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For an exhibition with a difference, this winter get lurking under Świętokrzyski Bridge… Having already attained nationwide fame after her official Christmas poster for... The Light Fantastic!
The Light Fantastic! The Light Fantastic!

For an exhibition with a difference, this winter get lurking under Świętokrzyski Bridge…

Having already attained nationwide fame after her official Christmas poster for Warsaw went viral, City Hall’s resident illustrator has been handed her own exhibition – on the support pillars running underneath Świętokrzyski Bridge.

Photo: UM Warszawa

Astonishingly, this is the least unusual aspect of the exhibition. Only visible at night, the works of graphic artist Aleksandra Jasionowska have been presented in the form of projected light illuminations. Opting to present her works outdoors due to the prevailing virus, a spokesman for City Hall said the project was part of a wider plan to encourage citizens – and in particular women – to visit the boulevards running along the riverfront.

Photo: UM Warszawa

“After dark, we’re encouraging people to visit the boulevards, admire some art and look forward to Spring with a new sense of hope,” said Jan Piotrowski. “For years, we have been urging people to visit the riverside in the winter, as during this period the river is charming as always but also calmer and quieter. And because it acts as a natural air corridor, the air is always the cleanest around here.”

Photo: UM Warszawa

Beyond this ‘gallery of light’, Jasionowska’s work can also be viewed at the General Patton Boulevard and the Kamień Educational Pavilion close to Praski Park.


(All Photos: UM Warszawa)

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