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Embrace socialism’s iconic interiors with this Polish zine

Embrace socialism's iconic interiors with this Polish zine
Image: Paulina Korobkiewicz

27 September 2018

Lined with books and trimmed with lace doilies, there are few inanimate objects that embody the spirit of Soviet-inspired decor as the trusty wall unit.

Polish photographer Paulina Korobkiewicz agrees. Her new zine, WALL UNIT / MEBLOŚCIANKA explores interior design and its socio-historical roots, using photos to investigate how socialism influenced contemporary taste and aesthetics.

With images taken across Poland and Lithuania, the zine delves into how private spaces testify of the collective history of the nation.

The zine’s first preview will take place at Galerie Ernst Hilger at the Vienna Contemporary Art Fair between 27 — 30 September 2018.