Artistic events and life around Foksal Gallery
Foksal Gallery was established in 1966 in the Zamoyski Palace on Foksal Street in Warsaw where it is still based. Since its very beginning and until 1989 it worked under the auspices of Visual Arts Studio, one of the most conservative and powerful artistic institutions during the time of Communism in Poland which was responsible for most of commissions such as for national monuments and occasional decorations. The gallery was founded by critics: Wiesław Borowski, Anka Ptaszkowska, Mariusz Tchorek and artists: Henryk Stażewski, Zbigniew Gostomski, and Edward Krasiński. Tadeusz Kantor joined a year later.