VISUAL ARTS


PIOTR KRZYMOWSKI: NEWS FROM THE PAST

PIOTR KRZYMOWSKI: NEWS FROM THE PAST

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…

ALL THAT IS MELTED…

ALL THAT IS MELTED…

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…”.

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…

WOJCIECH PUŚ: FILMMAKING, POLITICS & SEX

“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…”

… PAINTING HAS BECOME A LUXURIOUS MEDIUM FOR THE ARTIST

Interview: Anna Katarzyna Domejko discusses her most recent series of paintings, the refugee crisis, and the Birmingham art scene with Roma Piotrowska.

LOCAL INITIATIVES ON AN INTERNATIONAL STAGE

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…

MEET 4 EMERGING ARTISTS – THE ALUMNI OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL ART SCHOOL

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…

ON TECHNOLOGY AND THE HOLY FIRE OF INSPIRATION

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…

FROM WARBURG TO TUMBLR

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…

INTO THE STUDIO: EDWARD KRASIŃSKI

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…

STORIES COVERED WITH SEA SALT

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.

KRZYSZTOF MANIAK INTERVIEWED BY MARTA KUDELSKA

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.

PAINTER’S PAINTING. SOME THOUGHTS ON THE RECENT WORKS OF WOJCIECH GILEWICZ

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…

BETWEEN THE INCREDIBLE AND THE CREDIBLE. A TALK WITH YANE CALOVSKI.

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.

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.

A DIFFERENT LANGUAGE, A DIFFERENT OBJECT

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.

THE OTHER PLACES – WOJTEK DOROSZUK’S ROUND TRIP

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. MEANING IN MINIMALISM

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.

ALICJA BIELAWSKA. SCULPTURE SUGGESTS MOVEMENT

“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 – SOMEWHERE ELSE AT THE SAME TIME…

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 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!

TOP 10 ARTICLES OF 2015

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…

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.

THE CHANGING FACE OF WARSAW’S ART SCENE

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.

MAESS. BEAUTY OF DECAY

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.

FIVE YOUNG CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS TO WATCH

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.

QUADRATUM NIGRUM – A SUPREMATIST MASS

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.

ANETA GRZESZYKOWSKA: ART MEANS MORE THAN COMMUNICATION

“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.”

WOJTEK BLECHARZ: THE SOUND IS NOT ENOUGH

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.

SOMEWHERE ALONG THE LINE – PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAŁ KORTA

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 – DISTANT ROADS

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…

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 (…)’

JOANNA PIOTROWSKA: HIDDEN EMOTIONS

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.

THE HEART OF PAINTING

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.

CONTENT AND CONTEXT – IN CONVERSATION WITH JAGNA CIUCHTA

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.

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 JONDERKO – PORTRAITS OF TIME

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.

RAFAŁ MILACH: PHOTO-EYE

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.

AGATA MADEJSKA – EVERYTHING HAPPENED IN THE DISTANCE…

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.

CONTEMPORARY LYNX’S TOP 10 OF 2014

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.

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.

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…

LET’S TALK ABOUT JUSTINA, BABY!

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.

GOSHKA MACUGA’S MULTIPLIED REPORT. REPORT FROM THE EXHIBITION IN LONDON

Goshka Macuga, born in Warsaw and living in London, is one of the most prominent figures of European art scene. Nominated to Turner Prize in 2008, she carries out her projects in galleries all over the world.

ANNA BAUMGART AND HER HISTORIOGRAPHY ART

Film Conquerors of the Sun (2012) is the story of an agitprop train, Moscow to Berlin. It was screened on the 8th July at The Aubin Cinema in London, in conjunction with Kate MacGarry‘s show.