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ARTICLES 2017


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.

D-FILE #8: THE TROUBLE WITH THE FONT IS…?

„Contrast is the source of form” – Władysław Strzemiński once said. I say: “Contrast creates the sense”. Sounds like a perfect conversation starter if we ever had a chance to grab a cup of coffee. In reality, I have a better shot of having a coffee with…

ALINA SZAPOCZNIKOW: HUMAN LANDSCAPES REVIEW – EXPERIENCE TRANSLATED THROUGH BODY

At the entrance to the gallery lies a leg, the limb of the artist Alina Szapocznikow (1926–1973), cast in plaster. This modest and early in her career sculpture…

ART AND FILM LOVERS UNITE

We have not seen such a slew of successive films about art – and contemporary art to boot – in a very long time. This autumn, distribution companies are busy catering to cinema and art aficionados and presenting to them the premiers of…

BETWEEN FACTUAL AND FICTITIOUS ASPECTS OF LENS-BASED PRACTICE

A Conversation with Darek Fortas – a lens-based artist with a strong interest in politics, aesthetics and distribution of power. His practice can be characterised as bridging documentary-style fieldwork…

PORTFOLIO: PAWEŁ SŁOTA

Paweł Slota – he has been inspired by the urban landscape and by the space, in which he lives and constantly sees. He believes, that in an urban landscape, we can observe many occurrences that fascinate and inspire him.

LITTLE REVIEW: INTERVIEW WITH BARBARA PIWOWARSKA (CURATOR)

Interview with curator of the Polish Pavilion at 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 2017. Alex Urso: Your relation with Sharon Lockhart dates back to years ago…

THE AMERICAN DREAM IN VENICE

Last year’s selection of Sharon Lockhart’s art project for the Polish Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale caused quite a stir in the art world. An American artist was to represent Poland at this sort of international art exhibition.

ONE FOR ART AND ONE FOR DESIGN. ANNUAL COMPETITION FOR THE MOST TALENTED GRADUATES

This year’s edition of the Maria Dokowicz Competition is organised for the 37th time by the University of the Arts Poznan. This exciting and sought-after event is…

HIGHLIGHTS FROM ARTISSIMA FAIR AND MORE

Artissima is Italy’s most important contemporary art fair. Since its establishment in 1994, it has combined the presence of an international market with a focus on experimentation and research.

A BORDER IS A PLACE WHERE WARS BEGIN

September was when we had the opportunity to visit the “Attention! Border” exhibition, a ‘duplicated’ event simultaneously organised in the two biggest cities of eastern Poland – Lublin and Białystok.

FRIEZE IS READY FOR THIS: IMPRESSIONS OF ‘SEX WORK: FEMINIST ART & RADICAL POLITICS’

The Frieze art fair features almost two hundred contemporary art galleries every year. It raises important questions, confronts the obstacles that arise…

OUR SUBJECTIVE GUIDE TO ART FAIRS AND EXHIBITIONS IN TURIN

This week all eyes of the art world are in Turin – a city in northern Italy where Artissima art fair is back for the 23rd time. Read our subjective guide to what’s worth seeing.

A COMPLEX MACHINE – INTERVIEW WITH ILARIA BONACOSSA

Artissima is kicking off on 3 November in Turin. This is a great opportunity to talk to Ilaria (director of Artissima art fair) who shares with us her thoughts on this year’s edition, her challenges and goals…

KEEPING DESIGN ROMANCE ALIVE – INTERVIEW WITH MICHAŁ PIERNIKOWSKI – ART DIRECTOR OF LODZ DESIGN FESTIVAL

Autumn chill, industrial vibe and three floors of design from around the world. These are three of identification marks of Lodz Design Festival in Poland.

FOUR PHOTOBOOKS ON DIFFERENT TYPES OF JOURNEYS

We recommend four recent photobooks which take us on very different journeys; from Soviet spas to provincial America, from quintessential US landscapes to small town Polish discos.

NOTION OF NOVELTY: PHOTO STORY FROM ŁÓDŹ DESIGN FESTIVAL

This year’s eleventh edition of Łódź Design Festival entitled OD.NOWA (A.NEW) took place from 3 to 8 October. The event, advertised as the most important event in Central and Eastern Europe…

PORTFOLIO: RAFAŁ DOMINIK

Rafał Dominik – ainter, sculptor and draughtsman. As a lover of pop culture, he perceives art as a very important part of social life. In his works, he focuses on making art which is available for a wide audience and easy to understand.

