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NOW IT’S A TIME OF QUESTIONING…

NOW IT’S A TIME OF QUESTIONING…

Over 40 artists from around the world. There were sound works, installations, interventions in public space, screenings, exhibitions, presentations and discussions, as well as a versatile open platform for young artists. All this and more could be seen during the 7th edition of CONTEXTS International Festival of Ephemeral Art taking place in Sokołowsko from 21 to 25 July 2017.

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ART & SCIENCE: PLACE FOR ART

While in the 1990 and early aughts the internet was treated as a virtual space, separate from real world, nowadays it pervades the existence in every way. Artists no longer treat is a new medium but as a mass medium. The real world and virtual space are becoming more and more unified, insipring artists to explore the possibilities it creates. Where is the space for art in the digital era?

ART IS NOT AN ACCIDENTAL OCCUPATION

The Hestia Artistic Journey is a competition for art students. Contestants compete for a month-long trip and art residency in the world’s top modern art centres – New York and Valencia. The prestige of the competition also…

THE SURVIVAL ART REVIEW

The SURVIVAL Art Review – one of the largest reviews of art in public space in Poland – was held in Wrocław for the 15th time. Few weeks ago we have a pleasure to speak with the exhibition’s curator, Anna Stec.

RETOUCH: ART SCENE IN POZNAN

The Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor published by the European Commission and dealing with issues such as cultural infrastructure, social development, economic growth or employment opportunities, has ranked Poznań…

D-FILE #5: WIKTORIA NOWAK – ŁAD

The ŁAD (Order) Cooperative is a Polish counterpart of the Arts&Craft movement created in 1926 by the professors of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. The name also doubled as a manifesto – the creators’ intention was to create…

COLLECTIVELY, INDIVIDUALLY, INTERNATIONALLY…

Agnieszka Jankowska-Marzec talks to Michalina Bigaj, Adrian Kolerski, Michał Sroka and Bartłomiej Węgrzyn about creating “Forms of Everydayness” – a Polish-Hungarian contemporary art…

PORTFOLIO: PAWEŁ BAŚNIK

Paweł Baśnik – graduated from the Department of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw. In his works, he focuses on the motif of vanitas, less so in the depicted topic and the visual side of the work, but more in the texture of the paint…

RYSZARD WINIARSKI: INFINITE CREATIVE POSSIBILITIES

The exhibition of Ryszard Winiarski’s paintings the Collateral Event of the Venice Biennale at the Palazzo Bollani, takes center stage overpowering the Polish pavilion when it comes to the scale…

ART & SCIENCE: ART MANIFESTOS

One cannot discuss avant garde art without mentioning art manifestos; and indeed the beginning of the 20th century was marked with the publishing of art statements to such an extent that it seemed indispensable to present…

FOTOFESTIVAL: ŁÓDŹ 2017

David Lynch once said, ‘I just like going into strange worlds’, which might be a suitable comment after seeing this year Fotofestival in Łódź. With the subheading ‘Can you imagine?’, the sixteenth edition invited us to experience photo stories…

APRÈS UN RÊVE – ON ART BASEL 2017

Some of the greatest transactions and most lucrative deals in years were supposedly made during the latest edition of Art Basel, the networking event that provides its visitors with the opportunity to view extraordinary works of art…

STUDIO VISIT: MARCIN DUDEK

Marcin Dudek works in a large building in Brussels where we visited him during Art Brussels fair. In the field of visual art he examines the universal problem of functioning as an individual amongst a crowd.

PORTFOLIO: MARTA ANTONIAK

Marta Antoniak (b. 1986) is a graduate of the Faculty of Painting of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. In 2011 she received her MA degree at the studio of Professor Andrzej Bednarczyk. At present, she is a PhD candidate at the Academy.

AUGMENTING THE WORLD WITH MASAKI FUJIHATA

The exhibition ‘Augmenting the World’, presents works by Masaki Fujihata, is a part of the “Art+Science Meeting”. Interview with the exhibition’s curator, Professor Ryszard W. Kluszczyński.

ART&SCIENCE: PRIMA MATERIA

Nowadays, having the digital along with physical, artists create works that play with our perception and senses. Moving back and forth from virtual to real, it’s time to rethink the meaning of “matter” all over again.

CAN WE EMBRACE THE NEW SYSTEMS? THE 17TH MEDIA ART BIENNALE WRO

The leitmotif and title of the 17th Media Art Biennale WRO is Draft Systems. It is a timely and highly relevant choice, as there is an inescapable feeling of being at a junction of history.

URBAN INSTRUMENT BY JAN PFEIFER

‘Since I remember I was playing some instrument and I have been showing interest in music’ – I asked Jan Pfeifer about his project ‘Urban Instrument’ thanks to which he won the first prize in the ‘MakeMe! 2016’ competition.

SOUNDLAB: LYNX IN HEADPHONES #7

June edition of SoundLab section!
Have you ever wonder how sound affects your perception of a certain place, your visual imagination, or even your memories? Jacek Doroszenko and Ewa Doroszenko created an audio-visual project…

VOLATILE BORDERS, HYBRID BODIES

Mia Dudek and Alix Marie problematising corporeality at Roman Road Gallery:
Are we losing touch with ourselves the more we engage with technology and immerse ourselves in the urban environment around us?

BRAND NEW EVIDENCE

In Recognition – the new exhibition at Platan Gallery in Budapest for works by Polish photographer Szymon Roginski and Hungarian photographer Milan Racmolnar, popular sci-fi clichés are the beginning of a dark mockumentary.

