Research and editing: Agnieszka Dębska
Graphic design: Danuta Błahut-Biegańska
Warsaw 2006, First Edition
Publishers: KARTA Centre, City of Warsaw Museum of History
Hardcover, 248 pages
Book size: 225×245 mm
Z serii: Poza seriami
A Carnival under sentence
Thanks to an understanding between the strikers and the authorities – in the midst of “social realism” in Poland – the nation experienced a brief experience of freedom during the period from September 1980 to December 1981. It was a period when “Solidarność” union appeared and changed Polish history. We present it in an album A Carnival under sentence. Zobacz więcej
“Carnival time” – a description of the euphoria of that period, seen from the perspective of martial law. In comparison to the realities of life after 13th December 1981, that period seemes like a holiday of freedom, a time to voice out loud all manner of truths.
However, can one really use the word ‘Carnival’ to describe a time when every moment of joy, every ray of hope turned out to be just an illusion…?