LYNX TEAM LOVES PAPER. LONG LIFE, PAPER! 4 – ART FAIR

Lynx Team loves paper. We cannot resist searching, browsing, and reading new magazines. We could spend hours in bookstores looking at new titles. So, it was evident that we had to take part in…

HIGHLIGHTS FROM FRIEZE MASTERS

The sister fair of Frieze features more than 130 leading modern and historical galleries from around the world, which showcases art from the ancient era and Old Masters to the late 20th century. See the highlights of this year’s edition in pictures.

MUSIC AND THE DISCOMFORT ZONE

Ania Prokop speaks to Krzysztof Pietraszewski, the curator of Cracow’s Sacrum Profanum festival, about sound evolutions, changes in the concept and form of the festival, and this year’s theme of “discomfort zone”…

LONDON DESIGN FAIR: POLISH DESIGNERS IN THE CREATIVE HEART OF LONDON

This year’s London Design Fair took place at the Old Truman Brewery on 21 – 24September 2017. As usually, Contemporary Lynx was on a hunt for the contemporary Polish design…

POLISH ART DURING THE FRIEZE WEEK IN LONDON. FRIEZE WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS.

Frieze is an exceptional celebration of art that provides an opportunity to encounter some of the most significant artists in the world. Taking place between 5-8 October the fair comprises of Frieze London…

D-FILE #7: WOJCIECH ZAMECZNIK: IN ONE HUNDRED YEARS WE WILL LAUGH ABOUT IT. OR NOT?

With the Digital Cultures Conference taking place in Warsaw between 25th and 27th of September, there was one particular thought circulating through…

MAGAZINES WE CAN’T RESIST

Lynx Team loves all sorts of magazines. When it comes to papers and words, we cannot resist on browsing, reading and searching for new magazines. We could spend hours in bookstores looking at new titles. See some of them which inspire us.

PORTFOLIO: KAMIL PIECZYKOLAN

Kamil Pieczykolan (b. 1988) studied at The Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław. He used to try to draw forms, which could never exist in our dimension. A way of thinking similar to making up worlds constructed of nothing we…

HOW TO START YOUR FIRST INDIE MAGAZINE?

Check out the list of resources which help us keep up-to-date on the world of creative work and see where to look for inspiration if your dream is to start your first indie publication.

SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS. INTERVIEW WITH YUI AKIYAMA

We are talking to Yui Akiyama, a distinguished finalist of the Best Art Academy diploma work contest, an artist born in Osaka. Akiyama passed her master’s diploma examination this year…

PHOTO COLLECTIVES THAT BROUGHT ARTISTS TOGETHER

What springs to mind when you hear the term “avant-garde photography”? The most obvious answer would be the visual experiments of the Dadaists, Man Ray’s in particular, and the surrealist…

TREND-SPOTTING! SELECTED STORIES ON DESIGN

Let’s talk design this week, because September is a month of Design Festivals in Brussels, London and Paris. So, what are the most innovative projects from design studios?

KARINA MARUSIŃSKA. GOOD VISIBILITY

Karina Marusińska is an interdisciplinary artist whose activities combine visual arts and ceramics. Here she talks to Lynx about her project “Good Visibility”, which she prepared while participating in a residence programme in Birmingham.

D-FILE #6: RAJMUND HAŁAS

A ray of enthusiasm (on the positive hype surrounding Hałas). The history of Polish post-war design has a certain amount of drama attached to it. Whether we like it or not being a creative in Soviet Poland meant facing obstacles of not only ideological…

PORTFOLIO: KUBA MOZOLEWSKI

Kuba Mozolewski – mainly interested in creative and documentary photography, abstract painting and installation. He creates works that do not directly relate to reality but are in a dialogue with masters of abstract painting.

SIX YOUNG POLISH ARTISTS FROM BERLIN WORTH KNOWING

Within last few years Polish artists built up a strong position in Berlin, and each year they gain more and more interest on a local as well as international scene. So who is a young Polish Berliner among the…

NOW IT’S A TIME OF QUESTIONING…

There were sound works, installations, interventions in public space, screenings, exhibitions, presentations and discussions. All this and more could be seen during the 7th edition of CONTEXTS International Festival of Ephemeral Art (Sokołowsko).

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.

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 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. 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…