OUR SUBJECTIVE GUIDE TO POLISH ARTISTS IN VENICE

We have prepared a lot of information and coverage directly from the Venice Biennale for these who will visit this art celebration and also for those who will not be able to attend it.

REPORT ON ART BRUSSELS 2017

Arts Insiders Give Us Their Reports on Art Brussels, one of Europe’s original and most established fairs that celebrates its 35th edition – Kuba Woynarowski, Paulina Gryglewicz, Justyna Kowalska, Harlan Levey, Wilfied Huet, Rasmus Hungnes.

A LIFE IN A WEEKEND – MAKING THE LYNX COVER

The north-east port town of Szczecin, Poland was witness to a very unique spectacle during the first weekend of March. Contemporary Lynx invited street artist Slawek ZBIOK Czajkowski…

MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2017 – TRACING POLISH DESIGNERS VIA INSTAGRAM AND FACEBOOK

Along with spring, Milan Design Week comes back. If you can’t make it to Italian capital of design for one of the most prestigious events in the world of modern design, here is a quick overview of Polish…

BIENNALE DE LA BICHE: A BREATH, OUT OF THE CONTEMPORARY ART SCENE

Biennale de La Biche is the smallest contemporary art biennale in the world and is taking place on a remote, uninhabited island in the Caribbean Sea bound to disappear due to the rising…

LOOK AT THE SUN, DON’T LOOK AT THE SUN

In her artistic practice, Kama Sokolnicka often relates to physical and natural phenomena. As the daughter of gardeners, she grew up observing and learning the rules and mechanisms of nature. As an artist, she transferred those observations…

SIX RECENT MUST-HAVE PHOTOBOOKS

For anyone in search of photobooks marrying quality photography with unusual format and approach, look no further than these six examples. Our selection highlights experiments with the form, content and approach, showing different…

MEET FIVE FEMALE ARTISTS WHO CREATE WORK IN PUBLIC SPACE

Let’s celebrate International Woman’s Day – we would like to introduce you to five female artists who create work in a public space. These female artists, who despite their different ways of experiencing…

PIOTR KRZYMOWSKI: NEWS FROM THE PAST

Piotr Krzymowski is an up-and-coming Polish artist and graduate of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. He works in film, video, performance and collage, often with found materials. I meet Krzymowski at l’étrangère…

ALL THAT IS MELTED…

In an interview with Tytus Szabelski, we discuss the role of an artist, the relevance of distinction between a copy and an original, the means of expression, and the twists and turns which led him to the creation of “All that is melted…”.

CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY WITH POLISH DESIGN

We selected some of the finest designs to inspire you to have a great celebration of love!
Oskar Zięta, Tomek Rygalik, Hayka, Marek Cecuła, Ćmielów Porcelain.

PAWEŁ JANICKI: BEYOND THE DIGITAL

Polish artist Paweł Janicki – recognised internationally for his independent media art – presented a huge-scale project at the Platan Gallery in Budapest. The “Tessell” installation calls visitors to engage in multilevel interactions…

D-FILE#4 – 2 in 1: PAWEŁ GROBELNY AND HIS FUNCTIONAL GAMES

They say that behind every successful man stands a strong woman. When it comes to good design, behind its success stands usually more than one person or one situation.

WOJCIECH PUŚ: FILMMAKING, POLITICS & SEX

“Theater is a machine where there’s no time for complaining; you need to solve problems, find solutions, and do that while acting in various capacities. I’ve worked on numerous projects…”

… PAINTING HAS BECOME A LUXURIOUS MEDIUM FOR THE ARTIST

Interview: Anna Katarzyna Domejko discusses her most recent series of paintings, the refugee crisis, and the Birmingham art scene with Roma Piotrowska.

LOCAL INITIATIVES ON AN INTERNATIONAL STAGE

As 2016, a year so full of unforgettable moments and pleasant surprises comes to an end, we decided to ask Michał Bieniek, the curator of the European Capital of Culture Visual Arts Programme…

WHAT TO READ THIS WEEK: 9-15 JAN

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Look at the ‘What to read this week: 9-15 JAN’ – a weekly list of articles worth reading found online by us.

WHAT TO READ THIS WEEK: 2-8 JAN

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TOP 10 ARTICLES OF 2016

Happy New Year Contemporary Lynx Readers! What were your favorite articles of 2016? Find out.
Artist-in-residence: top tips from Nathalie Anglès; From the intimate to the spectacular…

HIGHLANDER IN THE LENS

Zakopane is considered one of the most popular tourist destinations in Poland alongside Warsaw, Krakow and Trójmiasto. Why has the small town situated at the foot of the Tatra Mountains gained such prominence as a cultural…

ART COMPETITION: TOP TIPS

How to prepare a good application? What should artists pay attention to? How to organise the art competition? RRead our interview and following tips from Karolina Jaklewicz and Magda Bobko — founder of the “Fresh Blood” competition.

MEET 4 EMERGING ARTISTS – THE ALUMNI OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL ART SCHOOL

Located in the heart of London, the Royal College of Art (RCA) is the most influential, wholly postgraduate university of art and design in the world. It’s the dream of art students…

5 IDEAS FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS

If you are looking for unusual Christmas gifts, we are happy to help with our gift guide for Polish design lovers. FIDU Christmas Trees by Oskar Zięta, Användbar – A Terra Cotta Sprouter to Grow Microgreens, IKEA collection…

ŁÓDŹ DESIGN FESTIVAL IN OUR LENS

This year Lodz Design Festival, the biggest festival of its kind in Poland, celebrated its 10th anniversary. The theme of this edition was „Identity”. The curators were trying to show how designers, users and…

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