Home at Last: The Polish House During the Transition

Warsaw Under Construction 8

84/86 Nowogrodzka Street, Warsaw
Until 20 November 2016

Rafał Bujnowski,Graboszycefrom the “Polish Houses” series, 2002 © From the ING Polish Art Foundation collection

The main purpose of this year’s exhibition is to show how houses and the living environment changed in Poland during the country’s transition from a socialist state to a market economy, and to present the functioning of the new model with its connections to global neoliberalism. The exhibition poses questions about the style and environment of where Poles choose to live. The processes that shaped Polish homes are presented in chapters on various problems of dwelling, including urban planning, neighbourhoods, typologies of single- and multi-family architecture, as well as interiors and materials. The analysis focuses on Warsaw and its agglomeration as a model of post-transformation changes, but the exhibition presents similar phenomena from all over Poland as well.