Contemporary Lynx Magazine 2(8)2017 available now.
* The topic of the issue
[…] At Contemporary Lynx, hitting the road to experience art and to witness it firsthand is part of our everyday life. We are constantly on the move because we want to be up-to-date with the latest topics from the art world; it makes sense to write about art only by experiencing it personally and directly. However, intense travel schedules, and being based in different countries, paradoxically forced us to replace face-to-face contacts, our routes, through virtual ways of communication. This allows us to stay in touch with our team of contributors based all over the world. Nomadism for us is an inherent part of the creative process and an inevitable element of making a magazine on art happening on a local and global scale. With that in mind, the main topic of this issue — nomadism and migrations — came about quite naturally.
Today, thinking about migration is automatically linked to thinking about the European migrant crisis, with refugees fleeing from their home countries to the Old Continent hoping for a better future. These issues are also represented in art and our Magazine. However, what we discuss on the pages are also other aspects of nomadism and migrations; how they alter the way reality is presented on the internet, and how these phenomena transform the mental picture or reality; how to grasp the changes in perceptions of experiencing time and space, which impact on ways of making, presenting, and exhibiting art;. We are talking about the reception and the place of art through the ongoing changes in the global art market.
Nomadism and migrations are also about the constant and unlimited flow of data, images and people in our closest surroundings, but also on a larger scale, with the aim of bringing together whole communities. This can be achieved by adjusting architecture and design to a nomadic lifestyle, or through assimilating people in need or those remaining on the margins of social interest. The mass movement of people is not headed in one direction anymore. These movements spread in an uncontrolled way in all possible directions.
Why is the issue so special?
* Migration perceived as a change to the existing order, was for us, the basis for a new way of thinking about visual communications. In this issue, we would like to present you the brand new design of Contemporary Lynx Magazine.
We prepared something special for our subscribers – only 300 copies. First come, first serve!
• Special edition of the work “Impossible Opera” on DVD by Zorka Wollny/ available only with us
• Magda Buczek’s exclusively designed insert with hand-made artistic intervention
* Inside this issue you will find: check here
Don’t miss this opportunity!