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ANTI–STATIC: AN EXHIBITION BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERMEDIA, UNIVERSITY OF ARTS IN POZNAN

ANTI–STATIC: AN EXHIBITION BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERMEDIA, UNIVERSITY OF ARTS IN POZNAN

Intermedia, as the title of the ANTI-STATIC exhibition suggests, is the opposite of immobility, stagnation, lack of vitality. These works are full of alternate relations and energy clashes that result from a constant search for new expressions, so they are to a large extent the opposite of traditional academic art.

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THE PHENOMENA OF ENCOURAGEMENT. IN CONVERSATION WITH PAWEŁ ALTHAMER.

“When Althamer arrives at the workshop everyone stops what they are doing and comes to greet him. He tells me that he is like a nuclear power station, generating energy with the help of others (…)”

WE, THE ARTISTS

The subjective guide to the 10th Berlin Biennale. ‘(…)The revolution is overrated, so let’s repeat the title of this year’s Berlin Biennale: “We don’t need another hero”, whoever he or she might be…’

INGRID AND THOMAS JOCHHEIM l COLLECTORS

Ingrid and Thomas Jochheim began to collect art shortly before they got married. In this video collectors show their Berlin apartment and talk about their relationships with art and artists.

PORTFOLIO: MARTA KRZEŚLAK

She uses ready-made objects made of plastic, garbage or everyday objects to create nature-like compositions, which resemble coral reefs, and fish and seaweeds floating on water. She reflects on the notion of nature…

PHOTO FESTIVALS – OPEN CALLS

Open call is a democratic way of inviting artists to take part in a photo festival. Here’s a short list of the best photography festivals where you can apply via an open call to boost – or kick off – your artistic career.

I WORK WHILE TRAVELLING: INTERVIEW WITH MARTA WĘGLIŃSKA

A universal thread demonstrating Węglińska’s coherent perspective on the nature of human existence subject to constant change runs through the exhibited pieces…

THE GUIDE TO THE UPCOMING FESTIVALS, PHOTO COMPETITIONS AND PORTFOLIO REVIEWS WORTH KNOWING AND APPLYING FOR NOW

September 2018 abounds in photography, competitions and festivals. We present a selection of the most exciting events.

ŁUKASZ PATELCZYK – ABOUT ROMANTIC GEOMETRY AND COSMIC ABSTRACTION

On the occasion of a new solo exhibition of Łukasz Patelczyk at the Platan Gallery in Budapest, we talk with the artist about his technique, inspirations and plans. In ’’The Signs in the Sky’’ he presents his works.

YOUNG GRADUATES FROM POLISH ARTS ACADEMIES TO WATCH — SEE OUR TOP FAVOURITES!

Every year, I look forward to the exhibitions featuring works of art by recent graduates. Here is our top four of the graduate art projects presented in Gdańsk.

THE PROBLEM OF THE INSTANT AESTHETICS

Conversation with Paweł Fabjański on contemporary commercial photography. Photography continues to undergo fast-paced changes; technology develops, new trends emerge, our perception of photographic image changes…

II IN FINLAND – WHERE LOCAL COMMUNITY MEETS INTERNATIONAL ART PROFESSIONALS

The Art Ii Biennial is organised in Ii – a rural area of northern Finland, since 2008. This year edition of the biennial entitled “The State of Matter” was structured around the theme and images of water.

ABSTRAKCE.PL: THE ABSTRACT IN POLISH PAINTING 1945 – 2017

The Abstrakce.PL exhibition prepared by the Museum of Art in Olomouc as part of its presentations of Central European art offers a panorama of Polish abstract art from 1945 to our time.

ROMAN FUCHS | COLLECTOR

‘Without a collector there is no gallery, there is no artist, there is no art scene.’ – In the video Roman Fuchs talks about his art collection and shows Villa Fuchs — a residency with a sculpture park, where he lives with his family and works of art.

PHOTOSTORY: 8 LAND ART FESTIVAL

The motto of this year’s edition of Land Art Festival was “Holy Day”. According to the organiser – “a holy day has got many positive aspects, it is a time of building common values of peace, joy, suspending anger and differences”.

