Without the freedom to express your political opinions, what does it really mean to be a good citizen? That’s the question posed by the photographs in The Winners, a new book by Warsaw-based photographer Rafal Milach.
Whenever a film arrives on the scene that has something exceptional, eccentric, or anomalous about it, it’s always likely to arouse the most excited, hyperbolic, and oftentimes varied response from critics. Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida seems to have accomplished just this.
Scorsese has recently organized a series, Masterpieces of Polish Cinema, comprised of 21 pristine digital restorations of Polish films released between 1957 and 1987.
A Polish art student illegally installed his sculpture of a man raping a woman in the Polish town of Gdansk, causing quite an international controversy.
IRVINE, California – There is a call for Jews to return to Poland — and it’s coming out of Irvine. Well, actually it’s coming from Israeli artist Yael Bartana, whose trilogy … and Europe Will Be Stunned, which occupied the Polish pavilion at the Venice Biennale this year, is currently having its American debut at the University Art Gallery at UC Irvine. The videos present the Jewish Renaissance Movement in Poland (JRMiP), which calls for the return of Jews to Poland to reconstitute the country as it was and make it whole again.
The latest monograph of the Contemporary Art Series covers the provocative Polish artist and trickster Pawel Althamer (b. 1967), discussing in minute detail his “sculptures, installations, and pubic interventions.” Without a doubt, Phaidon’s Pawel Althamer is the most substantial art book I’ve laid my hands on in a long time, and it’s certainly not a book for someone with only a passing interest in contemporary Polish art.
Your day in architectural GIFs: this home, designed by Polish architecture firm KWK Promes, transforms from luxury villa into tightly sealed black box, the ultimate safe house. The “Safe House”, completed in 2009, would be the ultimate for any Bond villain.