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ARCHIVES 2014


FIVE FEMALE PHOTOGRAPHERS TO KEEP AN EYE ON

Polish photography has fast been gaining momentum for the past few years. There is a sense of freshness and innovation about their ideas and the way they perceive their surrounding.

CONTEMPORARY LYNX’S TOP 10 OF 2014

The end of the year is a time for the summaries, making plans and expectations for the coming year. For us it was incredibly intensive year. The fact, that our audience is growing every month gives us tremendous joy and justifies our work.

LAURA PAWELA. FAKE FILMS

Fake Films and a Few Frames More, the exhibition of video works not seen previously in the UK by Laura Pawela, took place at IMT gallery in London. Laura Pawela is represented by IMT and this was her third show at the gallery.

WARSAW GALLERY WEEKEND – PHOTO STORY

Warsaw Gallery Weekend (WGW) took place on the last weekend of September. More than 20 galleries were open till late and presented special programmes and exhibitions…

POLISH ARTISTS AT VIENNAFAIR 2014

Early autumn marks the beginning of yet another exciting period abundant in exhibitions, fairs, and auctions. Spectacular exhibition openings at public institutions can often be anticipated in October. This is a time when art galleries schedule…

POLISH ART IN BERLIN. REPORT FROM BERLIN ART WEEK

The 3rd edition of Berlin Art Week (BAW) surprised with its scale and ambition. For the first time, the event’s programme included art fairs and exhibitions art fairs and exhibitions in public institutions…

DESIGN FROM POLAND AT TENT LONDON

The twelfth London Design Festival roared into town. For the designers, Design Week is a gateway to the international creative community; for visitors the opportunity to grasp the freshest design ideas from all over the world.

LET’S TALK ABOUT JUSTINA, BABY!

For a while now, she has been working on the project revolving around mysterious Justina. The interview below explores the issues of art, travel and the identity of a girl who resembles an anti-hero from picaresque novels.

EPHEMERAL ART IN SOKOŁOWSKO

“Arrival.
An ordinary young man was on his way from his hometown of Hamburg to Davos-Platz in the canton of Graubunden. It was the height of summer, and he planned to stay for three weeks.

ANNA BAUMGART AND HER HISTORIOGRAPHY ART

Film Conquerors of the Sun (2012) is the story of an agitprop train, Moscow to Berlin. It was screened on the 8th July at The Aubin Cinema in London, in conjunction with Kate MacGarry‘s show.

MASKS, FACES, VOICES, SPACE

We first met Piotr Skiba ten years ago, when we were invited to document a gallery show in Catskill, NY. Already, Skiba was integrating elements of performance and prepared objects into his painting practice…

ISN’T IT GOOD TO BE LOST IN THE WOOD?…

Isn’t it good to be lost in the wood is the result of a dialogue where the artists allow their works to do the talking: Pierre Ardouvin and Przemek Matecki take up the challenge of a conversation in absentia which tasks their images with meeting…

RESTORING SCRAPS

Interview with Tatiana Wolska on recycling, artist’s physical work and her latest achievements. Recycling is a key word of your practice as an artist. You reach for various “recycled” materials ranging from plastic water bottles…

POLISH ARTISTS AT ART|45|BASEL

Every single year, a small Swiss city, located where the German and French borders meet, attracts the leading gallerists, collectors, art enthusiasts and representatives of both public and private artistic organizations.

WALERIAN BOROWCZYK: NATURE OR CULTURE?

The Kinoteka 12th Polish Film Festival, organised by the Polish Cultural Institute in London, finished a few weeks ago. A backbone of it was the “Cinema of Desire: Walerian Borowczyk Retrospective”…

THE MAP OF DESIRE BY WALERIAN BOROWCZYK

The Kinoteka 12th Polish Film Festival, organised by Polish Cultural Institute in London, has just finished. A significant part of it was the ‘Cinema of Desire: Walerian Borowczyk Retrospective’…

ALEKSANDER – PORTRAIT OF THE SIMPLE MAN

‘Aleksander’, 2013 is a second film by Anka and Wilhelm Sasnal. The title Aleksander isn’t either Alexander The Great or the character from Bergman’s ‘Fanny and Alexander’…

SURREAL JOURNEY – PHOTOSTORY

Exhibitions are like invitations on a journey. This could be an interior journey, discovering an idea, a form of artistic expression or aesthetic, but it could also be a geographical journey to a new world – wrote Michel Samuel.

WHO NEEDS ART TODAY?

Agnieszka Kulazińska is a curator for the Centre for Contemporary Art Laźnia in Gdańsk. She was interviewed by Monika Waraxa to present her approach towards the contemporary art ecosystem. Monika Waraxa: What is your work about…

RADEK SZLAGA – CONSTANTLY IN MOTION

We have been thinking about this interview for a long time. Radek Szlaga is one of the most interesting and independent artists of the young generation who surprises viewers with his art and energy.

JAN MANSKI AND HIS DARK VISIONS

Jan Manski was interviewed by Monika Waraxa during the private view of his latest exhibition Possesia at London-based gallery BREESE LITTLE. Monika Waraxa: Why did you wear long black boots on the private view?

POLISH ARTISTS AT ARCO MADRID 2014

Last year, one of the very first articles published by Contemporary Lynx was the report from the ARCO art fair held in Madrid. Also this year, we couldn’t miss reporting from this event. This edition was attended by 219 galleries.