art installation

17 September

  • As part of the project, Jerzy Kalina carried out an artistic action in urban space. In one of Warsaw’s squares, the artist unveiled a temporary installation presenting a caricature of the emblem of the Third Reich. It consisted of a streamlined outline of a two-headed eagle and referred to the criminal actions of the Soviet Union, one of the two aggressors that attacked Poland in 1939. Kalina’s installation was a temporary performative action that took place on 17 September 2022.

  • The second part of the project is an exhibition of two banners created by the renowned comic book artist Jakub Kijuc on the façade of the Ujazdowski Castle. They depict the role played by Germany and the Soviet Union in September 1939, that proved tragic for Poland. The displayed works draw attention to the crimes of the two totalitarianisms.


Jerzy Kalina

sculptor, theatre and film set designer, author of installations, artistic actions, animated and documentary films, theatre performances, one of the first performers in Poland. Graduate of the Faculty of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.


Jakub Kijuc

is a comic book artist and graduate of the Faculty of Arts at the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University. He is the author of the Konstrukt, Jan Hardy and Ognik comic book series, as well as the Dąb Bartek comic book series for children. He published his drawings in Nowa Fantastyka and is the author of illustrations for Wojciech Cejrowski’s book, Wyspa na prerii [An Island on the Prairie]. His works were featured in The Best Polish Illustrators 4: Comic Book anthology. For the publishers Egmont and DC Comics, he created an alternative cover for the Action Comics: Superman comic book, which is part of the wider project, Sztuka DC. Świat Superbohaterów  [Art of DC. The world of superheroes]. Kijuc is currently working on several top-secret comic book projects, as well as conquering the Brazilian comic book market. He also works as a painter and illustrator, and designs murals, installations and creates alternative realities.

The exhibition has been financed by
Media partners
  • Admission free.
  • Inauguration of the artistic installation

    • 17/09/2022 (Saturday)
  • The exhibition lasts until

    • 17/10/2022