Designed by one of the eminent ceramic artists of the PRL era, Bolesław Książek, the tiles were revealed while renovations were being conducted on Złota Kurka, a milk bar that first opened in 1952 in Warsaw’s MDM district.
A new museum encourages people to take a rummage through Poland’s communist past and learn what life was like under the Party.
In the desolate post-war new order, modernism was supposed to create new narratives of hope: for some, this was eternal freedom, of a New York Art Deco grandeur; for others, a strident Bolshevik equality.
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