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5 POLISH ARTISTS AT THE REBOOTED MoMA IN NEW YORK

5 POLISH ARTISTS AT THE REBOOTED MoMA IN NEW YORK

The Museum of Modern Art in New York reopened to the public in late October 2019. On the very first day, lines of enthusiastic visitors stretched for miles along the neighbouring streets. You had to pay your dues to be granted access to this art sanctuary. It certainly wasn’t easy…

TOP 10 ARTICLES OF 2019

Such a year! Thank you for being with us. We published over 220 articles in our online weekly magazine. Check out the most-read articles this year. But, why don’t you tell us, what was your favourite Contemporary Lynx piece and why…

BALTIC RIOT – 5 LITHUANIAN ARTISTS TO WATCH

Today, Contemporary Lynx presents to you five noteworthy Lithuanian artists, whose art is striking, even amongst the melancholic and magical atmospheres present in Lithuania, Heart of the Baltics.

SURPRISING DÉCOR IN STRASBURG. AUBETTE 1928

The classicist façade of the monumental Aubette dominates the view of Place Kléber, the very heart of Strasbourg. Yet, the building’s outward appearance couldn’t possibly prepare you for the…

PURSUIT OF PHYSICAL TECHNOLOGY

Together with Première Vision’s Fashion Director Pascaline Wilhelm, and multidisciplinary artist Bart Hess, I have uncovered some of the insights of working with new technologies and virtual reality, as well as their effects on how…

TRANSGRESSION, UKRAINIAN STYLE

Contemporary Lynx has picked five of Ukraine’s top artists, who are known for communicating directly with audiences using the international language of Art, and revealing Society’s state; it’s essence.

MARIUSZ TARKAWIAN: PENCIL AND PAPER

Recently, Mariusz Tarkawian took part in the event “Break My Art” organised by Contemporary Lynx and PURO Hotels in Warsaw. During the whole evening he was making live drawing of people; an audience and guest speakers. See his drawings in our today’s post.

A BOAT WITH A MISSION: FOR A MORE TOLERANT FUTURE

The Ship of Tolerance is an international art project created by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, a world-renowned art duo, famous for their complex large-scale projects and immersive ‘total’ installations.

5 NEW MURALS FROM AUSTRIAN STREET ART FESTIVAL

In August, international street artists flocked to Vienna city to participate in Calle Libre Festival. This Festival for Urban Aesthetics turned the city into a colourful space by adding new murals to the cityscape. 

ARTISTS’ CARS

A car is also a wonderfully designed object, whose line of masks, lights, bumpers, the play of light and shadows compliment each other. Their shape is like a sculpture, only functional. The form of the car not only comes out from the artists…

LOVE TO LONDON TRANSLATED INTO SHORT FILM

Mela and Gram Hilleard live and work in the heart of London in a studio/flat converted from an old Post Office. It’s become for them a kingdom of its own, an island on island; a base for the creative…

ART RESIDENCY: MEETFACTORY IN PRAGUE

The residencies under the current programme ‘The New Dictionary of Old Ideas’ at the Meetfactory in Prague, focus on the pressing problems that are common to many European countries, like EU-scepticism, xenophobia, racism, and…

6 ARTWORKS WE LOVED AT ART BASEL UNLIMITED

This year 38 artists are shown during Unlimited. This section is curated by New York-based curator Gianni Jetzer. It’s a pioneering exhibition platform for massive sculpture and paintings, video projections

POLISH POSTERS: 30 YEARS OF FREEDOM

We present 16 posters created by some of the finalists of the art competition organised by Gdańsk Foundation. The artists had to interpret the word “Freedom” and reflect on three decades of Poland after the turn.

THE ARCHITECTURE OF LISTENING

Something bizarre happened after pioneering sound installation artists in the 1970s declared that sound can be used in art as a sculptural material and an entity in itself: the art world (eventually) listened. But not to sound itself…

THE LINES OF AUTHORSHIP GET BLURRY…

Videoart installations by Róża Duda and Michał Soja have gained considerable acclaim in Poland and abroad even though the artists have graduated fairly recently from the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts. In early February, I met with both artists…

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…

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…

STRUGGLING WITH DOUBLENESS

A new Netflix documentary about Stanisław Szukalski had been discussed in Poland quite some time ago. Talks began as soon as it was announced that Leonardo DiCaprio was going to finance a movie about this extraordinary Polish artist…

ALL POWER TO THE IMAGINATION!, [fragments]

‘[Bogusław Szwacz] belonged to the 1910 generation, which the literary scholars have studied thoroughly, but which art historians seemed to have largely overlooked (…)’

ART RESIDENCY: PERFORMANCE AS A TOOL

In conversation with Maja Bekan: ‘I always use performance as a tool to generate my works. Mostly, I’m working here on my research, I’m meeting a lot of people and just trying to expand my knowledge. There is a lot of things happening…’