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PORTFOLIO: BELLA LOGACHOVA

PORTFOLIO: BELLA LOGACHOVA

She is a Ukrainian artist and photographer. She incorporates the new realia of the country into the format of traditional Ukrainian ornaments. Her work can be found in private and museum collections in Ukraine, USA, Germany, Poland, Japan, Austria and France…

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NIKI WHO TAMED THE DRAGONS

MoMA PS1 has announced it will present the first New York museum exhibition of visionary feminist and activist artist Niki de Saint Phalle. The survey ”Structures for Life” will highlight her interdisciplinary approach and engagement with key…

WERNER JERKE: YOU ARE WHAT YOU COLLECT

Werner Jerke is the founder of the Jerke Museum in Recklinghausen, the first ever museum of Polish art situated abroad. He’s also an accomplished doctor and winemaker…

SAY HELLO FROM YOUR STUDIO: PAT GUZIK

Pat Guzik is a sustainable fashion designer with a brand by the same name. The brand combines streetwear and high fashion with its signature fusion of Slavic and Asian cultures as seen in the print patterns…

VIVE L’AFFICHE! – FRENCH POSTER

Have you ever hung a poster featuring your favourite musician, album, movie or actor on your wall? Or maybe you found a particular poster attached to a poster pillar in the street so attractive that you tore it off and took it home with you to…

mBANK ART COLLECTION GOES UNDER THE HAMMER

This sort of auction does not happen very often. In fact, it’s the first time such a large institutional collection is going under the hammer in Poland. That is why anyone interested in collecting should be at…

PORTFOLIO: CSILLA KLENYÁNSZKI

A search for balance with a problem-solving attitude characterises her work. Within her current practice, she carefully examines and deconstruct personal – but universally known – challenges such as parenthood, gender, and the…

LOOKING AT THE HEART OF THE UKRAINIAN ART MARKET

Being a fairly young democracy, Ukraine has already managed to make a unique contribution to world art: their artists are exhibited all over the world, and Ukrainian galleries and museums always have rich…

7 WEBSITES FOR INSPIRING ART E-BOOK

As the epidemy containment measures untighten, galleries slowly reopen their doors, yet life is still far from the ‘old’ normal. What has (and still does) helped many of us in getting through the lockdown was a rediscovery…

10 INTERESTING CHAIRS AND THEIR STORIES

You may wonder why chairs, merely a simple thing we sit on, are so special. Do not be fooled, not all chairs are equal. The chairs we have chosen for this list are not only unique in their design but also in the stories that they tell.

IMPRESSIVE MUSEUMS ARCHITECTURE

Each year since 1977, The International Council of Museums, a Paris-based non-governmental organization with ties to UNESCO and the United Nations, has organized International Museum Day, a special moment for the international…

PHOTOSTORY: A TRIP TO THE GORI COLLECTION

Italy is still under lockdown. In mid-February, just a few weeks before the closure, we visited the Gori Collection. It was an extraordinary opportunity thanks to Miranda MacPhail – the collection’s…

9 SITES OFF THE BEATEN PATH TO VISIT WHILE AT HOME

The pandemic may have shut the doors of galleries and museums worldwide, but not for the virtual eye. Widespread digitisation of collections and space bears fruit in being able to host visitors online…

KATHARINA GROSSE: IMMERSED IN COLOUR

Although Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof was forced to postpone the retrospective of Katharina Grosse “It Wasn’t Us”, it is hard to resist looking at and wondering about her immersive installations of saturated colours which we will hopefully experience in person in the near future…

PORTFOLIO: RADU OREIAN

His ‘Molecular paintings’ are a miniature-like format of works that pulsate with details and thus intend to draw the viewer’s eye deeper and deeper into the fabric of the paint and hopefully deeper and deeper into the nature…

14 ART COMPETITIONS WORTH FOLLOWING IN 2020

Check out our selection of art competitions worldwide. Below, we’ve put together a list of some of the biggest and most renowned art competitions of the past couple of years.

VAN EYCK’S COLOURS IN DESIGN

Where does colour come from? How do you make colour? What is the impact of colour? In honour of the Year of Van Eyck in Ghent, the Design Museum is hosting a large exhibition on the innovative and diverse use of colour…

10 BOOKS TO READ IF YOU LOVE DESIGN

Whether you’re aware of it or not, you come in contact with design every single day. From the tableware that you eat your breakfast on/with to the posters and advertisements that you pass along on your way to work…

HARUN FAROCKI & HITO STEYERL: LIFE CAPTURED STILL

The first major exhibition “Life Captured Still” dedicated to Harun Farocki and Hito Steyerl was organised by the Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London. The artists are often conceptually associated but their…

CHANTAL AKERMAN – PASSAGES

Akerman was one of the first film directors who made the switch to visual art. She rose to fame in the 1970s as a feminist avant-garde filmmaker, and midway through the 1990s she discovered the possibilities of the art…

ART RESIDENCY IN TUSCANY: MATEUSZ CHORÓBSKI

Mateusz Choróbski tells us about his recent stay at the art residency in Tuscany (Italy). Last winter he was one of 3 artists invited to spend one month in a Tuscany-based residency…

AVAILABLE EMERGENCY FUNDS AND GRANTS FOR ARTISTS

Artists, creatives and arts practitioners are one of the most instantly impacted groups of people in this unprecedented crisis that we find ourselves. We have created a list of available funds and grants for artists and art workers. We hope you will find it helpful.

OPEN GALLERY

Contemporary Lynx Magazine created a space, where artists and curators can post about their cancelled shows, share what the show was about and link up to further info online. Let’s create an up-to-date compendium of what we are missing because of the crisis…

7 RECIPES INSPIRED BY FAMOUS ARTISTS

Another week another effort into cooking. We have something for you. If you’re looking to put a fun twist into your daily routine we would like to propose you different menus for each day of the week…

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…

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. 

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