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Happy New Year Contemporary Lynx Readers!

What were your favorite articles of 2015? Find out:

1. SOMEWHERE ALONG THE LINE – PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAŁ KORTA 

The Balkans in Southern Europe… is where you can observe the clash between the past and the present, the clashes between cultures, worldviews…

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

Cedar Lewishon is London-based curator, writer and artist, known as expert and reasercher on street art and graffiti.

3. THE POLISH PHOTOGRAPHIC WORK EXHIBITED AT FORMAT15

FORMAT International Photography Festival is one of the biggest photography festivals in the UK. Their 2015 edition, which launched on the 13th March in Derby centred around the theme of ‘evidence’. This year’s FORMAT is bigger than ever with over 200 photographers, guest curators and interactive projects taking place. What’s more, FORMAT15 is becoming even more international, and features a strong Polish presence.

4. NATALIA LL – THE BODY OF ART

Over the last months, we have been writing a lot about young artists, foreign exhibitions, art fairs, and collections. Unfortunately, there have been very few opportunities of presenting materials dedicated to the “classics”— artists already known and present on the international art scene for many years. So, let’s have a closer look at the work of Natalia Lach-Lachowicz, the extraordinary persona widely known as Natalia LL …

5. CONTENT AND CONTEXT – IN CONVERSATION WITH JAGNA CIUCHTA

In her research she questionate the rules of the exhibition which becomes both the content and context of her work. Through her works based on myse-en-abyme structure she proposes individual, group or between these two exhibitions.

6. FOLLOWING THE TRACKS OF POLISH ARTISTS IN VENICE – GUIDE 2015

A Contemporary Lynx’s subjective guide following the tracks of Polish artists in Venice.

7. POLISH ARTISTS AT ART | BASEL 2015

At some stage during this year’s edition of Art Basel I overheard the opinion that the art fairs are a vanity project. This is when I began to contemplate what the art fair really is…

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8. “FINE GESTURE” – THE CONVERSATION WITH MARCIN MACIEJOWSKI

The point of departure for the paintings was my interest in art, not only from the perspective of an artist, but also a spectator. Cultured people discuss their artistic impressions with each other. I am alone in my studio, I have nobody to share my impressions with. Therefore, I started to “talk to the painting”, in other words to create paintings out of my own thoughts and impressions…

9. EXCITING DISCOVERY IN SKOPJE! CONTEMPORARY LYNX IN CONVERSATION WITH KINGA NETTMANN–MULTANOWSKA

Over 200 Polish works in one location, outside the Polish boarders. They are a part of Polish donations for Skopje [then a part of Yugoslavia] after the tragic earthquake that took place in July 1963. The earthquake destroyed the whole city and turned it into rubble in a matter of seconds.

10. KAROLINA JONDERKO – PORTRAITS OF TIME

She was a participant of the Napo Images program, which aims to support young photographers. What  distinguishes her photographs is their huge emotional load, and their simplicity, which coincides with their message, and even reinforces it.

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