With the newly reborn nation still basking in the glow of victory having safeguarded its independence the year previously after the Red Army finally ceded defeat in the Polish-Soviet War, news of the assassination shattered the nation’s innocence and plunged it into crisis.
Five of the nine hideouts featured in the exhibition ‘Hideouts. The Architecture of Survival’ are in today’s Ukraine, with Russia’s invasion of the country giving the exhibition an added poignancy.
The ‘Senster’, one of the world’s first robotic sculptures to be controlled by a digital computer, has gone on display at Warsaw’s Zachęta art gallery.
VIDEO: A portmanteau of 'sensual' and 'monster', the 4.5-metre-long Senster enthralled audiences in the early 1970s, at a time when space exploration and mechanical revolution made anything seem possible.
Just five days after being elected as Poland’s first president in the newly independent second republic, Gabriel Narutowicz was gunned down in cold blood during the opening of an art exhibition. TFN’s Nick Westerby looks back at the extraordinary events 98 years ago today.
Now in its 4th year, the annual weekend event sees small bookshops attracting customers by emphasising other perks to combat the rise of online bookshops and other selling platforms, some offering steep discounts,
He cleverly manages to blend seriousness with a wicked sense of humour, they are artworks which can annoy or irritate, which are confrontational yet thoughtful