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10.14.14 Marina Galperina

A monument to Wikipedia will be unveiled in Slubice, Poland on October 22nd. The town with a population of 18,000 will spend $15,000 on a small statue to commemorate the crowd-sourced online encyclopedia project, designed by 30-year-old Armenian-born artist Mihran Hakobjan. The small town’s Deputy Mayor Piotr Luczynski is really psyched about it: The monument — a tribute to […]

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06.17.14 Marina Galperina

A Vladimir Lenin statue in Nowa Huta, Poland has been re-erected for Krakow’s 6th Grolsch ArtBoom Festival, reborn in fluorescent green as The Fountain of the Future sculpture. His hands, which are customarily depicted tucked behind his back or pointing towards the alleged Communist Utopia ahead, have also been altered — one of them is now holding his pipe-penis, which spurts out water in […]

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05.02.14 Marina Galperina

Julinek was once the Juilliard of the circus. For more than 40 years, 1500 teachers, artists, technicians, clowns, gymnasts, and jugglers lived in a “circus city” in the middle of Kampinoski National Park, 18 miles from Warsaw, Poland. Julinek closed over a decade ago and the circus city started to dwindle and die. Photographer Rafal Milach took […]

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12.17.13 Marina Galperina

“If you had a choice, would you prefer to burn or freeze to death?” So begins the new Polish trailer to Krzysztof Skonieczn’s film Hardkor Disko (Hardcore Disco). Then, some very cold-hued sequences of a sullen young man breaking people’s necks, walking through a field and throwing a molotov cocktail in gorgeous slow-motion because he’s a sullen […]

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07.16.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Olek‘s projects seem to be taking on increasingly epic proportions. For her latest yarn-bombing venture, she returned to Mother Poland to bedeck an enormous dysfunctional Px48 locomotive with her signature bursts of rainbow-camoflauge splendor. With the help of four assistants, the project took her two days to complete and will remain in the town of […]

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01.10.13 Marina Galperina

Swedish artist Carl Michael von Hausswolff claims that in 1989, he collected ashes from the preserved ovens of a Majdanek Holocaust-era crematoriums. He kept them bottled until two years ago. Painted in said alleged ashes, Memory Works was exhibited in a gallery in Southern Sweden in December. The show was shut down after protests from Jewish community representatives who […]

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09.11.12 Marina Galperina

It’s the hottest thing to come out of Poland since pierogi and teen models! The demand for exorcisms in Poland has dramatically increased in the last few years, the demon-chasing workforce growing from four to 120 over the last 15 years. It’s even got its own rulebook approved by Polish-born pope John Paul II in the […]

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01.27.12 Bucky Turco

While opponents of SOPA and PIPA were patting each other on the back over the temporary death of the two laws, a sinister international version of the bill that the U.S. developed in 2006 and signed in 2011 (along with seven other countries) was gaining steam in Europe and it just passed despite there mass […]

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Bucky Turco

While opponents of SOPA and PIPA were patting each other on the back over the temporary death of the two laws, a sinister international version of the bill that the U.S. developed in 2006 and signed in 2011 (along with seven other countries) was gaining steam in Europe and it just passed despite there mass […]

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11.30.11 Marina Galperina

NYC crochet-bomber Olek is kind of sweet. A little while ago, some kids decided to burn the street installation she made for an art festival in Poznan, Poland. They easily got caught, but she took pity on them. […]

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