Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Zamek Ujazdowski is a centre for contemporary art located in the historical building of Ujazdowki Castle. When you see the building from outside you might not expect that an old castle could be home to an excellent art gallery, but when you enter it and see the plain interiors which are result of the reconstruction after it burned down completely during WW2 you will understand that it’s actually a perfect setting for displaying art.
There are always several concurrent temporary exhibitions in the castle, plus there’s one room dedicated to the history of the building. What I like about the exhibitions here is that they most often present work of artists either from Poland or the region i.e. Central/Eastern Europe. Their focus is usually on current social issues and it helps me get a different perspective on the surrounding world. The exhibitions always include a mix of more “traditional” crafts as well as photography and visual arts so it’s not possible to get bored here.
Fans of visual arts should not forget about Kino.Lab, a cosy cinema and an integral part of the centre, which specialises in artistic and avant-garde films from Polish and European film makers.