Forms in Space. Outdoor Sculpture of Poznań in the 1960s and the 1970s.
In Poznań, there are a few dozens of sculptures created in the post-war period. These are both abstract forms and figural sculptures, depicting athletes and animals, or objects that refer to the subject of motherhood and family, which was particularly popular during the communist era. Unfortunately, for many residents of Poznań such objects are anonymous traces of artistic activities from the previous era. Although they were created specifically as art for public space and inscribed in the fabric of parks and housing estates created in the 1960s and 1970s, they fell into ruin after several decades. The surrounding area was overgrown with vegetation, new investments appeared in the background, which were not planned at the stage of designing new city districts. Sculptures made of metal have often become the loot of thieves. Those made of the cheapest concrete started to crumble years later. The ones that remained they have become invisible or are considered to be visually disturbing by some residents.