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ARCHIVES 2015


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.

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…

RICHARD DEMARCO: “I DON’T BELIEVE THAT TADEUSZ KANTOR IS DEAD”

For the 2015 Venice Art Biennale the series of film screenings relating to Kantor’s contributions to The Edinburgh International Festival has been presented by The Demarco European Art Foundation.

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?

POLISH PHOTOGRAPHY IN HAMBURG – THE HAMBURG TRIENNIAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography took over the city of Hamburg during the last two weeks of June thanks to the 6th edition of the Hamburg Triennial of Photography. This year’s motto was ‘THE DAY WILL COME’.

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…

BEYOND THE WHITE CUBE. HIGHLIGHTS FROM GALLERY WEEKEND BERLIN 2015

Each year, Gallery Weekend Berlin attracts hundreds of collectors, gallery owners, artists and viewers. Participating museums, galleries and project spaces turn the city into a metropolis thriving with modern art.

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…

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.

PROCESS AND ART. OSKAR HANSEN AND HIS CONCEPT OF VARIABLE ARCHITECTURE

Oskar Hansen, along with his team including Svein Hatloy, Barbara Cybulska, and Lars Fasting, took part in a competition for the design for a building to house the Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje.

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?