June 9, 2018

Architecture of the VII day

Between 1945 and 1989, despite the Communist state’s hostility towards religion, over 3,000 churches were built in Poland: the Architecture of the VII Day. Built by parishioners of scavenged and pirated materials, the churches were equally an expression of faith as they were a form of a protest against the government. Their fantastic designs were ruptures in the rigid urbanism of the centralized state. Neither legal nor prohibited, building churches engaged the most talented architects and craftsmen, who in turn enabled parish communities to build their own spaces of worship. Eventually, these communal projects became crucial sites in the democratization of Poland. The publication Architecture of the VII day discovers the history of these churches through photography, maps, archival research, and interviews of the builders. Looking to the future, the book documents strategies for grassroots, community-organized construction.

Project authors: Kuba Snopek, Izabela Cichońska, Karolina Popera

Kuba Snopek (born 1985) – urban planner and researcher. Kuba graduated in urban planning from Wrocław University of Technology and Strelka Institute in Moscow. He has worked on architectural, urban planning and research projects in Poland, Russia and Denmark. He taught and curated educational programs at the Strelka Institute in Moscow, Russia, and taught at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. His book “Belyayevo Forever,” on the preservation of intangible heritage, was published in English, Polish and Russian.

May 29, 2018

Eisenbahnstraße 10, 10997 Berlin [

gone] Project: POLAND by Anastasia Fugger and Carolina Pimenta

June 7th - June 17th, 2018

OPENING RECEPTION June 7th 6pm - 9pm

Gallery hours: June 8th - June 16th 1pm - 7pm and by appointment

Closing reception June 17th 12 - 5pm f

or further information info please email: gone@goneproject.com

February 6, 2017

Thank you to everyone who came and helped make the opening of [gone] POLAND in London, such a great success!

January 17, 2017

We are pleased to announce the opening of [gone] Project: POLAND in London at Lamb arts Gallery! 

Opening January 30th , 6pm to 9pm

Lamb arts Gallery
10 White Horse Street, Mayfair
London W1J 7LJ 

The exhibition will be running 
30th January - 13th February 2017
Monday to Friday 12am–8pm
Saturday & Sunday 11-6pm

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September 28, 2016

For their second series of work Anastasia Fugger and Carolina Pimenta present [gone] POLAND. Whilst their first series was mainly focused on the nature of borders and cultures in Mexico, Fugger and Pimenta’s second series studies the entanglement between religion and state in architectural and social practices in post-war Poland.


“When in Trouble, Pray to God”, is a sound and photographic installation, which consists of a visual study of 20 churches. The two artists noticed a strong link between the tumultuous historic past of the country and its architecture, they were particularly taken by the impact of 40 years of Soviet domination on the structures of modernist churches in the urban and rural parts of the country.


The duo’s collage piece BLOKI, is a moment of reflection and observation on the development of Polish public housing structures. This piece represents with irony the uniform and colourful designs, which were built during the Communist era in order to provide large quantities of affordable housing, seeking to create a "collectivistic nature" in people, while finding new symbolic expressions of Modernism. This digitally collaged work reflects the complex history of the country and the political unease to this day present in its society.


The rest of the photographic work is always paired and juxtaposes the different perspectives of the artist duo. The tones and colours used by the artists are reminiscent of those they found throughout their journey in Polish cities and peripheries. Sized, framed and selected with the utmost attention to detail, the photographic series presented by Fugger and Pimenta is a celebration of their experience of a country still coming to terms with its identity, many times disrupted by changing borders and wartime.


Tackling subjects such as society, politics and spirituality through photography and new experimental mediums, Fugger and Pimenta elevate themselves to accomplished artists that pushed their practice into a visual exploration that intends to promote discussion or mere reflection on Poland’s cultural characteristics in a multitude of contexts.


- Giulia Campaner Mendes


March 24, 2016


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October 5, 2015

Come by tomorrow 10am - 7pm for some Mezcal Tasting & beautiful Handcrafted Mexican products available for sale by Tea and Tequila


Then at 7pm we are hosting a Q & A sponsored by @martinmillersgin 💃

91-93 Great Portland Street 
London W1W 7NX 

The exhibition will be running 
30 September - 8 October 2015
Monday to Friday 10am–8pm
(closed on the weekend)







October 4, 2015


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