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IN CONVERSATION WITH MARIE TOMANOVA

Marie Tomanova is a photographer from the Czech Republic, she grew up in Mikulov in South Moravia and is currently based in New York City. Her work is raw in its essence, vibrant and incredibly intimate…

TRIENNIAL OF TAPESTRY – ONLINE VIEWING

It should be the last week of the 16th International Triennial of Tapestry in Łódź – the oldest and the most important presentation of phenomena connected with the medium of textiles…

THE POWER OF ART

A few months ago, in November 2019, Dr Werner Jerke – German ophthalmologist and a collector of Polish contemporary art released his latest movie ‘The Power of Art.’ This movie shows his subjective point of view on Gruppa’s works…

ART RESIDENCY: HAVEN FOR ARTISTS

Ola Odzioba is a young multidisciplinary artist based in Paris. Last autumn, she was invited to take part in the residency programme “Haven for Artists” organised by a non-governmental organisation with an aim to exhibit the modern…

ART COLLECTORS | HELMUT MARKO

Helmut Marko, former racing driver and motorsport boss of Red Bull, about his art collection, the connection of Formula 1 and art, and why his entire art collection can be found is his hotels in the city of Graz…

7 VIDEOS ABOUT ARTISTS

7 artists, 7 world-view points, 7 films made by Tate Shot. Check our selection of videos about art and artists from around the world. Meet contemporary artists and discover how they work…

PORTFOLIO: PRZEMEK PYSZCZEK

Through architecturally inspired sculptures, installations and paintings, Pyszczek’s work traces Poland’s transition since the fall of the Iron Curtain, as well as serves as an ongoing journey to rediscover his own past…

7 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY QUOTES

Women’s Day – a day like any other, everyone performs their daily routines; wake up, coffee, breakfast. Yet this routine is festively interrupted on March 8th by getting a small gift or flowers.

MASCULINITIES: LIBERATION THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

The show explores how masculinity is experienced, performed, coded and socially constructed as expressed and documented through photography and film from the 1960s to the present day…

THE 6 ROMANIAN ARTISTS TO REDISCOVER

While focusing on the new trends and events in the art of today, it is easy to forget the genius predecessors that shaped at the beginning of the 20th century, what modern art is today. We present 6 Romanian artists who…

BODILY ART EXPERIENCES. LONDON BEST SHOWS THIS WINTER

Take a closer look at a handy collection of remarkable performances and exhibitions that have already taken place and which experiences you can still immerse yourself in to satisfy your creative cravings this winter.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO LOVE IN THE INTERNET AGE?

How are digital interfaces reshaping our personal relationships? What do new technologies imply for the future of the romantic sphere? How do screens affect our sexual intimacy? Are the new…

ART COLLECTORS | DANIEL JELITZKA

JP Managing Director Daniel Jelitzka is a passionate collector of photography. He talks about his love for portraits, his rules when it comes to collecting, and why he and his sons had to undress for photographer Mona Kuhn.

THE FAKE AUCTION

What is the critical and aesthetic potential of wearable art-objects? ©®38191613162016135195209451435 debuted last November in London with a one-day performance that included fake bidders…

SAY HELLO FROM YOUR STUDIO: MALWINA KONOPACKA

Malwina Konopacka is an illustrator, designer and graphic artist. Her ceramics work, among which are the unique vase collections, display bold forms with playful hand-painted patterns…

PORTFOLIO: WERONIKA PERŁOWSKA

Her work combines photography, video and objects. She is most interested in emotions and ideas. Her latest project is an exploration of the experience and perception of anger in a patriarchal society…

R.H. QUAYTMAN – THE PAINTING ODYSSEY

The recently opened exhibition of a New York-based artist Rebecca Quaytman at Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź is a return to the artist’s very beginnings and a retrospective of sorts, presenting topics that have continually run through…

THE PHOTOBLOC: CENTRAL EUROPE IN PHOTOBOOKS

In the 20th century, photography took on the role of the medium of history, for better or worse. Life sped up and the world shrunk due to the faster transmission of information and…

WHAT DOES IT ACTUALLY MEAN TO BE A CURATOR?

