演示这一立场的一个艺术品在九月在年底亮相国家博物馆在华沙。金博宝188在博物馆的庭院最新的佣金是由波兰艺术家教宗若望保禄二世的雕塑耶日·卡利纳。纪念片，标题为“中毒嘛” (2020) (on display through November 8th, 2020), portrays the pontiff as a supernatural titan holding a meteorite as if attempting to throw it into a red pond surrounding him. It evokes a feeling of déjà vu, and rightly so. Kalina’s sculpture is a riposte to Maurizio Cattelan’s famous piece showing the same pope crushed by a meteorite,“香格里拉诺娜霍拉”(1999). When first displayed in Poland at the Zachęta National Gallery of Art in 2000, “La Nona Hora” caused public outrage because of its seemingly blasphemous nature. The installation was damaged and the gallery’s then director, Anda Rottenberg, was forced to resign.
When I found out about the new commission, I was disappointed but not surprised. The idealized image of John Paul II as shown in Kalina’s installation corresponds with the collective consciousness of this country’s fundamental catholic traditions. The pope constituted a symbol of hope and resistance to foreign oppressors in the pre-1989 communist regime and his appointment as the head of the church was considered to be a strong catalyst for change. The sentiment around him remains, even though his pontificate was highly criticized — predominantly for silencing the child sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church.
Poland is at the very bottom of the list of modern democratic countries in terms of state support for LGBTQ communities. There is an absolute lack of protections for health services, against hate crimes and hate speech, and additionally, the community has become a scapegoat for the current right-wing ruling party, Law and Justice. Within the last few years, we have witnessed the introduction of围绕波兰反LGBTQ区，警察的暴行，以及一般反LGBTQ +说辞。这里的气氛是经过今年夏天的“波兰石墙”事件，这下子玛戈逮捕，女权主义和酷儿集体中的一员之后特别紧张“停止Bzdurom”（“停止胡说”）。
The situation at the National Museum in Warsaw is not a singular event or an oversight. It is a sign of gradual governmental control and creeping authoritarianism in the art ecology. “Poisoned Well” is representative of a dangerous direction in Polish arts and culture: that of using contemporary art as bait to encourage hostility toward minority groups. This needs to stop.