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 few things prettier than warm autumn days in Żoliborz. After a stroll through the narrow streets with beautiful houses, you may get a bit hungry. Since there are many good joints in the neighbourhood, it can be a tough choice. We’ve been to Ósma Kolonia twice since it opened and we’re amazed once again with how much publicity it got already. Adjacent to Secret Life Cafe, the vegetarian restaurant has a very industrial feel to it. While I love the ‚old factory style’ walls, I dislike the uncomfortable chairs and low tables, which force me to slouch over my plate. While I like the idea itself, I feel uncomfortable confined within this small space, where everyone, the service and other guests, can hear my every word. When it comes to the menu, it’s very short, 5-7 courses plus 2-3 desserts, but that of course is a good thing. Te fashionable style of describing each dish only through key ingredients (like mango/coconut/noodles etc) is for people who like surprises- for example, when we ordered oyster mushroom dish, it turned out to be a spicy coconut-milk broth with mushrooms, sort of like a vegetarian Tom Ka Gai.
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.