of this resurgence is a small little workshop operated by Jacek Hanak…  by Stuart DOWELL | photos by Kevin DEMARIA Warsaw, Targówek, ulica Rzeczna. Our fellow bus passengers have dwindled until it is just...
Gone To The Wall. Warsaw Street Art
For so long kept stony silent, the walls of Warsaw are speaking up, channeling the voice of the wider community through the medium of art. Loaded with relevant messages and subliminal meaning, the gargantuan works that have been splashed onto the sides of buildings are transforming the city, and...
City In-Spired. Warsaw new skyscraper.
The most misappropriated term in the real estate dictionary? That’ll be the phrase ‘mixed-use development’: more often than not, that’s industry gibberish for an office block with a scattering of shops on ground level. Plac Europejski, however, is something else entirely. Here’s Warsaw Spire- the city’s new skyscraper. by Alex WEBBER...
Edelman Returns!

Edelman Returns!

Blog 15 April 2016 0

Marek Edelman, the Jewish freedom fighter and political activist, is back on the walls of Muranów two years after a mural celebrating his life was controversially destroyed. Once found adorning Nowolipki 9B, the original mural was created to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising but found...
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...
Insider Secret

Insider Secret

Blog 25 March 2016 0

I’ve been in love with the work of Mirella Von Chrupek ever since accidentally bumping into the artist last year as she tended to her ‘gablotka’ on Marszałkowska 43. Had I not seen Mirella herself, resplendent in polka dots and candy floss pink, there’s a good chance I would never...
Carved in Stone

Carved in Stone

Features 7 March 2016 0

Forget the mermaids and sword-wielding goddesses, this issue we take a peek at some of the more obscure PRL monuments and reliefs that salute Poland’s women… Over a quarter of a century since the collapse of Communism, this historical stain still preys on the Polish conscience – one only...
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...
RainbOVER

RainbOVER

Blog 1 September 2015 0

Meant to symbolize ‘tolerance, diversity and openness’, Julita Wojcik’s rainbow installation finally ended its three year residence on pl. Zbawiciela last week when it was dismantled once and for all. Composed of 22,300 artificial flowers, the nine-meter installation originally made its debut in Brussels to celebrate Poland’s Presidency of...

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