Artur Zmijewski is one of the most controversial contemporary Polish artists. His work - art installations, films, video works are not simply works of art, but political acts that have a very strong social and political dimension. In the interview the political and social aspects of Zmijewski's work and contemporary art in general are explored. Zmijewski talks about omnipresence of ideology, about the critique of late capitalism and about the need to become immersed in contemporary social reality. The artist is not engaged in the problems of representations, but rather he considers the direct impact of the medium on the social and political reality.