Last Chance to Visit Danuta Karsten’s Spectacular Installation Inside Warsaw’s Historic Gasholders

Danuta Karsten installation at Wolskie Rotundy, Warsaw, Poland
Danuta Karsten installation at Wolskie Rotundy, Warsaw, Poland © Art of Escapism

This may be the last chance to see the most recent installation by artist Danuta Karsten and a very unique opportunity to get a glimpse of the otherwise inaccessible, spectacular Wolskie Rotundy gasholders buildings in Warsaw. 

Karsten is a Polish-born contemporary installation artist working in Germany. This exhibition entitled ‘Constant in volatility’ is an awe-inspiring 52 m structure made of plastic strips filled with air. Rising from the ground the strips reach the ceiling and suspended from there, fall back down to the ground again. The strips appear solid, piercing through the vast, empty space of the gasholders, yet their fragile nature is revealed as they move with each blow of the wind. 

Wolskie Rotundy are historic, 19th century gasholders built as part of the Warsaw gasworks. Since 1888 they served to protect the gas containers stored inside, but have fallen into disuse in the 70s when the city switched to using ground gas. Now, in the hands of a private investor, the site has seen major refurbishment works and is earmarked to become a Centre of Technology, concert hall and residential space, as part of the area’s much needed regeneration.

If you happen to be in Warsaw, this is a must see gem for any keen urban explorer. Scroll down to get further details.

Exterior of Wolskie Rotundy gasholders building, Warsaw, Poland

Danuta Karsten installation at Wolskie Rotundy, Warsaw, Poland

Exterior of Wolskie Rotundy gasholders building, Warsaw, Poland

Further Details

‘Stałość w ulotności’ (Constant in volatility) by Danuta Karsten

The exhibition closes on the 15th October 2020 with a possibility of extension. Open everyday 10:00 – 17:30. Tickets available on site – price 6 PLN. Official Wolskie Rounty website.

Address: Wolskie Rotundy, ul. Prądzyńskiego 14a, 01-222 Warsaw, Poland

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