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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... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
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 Composed of 22,300 artificial flowers, the nine-meter installation originally made its debut in Brussels to celebrate Poland’s Presidency of... Read more
Back To The Wall

Back To The Wall

Blog 12 August 2015 0

Remember when Warsaw was a byword for grey, grim and gloomy? Not anymore it ain’t. The drab city of yesteryear has exploded into powder puffs of color – and nowhere is safe! Take Metro Politechnika for instance, a onetime nominee for the city’s blandest tube stop. Reinvented earlier this... Read more

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