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ART BRUSSELS 2019: THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF COLLECTORS PER CAPITA IN THE WORLD

ART BRUSSELS 2019: THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF COLLECTORS PER CAPITA IN THE WORLD

This week we’re heading to Art Brussels, one of the most renowned contemporary art fairs in Europe. But before we catch our flight we spoke with the Managing Director of Art Brussels, Anne Vierstraete, on how the art market is changing, the impact of the fair on the Belgian art scene, the value of travel and the selection process.

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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 of our body position. However, the first step into sensory experience is our lenticular wobbling jelly cover, designed by Sam Bompas and Harry Parr…

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 that combine traditional goldsmithing techniques with new, unexpected materials.

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PHOTOSTORY: MATEJ AL-ALI IN LONDON

Contemporary Lynx team had a pleasure to see the first solo show in the UK by Matej Al-Ali the Iraqi-Czech artist based in Prague. His works use craft and industrial production to articulate the current transformation of our understanding…

OUR 5 PICKS FROM THE AUCTION “WHO ISN’T AFRAID OF THE AVANT-GARDE”

The auction WHO ISN’T AFRAID OF THE AVANT-GARDE! takes place on 16 May. The Profile Foundation presents leading names of the Polish avant-garde and offers works by the classics of the postwar…

RITE OF PASSAGE

Jagoda Szelc has moved Polish cinema to realms it had never ventured to conquer with her debut full-length film Tower. A Bright Day (2017). This naturalist and dreamlike film stirred up viewers’ emotions and intrigued them with its ambiguity…

THE JAPANESE “MA” CONCEPT IN PRACTICE. MAZDA DESIGN 2019

How to design an object, furniture, interior, so that their beauty is displayed in the presence of light? How to use light as a material? What is a comfort? How to design an item in such a way so that…

PORTFOLIO: BARTOSZ ZASKÓRSKI

Zaskórski’s areas of work include drawing, book design, writing and recording audio plays, and creating objects. As a musician, he works under the moniker “Mchy i Porosty” (Mosses & Lichens) and usually performs melancholic danceable music.

VERONICA TAUSSIG ON HER COLLECTION: IT IS MORE LIKE AN OBSESSION FOR ME

During our conversation, it became apparent that Veronica and her husband, Franz Jurkowitsch, are collectors. They own a large art collection which includes works by Central European artists.

PHOTOSTORY: BALTIC MINI TEXTILE

I think that the times when fabric and textile were considered as pure craft are long gone. It is a full-fledged field of art. It is the language of communication with the viewer, a way to convey emotions, and a field for experiments…

RAW BAROQUE IN A SANGUINE SAUCE

“Sanguine. Luc Tuymans on Baroque” in Fondazione Prada in Milan. A rather long list of 63 artists take part in the exhibition currently presented at the Fondazione Prada gallery. The high number of artists participating reflects the dramatic…

#romemylove – ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME…

This saying is familiar to everybody. For ancient Romans, the Imperial Roads were a pure engineering marvel, and the foundation of a logistical network that allowed efficient transit and communication throughout the Empire…

ART RESIDENCY: FLOW – ON THE BOAT

In the era of environmental crises, social solidarity and activism seem to shape our existence and this new form of participation in society occurs largely through art and socially engaged projects. The river becomes a common starting…

PERFORMANCE REINVENTED

Is performance only a series of compulsive moves made by a performer or a strange story told with the use of attributes and gestures deprived of their original intended meaning? Or is it a parallel world to which artists take their viewers…

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…

PROJECT ROOM: 120M2 OF IDEAS

We talked to two prize winners of this year’s edition of the Project Room Awards, a competition organised by the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art. Every year the Centre invites several young artists to participate in…

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.

 

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