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Get a glimpse of the future of art and technology with live performance, music and drinks as we celebrate the latest issue of Contemporary Lynx Magazine at the Calvert 22 Bookshop.

 

We live in a world where the number of mobile phones is greater than the worldwide population, and there are more registered users on Facebook than inhabitants of China. Our surroundings are constantly being digitalised – and contemporary art, design and photography are directly involved in this confrontation.

In the latest print issue of Contemporary Lynx Magazine, take a closer look at new technologies, their development and the way they influence not only culture, but also our everyday lives. Like the mirrored front cover designed and featuring a quote by the artist Wojtek Puś – Don’t Give Me Problems, Give Me Solutions – this issue we explores the current trends and phenomena taking place in the art world.

Join us at Calvert 22 Bookshop for an evening of live performance, music and drinks, and discover how art, culture and the everyday attempts to confront and capture our astonishing and frequently contradictory reality. Final copies of Contemporary Lynx’s limited edition mirrored magazine will be available to purchase, and you are invited to take part in their competition, details of which will be revealed soon.

You can find out more about the latest issue of Contemporary Lynx Magazine – exploring posthumanism, technology, and the future – here.

FREE, booking required: http://calvert22.org/events/dont-give-me-problems-give-me-solutions

Programme:

ART: SPIRIT ANIMALS by SYMBIOZA

Elks are said to get drunk and wander through towns. Not unlike to humans, particularly those from Eastern European cultures. It is not clear what an inebriated elk feels – whether it seeks to simply soothe its nervous system, or if there is a deeper meaning behind its curious behaviour. ‘Spirit Animals’ is an interactive digital piece created by a duo of new media artists – Krzysztof Jagieło and Jan Cieślar aka SYMBIOZA. ‘Spirit Animals’ challenges our senses. Blow into the tube and the alcohol content in your breath will trigger drunk elks.

Symbioza – Forming a new sacrum on the intersection of technology, gaming, advertising and art.

PHOTOBOOK: Magda Buczek

Magda Buczek is a multidisciplinary artist based in Warsaw. In her practice visual mediums as photography, drawing and video overlap with text, performance and found footage. An outcome is a multichannel collage of pop culture mythologies, initiatory adolescent rituals and narratives in between online and offline realities. Her works were exhibited among others in Berlin (Kunstlerhaus Bethanien), New York (Wanted Design Festival), Mexico City (SOMA), Krakow (Bunkier Sztuki) and Warsaw (XS).

www.magdabuczek.pl

PHOTOBOOK: Michał Korta

 Michal Korta is a photographer and lecturer. The main topics of his works are identity, identifications and coincidences. His latest photobook „Beautiful Monster” was published in August 2016. ‘During my two visits to the Macedonian capital, I strolled around the building of Skopje’s main post office at various times of the day and night. […] The earthquake of 1963 had destroyed almost 75% of the city’s fabric. Its reconstruction came at the peak of the popularity of the brutalist style in architecture. These unique futuristic buildings of raw concrete can still be seen in Skopje today.

http://www.michalkorta.com/

MUSIC:

Adrian Magrys and Mateusz Surma are the duo behind the independent record label Lanquidity Records. As long time record collectors, they believe in the power of vinyl to deliver true quality sound like no other medium. They boast an expansive repertoire of hip-hop, jazz, funk and soul, and classic sounds of the 60s and 70s. Having ties with music industry reps in Poland and London, Lanquidity are working to bring the best of English jazz, funk and soul to Poland, as well as introduce English fans to long-time classics and current sounds from overseas.

Lanquidity will be spinning an exclusive selection of Jazz and Avant-Garde Music from Poland, only on vinyl. You can listen to their mix tape here:

www.mixcloud.com/lanquidityrec/jazz-and-experimental-music-from-poland-2013-mix/

www.lanquidityrecords.com

COFFEE:

Dobre Ziarno is a Polish coffee brand that has grown out of London coffee culture. London is a coffee paradise where every day there are more flat whites sold than pints of beer. Dobre Ziarno provides carefully selected top quality beans in two categories, speciality and premium. His coffees are hand roasted in London by Bartosz Ciepaj, finalist of the UK Roasting Competition 2016.

Bartosz will be brewing his coffee exclusively for us on site at the Calvert 22.

http://dobreziarnokawy.pl/