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METALIC DISCHARGETHE – MAGICAL UNIVERSE OF MAGDALENA WIĘCEK

METALIC DISCHARGETHE – MAGICAL UNIVERSE OF MAGDALENA WIĘCEK

The solo show of Magdalena Więcek is held in the Olszewski Gallery from the 20th of September to the 14th of October, 2019. As a prominent Polish sculptor, the artist is one of the legendary figures of the post-war period as well as the history of the neo avant-garde (alongside such artists as Alina Szapocznikow and Alina Ślesińska). 

INTIMATE SHOTS OF LIFE

INTIMATE SHOTS OF LIFE

Photographs by Czech photographer Markéta Luskačová taken on the North East coast of Britain in the late 1970s are on display at the Martin Parr Foundation. Although well known in photographic circles, Luskačová’s work in recent years has lacked…

PHOTOSTORY: CARTE BLANCHE PRIZE

The winning artist Michalina Bigaj at the event in Warsaw. Thank you for coming to Young Lynxes & Cart Blanche Prize event which took place on the 11th of July at the Willa Biała in Warsaw…

THE ART OF STICKING ONE’S TONGUE OUT

Art and science collided during this year’s edition of Copernicus Festival revolving around the theme of language. The festival organised by the Copernicus Center for Interdisciplinary Studies and the Artistic Research Platform opened with…

ALICJA KWADE: TRANS-FOR-MEN

Exhibition Review from Finland: Espoo Museum of Modern Art (EMMA). Known for sculptural installations that disrupt viewers’ perception of time and space as fixed organising systems, Alicja Kwade draws from physics…

THE INFLATED PRESENT – ZUZANNA CZEBATUL

In her conversation with Zuzanna Czebatul, Karolina Kliszewska undertakes a critical evaluation of the themes explored in the T-Kollaps exhibition at Gdańsk City Gallery.

PHOTOSTORY: MATEJ AL-ALI IN LONDON

Contemporary Lynx team had a pleasure to see the first solo show in the UK by Matej Al-Ali the Iraqi-Czech artist based in Prague. His works use craft and industrial production to articulate the current transformation of our understanding…

“INNOCENT COLONIES” KATARZYNA SWINARSKA

The issue, or as we might even put it, the “problem” of immigrants is one of the most frequent topics of discussion these days. From daily TV news, through to press coverage, social debates and…

PHOTOSTORY: BALTIC MINI TEXTILE

I think that the times when fabric and textile were considered as pure craft are long gone. It is a full-fledged field of art. It is the language of communication with the viewer, a way to convey emotions, and a field for experiments…

LET’S MEET MARINA

Last week we took part at the preview of Marina Abramović exhibition at CoCA Toruń. This is an edition of Marina Abramović’s biggest retrospective in Europe organised together with the Moderna Museet in Stockholm…

RAW BAROQUE IN A SANGUINE SAUCE

“Sanguine. Luc Tuymans on Baroque” in Fondazione Prada in Milan. A rather long list of 63 artists take part in the exhibition currently presented at the Fondazione Prada gallery. The high number of artists participating reflects the dramatic…

#romemylove – ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME…

This saying is familiar to everybody. For ancient Romans, the Imperial Roads were a pure engineering marvel, and the foundation of a logistical network that allowed efficient transit and communication throughout the Empire…

PERFORMANCE REINVENTED

Is performance only a series of compulsive moves made by a performer or a strange story told with the use of attributes and gestures deprived of their original intended meaning? Or is it a parallel world to which artists take their viewers…

PROJECT ROOM: 120M2 OF IDEAS

We talked to two prize winners of this year’s edition of the Project Room Awards, a competition organised by the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art. Every year the Centre invites several young artists to participate in…

KAROL HILLER: A DRAWN-ON-FILM PICTURE OF THE WORLD

Karol Hiller is a photographer, painter and graphic designer who perfectly represents an exemplary artist of the early 20th century. This intellectualist, experimenter and social activist was a well-rounded…

AS IF THE PAST WAS A FUTURE

Demon’s Brain is an installation conceived as a result of Polska receiving the prestigious Preis der Nationalgalerie award in autumn 2017. This multi-channel video installation was specially created for the Hamburger Bahnhof…

IN ARTS, DREAMS COME TRUE

Stories behind private art collections electrify audiences. Whether big or small, national or thematic, they are always steeped in rich history, fascinating anecdotes and most importantly, the owner’s passion and unique sensibility.

WELCOME TO THE COUNTRY WHERE THE GYPSY WAS HUNTED

The work of Polish Roma artist Krzysztof Gil explores cultural history and memory, in a dialogue between past and present that seeks to draw attention to forgotten stories. Interview with Krzysztof Gil.

JANEK SIMON – ‘1985’

In the ’80s, Poland was torn between two contradictory realities – communism and capitalism – trying to “decolonise” itself while being “colonised” at the same time, reacting to new needs, desires, products and visual culture.

A MODERN SHAMAN

Candles, incenses, vases endowed with luscious breasts, horses against the backdrop of an endless horizon, burning sun, chanting female voice and a staggering fountain, stream of water flowing straight out of woman’s womb…

RECORDINGS – INTERVIEW WITH BOŻENA CZUBAK

Bożena Czubak is a founder of the Warsaw-based Profile. Additionally, she curates the three-year Recordings project – a series of live recordings’ screenings featuring happenings, performances…

THE SMELL OF EUROPEAN ORIENT

Central and Eastern Europe is a unique region in the context of the Old Continent as a whole. For ages there has been an impression that the region was “out of place” and did not fit as an integral part of the greater entity.

OPINION JOURNALISM IS NOT OUR FOCAL POINT

Based on the interview with Sebastian Cichocki. ‘When I enter the rooms of Galeria Labirynt in Lublin where the exhibition entitled The State We Are In is presented, at first, I feel uncertainty and slight anxiety…

IS POLISH FAMILY NUCLEAR?

Family Values. Polish Photography Now – exhibition. You don’t have to go to Warsaw or Kraków to learn more about Polish photography. You can now see some of it in London, thanks to the Polish season at Calvert 22, involving an exhibition…

INTERACTIVE PLAYGROUND

We recently had the chance to meet with the team behind the Centrum Sztuki WRO / WRO Art Center – Piotr Krajewski and Paweł Janicki. We discussed the original idea, its evolution and their plans for the future.

CZECH CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY IN LONDON

The fourth edition of London Craft Week returned to London with over 200 events taking place across the capital. On this occasion, Contemporary Lynx team had a pleasure to talk to designers from Prague.