Someone from the local tourist information office told me that I should visit Park Cytadela while I was in Poznan, so when I saw a sign for it on my way back from Cathedral Island, I decided to continue walking and take a look at it. When I arrived, I wasn’t sure where to go, and someone started asking me something in Polish. I had to explain that I don’t understand Polish, so he started speaking in English. As it turns out, we were looking for the same thing, the ampitheatre, so I joined him and his partner in the hunt for it. That’s when he told us about something just as good or even better than that in the park – some sculptures. I was intrigued, and hoped we’d find them. We did, and here they are for this week’s Foto Friday.
It’s quite astonishing when you first see these figures from a distance. There are 112 of these two-metre tall, metal sculptures in all. They are the creation of Magdalena Abakanowicz, an artist and sculptor from Poland. They are known as The Unrecognized Ones (Nierozpoznani); a crowd of people wandering in different directions. Apparently, they represent confusion and anonymity. She has since created something similar on a larger scale in Chicago.
This is where Park Cytadela is located if you are interested in seeing it:
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Have you seen this or any of Magdalena Abakanowicz’s other work?