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PORTFOLIO: KAROLINA WOJCIECHOWSKA

PORTFOLIO: KAROLINA WOJCIECHOWSKA

In her works, she often juxtaposes a man with the monumental landscapes, showing in this way the superiority and inability to control the nature. She presents her characters facing the situation of threats posed by ecological disasters, wars or brutalist architecture of the twentieth century.

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KILLER WATCHLIST FOR COOL HEADS. FOUR CLUJ BASED ARTISTS TO WATCH

In times of a too fast art radar, in times of decreasing attention span and beat-skipping art market an easy stand of what makes and breaks can be a killer. My suggestions will give you at least…

ECO-FRIENDLY VALENTINE’S DAY

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Why not celebrate it in harmony with nature with eco-friendly, sustainable design? Give your other half a beautiful and unique present created in an ethical and environmentally-friendly way.

STRUGGLING WITH DOUBLENESS

A new Netflix documentary about Stanisław Szukalski had been discussed in Poland quite some time ago. Talks began as soon as it was announced that Leonardo DiCaprio was going to finance a movie about this extraordinary Polish artist…

ART RESIDENCY: NATALIA ZAŁUSKA

The residencies are becoming increasingly popular due to the mobility at a scale previously unknown. It is difficult to provide a clear definition of what an artistic residency is, as there are so many types, from small-scale residencies…

OUR GUIDE TO THE TOP ART FAIRS IN 2019

From Brussels to Miami, here’s our subjective guide to favourite fairs happening around the globe in 2019. Art Basel Hong Kong, Frieze LA, Art Brussels, Art Basel Liste Art Fair in Basel, Liste Art Fair in Basel and more.

KATARZYNA KOZYRA – ‘A DREAM OF LINNAEUS’ DAUGHTER’

In the ‘90s, Katarzyna Kozyra’s graduate piece ‘Pyramid of Animals’ and ‘Man’s Bathhouse’, which was given an honourable mention at the 48th Venice Biennale, paved the way to her recognition in…

9 OPEN CALLS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS WORTH APPLYING FOR THIS WINTER (2019)

See our selection of top nine open calls you should pay attention to along with some details, including competition criteria, basic terms and condition and – most importantly – submission fee.

ART RESIDENCY: PERFORMANCE AS A TOOL

In conversation with Maja Bekan: ‘I always use performance as a tool to generate my works. Mostly, I’m working here on my research, I’m meeting a lot of people and just trying to expand my knowledge. There is a lot of things happening…’

SPACE-TIME CURVATURE – DISCOVERING MAGDALENA WIĘCEK ONCE AGAIN

Magdalena Więcek belongs to the group of Polish female sculptors whose work is already considered a crucial element in the history of the neo avant-garde. She is among the most prominent figures in…

LUBLIN IN ISRAEL – ‘OPERATIONS IN PLACES’ IN THE PETACH TIKVA MUSEUM OF ART

Waldemar Tatarczuk, a curator of the “Operations on places exhibit,” brought the city of Lublin to Petach Tikva situated near Tel Aviv, Israel. The director of the Labirynt Gallery ‘jammed his own town’…

PORTFOLIO: ANNA RACZYŃSKA

Her sculpture and installation work mixes different techniques and is always inspired by places, forms and items encountered in the contexts in which they are presented. Carefully crafted objects are mostly drawing from the visual reality of daily life.

ARTSY UPS AND DOWNS 2018

It’s been fun! But wait, are you sure you haven’t missed anything? Here’s a pithy summary of what happened in the art world this year. From the heavily covered and significant to LOLs and WTFs – catch up on the artsy ups and downs 2018.

“THE VOICE OF THE ANCESTORS”. INTERVIEW WITH DOROTA NIEZNALSKA

Discovered documents, archived materials and memories form the foundations of Dorota Nieznalska’s works. The artist utilises all of these in the quest for her own identity, often outside of her…

THE SECRET OF SORROW

The 12th “Sputnik over Poland” Russian Film Festival. Russia and Russian nature are both fascinating and disturbing issues for Poles due to the historic background of the two countries. There are numerous people in Poland interested in…

JANEK SIMON – ‘1985’

In the ’80s, Poland was torn between two contradictory realities – communism and capitalism – trying to “decolonise” itself while being “colonised” at the same time, reacting to new needs, desires, products and visual culture.

KOBRO AND STRZEMIŃSKI: GREAT IDEAS IN THE TIMES OF GREAT TURBULENCE

A couple of modernist artists, Kobro and Strzemiński, got married in the year 1920. They were planning to move immediately to Paris hailed as the capital of the pre-war avant-garde movement…

ARE YOU SITTING COMFORTABLY? THE DISTURBING MAGIC OF LIVE ART

I’ll be honest with you – for a long time I didn’t quite ‘get’ performance art. I have clear memories of my desperate cerebral acrobatics, trying to find the meaning behind Chris Burden’s martyred…

I DON’T REALLY LIKE HISTORY THAT MUCH, IT ANNOYS ME

Sława Harasymowicz in conversation with Roma Piotrowska. (…) ‘I’ve lived in London for over 15 years, and I found myself gradually pushed out towards the outskirts. I love the city but in the end…’

ONE EXHIBITION, MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES – AN EXHIBITION OF WORKS BY ARTISTS FROM ŽITNJAK ATELIERS IN ZAGREB

Visitors to Günter Grass Gallery in Gdańsk currently have the opportunity to enjoy an exhibition of works by Croatian artists. Interview with Marta Wróblewska.

