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New Mural Hits Praga
No other artist currently active in Poland has demonstrated the same ability to captivate the public in quite the same manner as Tytus Brzozowski. But though primarily known for his surreal, Warsaw-inspired watercolors, the last few months have seen the artist expand his portfolio in a most literal sense.... Read more
Piłsudski Returns!
A pre-war sculpture of Poland’s de-facto inter-war leader, Józef Piłsudski, has gone on show at Warsaw’s Kordegarda Gallery after being found festering and forgotten in the basement of the National Museum. Designed by the Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović, it was to serve as a prototype for a 25-meter tall... Read more
Foiled Again

Foiled Again

Insider News 3 October 2018 0

An acclaimed artist has thrust himself back into the limelight with a project that has seen a dilapidated building in Warsaw’s Praga district handed a new lease of life after being clad entirely in aluminum tin foil. Found on Ząbkowska 9, the tenement dates from 1870 but has stood... Read more
Art Of The Matter: Łazienki
More than just the green lungs of Warsaw, Łazienki is a treasure trove of fine art and sculpture from days of old… BY STUART DOWELL If often feels like Warsaw is a city with chip on its shoulder, always apologising for itself. Like a former stage queen drowning her... Read more
Night of Museums: Cheat Sheet
Celebrating its 15th year, Night of Museums has grown from a minor event (the first edition saw 16,000 people file through 11 venues) to a mighty juggernaut attracting well in excess of 200,000 people. The previous year saw 234 institutions open there doors to the public, of which 50... Read more
Painting The Town
Reviving the art of hand-painted ads, Good Looking Studio have done much to transform the walls of Poland since launching in 2008. Co-founder Karol Szufladowicz talks about his work… WI: Wall murals cost way more than standard billboards, so why are advertisers falling over themselves to hire you guys?... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
Reset Point

Reset Point

Shopping 13 December 2017 0

Relocated to new premises, this outstanding home design shop balances fun, retro kitsch with ultra cool works from both upcoming and established local creatives. Endlessly fun and eccentric it’s a treasure trove of renovated antique furniture, vinyl clocks, 70s style handle-less PRL mugs, modern art prints of legendary Warsaw... Read more