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ARTICLES 2020


FLOROPHILIA. REVOLUTION OF PLANTS

We can recently observe an avid interest in the topic of flora among artists and curators. Does this “green revolution” result from the upcoming climate disaster, or does it originate from other processes?

OP ENHEIM | OP_Young – THE FIVE LUCKY FINALISTS

It is no secret that this year has been a tough one for many. Yet, in all the struggle and hardship we have endured in the past couple of months we have also been able to witness acts of kindness, friendly help…

PHOTOSTORY: MANIFESTA 13 MARSEILLE

Manifesta – the European Nomadic Biennial was opened 28 August in Marseille, after a postponement from June. For the first time in its history, Manifesta 13 Marseille is more than just one major programme of visual arts…

DAY BY DAY. THE VISUAL DIARIES FROM QUARANTINE

On Friday, the unlucky March 13th, I voluntarily underwent a domestic isolation, yet still unaware of the escalation of the coronavirus pandemic. However, I foreknew the unpleasantness…

PORTFOLIO: IGOR GRUBIĆ

Igor Grubić (b. 1969, Croatia) has been active as a multimedia artist in Zagreb since the early 1990s, making photography, video, and site-specific actions…

IS ART GOOD IN BED? THE NEW FORM OF EXHIBITION

First an artist’s face appears on a screen. I can see she’s in a gallery space – white walls are visible behind her with paintings hanging on them. The artist talks to the camera, checks the sound quality, asks if we can hear her…

7 COLLECTORS TO FOLLOW ONLINE

Collectors have always played a significant role in the art world – they are trendsetters who actively shape the art market and influence it…

SAY HELLO FROM YOUR STUDIO: MARTA KRYSIŃSKA

Marta Krysińska is a graphic designer who also works in areas of painting and photography. In her works she focuses on exploring the condition of the contemporary man submerged in a digital world…

7 ARTISTS TO FOLLOW ONLINE

Below, we present a list of seven most interesting artists present in virtual reality. Keep an eye on them – you’ll definitely see their names in the headlines again!

MAREK WODZISŁAWSKI: DEATH AND BLISS

What unites death and bliss? How and when do the borders between what’s animal and human blur? And does the consciousness foster or hinder one’s achievement of the state of bliss, in other words the eponymous jouissance…

TERESA TYSZKIEWICZ. MY BODY IS A MEDIUM

How does one examine his own physicality and its limits? Is it by measuring and observing what extreme experiences lead us to? Is it by confronting the matter that surrounds us?

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…