PAINTERS/ DIRECTORS/ ARTISTS

How an artistic background affected filmography of some of the famous directors. Art and cinema rely on visuality, though they approach it from different angles. By definition, the film seems like a natural extension of painting, an image…

DISQUIETING BEAUTY OF COMMUNIST ARCHITECTURE – HALLOWEEN EDITION

Have you ever wondered what would be a perfect Halloween starter pack? Cut-out pumpkins are classic, but you could also follow the new parenting trend of imposing a candy tax on kids’ trick or treat loot…

WHAT’S NEXT AFTER TORINO PORTA NUOVA?

A subjective guide to art fairs and exhibitions in Turin: Turin’s central train station, is the place to which many visitors will flock to take part in the Italian city’s 2018 Contemporary Art Week. May we ask, what’s there to see in the city…

PORTFOLIO: GABRIEL ORŁOWSKI

The leitmotif of his works is a post-human world – hollow, yet full of traces, signs and objects, that used to be functional, but have become incomprehensible. Orłowski sees his practice as a ridiculous, trippy paradocumentary…

POLISH PRESENCE AT FRIEZE LONDON

The winner of this year’s Frieze Award, women, performative shift and Polish artists living abroad. Some people love it, some people hate it but Frieze Art Fair is the most important art event in the UK. It was established in 2003…

HIGHLIGHTS OF FRIEZE WEEK LONDON 2018

A major moment in the international art world calendar has arrived! Art collectors, aficionados, professionals, and luminaries from all around the globe flock to London to explore astonishing exhibitions, spectacular events and…

EMBRACING DIFFERENCE

Justyna Scheuring, in conversation with Roma Piotrowska. I design experiences, mainly for those who choose to participate in social and cultural events. I’m doing this to ask questions about life, social participation, and presence itself.

THE PHENOMENA OF ENCOURAGEMENT. IN CONVERSATION WITH PAWEŁ ALTHAMER.

“When Althamer arrives at the workshop everyone stops what they are doing and comes to greet him. He tells me that he is like a nuclear power station, generating energy with the help of others (…)”

ŁUKASZ PATELCZYK – ABOUT ROMANTIC GEOMETRY AND COSMIC ABSTRACTION

On the occasion of a new solo exhibition of Łukasz Patelczyk at the Platan Gallery in Budapest, we talk with the artist about his technique, inspirations and plans. In ’’The Signs in the Sky’’ he presents his works.

II IN FINLAND – WHERE LOCAL COMMUNITY MEETS INTERNATIONAL ART PROFESSIONALS

The Art Ii Biennial is organised in Ii – a rural area of northern Finland, since 2008. This year edition of the biennial entitled “The State of Matter” was structured around the theme and images of water.

ART COLLECTORS | ROMAN FUCHS

‘Without a collector there is no gallery, there is no artist, there is no art scene.’ – In the video Roman Fuchs talks about his art collection and shows Villa Fuchs — a residency with a sculpture park, where he lives with his family and works of art.

PHOTOSTORY: 8 LAND ART FESTIVAL

The motto of this year’s edition of Land Art Festival was “Holy Day”. According to the organiser – “a holy day has got many positive aspects, it is a time of building common values of peace, joy, suspending anger and differences”.

LIVING AND BREATHING MOCAK

Would you like to know how does a day in a life of a director of a contemporary art museum look like? We talk with the director of the MOCAK in Krakow about her everyday life, encounters with artists, relationship with the team, and…

PORTFOLIO: WIKTOR DYNDO

Meet our Young Lynx Wiktor Dyndo, a painter who investigates issues of multiculturalism, international terrorism, religious conflicts and media manipulation. Dyndo cleverly translates his knowledge of current global affairs into visual language.

SUMMER DESTINATIONS – ART RESIDENCIES

You can’t imagine better places to work on art projects and relax at the same time! We recommend 5 best destinations for artists wishing to develop their practice – Barcelona, Shanghai, the Swiss Alps, Buenos Aires and Lisbon!

IS POLISH FAMILY NUCLEAR?

Family Values. Polish Photography Now – exhibition. You don’t have to go to Warsaw or Kraków to learn more about Polish photography. You can now see some of it in London, thanks to the Polish season at Calvert 22, involving an exhibition…

VIDEO STORY #1: TADEUSZ BRZOZOWSKI

Over the last few months, we have been writing mostly about young artists, international exhibitions, and art fairs.  Now, is a time to present the “classics”— the artists that are already known and are part of the international art scene.

MAURYCY GOMULICKI. LE JARDIN DES DÉLICES ÉLECTRIQUES

Thank you for joining us at the White Villa on the 23rd of June. Together with LETO, and Biała during one of the shortest nights of the year, we had a chance to present you the magic garden of electric, neon light…

PORTFOLIO: EWA DOROSZENKO

Her artistic research addresses questions of contemporaneity, especially the meaning of the image in technological reality. She uses the possibility of digital picture manipulation, together with photography and painting in a classic way.

 

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