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WOMEN BEHIND OR IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA: ON THE MAGIC AND SOUL OF ANALOGUE PHOTOGRAPHY

The 4th edition of the Vintage Photo Festival is just around the corner. Interview with Katarzyna Gębarowska, the festival’s organiser.

DESIGN FLOWS THROUGH LONDON’S VEINS. HIGHLIGHTS OF LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL

London has again been transformed with an inspiring programme of visceral exhibitions, unique landmark projects, breathtaking installations and sensory events.

ART IN THE URBAN SPACE: MEET 12 ARTISTS WHOSE WORK WILL STOP YOU IN YOUR TRACKS

Meet 12 artists who present their work in public spaces during the 10th Festival of Art in Public Spaces – OPEN CITY in Lublin.

WE, THE ARTISTS

The subjective guide to the 10th Berlin Biennale.
‘(…)The revolution is overrated, so let’s repeat the title of this year’s Berlin Biennale: “We don’t need another hero”, whoever he or she might be….’

II IN FINLAND – WHERE LOCAL COMMUNITY MEETS INTERNATIONAL ART PROFESSIONALS

The Art Ii Biennial is organised in Ii – a rural area of northern Finland, since 2008. This year edition of the biennial entitled “The State of Matter” was structured around the theme and images of water.

PHOTOSTORY: 8 LAND ART FESTIVAL

The motto of this year’s edition of Land Art Festival was “Holy Day”. According to the organiser – “a holy day has got many positive aspects, it is a time of building common values of peace, joy, suspending anger and differences”.

A TRULY PEACEFUL REVOLUTION – 68 WORKSHOPS OF REVOLUTION

Revolution, contestation, freedom, social transformation – such leitmotifs were addressed during 68 Workshops of Revolution. We report on the nature of the events the Workshops involved.

REDISTRIBUTION: POZNAŃ ART WEEK 2018

Artistic expression across 30 venues on the map of Poznań, featuring both acclaimed artists and the ones at the beginning of their careers – this summarises the second edition of Poznań Art Week 2018.

PHOTOSTORY FOR DESIGN LOVERS

Design lovers from all around the world are coming to Łódź this week. We have prepared a photostory and coverage directly from Łódź for these who will visit this design celebration and also for those who will not be able to attend it.

QUEER IN POLISH REALITY

‘It’s impossible for gays to be themselves in Poland’ said in 2007 Robert Biedroń, at that time a president of the organization Campaign Against Homophobia. Has the situation improved over the last ten years, since Biedroń made the statement?

“WHAT IS LOVE? BABY DON’T HURT ME”

Synergising music, performance and spectacle, DEEP TRASH Romance took place on Saturday 10th February. Conventional heteronormative narratives of love and intimacy were replaced by queer stories.

PHOTOSTORY FROM LYNX’S EVENT IN LONDON

Thank you to our readers and friends for joining us at the stunning venue Calvert 22 Bookshop on the 31st of January to celebrate our latest Contemporary Lynx Magazine: An evening of live art and music.

ARTISTIC INTERVENTIONS IN THE URBAN LANDSCAPE

Katowice Street Art Festival focuses on artistic interventions in the urban landscape. Its aim is to provide every citizen with the opportunity to experience art day in, day out.

‘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.

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.

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.

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…

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…

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”…

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…

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).

FOTOFESTIVAL: ŁÓDŹ 2017

David Lynch once said, ‘I just like going into strange worlds’, which might be a suitable comment after seeing this year Fotofestival in Łódź. With the subheading ‘Can you imagine?’, the sixteenth edition invited us to experience photo stories…

CAN WE EMBRACE THE NEW SYSTEMS? THE 17TH MEDIA ART BIENNALE WRO

The leitmotif and title of the 17th Media Art Biennale WRO is Draft Systems. It is a timely and highly relevant choice, as there is an inescapable feeling of being at a junction of history.

OUR SUBJECTIVE GUIDE TO POLISH ARTISTS IN VENICE

We have prepared a lot of information and coverage directly from the Venice Biennale for these who will visit this art celebration and also for those who will not be able to attend it.

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…

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.

TRAVELLERS FOREVER

“Rivers and Roads”. Being on the road is the topic of this year’s TIFF festival. But what does it mean to be on the road? Where is it exactly? Neither here, nor there. Somewhere in between, nowhere and everywhere.

