Cracow: ironic commentary on mass tourism


Text and photo ℅ Polin Travel-Guide

The sculpture of AUSCHWITZWIELICZKA by Mirosław Bałka. The sculpture made of concrete is 17m long, 2.5m high, 2.5m wide and it weighs 17 tons. Its an ironic commentary on the mass tourism in Cracow offering two UNESCO heritage sites to be visited in one day in great rush and without any reflection or understanding of neither of them. AUSCHWITZWIELICZKA describes the phenomena of our pursuit to see sites rather then experience and explore them and their compexities. The sculpture in located in public space in Cracow on the way from Square of he Heroes of the Ghetto to the Schindler’s Factory.

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