In conversation with Diogo Bento – Photography Curator from Cape Verde. If you are thinking about or starting a career as an art curator, you might be interested in knowing how to become a successful one…

VADYM SOLOWSKI: SAY HELLO FROM YOUR STUDIO

Vadym Solowski is a nuclear power engineer who became a successful illustrator / Art Director / Godfather / Artist / Gladiator / Cosmonaut / Graphic Designer and Dreamer after an…

THE GORGONA GROUP ENJOYS PLAYING WITH LIFE

A high-angle photograph, perhaps taken from a balcony overlooking a backyard, captures a group of men or, to be more precise, the tops of their heads looking down. The photograph titled „Gorgona…

MUST-SEE UPCOMING INDEPENDENT FILMS IN 2020

2019 has been a great year for independent cinema, and we can only expect 2020 to follow in its steps. If you’re tired of mainstream productions and are looking for alternative options…

LESS IS MORE. ARTISTIC MOBILE GAMES

The latest trends indicate an exponential growth in consumer awareness related to the everyday lifestyle: we care more about the things we eat and how we eat them, about the appliances we use (eco-friendly only) and the clothes we wear…

TOP 10 ARTICLES OF 2019

Such a year! Thank you for being with us. We published over 220 articles in our online weekly magazine. Check out the most-read articles this year. But, why don’t you tell us, what was your favourite Contemporary Lynx piece and why…

ART WORLD RECAP 2019

Numerous exhibitions revolved around the issues related to the environment and nature, in more or less overt ways. Surely, climate emergency became a hot topic not only in everyday life but art as well. It wasn’t only about the climate change…

PORTFOLIO: ALICJA WRÓBLEWSKA

The main focus of her work is anthropopressure, human impact on the environment, climate change and extinction of ecosystems. In her works she uses various media such as photography, sculpture, collage.

BALTIC RIOT – 5 LITHUANIAN ARTISTS TO WATCH

Today, Contemporary Lynx presents to you five noteworthy Lithuanian artists, whose art is striking, even amongst the melancholic and magical atmospheres present in Lithuania, Heart of the Baltics.

SASKIA BODDEKE & PETER GREENAWAY’S WONDERLAND

Thanks to Center of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu and the Tumult Foundation the viewers have an amazing opportunity to get to know the artists’ art based on hypermedia more closely. The Artuum…

PHOTOSTORY: BREAK MY ART #4 IN ŁÓDŹ

Thank you for joining us for the 4th artistic event co-organised by PURO Hotels and Contemporary Lynx in Łódź. In the debate on the topic related to Polish Avantgarde participated; Ola Niepsuj, Katarzyna Słoboda, Tomasz Szerszeń…

STEP BY STEP: SALVADOR DALI FOR CHRISTMAS?

How to start collecting contemporary art? What style or specific period to choose? How to know if an art piece is in good taste and is a worthy investment, especially with so much art available…

PORTFOLIO: AGATA WIECZOREK

Wieczorek’s practice combines film, photography, and animation. She incorporates both documentary studio-based approaches. For her work, she often enters hermetic environments and works with socially marginalised groups…

PAPEAR STATIONERY: SAY HELLO FROM YOUR STUDIO

Papear Stationery’s team is composed of Michał and Marcin. These two different but complementary personalities have one thing in common – perfectionism. The things they manufacture are…

SURPRISING DÉCOR IN STRASBURG. AUBETTE 1928

The classicist façade of the monumental Aubette dominates the view of Place Kléber, the very heart of Strasbourg. Yet, the building’s outward appearance couldn’t possibly prepare you for the…

PURSUIT OF PHYSICAL TECHNOLOGY

Together with Première Vision’s Fashion Director Pascaline Wilhelm, and multidisciplinary artist Bart Hess, I have uncovered some of the insights of working with new technologies and virtual reality, as well as their effects on how…

STEP BY STEP: ENTER THE ART WORLD AND ENJOY IT

We admit that, the “by appointment only” contemporary art galleries and exhibition openings by VIP invitations, full of arty people sipping red wine, can be intimidating for first-time buyers…

TRANSGRESSION, UKRAINIAN STYLE

Contemporary Lynx has picked five of Ukraine’s top artists, who are known for communicating directly with audiences using the international language of Art, and revealing Society’s state; it’s essence.

SUN RA ARKESTRA

Lanquidity Records ( Adrian Magrys & Mateusz Surma) has just released Sun Ra Arkestra project – a rare recording of the ensemble’s little- known, first ever performance in Poland in 1986…

5 THINGS TO DESIRE

Do you like to be unlike anyone? Would you like to stand out among your peers? Are you looking for the inimitable gift idea? We have a perfect solution for you! Here are five collectors’ items and hand-made objects you must have.

