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ARCHIVES 2015


THE NEW YEAR’S SUMMARIES

The end of the year is the perfect time to stop and make a top ten list. The year provided many projects. The huge family of Contemporary Lynx comes from 155 countries and speaks in over 139 languages and we all need art everyday!

Xs ON THE LIPS

After the great retrospectives of Hamilton (2014) Lichtenstein (2013) and Hirst (2012), this year, we have been granted a presentation of artists who are largely outside the mainstream, at least as far as London’s perspective is concerned.

ELEKTRO MOON VISION AND TADEUSZ KANTOR

The Polish-Hungarian duo, Elektro Moon Vision, creates innovative visual art based on digital technologies. Their latest project is being exhibited in the Platan Gallery in Budapest.

BRUTAL BY MICHAŁ ŁUCZAK

Brutal by a Polish photographer Michał Łuczak (the Sputnik Photos collective) is a great example of a micro-documentary choosing to tell ‘little’ stories instead of grand narratives. In his cycle Łuczak documented Katowice Railway Station.

THE CHANGING FACE OF WARSAW’S ART SCENE

The rising number of exciting exhibitions, publications and other art initiatives proves that Warsaw art life has changed for the better, and ‘private’ galleries play a very important role in keeping it that way.

CRISIS IS ONLY A BEGINNING

‘Polish photography has never had a better time.’ — these words are the central theme of the fifth, jubilee edition of TIFF Festival. The message contained in a short expression ‘Polska now’ has become a leitmotif for curators…

MAESS. BEAUTY OF DECAY

Warsaw-based artist Maess presents her series of drawings „Abnormal results” at Platan Gallery in Budapest. We asked Maess to share her views on applied techniques, inspirations and experiences behind these works.

FIVE YOUNG CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS TO WATCH

Catch these five artists born in the 80s and check out their practice. They are nominees to Views competition – 2015 edition. The Views is a project supporting the development of young Polish art.

QUADRATUM NIGRUM – A SUPREMATIST MASS

Very often happens that important things or beginnings of artistic movements, changes, and dialogues start just outside our doorstep! So we would like to present very intriguing Polish emerging artists.

THE TIGHTNESS OF THE EARTH

The memory of home remains forever, the location of bed, the kitchen and the garden bench…; someone’s smile, gesture, a person who leaves a deep mark in us; a seemingly banal memory form an ordinary day at school…

LISTE – MATURE ART FAIR FOR YOUNG ART

It’s been 20 years since LISTE made its debut on the art scene as a fair for the fresh and new, and it seems nobody can imagine a time that it didn’t exist. Is there any difference this year? I pose this question to Michał Kaczyński…

POLISH ARTISTS AT ART | BASEL 2015

At some stage during this year’s edition of Art Basel I overheard the opinion that the art fairs are a vanity project. This is when I began to contemplate what the art fair really is. Is it a celebration of art; a place where artists are promoted?

WOJTEK BLECHARZ: THE SOUND IS NOT ENOUGH

My first impression after listening to No More Stories was that it is an absence, which is actually a presence. There was a strong emotional tension in it. It was completely dark, completely sad.

CITIZENS OF THE WORLD

Dobrila Denegri talks about her relation to Polish art and the latest exhibition at the Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu in Torun entitled “Act or Perish” – Gustav Metzger’s retrospective – the first extensive overview of the oeuvre…

REPORT ON THE 56TH VENICE BIENNALE

The sun in the blue sky shining high above us and narrow streets bathed in sunlight or hidden in deep shadows. The city is vibrant on the one hand, but on the other, it dies out, people born there emigrate and islands disappear giving in to water…

ZOFIA RYDET – DISTANT ROADS

Zofia Rydet was born in 1911 in the city of Stanisławów (currently Ukrainian). The characteristic feature of her’s works are their topics which focus entirely on ordinary people and their life. The artist’s works are recognized not only in Poland…

MAGDALENA ABAKANOWICZ: BAMBINI

‘When examining man, I am in fact examining myself… My forms are the skins I strip off myself one by one, marking the milestones along my road. Each time they belong so much to me and I belong to them (…)’

JOANNA PIOTROWSKA: HIDDEN EMOTIONS

We visited Joanna Piotrowska’s exhibition „How are you”. Piotrowska touches the issue relation between women and men – of domination and objectification of men. The photo shoot was made in Nairobi in cooperation with Fundacja Razem Pomoja.

THE HEART OF PAINTING

Laure Roynette Galerie hosted a project by Sandra Mulliez. The Heart, an exhibition featuring the work of Polish painter Radek Szlaga is the second collaboration to take place between the SAM art foundation and an artist of Polish origins.

WELCOME TO THE DESIGN DEMOCRACY

19 April marked the end of Milan Design Week – the biggest and most prestigious design fairs in the world. Every year, for the duration of the fairs, the city transforms to adapt to the needs of designers and design enthusiasts.

OSKAR ZIĘTA. IN SEARCH OF INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY

The Wire magazine called his designs “furniture of the future”. By most design lovers, Oskar Zięta is mainly associated with inflatable metal stools in bold colours, resembling shiny baloons.

KAROLINA JONDERKO – PORTRAITS OF TIME

Karolina Jonderko begun her adventure with photography working with her father’s old Zenith. What distinguishes her photographs is their huge emotional load, and their simplicity, which coincides with their message.

EXCITING DISCOVERY IN SKOPJE

Magdalena Ziółkowska interviewed by Dobromila Blaszczyk. DB: How did your collaboration with the Polish Embassy in Skopje come about and how did you find out about the Polish art collection at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje?

RAFAŁ MILACH: PHOTO-EYE

Photographer, documentarian, visionary, curator, lecturer and, above all, artist – these are the words that sum up Rafał Milach. Milach belongs to a new generation of photographers. In 2006 he co-formed the group Sputnik Photos.

ARE POLES AND SLOVAKS BROTHERS?

Agnieszka Jankowska-Marzec in conversation with Andrzej Szczerski, curator of exhibition: The SLOVAK-POLISH Union.
On November 27th an exhibition featuring…