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We published over 100 articles in our online weekly magazine. Check out the most read articles so far, this year. But, why don’t you tell us, what was your favourite Contemporary Lynx piece and why do you remember it?

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1.  6 ART COMPETITIONS WORTH KNOWING:

Art competitions are the great opportunities for artists, offering wide exposure and very often attractive prizes. We selected for you some of the most interesting art competitions around the world, from the most prestigious one such as Turner Prize.

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Abu Dhabi Through Your Eyes

Abu Dhabi Through Your Eyes


 

2.  RENAISSANCE OF TEXTILES:

The International Tapestry Triennial will take place for the 16th time at the Central Museum of Textiles in Łódź in 2019. It is the oldest and the most important presentation of phenomena connected with the medium of textiles. On this occasion, we are talking to the chief curator of the festival Marta Kowalewska about the beginnings of the festival and the directions in which textile art could develop.

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'Rebellion of the matter' exhibition, the Central Museum of Textiles in Łódź

‘Rebellion of the matter’ exhibition, the Central Museum of Textiles in Łódź


 

3.  3 POLISH ARTISTS WHO RECENTLY WON OR WERE SHORTLISTED FOR PRESTIGIOUS PRIZES:

Zuza Golińska, Rafał Milach and Marcin Nowak – these three artists/photographers are worth following because of their powerful and already internationally recognised projects that respond to the current political situation in Poland and Eastern Europe. From a photo project on the ancient Białowieża Forest through a portrayal of propaganda in post-Soviet countries, to an immersive laser installation on fitting into society. See whom you should know, follow and support.

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Zuza Golinska with her installation at Delfina Foundation, ©Tim Bowditch

Zuza Golinska with her installation at Delfina Foundation, ©Tim Bowditch


 

4.  6 ARTISTS TO WATCH IN 2018:

Kasia Fudakowski, Marcin Dudek, Zuza Krajewska and more. See who else was recommended by the editor Dobromiła Błaszczyk to follow in 2018.

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Kasia Fudakowski, Cock Bait (II), 2017, courtesy the artist and Chertludde Gallery

Kasia Fudakowski, Cock Bait (II), 2017, courtesy the artist and Chertludde Gallery


 

5. A SUBJECTIVE GUIDE TO ART ROTTERDAM WEEK 2018:

The editor Marek Wołyński visited Art Rotterdam this year. For him, it was a unique and exciting opportunity to visit a wide variety of art fairs and breathtaking exhibitions. Art Rotterdam Week is simply a must for anyone willing to experience the vibes of the city entirely revolving around contemporary art and culture.

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Kunsthal Rotterdam by night, Photo: Ossip van Duivenbode, Courtest Kunsthal Rotterdam.

Kunsthal Rotterdam by night, Photo: Ossip van Duivenbode, Courtest Kunsthal Rotterdam.


 

6.  DESTINATIONS – ART RESIDENCIES:

Do you want to get inspired by overwhelming views of Alps? Try Open Spaces which is an art residency in the Alpine village of Feutersoey in the Alpine Region of Canton Bern in the heart of Switzerland.

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Hannacc Residence for Arts and Creativity in a Rural House, Near Barcelona, Spain

Hannacc Residence for Arts and Creativity in a Rural House, Near Barcelona, Spain


 

7.  MEET THE 12 WINNERS OF THE YOUNG LYNXES PORTFOLIO COMPETITION:

Let’s meet the 12 winners of the first ‘Young Lynxes Portfolio’ art competition organised this winter by Contemporary Lynx Magazine. After a heated debate, the jury panel composed of editors: Anna Dziuba, Michalina Sablik, Dobromiła Błaszczyk and Sylwia Krasoń, chose 12 visual artists from hundreds of submissions. Our criteria included talent, aesthetics, selection of topics, and originality. Have a look at the winners’ biographies and their portfolios.

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Karolina-Wojciechowska,-collages

Karolina Wojciechowska, collages


 

8.  IN PURSUIT OF THE BLACK SQUARE (Interview with Jakub Woynarowski):

Jakub Woynarowski is a creator of visual essays, comic books, films and installations. He is also involved in the so-called practice of gonzo curating. His interests include alchemy, masonry and the margins of art history. His works were displayed in the Polish Pavilion at the 14th Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2014. We had a chance to talk to the artist about his past artistic activities and projects while visiting the exhibition he is taking part in, Conversation Piece | Part IV – Giant steps are what you take, organised at the Fondazione Memmo.

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Jakub Woynarowski, portrait with „Fiat Lux” vinyl record by Quadratum Nigrum collective (Jakub Woynarowski, Jakub Skoczek, Mateusz Okoński), 2015, photo: Justyna Gryglewicz

Jakub Woynarowski, portrait with „Fiat Lux” vinyl record by Quadratum Nigrum collective (Jakub Woynarowski, Jakub Skoczek, Mateusz Okoński), 2015, photo: Justyna Gryglewicz


 

9.  YOUNG GRADUATES FROM POLISH ARTS ACADEMIES TO WATCH — SEE OUR TOP FAVOURITES!

The annual exhibit of the graduates’ works held in the Armoury of Arts in Gdańsk offers an excellent opportunity to view the graduate art projects made by the students of every Academy of Fine Arts in Poland, as well as Vilnius and Bratislava. The jury selection includes works of art created in a variety of media, such as painting, graphic or fashion design, typography and textile art.

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Views from the installation “Ruins of my dreams” by Marta Krześlak, courtesy Marta Krześlak.

Views from the installation “Ruins of my dreams” by Marta Krześlak, courtesy Marta Krześlak.


 

10.  PORTFOLIO: KAROLINA BALCER:

Karolina Balcer – (born in1988 in Toruń) She graduated from the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw. Karolina is a painter and video artist, she also creates site-specific installations in public spaces. Her artistic actions centre around the topic of the architecture seen as a tool to organise a social life.

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Karolina Balcer, Pastel Settlement, 110x280cm, 6 rigid canvas, 2015

Karolina Balcer, Pastel Settlement, 110x280cm, 6 rigid canvas, 2015

 

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