The ‘Passage’ is a fantastic street art installation on the corner of a busy road junction just outside of the old main square area. It comprises a total of fourteen life-sized statues which literally sink into the pavement on one side of the road, while on the other side of the road the status rise on up out of the pavement.
The work is by Polish artist Jerzy Kalina and was installed in 2005 to mark the 24th anniversary of the imposition of martial law in the country. The figures disappearing into the pavement represent those members of the public who “disappeared” at this time, while the rising figures reflect the rise of the ordinary citizen two years later and the withdrawal of martial law. Personally I found the work incredible and was very much moved by it. The only issue I had was trying to gain a half decent image, given the busy nature of the junction and the hindering position of the sun. So if in Wroclaw, make sure you take in this remarkable art memorial. Information Source: My Modern Net