Contemporary Lynx is an arts organisation and print magazine launched in January 2013 by art historians Dobromiła Błaszczyk and Sylwia Krasoń. Contemporary Lynx was created to encourage an appreciation and understanding of Polish contemporary art by a wide audience. Our goal is to raise awareness of Polish artists’ contribution to the international art scene. In our art magazine and on the website we publish first-hand information about exciting and prestigious art events from around the world. Contemporary Lynx is a springboard for further activities happening beyond the Internet – curatorial projects, art exhibitions, international cultural exchange, research and cross-media art events.
Contemporary Lynx Limited is registered as a Company Limited by Guarantee
no. 8858901 in England and Wales.
BEYOND THE MAGAZINE
Contemporary Lynx is a springboard for further activities happening beyond the Internet:
Debates, art events and art fairs – our publishing activity is complimented by a rich programme of art events organised by our team or in collaboration with partners, happening in various locations throughout the year.
At our debates, we bring together thought-leaders and culture champions to discuss current issues in the fields of collecting art, new waves in photography, publishing indie magazines, culture sponsorship and the art market. We organised the debates in collaboration with the Polish Embassy in London, Warsaw Gallery Weekend, Fitzrovia Gallery in London, Polish Culture Institute in London, Kunstquartier Bethanien in Berlin, Warsaw Art Book Fair.
We also organise creative artistic events to celebrate the publication of new issues of the print magazines along with our readers and friends. We invite visual artists, designers, photographers and DJs. The events included: the magazine launch at Calvert 22 Foundation in London, the artistic performance of hand-painted magazine’s covers at the TRAFO in Szczecin, live drawing at the Salon Zimowy in Warsaw, set of art events during Hackney WickED Festival in London.
Art fairs – Contemporary Lynx team regularly participates in the most prestigious art fairs around the world. The print magazine has been presented at the press stands at the following fairs: Art Basel in Basel, Art Basel Miami Beach and Hong Kong, Frieze London, Art Brussels, Artissima Art Fair in Turin, LISTE Basel, and Artmarket Budapest.
Contemporary Lynx links with prestigious art and culture festivals, significant exhibitions and exceptional events worldwide. We were the media partner with many festivals i.e. Photomonth in Kraków, Photofestival in Łódź, Hackney WickED Festival, Łódź Design Festival, Land Art Festival and many more.
Why did we call ourselves Contemporary Lynx?
A lynx ( /ˈlɪŋks/;plural lynx or lynxes) is a medium-sized wildcat considered an elusive and mysterious creature with exceptional eyesight. The name “lynx” originated in Middle English via Latin, meaning “light, brightness”. At Contemporary Lynx, we draw on this archaic and lesser-known concept and channel it into the innovative and inquisitive mission of our organisation. Contemporary Lynx means to be:
- constantly on the lookout for new and emerging artists
- to have a sharp eye for talent
- to hunt for news on the Polish conceptual art scene with precision and keen eye for detail
- to shed light on the best Polish contemporary art taking place abroad
- to be the first to share information on this exciting and vibrant art scene
PLEASE JOIN THE CONVERSATION WITH CONTEMPORARY LYNX ON:
Twitter > @Lynx_art
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