Witacze. Polish cities /2007 - 2014/ / Launch Project

For several years now the artists have been taking pictures of witacze while travelling around Poland, with the consequence of an archivist create the catalogue of their passing beauty. The constructions set up at entrances to cities and towns, they serve to greet entering visitors, encourage them to visit the city. They often take the form of abstract sculptures and installations. Many of them are decaying; old, forgotten long ago ceased to fulfll their function of the ornate city gate. Abstract composi tions give way to “information” boards.

karska went witacze