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PERFORMANCE REINVENTED

PERFORMANCE REINVENTED

Is performance only a series of compulsive moves made by a performer or a strange story told with the use of attributes and gestures deprived of their original intended meaning? Or is it a parallel world to which artists take their viewers…

KILLER WATCHLIST FOR COOL HEADS. FOUR CLUJ BASED ARTISTS TO WATCH

In times of a too fast art radar, in times of decreasing attention span and beat-skipping art market an easy stand of what makes and breaks can be a killer. My suggestions will give you at least…

STRUGGLING WITH DOUBLENESS

A new Netflix documentary about Stanisław Szukalski had been discussed in Poland quite some time ago. Talks began as soon as it was announced that Leonardo DiCaprio was going to finance a movie about this extraordinary Polish artist…

KATARZYNA KOZYRA – ‘A DREAM OF LINNAEUS’ DAUGHTER’

In the ‘90s, Katarzyna Kozyra’s graduate piece ‘Pyramid of Animals’ and ‘Man’s Bathhouse’, which was given an honourable mention at the 48th Venice Biennale, paved the way to her recognition in…

ART RESIDENCY: PERFORMANCE AS A TOOL

In conversation with Maja Bekan: ‘I always use performance as a tool to generate my works. Mostly, I’m working here on my research, I’m meeting a lot of people and just trying to expand my knowledge. There is a lot of things happening…’

SPACE-TIME CURVATURE – DISCOVERING MAGDALENA WIĘCEK ONCE AGAIN

Magdalena Więcek belongs to the group of Polish female sculptors whose work is already considered a crucial element in the history of the neo avant-garde. She is among the most prominent figures in…

KOBRO AND STRZEMIŃSKI: GREAT IDEAS IN THE TIMES OF GREAT TURBULENCE

A couple of modernist artists, Kobro and Strzemiński, got married in the year 1920. They were planning to move immediately to Paris hailed as the capital of the pre-war avant-garde movement…

I DON’T REALLY LIKE HISTORY THAT MUCH, IT ANNOYS ME

Sława Harasymowicz in conversation with Roma Piotrowska. (…) ‘I’ve lived in London for over 15 years, and I found myself gradually pushed out towards the outskirts. I love the city but in the end…’

PAINTERS/ DIRECTORS/ ARTISTS

How an artistic background affected filmography of some of the famous directors. Art and cinema rely on visuality, though they approach it from different angles. By definition, the film seems like a natural extension of painting, an image…

DISQUIETING BEAUTY OF COMMUNIST ARCHITECTURE – HALLOWEEN EDITION

Have you ever wondered what would be a perfect Halloween starter pack? Cut-out pumpkins are classic, but you could also follow the new parenting trend of imposing a candy tax on kids’ trick or treat loot…

EMBRACING DIFFERENCE

Justyna Scheuring, in conversation with Roma Piotrowska. I design experiences, mainly for those who choose to participate in social and cultural events. I’m doing this to ask questions about life, social participation, and presence itself.

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 (…)”

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.

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.

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…

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…

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”

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…

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?

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.

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.