A Farewell to Trisha Brown

By Wendy Perron / Dance Magazine

For many in the dance world, Trisha Brown has become a sacred figure. She made works that were beautiful in a whole new way, coaxing the dance world out of its theatrical narrative and into a beguiling state of what she called “pure movement.”

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Trisha Brown, PC Vincent Pereira

 


Brexit is big at 2017 London book fair – but it’s Poland’s year to shine

By Claire Armitstead / The Guardian

The potential effects of Brexit and the rightward turn in European politics are set to loom large at next week’s London book fair, but they haven’t dented the enthusiasm of this year’s special guest, Poland, which is jetting in a dazzling range of writers from all corners of literature, many of whom will be giving talks around the city in the evenings.

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Looking to the future... Olga Tokarczuk, Photograph Murdo Macleod for the Guardian

Looking to the future… Olga Tokarczuk, Photograph Murdo Macleod for the Guardian

 


Tate Modern opens first ‘live’ exhibition with mist, plants and a rave

Series of shows dedicated to live art will be annual with BMW’s suport

By José Da Silva / The Art Newspaper

The veteran Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya has created a site-specific work made of mist as the centrepiece of BMW Tate Live Exhibition: Ten Days Six Nights (24 March-2 April)—the Tate Modern’s “first ever live exhibition”, says the museum director Frances Morris.

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The Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya with her new commission London Fog 2017 outside the Tate Modern, Photo Tate Photography

The Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya with her new commission London Fog 2017 outside the Tate Modern, Photo Tate Photography

 


The Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw opens a unique and flexible temporary exhibition space

By artdaily.com

On Saturday, 25 March, a new temporary contemporary art space opened along the Vistula River in Powiśle, one of Warsaw’s most historic neighborhoods. Situated near the Copernicus Science Centre and the Warsaw University Library, the Museum on the Vistula will host exhibitions and events, providing a meeting point for all until the Museum’s new building in Plac Defilad opens in 2020.

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Temporary exhibition space in Warsaw, Photo Bartosz Stawiarski

Temporary exhibition space in Warsaw, Photo Bartosz Stawiarski

 


How are Poland’s artists subtly undermining the government’s nationalist agenda?

By Jessica Saxby / Happening

When the Polish people elected the right-wing, nationalist Law and Justice party in October 2015, it was clear that change was afoot. However, the exact consequences for the country’s art and culture infrastructures were not immediately obvious.

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Making Use Life in Postartistic Times, exhibition view, Photo by Bartosz Stawiarski

Making Use Life in Postartistic Times, exhibition view, Photo by Bartosz Stawiarski

 


Turkish Artist Zehra Doğan Sentenced to Prison for Painting of Kurdish Town Attack

By Perwana Nazif / Artnet News

The Turkish-Kurdish painter and journalist Zehra Doğan has been sentenced to two years, nine months, and 22 days in prison for creating a painting which depicted the destruction caused by Turkish security forces in the Nusaybin district of Mardin province, a Kurdish region in Turkey.

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Zehra Doğan, Courtesy the Voice Project.

Zehra Doğan, Courtesy the Voice Project.

 



From the Contemporary Lynx archives:

WOJCIECH PUŚ: FILMMAKING, POLITICS & SEX

by Dobromila Błaszczyk / Contemporary Lynx

Theater is a machine where there’s no time for complaining; you need to solve problems, find solutions, and do that while acting in various capacities. I’ve worked on numerous projects as a lighting director and stage designer. The director not only expects a visual contribution from the stage designer, but also treats him as someone to confide his problems in, as a buffer of the emotions that surround the project, and that, honestly speaking, is terribly hard to bear.

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Wojciech Puś, The Endless Party, 2016.

Wojciech Puś, The Endless Party, 2016.

 

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