PORTFOLIO: SZYMON SZEWCZYK

He creates paintings, objects, collages and installations. In his projects, he focuses on the relationship between humans and their surroundings, both in terms of the material as well as cultural aspects. He likes to find a non-obvious connection…

5 ART RESIDENCIES IN STUNNING PLACES (2020)

The Canary Islands, southern France, an Old City of Jerusalem, Athens – does it sound like a holiday? You have these locations at your fingertips. See the list of art residency programmes in breathtaking locations from around the world.

5th VINTAGE PHOTO FESTIVAL

Analogue photography is as a part of Poland’s cultural heritage, and this October, the fifth edition of The Vintage Photo Festival in Bydgoszcz will aim to prove it once again. This year’s main theme falls into the category of both…

MINA CERAMICS: SAY HELLO FROM YOUR STUDIO

Mina is the face of the plate, it is witty grimaces and various emotions; it’s also having fun with fragments of the human body, which through multiplication and varied settings creates an interesting…

NOT TO MISS ON FIAC 2019

The FIAC 2019, starts today and runs until 20 October. Here, we prepare the guide on what you can’t miss on this year edition. This landmark show curated by the organisers themselves gathers the most exciting sculptures and…

LONG LIVE PAPER!

Next Saturday, October 5, the eight edition of the Niech Żyje Papier event will take place; we’re going to celebrate going back to our desks! As usual, the event hall will host the crème de la crème of Polish creators, manufacturers…

COLLECTION SANZIANY – ART YOU HAVE TO SEE

Last week we visited Vienna. We also had a private view at Palais Rasumofsky where collection Sanziany is located.  See our photogallery and learn more about this amazing art collection.

ART RESIDENCY: CAFE VS RESIDENCY

Jan Domicz was invited by KulturKontakt for a 3-month residency in Vienna between July and September 2019. The program is supported by Federal Chancellery of Austria and Austrian Ministry of Education…

HIGHLIGHTS OF FRIEZE WEEK 2019

Spectacular art fairs and astonishing exhibitions, sensational events and champagne receptions are all waiting to be discovered during this year’s Frieze Week. We have shortlisted 10 unmissable events catalysing London’s most…

PORTFOLIO: POVILAS RAMANAUSKAS

His main creative field is contemporary painting, objects and installations. He tries to question the limits of common understanding towards contemporary painting through the aspects of new techniques, materials and concepts of…

GUIDE TO VIENNACONTEMPORARY 2019

Viennacontemporary is starting today (26 – 29 September). The fair offers a unique insight into the vibrant contemporary art scene of Central and Eastern Europe. We have created a useful list what to see during the Art Week in Vienna. 

THE END OF CONVENTIONAL STORYTELLING

Sinead Kennedy and Piotr Wójcik are two distinct figures – two different people of a different age, gender and origin, as well as two different artists. Interestingly enough, the thing they have in common sets them apart, namely their approach…

MARIUSZ TARKAWIAN: PENCIL AND PAPER

Recently, Mariusz Tarkawian took part in the event “Break My Art” organised by Contemporary Lynx and PURO Hotels in Warsaw. During the whole evening he was making live drawing of people; an audience and guest speakers. See his drawings in our today’s post.

A BOAT WITH A MISSION: FOR A MORE TOLERANT FUTURE

The Ship of Tolerance is an international art project created by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, a world-renowned art duo, famous for their complex large-scale projects and immersive ‘total’ installations.

INTIMATE SHOTS OF LIFE

Photographs by Czech photographer Markéta Luskačová taken on the North East coast of Britain in the late 1970s are on display at the Martin Parr Foundation. Although well known in photographic circles, Luskačová’s work in recent years has lacked…

PORTFOLIO: MONIKA CZYŻYK

Monika Czyżyk is a visual artist living and working in Helsinki, Finland. She relocates and participates in hybrid socio institutional formations seeking out topics and materials created within these collaborative communities…

ART RESIDENCY: ALEKSANDRA KARPOWICZ

Aleksandra Karpowicz was taking part in the art residency at Palazzo Monti in Brescia, Italy. She has been working there on a new project ‘Eleutherophobia – fear of freedom’ as well as performance

5 NEW MURALS FROM AUSTRIAN STREET ART FESTIVAL

In August, international street artists flocked to Vienna city to participate in Calle Libre Festival. This Festival for Urban Aesthetics turned the city into a colourful space by adding new murals to the cityscape. 

