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MARIUSZ TARKAWIAN: PENCIL AND PAPER

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…’

PAINTERS/ DIRECTORS/ ARTISTS

How an artistic background affected filmography of some of the famous directors. Art and cinema rely on visuality, though they approach it from different angles. By definition, the film seems like a natural extension of painting, an image…

VIDEO STORY #3: MAGDALENA ABAKANOWICZ

Magdalena abakanowicz was the artist who changed the perception on textiles. Wath the video about work and life one of the well known artist from Poland…

EMBRACING DIFFERENCE

Justyna Scheuring, in conversation with Roma Piotrowska. I design experiences, mainly for those who choose to participate in social and cultural events. I’m doing this to ask questions about life, social participation, and presence itself.

WOJCIECH FANGOR – NOTHING REMAINED THE SAME

On the 60th anniversary of the premiere of the artist’s ground-breaking installation named “The Study of Space” in Warsaw, you can see the iconic paintings by Wojciech Fangor in the capital again…

VIDEO STORY #1: TADEUSZ BRZOZOWSKI

Over the last few months, we have been writing mostly about young artists, international exhibitions, and art fairs.  Now, is a time to present the “classics”— the artists that are already known and are part of the international art scene.

THE HEROIC RETURN

For his Monomyth series begun in 2015, Filip Berendt combines black and white photographs and geometric blocks of colour to create highly charged works depicting a personal and mythological journey.

THERE IS ALWAYS SNOW ON THE MOON

“…Nomadic State by Karolina Mełnicka and Stach Szumski is an intentional, well-balanced organism, placed somewhere between poetic fiction and the here and now […] where art, politics and science interweave.”