How Poland celebrated Christmas in the 1960s and 1970s is the subject of a fascinating new exhibition organised by the Polish Press Agency (PAP).
Organised by the Polish Press Agency (PAP), the first showing of the photos from the collection of Warsaw photographer Marian Leśniewski, took place in October 2021 during the 590 Congress in Warsaw.
VIDEO: Entitled ‘Poland from the Sky’, the English-Polish photobook by award-winning snappers Maciej Margas and Aleksandra Łogusz, features 150 unique bird’s-eye-view of parks, mountain ranges, picturesque lakes and hidden castles as well as towns and cities the entire length and breadth of the country.
Situated a stone’s throw away from the Old Town, the compact 18th-century Old Granary building will host the best of the artist’s work from among the 1,100 pieces that the museum’s mother institution the National Museum in Kraków holds in its collections.
Once seen as evidence of the collective ambitions of the Communist system, today they stand as haunting, empty shells – an eerie reminder of a political order that would ultimately come crashing like a house of cards.
Using over 1.2 tonnes of gingerbread dough, 120kg of honey, 28kg of ground spices, 32kg of icing sugar and 312 eggs, the model town features 300 intricately and colourfully decorated houses, two moving chocolate trains, a Christmas tree decorated with coloured icing as well as Santa Claus and other characters.
Entitled ‘Nikifor. Painter above Painters’, the exhibition at Warsaw's National Museum of Ethnography brings together 130 of the artist's works from the museum’s deposits as well as rarely displayed works from a private collection.
In this episode of The Debrief, we are in the newly opened Sybir Memorial Museum in the city of Białystok, which aims to highlight centuries of Russian and Soviet deportations to Siberia.
Taking Marcin Tobolski, Krzysztof Tobolski and Marcin Pietrucha seven years to complete, the models were constructed on a 1:50 scale with the trio working in close cooperation with historians to ensure accuracy.
The sponsor of the event Porsche have covered one of their Mission E concept cars in an intriguing green and black display. The first fully electric Porsche, the Mission E, is seen as the future of the iconic motoring brand.