With its ostentatious Stalinist silhouette and shady Soviet history, the Palace of Culture and Science (Pkin) has been the centre of attention in Warsaw since it was completed in 1955. Originally built as a cultural centre with sporting facilities, museums, cinemas and theatre, from the 1990s it housed the offices of major brands like Coca-Cola. Warsaw-based photographer Jacek Fota wanted to go behind its facade and uncover some truth about the famous landmark. Pkin is a dissection of a building that goes beyond the public spaces to its main arteries and the people who control them.
Pkin is available in Polish and English from the artist’s bookstore.