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VISUAL ARTS 2014


CONTEMPORARY LYNX’S TOP 10 OF 2014

The end of the year is a time for the summaries, making plans and expectations for the coming year. For us it was incredibly intensive year. The fact, that our audience is growing every month gives us tremendous joy and justifies our work.

LAURA PAWELA. FAKE FILMS

Fake Films and a Few Frames More, the exhibition of video works not seen previously in the UK by Laura Pawela, took place at IMT gallery in London. Laura Pawela is represented by IMT and this was her third show at the gallery.

LET’S TALK ABOUT JUSTINA, BABY!

For a while now, she has been working on the project revolving around mysterious Justina. The interview below explores the issues of art, travel and the identity of a girl who resembles an anti-hero from picaresque novels.

ANNA BAUMGART AND HER HISTORIOGRAPHY ART

Film Conquerors of the Sun (2012) is the story of an agitprop train, Moscow to Berlin. It was screened on the 8th July at The Aubin Cinema in London, in conjunction with Kate MacGarry‘s show.

MASKS, FACES, VOICES, SPACE

We first met Piotr Skiba ten years ago, when we were invited to document a gallery show in Catskill, NY. Already, Skiba was integrating elements of performance and prepared objects into his painting practice…

ISN’T IT GOOD TO BE LOST IN THE WOOD?…

Isn’t it good to be lost in the wood is the result of a dialogue where the artists allow their works to do the talking: Pierre Ardouvin and Przemek Matecki take up the challenge of a conversation in absentia which tasks their images with meeting…

RESTORING SCRAPS

Interview with Tatiana Wolska on recycling, artist’s physical work and her latest achievements. Recycling is a key word of your practice as an artist. You reach for various “recycled” materials ranging from plastic water bottles…

WALERIAN BOROWCZYK: NATURE OR CULTURE?

The Kinoteka 12th Polish Film Festival, organised by the Polish Cultural Institute in London, finished a few weeks ago. A backbone of it was the “Cinema of Desire: Walerian Borowczyk Retrospective”…

THE MAP OF DESIRE BY WALERIAN BOROWCZYK

The Kinoteka 12th Polish Film Festival, organised by Polish Cultural Institute in London, has just finished. A significant part of it was the ‘Cinema of Desire: Walerian Borowczyk Retrospective’…

ALEKSANDER – PORTRAIT OF THE SIMPLE MAN

‘Aleksander’, 2013 is a second film by Anka and Wilhelm Sasnal. The title Aleksander isn’t either Alexander The Great or the character from Bergman’s ‘Fanny and Alexander’…

RADEK SZLAGA – CONSTANTLY IN MOTION

We have been thinking about this interview for a long time. Radek Szlaga is one of the most interesting and independent artists of the young generation who surprises viewers with his art and energy.

JAN MANSKI AND HIS DARK VISIONS

Jan Manski was interviewed by Monika Waraxa during the private view of his latest exhibition Possesia at London-based gallery BREESE LITTLE. Monika Waraxa: Why did you wear long black boots on the private view?