LIVING AND BREATHING MOCAK

Would you like to know how does a day in a life of a director of a contemporary art museum look like? We talk with the director of the MOCAK in Krakow about her everyday life, encounters with artists, relationship with the team, and…

PORTFOLIO: WIKTOR DYNDO

Meet our Young Lynx Wiktor Dyndo, a painter who investigates issues of multiculturalism, international terrorism, religious conflicts and media manipulation. Dyndo cleverly translates his knowledge of current global affairs into visual language.

WOJCIECH FANGOR – NOTHING REMAINED THE SAME

On the 60th anniversary of the premiere of the artist’s ground-breaking installation named “The Study of Space” in Warsaw, you can see the iconic paintings by Wojciech Fangor in the capital again…

SUMMER DESTINATIONS – ART RESIDENCIES

You can’t imagine better places to work on art projects and relax at the same time! We recommend 5 best destinations for artists wishing to develop their practice – Barcelona, Shanghai, the Swiss Alps, Buenos Aires and Lisbon!

APP AND NEW MEDIA ART: HOW MOBILE APPS HAVE CAPTURED ARTISTS’ IMAGINATION

Following video, game, net, and other experimental new media art practices, artists have turned their attention to smartphones, to explore this new…

VIDEO STORY #2: STANISŁAW FIJAŁKOWSKI AND HIS TRANSCENDENT WORLDS

Stanisław Fijałkowski is one of the most renowned Polish painters of the 20th century. Distinct in Polish art, deeply rooted in spirituality, philosophy, literature and European symbolism…

IS POLISH FAMILY NUCLEAR?

Family Values. Polish Photography Now – exhibition. You don’t have to go to Warsaw or Kraków to learn more about Polish photography. You can now see some of it in London, thanks to the Polish season at Calvert 22, involving an exhibition…

VIDEO STORY #1: TADEUSZ BRZOZOWSKI

Over the last few months, we have been writing mostly about young artists, international exhibitions, and art fairs.  Now, is a time to present the “classics”— the artists that are already known and are part of the international art scene.

MAURYCY GOMULICKI. LE JARDIN DES DÉLICES ÉLECTRIQUES

Thank you for joining us at the White Villa on the 23rd of June. Together with LETO, and Biała during one of the shortest nights of the year, we had a chance to present you the magic garden of electric, neon light…

INTERACTIVE PLAYGROUND

We recently had the chance to meet with the team behind the Centrum Sztuki WRO / WRO Art Center – Piotr Krajewski and Paweł Janicki. We discussed the original idea, its evolution and their plans for the future.

5 ARTISTS, WHO HAVE LEFT A MARK ON THE ARTISTIC LANDSCAPE OF AMSTERDAM

An international atmosphere in Amsterdam is generating a vibrant and diverse art scene. Its rhythms are influenced by the city’s vast variety of museums, galleries and project spaces.

THE 6 MOST CONTROVERSIAL WORKS OF POLISH CONTEMPORARY ART

Contemporary Art in Poland has always been provoking huge controversies and extreme reactions. Often it has electrified not only the art world but the general public too.

PORTFOLIO: EWA DOROSZENKO

Her artistic research addresses questions of contemporaneity, especially the meaning of the image in technological reality. She uses the possibility of digital picture manipulation, together with photography and painting in a classic way.

4 PHOTOBOOKS ON HOLIDAY RESORTS YOU MUST SEE

If you wish to escape the sweltering heat of these months, dive in the sea of photography and swim with the bookish tide, check out our books’ selection. Written by Marta Kaźmierczak from Bookoff.

DISTINCTIVENESS. AN INTERVIEW WITH JADWIGA CHARZYŃSKA

This year LAZNIA is celebrating its 20th anniversary. We asked the director what she is most proud of, Laznia’s flagship programme “Art + Science Meeting”, the international artists’ exchange…

A TRULY PEACEFUL REVOLUTION – 68 WORKSHOPS OF REVOLUTION

Revolution, contestation, freedom, social transformation – such leitmotifs were addressed during 68 Workshops of Revolution. We report on the nature of the events the Workshops involved.

