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Poland: Shouldering History

With creativity and muscle power, a German artist has approached the difficult subject of Polish history. The result is quite literally moving.

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Polish history is not an easy matter. Christian Jankowski, a German conceptual artist with Polish roots, demonstrates that. For his latest project, he had members of the Polish national weight-lifting team lifting national monuments in Warsaw. When it came to some politicians, even the strongest musclemen were unsuccessful.