Mirosław Filonik’s Fish is a sculpture constructed of two spatial forms. One, more traditional, is made of wood obtained from an old boat hull, shaped like a fish and shrouded in darkness. The second is a more contemporary form, created from a fluorescent lamp and the light it emits, a shape resembling a harpoon piercing a fish. The artist constructs a dramatic tension between tradition and modernity, as well as a more general metaphor for the struggle waged by the powers of darkness and light. At the time of its creation, at the end of PRL-era, the work was interpreted as an expression of hope in the fight against the collapsing political system. The piece also has an existential dimension: the fish and the harpoon bring to mind hunting, which in primitive cultures was the primary means of sustenance.