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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.

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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.

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…

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…

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.

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.

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…

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…

WROCŁAW – BACKYARD DOOR

For some time now our eyes have been turned towards Wrocław, assigned to be the European Capital of Culture at the beginning of 2016. We had a look at the artistic scene of the city in our latest print issue and we mentioned…

ZUZANNA JANIN: MAPPING MEMORY

Polish artist Zuzanna Janin presents her works on solo exhibition “Mapping Memory” in Budapest-based Platan Gallery. Her consequent and courageous strategy of transforming memories and private experiences…

EXPLORING BOUNDARIES: A REVIEW OF ‘ART FROM ELSEWHERE’

The Art from Elsewhere exhibition aims to discuss and explore complex questions about life in the contemporary world , dealing with issues like shifting identities in an increasingly globalised world.

FRANCISZKA & STEFAN THEMERSON: GREAT RESPECTERS OF NONSENSE

The exhibition’s title “Books, Camera, Ubu” provides a handy guide to its three parts, documenting the main areas of the Themersons’ innovative and diverse practice.

ON THINGS COMMON AND UNCOMMON

Mateusz Szczypiński is an artist who made his debut with a series of paintings and collages. His latest work can be seen in Frankfurt as a part of the open group exhibition — Contemporay Art from Poland.

POLISH ARTISTS: FROM BOCHUM TO MARL

We look far, but we often do not pay appropriate attention to what is happening here and now. When the eyes of the artistic scene in Europe are turned to Berlin, we decided to look in a different direction: Bochum and Marl.

PERFECT SHAPE FOR THE CONCEPT

Alice Gaskon and Árpád Forgó collaborate together in “Transitions”, the latest exhibition in Budapest. Now is a great time to have a closer look at contemporary geometric and abstract art, where concepts meet real craftsmanship.

THE NEW YEAR’S SUMMARIES

The end of the year is the perfect time to stop and make a top ten list. The year provided many projects. The huge family of Contemporary Lynx comes from 155 countries and speaks in over 139 languages and we all need art everyday!

Xs ON THE LIPS

After the great retrospectives of Hamilton (2014) Lichtenstein (2013) and Hirst (2012), this year, we have been granted a presentation of artists who are largely outside the mainstream, at least as far as London’s perspective is concerned.

MAGDALENA ABAKANOWICZ. EXPERIENCING THE ORGANIC

The show gathers artists from all around the world. The centrepiece of the exhibition belongs undoubtedly to the master of contemporary textiles – Magdalena Abakanowicz.

ELEKTRO MOON VISION AND TADEUSZ KANTOR

The Polish-Hungarian duo, Elektro Moon Vision, creates innovative visual art based on digital technologies. Their latest project is being exhibited in the Platan Gallery in Budapest.

KANTOR’S RETURN: MARC GLÖDE ON HIS EXHIBTION ‘INBETWEEN STRUCTURES’

2015 is the Year of Tadeusz Kantor and the artist and master of theatre have come as far as Edinburgh, taking part in the Fringe Festival’s Summerhall exhibition Inbetween Structures.

THE TIGHTNESS OF THE EARTH

The memory of home remains forever, the location of bed, the kitchen and the garden bench…; someone’s smile, gesture, a person who leaves a deep mark in us; a seemingly banal memory form an ordinary day at school…

FEMALE PERCEPTIONS AND EMBODIED IDENTITIES: THEM IN BERLIN

Dismembered, deconstructed, dissolved, constrained, fractured, mechanised, isolated. Does not sound appealing, does it? But THEM, a group show bringing together over dozen works…

CITIZENS OF THE WORLD

Dobrila Denegri talks about her relation to Polish art and the latest exhibition at the Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu in Torun entitled “Act or Perish” – Gustav Metzger’s retrospective – the first extensive overview of the oeuvre…

IS GLOBAL CULTURE A DAY DREAMING? ‘STATE OF LIFE’ – CONTEMPORARY ART IN BEIJING

The National Art Museum of China in Beijing recently held an exhibition entitled ‘The State of Life’, show of Polish art after the year 1989

MAGDALENA ABAKANOWICZ: BAMBINI

‘When examining man, I am in fact examining myself… My forms are the skins I strip off myself one by one, marking the milestones along my road. Each time they belong so much to me and I belong to them (…)’

PROCESS AND ART. OSKAR HANSEN AND HIS CONCEPT OF VARIABLE ARCHITECTURE

Oskar Hansen, along with his team including Svein Hatloy, Barbara Cybulska, and Lars Fasting, took part in a competition for the design for a building to house the Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje.

KAROLINA BREGUŁA INTERVIEWED BY TEODORA DINU

Teodora Dinu: Looking at your portfolio of works, I am impressed with the versatility of your modes of expression – photography photography, installations, happenings, videos.

LAURA PAWELA. FAKE FILMS

Fake Films and a Few Frames More, the exhibition of video works not seen previously in the UK by Laura Pawela, took place at IMT gallery in London. Laura Pawela is represented by IMT and this was her third show at the gallery.

ONCE WE STOP WE TAKE A SELFIE, INSTEAD OF HAVING A LOOK AROUND

recto/verso in conversation with Wojciech Puś on his show in Bunkier Sztuki in Cracow and his #selfie. Wojciech Puś works with light and film. Represented by the LETO Gallery in Warsaw.

DISOBEDIENT OBJECTS – THE USAGE MAKES CONTEXT

A crockery, blanket, saucepan lid, gorilla mask – everyday life objects can be promoted to a rank of symbol or icon. They become mighty props on the scene of social or economic revolt.

KRYSTIAN TRUTH CZAPLICKI – SCULPTURES PICKED OUT OF EVERYDAY LIFE

According to the theory of proxemics, drawing from psychology and anthropology, human relations occur in different culturally defined distances. Krystian Truth Czaplicki lives in Wroclaw.

MONIKA SOSNOWSKA AT THE ATELIER CALDER: AN INTERVIEW WITH DOROTA CZERNER AND ALEXANDER S. C. ROWER, PRESIDENT OF THE CALDER FOUNDATION

Sosnowska presented two full-scale sculptures and approximately thirty maquettes to the public following…