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ARTICLES 2017


TOP 10 ARTICLES OF 2017

Happy New Year Contemporary Lynx Readers!
It’s time to summarise the last year! What were your favorite articles of 2017? Let’s go back to the most-read interviews and articles!

ALEXI LUBOMIRSKI PRESENT: YOUNG POLAND

Nine Polish fashion photographers crossed borders to New York for a first-ever Polish fashion photography exhibition in NYC. Curated by Alexi Lubomirski, YOUNG POLAND served as an insight to…

LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING?

Stuck with your gift ideas? Feel inspired by our gift recommendations to surprise your loved ones this Christmas. We selected some special and unique products by visual artist and designers, some of which you can find in our Lynx Concept Store.

MAGDALENA ABAKANOWICZ: THE FABRIC OF ART

The exhibition ‘Metamorphism’ at the Central Museum of Textiles in Łódź is a presentation of Magdalena Abakanowicz’s work with a focus on the artist’s fascination with textiles.

D-FILE #8: THE TROUBLE WITH THE FONT IS…?

„Contrast is the source of form” – Władysław Strzemiński once said. I say: “Contrast creates the sense”. Sounds like a perfect conversation starter if we ever had a chance to grab a cup of coffee. In reality, I have a better shot of having a coffee with…

ART AND FILM LOVERS UNITE

We have not seen such a slew of successive films about art – and contemporary art to boot – in a very long time. This autumn, distribution companies are busy catering to cinema and art aficionados and presenting to them the premiers of…

PORTFOLIO: PAWEŁ SŁOTA

Paweł Slota – he has been inspired by the urban landscape and by the space, in which he lives and constantly sees. He believes, that in an urban landscape, we can observe many occurrences that fascinate and inspire him.

THE AMERICAN DREAM IN VENICE

Last year’s selection of Sharon Lockhart’s art project for the Polish Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale caused quite a stir in the art world. An American artist was to represent Poland at this sort of international art exhibition.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM ARTISSIMA FAIR AND MORE

Artissima is Italy’s most important contemporary art fair. Since its establishment in 1994, it has combined the presence of an international market with a focus on experimentation and research.

A BORDER IS A PLACE WHERE WARS BEGIN

September was when we had the opportunity to visit the “Attention! Border” exhibition, a ‘duplicated’ event simultaneously organised in the two biggest cities of eastern Poland – Lublin and Białystok.

PORTFOLIO: RAFAŁ DOMINIK

Rafał Dominik – ainter, sculptor and draughtsman. As a lover of pop culture, he perceives art as a very important part of social life. In his works, he focuses on making art which is available for a wide audience and easy to understand.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM FRIEZE MASTERS

The sister fair of Frieze features more than 130 leading modern and historical galleries from around the world, which showcases art from the ancient era and Old Masters to the late 20th century. See the highlights of this year’s edition in pictures.

MUSIC AND THE DISCOMFORT ZONE

Ania Prokop speaks to Krzysztof Pietraszewski, the curator of Cracow’s Sacrum Profanum festival, about sound evolutions, changes in the concept and form of the festival, and this year’s theme of “discomfort zone”…

MAGAZINES WE CAN’T RESIST

Lynx Team loves all sorts of magazines. When it comes to papers and words, we cannot resist on browsing, reading and searching for new magazines. We could spend hours in bookstores looking at new titles. See some of them which inspire us.

PORTFOLIO: KAMIL PIECZYKOLAN

Kamil Pieczykolan (b. 1988) studied at The Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław. He used to try to draw forms, which could never exist in our dimension. A way of thinking similar to making up worlds constructed of nothing we…

HOW TO START YOUR FIRST INDIE MAGAZINE?

Check out the list of resources which help us keep up-to-date on the world of creative work and see where to look for inspiration if your dream is to start your first indie publication.

PHOTO COLLECTIVES THAT BROUGHT ARTISTS TOGETHER

What springs to mind when you hear the term “avant-garde photography”? The most obvious answer would be the visual experiments of the Dadaists, Man Ray’s in particular, and the surrealist…

TREND-SPOTTING! SELECTED STORIES ON DESIGN

Let’s talk design this week, because September is a month of Design Festivals in Brussels, London and Paris. So, what are the most innovative projects from design studios?

KARINA MARUSIŃSKA. GOOD VISIBILITY

Karina Marusińska is an interdisciplinary artist whose activities combine visual arts and ceramics. Here she talks to Lynx about her project “Good Visibility”, which she prepared while participating in a residence programme in Birmingham.

D-FILE #6: RAJMUND HAŁAS

A ray of enthusiasm (on the positive hype surrounding Hałas). The history of Polish post-war design has a certain amount of drama attached to it. Whether we like it or not being a creative in Soviet Poland meant facing obstacles of not only ideological…

PORTFOLIO: KUBA MOZOLEWSKI

Kuba Mozolewski – mainly interested in creative and documentary photography, abstract painting and installation. He creates works that do not directly relate to reality but are in a dialogue with masters of abstract painting.

SIX YOUNG POLISH ARTISTS FROM BERLIN WORTH KNOWING

Within last few years Polish artists built up a strong position in Berlin, and each year they gain more and more interest on a local as well as international scene. So who is a young Polish Berliner among the…

NOW IT’S A TIME OF QUESTIONING…

There were sound works, installations, interventions in public space, screenings, exhibitions, presentations and discussions. All this and more could be seen during the 7th edition of CONTEXTS International Festival of Ephemeral Art (Sokołowsko).

ART & SCIENCE: PLACE FOR ART

While in the 1990 and early aughts the internet was treated as a virtual space, separate from real world, nowadays it pervades the existence in every way. Artists no longer treat is a new medium but as a mass medium.

ART IS NOT AN ACCIDENTAL OCCUPATION

The Hestia Artistic Journey is a competition for art students. Contestants compete for a month-long trip and art residency in the world’s top modern art centres – New York and Valencia. The prestige of…

THE SURVIVAL ART REVIEW

The SURVIVAL Art Review – one of the largest reviews of art in public space in Poland – was held in Wrocław for the 15th time. Few weeks ago we have a pleasure to speak with the exhibition’s curator, Anna Stec.

RETOUCH: ART SCENE IN POZNAN

The Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor published by the European Commission and dealing with issues such as cultural infrastructure, social development, economic growth or employment opportunities, has ranked Poznań…

D-FILE #5: WIKTORIA NOWAK – ŁAD

The ŁAD (Order) Cooperative is a Polish counterpart of the Arts&Craft movement created in 1926 by the professors of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. The name also doubled as a manifesto – the creators’ intention was to create…

COLLECTIVELY, INDIVIDUALLY, INTERNATIONALLY…

Agnieszka Jankowska-Marzec talks to Michalina Bigaj, Adrian Kolerski, Michał Sroka and Bartłomiej Węgrzyn about creating “Forms of Everydayness” – a Polish-Hungarian contemporary art…

PORTFOLIO: PAWEŁ BAŚNIK

Paweł Baśnik – graduated from the Department of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw. He focuses on the motif of vanitas, less so in the depicted topic and the visual side of the work, but more in the texture of…