Millenium School #30
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Krzysztof Zieliński

Millenium School #30

2007 / cibachrome, dibond / 105 x 70 cm / no. 0096    Wróć

The series Millennium School consists of 44 photographs taken at a primary school 3 in the artist’s home town of Wąbrzeźno. The school was built in 1962 as one of the 1,400 schools erected in Poland as part of a government plan of “1,000 schools for the 1,000th anniversary of the Polish state.” At the time, the buildings were of modern quality, with large gyms, comfortable classrooms, and state-of-the-art equipment. Today, they have lost their appeal, become rather drab, and the poor quality of the materials used in their construction is beginning to show. Almost nothing has changed over the last 20 years. Only the classrooms have been painted in bright colours – such as the deep green in the photograph – as if to cover up the passing of time and hide the modest equipment.

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