They were built to last for centuries but instead many statues soon found themselves on the artistic scrapheap owing to a change in politics.
Presenting supercars, pop stars and film figures – all made from shiny chunks of junk – the collection is extraordinary in its captivating allure and attention to detail.
Ice sculptors from around the world descended on Poland to do what they do best.
A testament to Radom’s industrial history, the 14 life-size statues depict machines, articles of clothing and even a package of vanilla homogenized cheese.
Oskar Krajewski’s Recycled Futures project features a dystopian, futuristic sculpture made up of over 25,000 discarded objects, such as watches and computer parts.
As talented as he was eccentric Stanisław Szukalski comes under the spotlight of a searching new documentary exploring his colourful life.
Planned to be the tallest statue ever built in Poland, following the outbreak of WWII it remained hidden in a museum basement, until now.
It may be known as home of the tallest statue of Jesus in the world (perhaps) but Świebodzin has much more to offer visitors than just tall figures.
Created in 1946 in memory of the Warsaw Uprising, the 33cm figure of a little boy dressed in oversized military gear and carrying a machine gun has become a much loved symbol of the city’s wartime heroism.
Monika Sosnowska, the contemporary Polish artist known for her grand-scale installations and sculptural works, inhabits a strange world.