A good and effective strategy in politicised art may bring about specific social results both for the artists / political technologists and for the recipients. Sometimes these results also have an artistic dimension.
It is not the case at all that Szczecin is a puzzle to Poland simply because Poland has not studied its own history and geography sufficiently and does not like puzzles. The problem is more profound. For years Szczecin was a puzzle to itself. Even today it is still not sure of itself. Of its raison d’être. Of its place on the country’s map, in the country’s history, and in its plans.
Today’s presence of museums in Polish cities demands redefinition of their role and reignition of public debate on it. This debate must be attended by museum workers, architects, urban planners, conservators, but also local government officials and anthropologists of culture.