QUALITY RULES THE ROOST

Contemporary Lynx spoke to Peter Bläuer, the Founder and Director of LISTE, to find out more about the fair’s highlights, its secretive selection process, why it is vital to support upcoming artists, and much more.

THE ART MAGAZINES 2018 REVIEWED BY ROMA PIOTROWSKA (VIDEO)

Roma Piotrowska surprised us with her latest video where she is talking about her favourite art magazines. She gives a good insight into the small world of art publishing. Watch what you can find…

OUR SUBJECTIVE GUIDE TO ART FAIRS AND EXHIBITIONS IN BASEL

This week all eyes of the art world are on Basel – a small Swiss city, attracts the leading gallerists, collectors, art enthusiasts and representatives of both public and private arts organisations.

REDISTRIBUTION: POZNAŃ ART WEEK 2018

Artistic expression across 30 venues on the map of Poznań, featuring both acclaimed artists and the ones at the beginning of their careers – this summarises the second edition of Poznań Art Week 2018.

THE HEROIC RETURN

For his Monomyth series begun in 2015, Filip Berendt combines black and white photographs and geometric blocks of colour to create highly charged works depicting a personal and mythological journey.

ALL THAT’S LEFT IS A HANGOVER THAT WON’T GO AWAY

The curators advertise the exhibition as a spiritual journey through Poland, on which you set off to better understand and possibly challenge typical Polish mentality…

THERE IS ALWAYS SNOW ON THE MOON

“…Nomadic State by Karolina Mełnicka and Stach Szumski is an intentional, well-balanced organism, placed somewhere between poetic fiction and the here and now […] where art, politics and science interweave.”

CZECH CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY IN LONDON

The fourth edition of London Craft Week returned to London with over 200 events taking place across the capital. On this occasion, Contemporary Lynx team had a pleasure to talk to designers from Prague.

MICHAEL MACK ON PUBLISHING AND BOOKS

Michael Mack is the founder of London-based independent art and photography publishing house – Mack Book. Mack works with established and emerging artists, writers and curators…

ART IN YOUR POCKET

It has been ten years since the first ever mobile app store was introduced. Since then, mobile applications took our reality by storm. Today, one cannot imagine communications, entertainment or shopping without using…

PORTFOLIO: NORBERT DELMAN

He is a multidisciplinary artist working in various media. In his work, he focusses on the issues of physicality, carnality and gender by exploring culture and aesthetics of bodybuilding and fitness. He is also a co-founder of Stroboskop art space.

10 EXTRAORDINARY SCULPTURES OF 21ST CENTURY

We selected 10 extraordinary sculptures, which are going under the hammer on 25 May at the auction, organised by Sopocki Dom Aukcyjny in Bydgoszcz. Which one is your favourite?

PHOTOSTORY FOR DESIGN LOVERS

Design lovers from all around the world are coming to Łódź this week. We have prepared a photostory and coverage directly from Łódź for these who will visit this design celebration and also for those who will not be able to attend it.

QUEER IN POLISH REALITY

‘It’s impossible for gays to be themselves in Poland’ said in 2007 Robert Biedroń, at that time a president of the organization Campaign Against Homophobia. Has the situation improved over the last ten years, since Biedroń made the statement?

WE NEED TO CREATE ALTERNATIVES FOR THE FUTURE AND WE NEED TO CREATE THEM NOW, COLLECTIVELY

Studio Visit: Alicja Rogalska in conversation with Roma Piotrowska.
‘In this interview series, I visit artists in their studios…’

INTERDISCIPLINARY ART AND CREATIVE JOURNEYS

In conversation with Agnieszka Jankowska-Marzec. The following interview was conducted on the occasion of the artist’s solo show “Dramaturgy of Space” at the Modern and…

THE CAMERA SEES AND RECORDS EVERYTHING: A TOUR OF BUDAPEST

Following many word-of-mouth recommendations, I decided to spend the long May weekend in Budapest. It’s a city of great traditions, which cultivates its art history day in, day out.

