[Translate to English:] Die Gruppe
The group "Tłum" ("The Crowd"), consisting of 26 figures, was created by Abakanowicz between 1986 and 1994. It shows the motif of the repetitive human figure as an anonymous mass of headless figures deprived of their identity. Without a concrete reference to a specific time, they can stand, in a generalized manner, for a non-violent mass protest or for the creeping decomposition of a humanity condemned to powerlessness. A revealing commentary on "The Crowd" is provided by the second work entitled "Klatka" ("Cage"), in which a headless figure is trapped.