Piktogram is the go-to magazine that has framed a thriving contemporary art scene in Poland. Since its inception in 2005, it has become an international reference point thanks to the leadership of Michal Wolinski who highlights worthy but lesser-known aspects of Polish art. And in doing so frees local art from the constraints of the market and a staid gallery circuit.
Now putting a gallery where his mouth is, Wolinski’s magazine has jumped off the page and into life as a bona fide art center in Soho Factory. Alongside its alter ego the Bureau of Loose Associations, Piktogram has put the post-industrial space to use with exhibitions, performances, screenings, workshops, even brainstorming sessions. All that cutting-edge art awaits, as well as the less cerebral joys of a simple coffee in the garden.