Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (ul. Emilii Plater 51)
3/10-14/12 // FREE
2014 is a very special year for various reasons. The 70th anniversary of Warsaw Uprising has been widely celebrated in various media. It also marks 25th year of Poland’s political tranformation. The exhibition held in Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, co-hosted by Architektura-Murator monthly magazine, celebrates social, economic and cultural role of the transformation on the example of iconic architectural realizations.
Mock-ups of 25 distinguished post-1989 buildings presented on the exhibition will be then donated to expand the Museum’s collection. They include: Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, New Silesian Museum, Museum of Tadeusz Kantor in Krakow, Scientific Information Centre and Academic Library in Katowice or PGE Arena in Gdansk. The exhibition features works of well-known Polish architects, such as, Stefan Kuryłowicz (Nautilius, Vitkac) and Robert Konieczny (Aatrial House, Safe House) as well as foreign architects such as Helmut Jahn (Cosmopolitan Tower) or Fernando Menis.
You can find a complete list of buildings plus their mock-up visualisations here.
There are lots of kebab places, hummus bars etc in Warsaw which offer falafels, but this joint called Falafel Bejrut is different. The owner, known to some folks from his stand in Hala Mirowska and various vege festivals, treats his products with care and respect, and his customers with love. His tiny bar is located right next to Metro Ratusz and during the weekend it’s open 24/7, so hungry night owls and partygoers can enjoy a tasty and healthy snack all night long. Sometimes you’ll have to eat standing, because there are many customers, but it’s worth it. There are several options: warm sandwiches, plates, hummus and some sweets, too. I’ve tried the „extra” plate twice (20 PLN) which is a feast consisiting of a mix of crunchy and colourful pickles (yum!), falafels (chickpeas and fava bean- the owner explained this is the Lebanese recipe- make a great combination, super crispy on the outside and pleasantly mushy on the inside) with refreshing tahini sauce, some pita bread and a plate of home-made hummus. Some greens and pomegranate seeds add colour and crunch.
Poster Museum (ul. St. Kostki Potockiego 10/16)
22.10-18.01 // 7-10 PLN (Mondays admission free)
On the occasion of 60th anniversary of the Andrzej Wajda’s debut as film director, the Poster Museum in Warsaw has organised an extraordinary exhibition of the international collection of Wajda’s film posters.
Alongside posters of Polish Masters (of so-called Polish Poster School) – Roman Cieślewicz, Wojciech Zamecznik, Wojciech Fangor, Franciszek Starowieyski, Wiktor Górka, Waldemar Świerzy, Jan Lenica, you will see works of other great Polish graphic deisgners – Wiesław Wałkuski, Jakub Erol, Cyprian Kościelniak, Andrzej Pągowski, Marek Freundenreica, Marcin Mroszczak, Rafał Olbiński, and Rosław Szaybo.
Among foreign works presented, you will encounter many great names: Peter Strausfeld, Alain Lynch, Dominique Guillotin, Otto Kummert, Milan Grygar, Pierre Collier, M. Ogasawara, and Erhard Grutter.