THE 9th BERLIN BIENNALE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

In the days running up to the Berlin Biennale, there was a definite feeling of unease in the air. Would DIS, that hipster collective, present us with a heady mix of what already is and what may yet be…

FROM THE INTIMATE TO THE SPECTACULAR. INTERVIEW WITH ALISON NORDSTRÖM, ART DIRECTOR OF THE FOTOFESTIVAL IN ŁÓDŹ

Fotofestiwal in Łódź 2016 concentrates on the experience intrinsically linked to photography from its very beginning – travel and the various forms.

CRISIS IS ONLY A BEGINNING

‘Polish photography has never had a better time.’ — these words are the central theme of the fifth, jubilee edition of TIFF Festival. The message contained in a short expression ‘Polska now’ has become a leitmotif for curators…

RICHARD DEMARCO: “I DON’T BELIEVE THAT TADEUSZ KANTOR IS DEAD”

For the 2015 Venice Art Biennale the series of film screenings relating to Kantor’s contributions to The Edinburgh International Festival has been presented by The Demarco European Art Foundation.

POLISH PHOTOGRAPHY IN HAMBURG – THE HAMBURG TRIENNIAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography took over the city of Hamburg during the last two weeks of June thanks to the 6th edition of the Hamburg Triennial of Photography. This year’s motto was ‘THE DAY WILL COME’.

BEYOND THE WHITE CUBE. HIGHLIGHTS FROM GALLERY WEEKEND BERLIN 2015

Each year, Gallery Weekend Berlin attracts hundreds of collectors, gallery owners, artists and viewers. Participating museums, galleries and project spaces turn the city into a metropolis thriving with modern art.

REPORT ON THE 56TH VENICE BIENNALE

The sun in the blue sky shining high above us and narrow streets bathed in sunlight or hidden in deep shadows. The city is vibrant on the one hand, but on the other, it dies out, people born there emigrate and islands disappear giving in to water…

‘TEST EXPOSURE’ – A WAY TO GET TO KNOW A DIFFERENT WORLD

The 16th Media Art Biennale WRO began on 13th May. Over 250 artists from around the world presented their works in 10 venues across Wrocław from the National Museum to Renoma…

FOLLOWING THE TRACKS OF POLISH ARTISTS IN VENICE – GUIDE 2015

A Contemporary Lynx’s subjective guide following the tracks of Polish artists in Venice. We have prepared a lot of information and coverages directly from Venice for these who will visit to…

THE POLISH PHOTOGRAPHIC WORK EXHIBITED AT FORMAT15

FORMAT International Photography Festival is one of the biggest photography festivals in the United Kingdom. Their 2015 edition centred around the theme of ‘evidence’.

EPHEMERAL ART IN SOKOŁOWSKO

“Arrival.
An ordinary young man was on his way from his hometown of Hamburg to Davos-Platz in the canton of Graubunden. It was the height of summer, and he planned to stay for three weeks.

PERFORMA13 – PAWEŁ ALTHAMER IN NEW YORK. PART II

From Brooklyn to Queens, from Manhattan to Bronx, from Williamsburg to Harlem. Contemporary Lynx explored the most cutting-edge art venues on New York map…

PERFORMA13 – PAWEŁ ALTHAMER IN NEW YORK. PART I

This month, Contemporary Lynx crossed the Atlantic Ocean to participate in Peforma13 biennial – a must-see New York festival entirely dedicated to performance art. The trip began with…

CONTEMPORARY LYNX SUBJECTIVE GUIDE TO WARSAW GALLERY WEEKEND

Gallery Weekends are the kind of events, that have been established in almost every bigger European city. They give a great opportunity to show off an interesting art scene, the galleries that create it…

“OUR PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE TRANSLATES INTO AN INCREASED SCALE OF THE EVENT IN BOTH ASPECTS; ORGANISATIONAL AND ARTISTIC” SAY THE ORGANISERS OF WGW

Contemporary Lynx is proud to announce that it became an official media partner of Warsaw Gallery Weekend (WGW).

CEDAR LEWISOHN – LONDON-BASED CURATOR, EXPERT AND RESEARCHER ON STREET ART – REVEALS WHY HE LIKES STREET ART FROM THE POST-COMMUNIST COUNTRIES

Cedar Lewisohn is a London-based curator, writer and artist, known as an expert and researcher on street art and graffiti.

REPORT ON THE 55TH VENICE BIENNALE – PART 2

We invite you to watch our three short videos prepared specially for you at the opening of the Polish Pavilion at The 55th Venice Biennale. Contemporary Lynx in short conversation…

REPORT ON THE 55TH VENICE BIENNALE – PART 1

55th Venice Biennale has begun. For the next few months, this small city located on the lagoon will change into the centre of world art, where at every step, in the tangle of narrow streets…