MAKING THE LYNX COVER by Sławek ZBIOK Czajkowski
Weekend 3-5 March 2017
Location: TRAFO – Centre for Contemporary Art in Szczecin
Address: Świętego Ducha 4, 70-205 Szczecin
Time: 11:00-19:00, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Main event: Saturday 4 March
Contemporary Lynx Magazine, TRAFO – Centre for Contemporary Art in Szczecin and Griffin Art Space Foundation are pleased to invite you to a special event: the ‘pre-premiere’ of the upcoming 7th issue of Contemporary Lynx – the biannual art magazine dedicated to promoting Polish visual culture around the world. Each issue has a specific theme unifying all the content and is treated as a collectable item: stamped, numbered and with a cover designed by Polish artists.
This time, the content of the magazine is centred on urban art and art in public spaces with the special cover made live by one of the most original and committed street artists – Sławek ZBIOK Czajkowski. During the weekend, 3-5 March, ZBIOK will be hand-painting each cover at the TRAFO. Come along and see how the artist creates a unique cover for each issue of the magazine turning the covers into a piece of art.
This performative action is open to everyone (free admission) and is accompanied by a rich programme including; a workshop, a meeting with the editors-in-chief, a Q&A session with the artist, an official opening, and an after party at the club Loft Kultury.
Feel invited – witness the creation of an artwork, join us behind the scenes of making a print magazine, and experience the unlimited possibilities opened by the world of independent publishing.
3 March (Friday)
11:00-19:00 — Sławek ZBIOK Czajkowski live painting the covers. Open to everyone.
4 March (Saturday) MAIN EVENT
11:00-19:00 — Sławek ZBIOK Czajkowski live painting the covers.
11:00-19:00 — Opportunity to purchase the magazine and subscribe to the annual subscription at a special price.
13:00-16:00 – ‘Create your own magazine cover / design your magazine’ – creative workshops open to everyone, especially children are welcome. Animated by TRAFO educational team.
17:00-17:45 – Panel discussion on publishing art magazines with Dobromiła Błaszczyk and Sylwia Krasoń – the editors-in-chief of Contemporary Lynx Magazine.
18:00-19:15 – Official opening with a welcome drink.
19:15 – The party will continue at the Loft Kultury club at Kolumba 4 Street, 70-035 Szczecin. Drinks and snacks provided.
5 March (Sunday)
11:00-19:00 – Sławek ZBIOK Czajkowski live painting the covers.
12:00-13:30 – Meeting with the artist Sławek ZBIOK Czajkowski, moderated by Contemporary Lynx team, followed by a Q&A session with the audience.
Contemporary Lynx Magazine in print is the only publication for art, design, collecting and photography in English, dedicated to Polish artists in a broader international context. With specially commissioned artworks, bespoke cover and a specific theme, it includes interviews with key figures in the art world and a range of insightful essays that debate current trends in visual culture. Published twice a year and distributed internationally, it has developed a strong reputation, along with the broad online following.
TRAFO located in Szczecin is the youngest public centre for contemporary art in Poland. Constructed originally in 1912 as an electrical transformer station, the building was renovated and re-opened in 2013 as a place for the presentation of interdisciplinary, inter-medial and site-specific works by contemporary international artists. The programme seeks to take into consideration the multi-faceted history of the both the city and its own building by focusing on themes of transformation and identity in creative production and presentation.
Griffin Art Space is both a patron of the arts and organiser of cultural projects. It invites prominent galleries and cultural events to the unique spaces owned by the Griffin Group, where they are revitalised through their new context. The Griffin Art Space supports bold artistic projects and pursues ambitious creative programmes, making art available to a wide audience. Since 2015, Griffin Art Space is a main patron of the Contemporary Lynx Magazine. Other collaborations include Wro Art Centre, Kraków Photomonth, Rajza po Kato Festival.