Art from Garbage
September 30, 2013
Works of art produced from recycled garbage are on show at Warsaw’s Królikarnia Palace in an exhibition called Najlepsze Przetwory, which roughly translates as The Art of Recycling at its Best.
The exhibition is part of a project that was launched seven years ago, encouraging young artists to process waste suitable for recycling —such as plastic bottles, glass, textiles, fabrics, tires, and electronic waste—into art.
Every December the Soho Factory in Warsaw, a post-industrial facility at 25 Mińska St., is transformed into a huge art studio for a few days. Young artists work in front of an audience, giving a new lease of life to old objects. For example, they have been known to create a sofa from balloons, build a car from a bath tub, and transform an old bicycle saddle into a bar stool. The pieces aim to be creative and environmentally-friendly. The end result is not always a usable object or one fit for industrial production. What matters is the idea of reshaping objects and giving them a new form and function.
The Królikarnia exhibition features a selection of outstanding pieces created as part of the project over the past three years.
The exhibition runs until Oct. 24. Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Xawery Dunikowski Museum of Sculpture at Królikarnia Palace, a branch of the National Museum in Warsaw; 113a Puławska St.