ANNA MIAU CERAMICS: SAY HELLO FROM YOUR STUDIO

The trademark of Miau Ceramics is its uniqueness. Each project is different and it’s very rare that the same thing is created twicer. At Anja Marschal’s you will find lots of funny and colourful projects created spontaneously…

ART COLLETORS | BIRGIT LAUDA

The Birgit Lauda Art Foundation established as a non-profit organisation where art and feminism meet. With the aim to support artists and to donate all its proceeds to the project “Women without Borders”…

ART RESIDENCY: ALEX URSO

We talked with Alex Urso, who was invited by the Center 424 of Belgrade as part of the BAIR programme. The residency took place in March 2019, and was supported by the European Cultural Foundation, the Compagnia di San Paolo, and…

ARTISTS’ CARS

A car is also a wonderfully designed object, whose line of masks, lights, bumpers, the play of light and shadows compliment each other. Their shape is like a sculpture, only functional. The form of the car not only comes out from the artists…

GUKLA DESIGN: SAY HELLO FROM YOUR STUDIO

Gukla equals slow design for kids and home. Behind this little manufacturing and designing cooperative stay Kaja and Martyna, and to some point – their kids, Marianna, Tytus, Klara, Gustaw and Melania.

LOVE TO LONDON TRANSLATED INTO SHORT FILM

Mela and Gram Hilleard live and work in the heart of London in a studio/flat converted from an old Post Office. It’s become for them a kingdom of its own, an island on island; a base for the creative…

ART RESIDENCY: MEETFACTORY IN PRAGUE

The residencies under the current programme ‘The New Dictionary of Old Ideas’ at the Meetfactory in Prague, focus on the pressing problems that are common to many European countries, like EU-scepticism, xenophobia, racism, and…

PORTFOLIO: PAWEŁ BŁĘCKI

“Most of his works are an effect of long-term fascination with objects and his contemplation about our relations with them. The artist reaches for the sociology of objects and it’s observation about similar status of objects and people…”

POLISH PRESENCE AT THE VENICE BIENNALE 2019

Venice Biennale has been active since 1895 and Polish representation there reaches back to 1932. This is when the interwar government decided to purchase its pavilion in Giardini…

NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE. ON AUTHENTICITY OF AN IMAGE

“Any person’s experience of contemporary culture was shaped by certain images that went down in history. Even those images the authenticity of which is still disputed have etched themselves firmly into the public’s mind.”

PREDICTING THE FUTURE: VISUAL ARTS IN 2050

Have you ever wondered what art will look like in 30 years? Will it even remotely resemble the art world we know today? What sort of trends and tendencies will dominate the scene? How about…

PHOTOSTORY: CARTE BLANCHE PRIZE

The winning artist Michalina Bigaj at the event in Warsaw. Thank you for coming to Young Lynxes & Cart Blanche Prize event which took place on the 11th of July at the Willa Biała in Warsaw…

UAU PROJECT: SAY HELLO FROM YOUR STUDIO

UAU PROJECT is a design studio based in Warsaw, founded by Justyna Fałdzińska & Miłosz Dąbrowski, graduates from Industrial Design Faculty on Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts…

THE ART OF STICKING ONE’S TONGUE OUT

Art and science collided during this year’s edition of Copernicus Festival revolving around the theme of language. The festival organised by the Copernicus Center for Interdisciplinary Studies and the Artistic Research Platform opened with…

ART RESIDENCY: ILYA FEDOTOV-FEDOROV

New horseshoes, an old herbarium collected during the Second World War and a second-hand grave found online. Learn why these three objects were important for Russian artist Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov during his residency at the Van Eyck.

TOP 8 MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ’S RULES OF LIFE

Marina Abramović’s works, book and interview sound like manifestos. Her life is like manifesto. She is an icon of performance art, whose works have become an important foundation for the development of contemporary art.

ALL THAT YOU CAN HAVE. ART BASEL 2019

Those of you who at least once were at the Art Basel fair know this feeling, when watching the works in the same moment we feel admiration for quality because almost every stand is a presentation of outstanding works that in regular term…

HUMAN ASPECT: BETWEEN HIGH AND LOW TECHNOLOGY

In conversation with Viola Krajewska and Piotr Krajewski – the founders of WRO Media Art Biennale. The first international WRO Media Art Biennale was held in 1989. Initially, it was…

6 ARTWORKS WE LOVED AT ART BASEL UNLIMITED

This year 38 artists are shown during Unlimited. This section is curated by New York-based curator Gianni Jetzer. It’s a pioneering exhibition platform for massive sculpture and paintings, video projections

LISTE – PRODUCING THE PRESENT

In June the small city Basel becomes the most important trading market for artworks in the world. If you are looking for new discoveries in contemporary art you need to visit LISTE – Art Fair Basel.

 

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