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METALIC DISCHARGETHE – MAGICAL UNIVERSE OF MAGDALENA WIĘCEK

METALIC DISCHARGETHE – MAGICAL UNIVERSE OF MAGDALENA WIĘCEK

The solo show of Magdalena Więcek is held in the Olszewski Gallery from the 20th of September to the 14th of October, 2019. As a prominent Polish sculptor, the artist is one of the legendary figures of the post-war period as well as the history of the neo avant-garde (alongside such artists as Alina Szapocznikow and Alina Ślesińska). 

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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 ‘In the name of the Mother, and…

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.

KUŹNIA SKAŁY: SAY HELLO FROM YOUR STUDIO

The architect Marcin Skalski is the founder of Kuznia Skały (Stones Forge) – an arts & craft project that derives inspiration from blacksmithing and woodworking in the countryside.

REINFORCING LISTE’S ART

Next week we’re heading to Basel for the most renowned contemporary art fairs in Europe. But before we catch our flight we spoke with Joanna Kamm, the Director of LISTE art fair.

POLISH POSTERS: 30 YEARS OF FREEDOM

We present 16 posters created by some of the finalists of the art competition organised by Gdańsk Foundation. The artists had to interpret the word “Freedom” and reflect on three decades of Poland after the turn.

WHAT WE LOVED AT THE ŁÓDŹ DESIGN FESTIVAL

ynx team explored this year’s edition of the festival, hunting for the exceptional designs, beautiful objects and innovative ideas. See the photos and find out what brands stole our hearts…

FROM PAPERMAKING TO THE “KITCHEN LITHO”.

How to learn the traditional and innovative printmaking and textile art techniques? Łódź holds a unique position on the map of artistic events in Poland also thanks to such initiatives as PATA…

PORTFOLIO: MATEUSZ KOŁEK

Mateusz is a Polish illustrator heavily influenced by traditional and popular art in Asia, as well as comics, early Renaissance art, Slavic legends, and Soviet sci-fi movies. For over a dozen of years, he has been collaborating with multiple media…

THE ARCHITECTURE OF LISTENING

Something bizarre happened after pioneering sound installation artists in the 1970s declared that sound can be used in art as a sculptural material and an entity in itself: the art world (eventually) listened. But not to sound itself…

KUTA HOUSE

Designer Robert Kuta and photographer Ala Wesołowska through their new project “Second Life” joined the global discussion on overproduction of clothes and sustainability. Robert Kuta is an artist and designer who under the name Kuta House…

PHOTOSTORY: TASTE ART!

Thank you for attending our event TASTE ART! A Multi-sensory Evening of Eastern European Gems at the Romanian Cultural Institute in London. The event brought together artists: Alex Mirutziu and Piotr Krzymowski. See our photos.

ART RESIDENCY: ANDRIUS ARUTIUNIAN

We talked with Andrius Arutiunian, an Armenian-Lithuanian composer and sound artist in based in The Hague and Vilnius. He was taking part in the residential program at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead…

PHOTOSTORY: WZORY DESIGN FAIR IN WARSAW

The spring edition of ‘Wzory’ (‘Patterns’) – one of the largest interior design trade fair was held in April in Warsaw. Contemporary Lynx took part in this exciting event. We had a chance to see lots of inspiring…

PHOTOSTORY: VENICE BIENNALE 2019

The 58th International Art Exhibition is open to the public unitl 24 November 2019. See our photogallery and follow our subjective art guide where we recommend the some Pavilions and collateral exhibitions in Venice.

BLUE INNOVATIONS: KEEPING INDIGO PRINTING ALIVE

Meet four contemporary Czech designers who create exceptional, high quality hand-made items using traditional indigo printing techniques for decorating fabrics. The exhibition takes place at the Vitrinka…

ALICJA KWADE: TRANS-FOR-MEN

Exhibition Review from Finland: Espoo Museum of Modern Art (EMMA). Known for sculptural installations that disrupt viewers’ perception of time and space as fixed organising systems, Alicja Kwade draws from physics…

THE INFLATED PRESENT – ZUZANNA CZEBATUL

In her conversation with Zuzanna Czebatul, Karolina Kliszewska undertakes a critical evaluation of the themes explored in the T-Kollaps exhibition at Gdańsk City Gallery.

THE NETWORKING CENTRE BETWEEN EAST AND WEST

The ArtVilnius will take place between 30 May and 2 June in Lithuania. This year, this biggest visual arts event in Eastern Europe celebrates the 10th anniversary. On this occasion, the director Diana Stomienė…

ART RESIDENCY: MAESS

We talked with Maess, an intermedia artist who connects in her practice visual arts and music. She has a broad experience when it comes to international residencies for artists. Last year she took part in the Residency Unlimited…

PORTFOLIO: PAULINA KOROBKIEWICZ

Her work explores public space, particularly in the urban context. She uses bookmaking, and is interested in how the political transition influenced contemporary landscape and interiors in Poland as well as in the neighbouring…

THE LINES OF AUTHORSHIP GET BLURRY…

Videoart installations by Róża Duda and Michał Soja have gained considerable acclaim in Poland and abroad even though the artists have graduated fairly recently from the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts. In early February, I met with both artists…

MAKING THE LYNX COVER

In the new issue we focus on art that impacts on all the senses and its interaction with a viewer. We present a series of essays concerning taste, smell, hearing, sight, touch, as well as new senses such as the awareness of time passing or…

UNIKKE DESIGN: SAY HELLO FROM YOUR STUDIO

Unikke Design equals: unique, modern, functional and unexpected. Behind this jewellery brand stays Olga Guzik – a designer who is on the constant search for new solutions…

6 ART COMPETITIONS YOU NEED TO ENTER IN 2019

Check out our selection of art competitions worldwide. We chose the art contests with a potential of winning cash prize and participating in exhibitions or residencies. See the dates, deadlines…

 

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