THE PROJECT ROOM: SEARCHING FOR NEW PHENOMENA IN ART

“What is most fascinating about Project Room is that it shows “the moment”. It accompanies the audience in witnessing the birth of certain phenomena, which we are still not able to classify…

YOU JUST HAVE TO LOOK CAREFULLY

My encounter with Izabela Chamczyk’s paintings has been one of the most interesting experiences in my short adventure in the Polish art world. I remember well when I first came across a picture painted by her…

CARTE BLANCHE

On the 26th April was the premiere of a new experimental art programme ‘Carte Blanche’ in Warsaw launched by LETO, Contemporary Lynx Magazine and Biała. The idea is to give young promising artists an opportunity to exhibit their works…

SOUND FORMS A VERY SUBTLE, INVISIBLE KIND OF SCULPTURE

Interview with Anna Orlikowska. ‘Sound for me is a tangible presence, a sculpture really. Any space forms a hollow container, a shape for you to mould. Sound aligns with the space it’s played in.’

PORTFOLIO: BARTOSZ CZARNECKI

In his works, he introduces the vibrations of the image by blurring the details. With every next ‘spot’, he says, he moves away from the moment when one can see the real character and approaches the ‘forgotten portrait’.

PHOTOSTORY: SEE ART BRUSSELS 2018 THROUGH LYNX’S LENS

Thank you to all who have visited Contemporary Lynx’s stand in the media zone during the 50th Art Brussels 2018. And huge thanks to the organisers of Art Brussels for their hard work.

MARIA PINIŃSKA-BEREŚ – BREAKING SOCIAL CONVENTIONS

Works by Maria Pinińska-Bereś are among the pioneering ones due to many reasons. Her projects were deeply individual, outside of the mainstream and full of irony. They remained detached from the…

ART BRUSSELS 2018 AND OTHER MUST-SEE SHOWS IN THE CITY

Retaining its youthful profile as a discovery fair, Art Brussels, one of Europe’s most original fairs, celebrates its 50th anniversary. On this occasion, between 19 and 22 April, we can expect…

REVIEW: ANDRZEJ WRÓBLEWSKI AT DAVID ZWIRNER GALLERY IN LONDON

Andrzej Wróblewski at David Zwirner Gallery. The giant of Polish art gets his first solo show in the UK. We may be experiencing a renaissance of post-WW2 Polish art in the United Kingdom…

MEET THE 12 WINNERS OF THE YOUNG LYNXES PORTFOLIO COMPETITION

Let’s meet the 12 winners selected in our first art competition ‘Young Lynxes Portfolio’ organised this winter. Have a look at the winners’ biographies and some images from their portfolios.

THERE IS NO SHAME IN BEING EASTERN EUROPEAN

Vlogger and journalist Roma Piotrowska is visiting Polish artists’ studios in the UK to give us an overview on their practice and lives in the post-Brexit referendum era. In conversation with Katarzyna Perlak.

LET’S FILM EVERYTHING

The art of Józef Robakowski and the Workshop of the Film Form as a catalyst for socio-political change. After years spent in chaos behind the “iron curtain”, only for the past thirty years has Poland flourished in the international art market…

THE NOMAD’S SPACE

The books we’ve selected will transport you into another dimension, with no commitments, obligations and consumerist impulses to accumulate stuff. Why don’t you immerse yourself in the visual richness of nature depicted in…

IN BETWEEN DISCOVERY AND CREATION

Read an interview with Mateusz Kula, a visual artist from Cracow. His unique project ‘Wykopaliska’ (‘Excavations’) won the first prize of this year’s edition of Bank Pekao Project Room competition organised in cooperation with…

PORTFOLIO: JUSTYNA MĘDRALA

Justyna Mędrala is a visual artist focused on drawing, sculpture and installation. She thinks about the origins of the form as about something that comes with the material because it’s stuck in it. The materials that she uses: beeswax…

PHOTO GALLERY: A NETWORKING EVENT FOR CEE ARTISTS AND CURATORS IN LONDON

Thank you for joining us for our first networking event for arts communities at the Bermondsey Project Space in London, co-organised in partnership with Centrala.

