In Poland, a historic building was pasted over with wallpaper

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Australian artist Ian Strange used 600 square meters of wallpaper to create a new installation

An unusual installation appeared in the Zalenze district of Katowice: a historic residential building completely covered with golden wallpaper. This piece of art is a continuation of a series of works by Australian artist Ian Strange exploring the theme of the home. Titled Złoty, which means “golden” in Polish, the artwork is directly related to the history of the area and its decline after the collapse of the local mining industry. .jpg” />Historic building wallpapered in PolandHistoric building wallpapered in PolandHistorical building wallpapered in Poland

The installation was commissioned by the Katowice Institute of Culture in collaboration with curator Michal Kubieniec and the local history museum. Over the course of three weeks, the artist and a team of volunteers covered the facades of the building with vibrant floral wallpaper, which can be found in many homes in Poland. >Historic building wallpapered in PolandHistorical building wallpapered in Poland

Ian Strange seems to turn the house inside out and exposes it to the “blows” of the elements. Gradual degradation is an integral part of the aim of the work: just as Zalenje itself fell into disrepair after the last mine was closed in 2004, so the installation will lose its luster over time.

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