Magdalena Abakanowicz earned fame with the so-called abakans, as well as figurative space compositions, made primarily of fabric, but also of wood, stone and bronze. Abakanowicz introduced weaving techniques into the modern art gallery. Characteristic of her are series of sculptures – individual figures and crowds.
"Barge-haulers": Paweł Althamer alludes to the well-known painting "Barge-Haulers on the Volga" by Ilya Repin to metaphorically present Museum’s own current situation—a constant struggle to build its own building. The sculpture, made using the artist’s own special technique, contains the figures of the first eleven members of the Museum team.
Jonathan Horowitz's "Untitled (Arbeit Macht Frei)" is a replica of the notorious sign from the Auschwitz concentration camp—“work makes you free”—a saying whose grotesque irony has come to symbolise the horror of the Holocaust.
Ruth Ewan, who finds her inspiration in long-forgotten or marginalised themes from political and social history in her work Her work “We Could Have Been Everything That We Wanted To Be” proposes a clock that shows decimal time, dividing the day into 10 parts instead of 24.
Ryan Gander's work "Really Shiny Things That Don’t Mean Anything" is a metal sphere covered with a thousand shiny, metal items.
Rafał Bujnowski - Painter, graphic designer, videographer, installation artist and creator of happenings that play with everyday objects and themes. Member of the Grupa Ładnie and famous for his life-size paintings.
Mr. Rubber - the sculpture created by Paweł Althamer together with children from Social Animation Group. A fantastic example of public art work: it stood in Warsaw in the area of bad reputation, first stirring controversy, but quickly becoming a boast for local residents.