PERFORMANCES AND PERFORMATIVE ACTIONS WORTH SEEING – PHOTOSTORY

Akcja Lublin! Chapter 2 is another exhibition from the series presenting performance art, organised by the Galeria Labirynt. The curators Paulina Kempisty and Waldemar Tatarczuk selected…

THINKING IS A PIECE OF CRAFTSMANSHIP; I TEACH PEOPLE TO THINK

In conversation with Mirosław Bałka against the backdrop of the Action Lublin! Chapter 2 exhibition held at the Galeria Labirynt in Lublin. It juxtaposes performance art of his students with…

FIVE EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS TO VISIT THIS WEEK IN LONDON

Feeling overwhelmed by the number of art events happening all the time in London? See our recommendations on what to see this week. The Zwirner Gallery / l’étrangère / the Bermondsey Project…

JUMP INTO THE FUTURE

A collection, generous donation and a scandal at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Until March 4, 2018 the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam hosts the Jump into the Future exhibition that occupies an entire first-floor…

SIX FEMALE ARTISTS WHO CHANGED THE COURSE OF ART HISTORY

To celebrate the International Women’s Day, we would like to highlight some of our previous articles – all about exceptional female artists – true heroins. Thanks to their stubbornness, incredible talent…

A SUBJECTIVE GUIDE TO CURRENT EXHIBITIONS IN PARIS

One of our contributors decided to spend her last week in Paris. Walking around this beautiful, vibrant city is an utterly enjoyable experience as there is always something fabulous waiting for you…

“WHAT IS LOVE? BABY DON’T HURT ME”

Synergising music, performance and spectacle, DEEP TRASH Romance took place on Saturday 10th February. Conventional heteronormative narratives of love and intimacy were replaced by queer stories.

3 POLISH ARTISTS WHO RECENTLY WON OR WERE SHORTLISTED FOR PRESTIGIOUS PRIZES

These three artists are worth following because of their powerful and already internationally recognised projects that respond to the current political situation…

IMAGING THE UNIMAGINABLE

Magdalena Ziółkowska – director of Gallery of Contemporary Art Bunkier Sztuki in Krakow, in conversation with Contemporary Lynx. “Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art disassociates itself from a retrospective outlook on art”

PORTFOLIO: KAROLINA BALCER

Karolina Balcer is a painter and video artist, she also creates site-specific installations in public spaces. Her artistic actions centre around the topic of the architecture seen as a tool to organise a social life.

6 ART GALLERIES IN UNUSUAL LOCATIONS

Not all art galleries are white cubes. There are plenty of art spaces, projects and initiatives, which operate in unusual and unexpected locations. From car parks or garages, via train platforms to former churches and former polygraphic plants…

GONE WITH THE WIND

Collective memory, imperfect human being and nature in the works of Angelika Markul. Small, white-transparent, unobtrusive, yet not irrelevant among other 56 international works of art displayed, the installation Gone With the…

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE VALENTINE’S DAY WORK OF ART?

Love is in the air today. Contemporary Lynx wishes you Happy Valentine’s day. Here are some quirky, fun and unusual artworks on the theme of ‘love’. What’s your favourite Valentine’s Day masterpiece?

6 ART COMPETITIONS WORTH KNOWING

Art competitions are the great opportunities for artists worldwide, offering wide exposure and very often attractive prizes. We selected for you some of the most interesting art competitions around the world.

IN PURSUIT OF THE BLACK SQUARE

Interwiew with Jakub Woynarowski. He is a creator of visual essays, comic books, films and installations. He is also involved in the so-called practice of gonzo curating. His interests include alchemy, masonry and the margins of art history.

PHOTOSTORY FROM LYNX’S EVENT IN LONDON

Thank you to our readers and friends for joining us at the stunning venue Calvert 22 Bookshop on the 31st of January to celebrate our latest Contemporary Lynx Magazine: An evening of live art and music.

