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 to participate in a project none like before – to hand paint 2,964 magazine covers…
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…
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 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…
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…”.
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…
“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…”
Interview: Anna Katarzyna Domejko discusses her most recent series of paintings, the refugee crisis, and the Birmingham art scene with Roma Piotrowska.
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…
The exhibition ‘Notes from the Underground: Art and Alternative Music in Eastern Europe 1968-1994’ concerns a huge phenomenon.
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…
Interview with Alessandro Ludovico. He is the editor in chief of Neural magazine – a monthly publication dedicated to ‘new media art’ and the ongoing developments occurring in the fields of contemporary…
The Mnemosyne Atlasis an unfinished work, actually a repository of images collected by Aby Warburg from 1924 to when he died in 1929. Known only from its photographic reproductions, it is a record of a creative and scientific process…
Ahead of his major retrospective opening this week at Tate Liverpool, we visit the lovingly preserved former studio and home of Polish artist Edward Krasiński — uncovering ostrich eggs, VAT receipts, blue Scotch tape, toy mice, and all…
Perhaps by reaching the border we can experience something more and see beyond the social and cultural patterns, which were the topic of works by the majority of artists of artists, that we take with a pinch of salt.
Last year Krzysztof Maniak was awarded the first prize in the Hestia Artistic Journey Competition. It’s high time we looked back and discussed what has changed for him in the last year.
DEATH / LIFE VALLEY — ADAM RZEPECKI, IGNACY CZWARTOS, MARCIN GIERAT AND PIOTR LUTYŃSKI IN CONVERSATION WITH CONTEMPORARY LYNX
Adam Rzepecki recently took a journey into the heart of the US that culminated in an act of performance.
May 2016 we met up outside the Cuchifritos Gallery with Wojciech Gilewicz, and Bartek Remisko the curator of the artist’s most recent solo show…
My work is mostly based on my work with information, which often does not get written down anywhere, but rather constitutes a part of people’s memories, and their oral history.
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.
Abakans – Not simply fabric constructs, nor just sculptures, but three dimensional forms known as “soft sculptures”. Abstract and very organic, these are the fruit of the imagination.
He strays inbetween fiction, and a documentary approach; an observation, and a subjective impression of a moment; an ethnological field work, and the research of a curious traveller.
Natalia Załuska makes art which is associated with tranquility, contemplation and stillness. She captures a type of refinement of clarity you can’t ignore simply and elegantly.
“I think all of the elements: scale, colour, shape, used materials and a performative element are interconnected.”- says Bielawska in conversation with Z. Cielątkowska.
Alicja Kwade works in a large building in Berlin where we visited her. Her works manipulate mental perceptions and physical experiences of how the body inhabits space and time.
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!
Happy New Year Contemporary Lynx Readers! What were your favorite articles of 2015? Find out: 1. Somewhere along the line – photographs by Michał Korta, 2. Cedar Lewisohn – London-based curator, expert and researcher on street art…
The show gathers artists from all around the world. The centrepiece of the exhibition belongs undoubtedly to the master of contemporary textiles – Magdalena Abakanowicz.
The rising number of exciting exhibitions, publications and other art initiatives proves that Warsaw art life has changed for the better, and ‘private’ galleries play a very important role in keeping it that way.
Warsaw-based artist Maess presents her series of drawings „Abnormal results” at Platan Gallery in Budapest. We asked Maess to share her views on applied techniques, inspirations and experiences behind these works.
Catch these five artists born in the 80s and check out their practice. They are nominees to Views competition – 2015 edition. The Views is a project supporting the development of young Polish art.
Very often happens that important things or beginnings of artistic movements, changes, and dialogues start just outside our doorstep! So we would like to present very intriguing Polish emerging artists.
“My body and surroundings play a major role in my work for technical reasons […]. My work is deeply rooted in the mundane reality. The questions I ask are addressed to me.”
My first impression after listening to No More Stories was that it is an absence, which is actually a presence. There was a strong emotional tension in it. It was completely dark, completely sad.
The Balkans in Southern Europe… is where you can observe the clash between the past and the present, the clashes between cultures, religions and worldviews…
Zofia Rydet was born in 1911 in the city of Stanisławów (currently Ukrainian). The characteristic feature of her’s works are their topics which focus entirely on ordinary people and their life. The artist’s works are recognized not only in Poland…
‘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 (…)’
We visited Joanna Piotrowska’s exhibition „How are you”. Piotrowska touches the issue relation between women and men – of domination and objectification of men. The photo shoot was made in Nairobi in cooperation with Fundacja Razem Pomoja.
Laure Roynette Galerie hosted a project by Sandra Mulliez. The Heart, an exhibition featuring the work of Polish painter Radek Szlaga is the second collaboration to take place between the SAM art foundation and an artist of Polish origins.
In 2014, as part of a summer residency at the Parisian Glassbox, Jagna Ciuchta created the project Spin-off, involving a series of brief exhibitions – conversation with artist.
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 Jonderko begun her adventure with photography working with her father’s old Zenith. What distinguishes her photographs is their huge emotional load, and their simplicity, which coincides with their message.
Photographer, documentarian, visionary, curator, lecturer and, above all, artist – these are the words that sum up Rafał Milach. Milach belongs to a new generation of photographers. In 2006 he co-formed the group Sputnik Photos.
A distance forged between point “a” and point “b”. On one side, there was emptiness, a vacuum; on the other side an electric field, drawing and connecting the two “points” like gravity.
The end of the year is a time for the summaries, making plans and expectations for the coming year. For us it was incredibly intensive year. The fact, that our audience is growing every month gives us tremendous joy and justifies our work.
Teodora Dinu: Looking at your portfolio of works, I am impressed with the versatility of your modes of expression – photography photography, installations, happenings, videos.
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.
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.
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…
For a while now, she has been working on the project revolving around mysterious Justina. The interview below explores the issues of art, travel and the identity of a girl who resembles an anti-hero from picaresque novels.