We hereby present to you the second print issue of the Contemporary Lynx Magazine. Working on the first edition proved to be quite a challenge and yet in the second issue we wanted to set the bar even higher. Contemporary Lynx focuses on the visual arts, design, photography and art collecting, but in this issue we also show the wider impact of arts on other domains; including how visual culture affects our social life (#Selfie); how the economy can draw from the creativity of artists (Jerzy Hausner); how art becomes a way of life (Werner Jerke), and passion for art, which becomes integral part of business (Grażyna Kulczyk).
In this issue we also talk to international curators (Éric de Buretel de Chassey and Stuart Comer) who change the perception of Polish art abroad, and write how art inspires fashion, trends in music (sound art) and design for everyday use (ceramics).
In this issue, we also show art that highlights global problems relevant to people across the world (Joanna Rajkowska) and ask about the condition of contemporary art as a whole without drawing divisions among various research methods, domains and geographical locations.
Finally, we offer a look at art as a learning tool to explore cities starting from New York City and Berlin, co-created by artists from Poland and around the world. It is the geographical distance we wish to eliminate by taking you on a journey to multiple cities around the world, such as Hong Kong, Beijing, Wrocław, London and Madrid. We give you an account of their vibrant atmosphere and the creativity of artists in shaping their artistic landscape.
After all, as Erika Hoffman tells us in the interview, art is an international language.