A SUBJECTIVE GUIDE TO ART ROTTERDAM WEEK 2018

Art lovers from all around the world are coming to Rotterdam this week. A unique and exciting opportunity to visit a wide variety of art fairs and breathtaking exhibitions awaits there.

ARTISTIC INTERVENTIONS IN THE URBAN LANDSCAPE

Katowice Street Art Festival focuses on artistic interventions in the urban landscape. Its aim is to provide every citizen with the opportunity to experience art day in, day out.

WHAT TO READ THIS WEEK: 29 JAN – 04 FEB

Feeling overwhelmed by the number of content on your news feed?
Look at the ‘What to read this week: ’29 JAN – 04 FEB’ – a weekly list of articles worth reading found online by Contemporary Lynx Team.

MEAT FETISHES, ATTENTION DEFICITS AND COMMUNIST NIGHTMARE NOSTALGIA

– observing the world through the lens of Paulina Otylie-Surys. She is an interdisciplinary artist, who ruffles the boundaries of photography, painting and mixed-media installation…

THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY ART RESIDENCY PROGRAMMES TO APPLY NOW, LOCATED AWAY FROM URBAN CENTRES

Looking for a new challenge in 2018? See the list of art residency programmes in breathtaking locations from around the world. The deadlines are coming soon.

PORTFOLIO: MARTYNA KIELESIŃSKA

She expanded her workshop by using her recordings, film and advertisement clips. She is interested in the structure of the video. She searches for patterns, which can serve as a template during a video montage.

PAINTINGS THAT SMASHED AUCTION IN POLAND

When we think about 2017 it seems that we have a reason for the optimism when we think about sales. And what about Central Europe? Here you can find 3 highest sales in Poland.

CULTURE – NATURE RELATIONSHIP

In her art practice focusing on sculpture, video art, installation and photography, Michalina Bigaj explores the relationship between people and nature regarding the nature vs culture divide dominating in the Western school of thought.

AN ART LOVER’S ESSENTIAL LIBRARY

For the beginning of the new year, we present you three must-have books on the classics of 20th century art. To understand what is happening in contemporary art now, we shouldn’t forget the lessons by classic artists.

6 ARTISTS TO WATCH IN 2018

What will be the upcoming year in the world or art? For many of you, it might still be a puzzle.
Contemporary Lynx already knows which artists you should follow in 2018! Want to know more? Check it out!

ALEXI LUBOMIRSKI PRESENT: YOUNG POLAND

Nine Polish fashion photographers crossed borders to New York for a first-ever Polish fashion photography exhibition in NYC. Curated by Alexi Lubomirski, YOUNG POLAND served as an insight to…

POLISH ART TOMORROW: HISTORY, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Polish Art Tomorrow is a project based on a virtual platform. It aims to promote Polish art in a local and global context. The platform is a growing database of more than two hundred artists…

LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING?

Stuck with your gift ideas? Feel inspired by our gift recommendations to surprise your loved ones this Christmas. We selected some special and unique products by visual artist and designers, some of which you can find in our Lynx Concept Store.

WHY IS MIAMI THE BEST PLACE FOR ART LOVERS IN DECEMBER?

Beginning of December, all the key players in the art world are in Miami. That’s because Art Basel Miami Beach and more than ten other satellite art fairs are taking place at the same time…

‘QUEERING’ IS THE ALCHEMY OF TURNING A WHITE CUBE INTO A DISCO BALL’

The new queer modes of inquiry – camp, kitsch, and tongue-in-cheek aesthetics generate new possibilities and meanings, which make it a fascinating form of art to engage with.

OUR SUBJECTIVE GUIDE TO ART FAIRS AND EXHIBITIONS IN MIAMI BEACH

The 16th edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach is coming! Alongside the shows staged in Basel, Switzerland and Hong Kong, it is one the most important annual art fairs offering a comprehensive look…

MAGDALENA ABAKANOWICZ: THE FABRIC OF ART

The exhibition ‘Metamorphism’ at the Central Museum of Textiles in Łódź is a presentation of Magdalena Abakanowicz’s work with a focus on the artist’s fascination with textiles.

 

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