Soldier Statue Swing by Kamila Szejnoch

When life gives you lemons, make a lemonade. When communism gave Poland a statue, artist Kamila Szejnoch made ... a swing out of it!

Here's her art installation, a swing at the monumental bronze "Berling Army Soldier" statue in Warsaw, Poland:

She suggests a change in the function of the monuments, attempting to build a bridge between the present and the past, adding a contemporary layer distinct from their original style and function. She asks, what a particular memorial actually refers to and what kind of history it conceals.

Kamila won the Szpilman Award 2008 for her work (the award celebrates "ephemeral art" that exists only for a short period of time) - via Invisible Red

Check out the rest of the Szpilman Award winners here: Link (includes such gems as Kate Mitchell's life imitating a cartoon by sawing a hole on the floor)

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