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FESTIVALS


THE SECRET OF SORROW

The 12th “Sputnik over Poland” Russian Film Festival. Russia and Russian nature are both fascinating and disturbing issues for Poles due to the historic background of the two countries. There are numerous people in Poland interested in…

ARE YOU SITTING COMFORTABLY? THE DISTURBING MAGIC OF LIVE ART

I’ll be honest with you – for a long time I didn’t quite ‘get’ performance art. I have clear memories of my desperate cerebral acrobatics, trying to find the meaning behind Chris Burden’s martyred…

II IN FINLAND – WHERE LOCAL COMMUNITY MEETS INTERNATIONAL ART PROFESSIONALS

The Art Ii Biennial is organised in Ii – a rural area of northern Finland, since 2008. This year edition of the biennial entitled “The State of Matter” was structured around the theme and images of water.

PHOTOSTORY: 8 LAND ART FESTIVAL

The motto of this year’s edition of Land Art Festival was “Holy Day”. According to the organiser – “a holy day has got many positive aspects, it is a time of building common values of peace, joy, suspending anger and differences”.

PHOTOSTORY FOR DESIGN LOVERS

Design lovers from all around the world are coming to Łódź this week. We have prepared a photostory and coverage directly from Łódź for these who will visit this design celebration and also for those who will not be able to attend it.

QUEER IN POLISH REALITY

‘It’s impossible for gays to be themselves in Poland’ said in 2007 Robert Biedroń, at that time a president of the organization Campaign Against Homophobia. Has the situation improved over the last ten years, since Biedroń made the statement?

THE AMERICAN DREAM IN VENICE

Last year’s selection of Sharon Lockhart’s art project for the Polish Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale caused quite a stir in the art world. An American artist was to represent Poland at this sort of international art exhibition.

KEEPING DESIGN ROMANCE ALIVE – INTERVIEW WITH MICHAŁ PIERNIKOWSKI – ART DIRECTOR OF LODZ DESIGN FESTIVAL

Autumn chill, industrial vibe and three floors of design from around the world. These are three of identification marks of Lodz Design Festival in Poland.

POLISH ART DURING THE FRIEZE WEEK IN LONDON. FRIEZE WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS.

Frieze is an exceptional celebration of art that provides an opportunity to encounter some of the most significant artists in the world. Taking place between 5-8 October the fair comprises of Frieze London…

NOW IT’S A TIME OF QUESTIONING…

There were sound works, installations, interventions in public space, screenings, exhibitions, presentations and discussions. All this and more could be seen during the 7th edition of CONTEXTS International Festival of Ephemeral Art (Sokołowsko).

FOTOFESTIVAL: ŁÓDŹ 2017

David Lynch once said, ‘I just like going into strange worlds’, which might be a suitable comment after seeing this year Fotofestival in Łódź. With the subheading ‘Can you imagine?’, the sixteenth edition invited us to experience photo stories…

FROM THE INTIMATE TO THE SPECTACULAR. INTERVIEW WITH ALISON NORDSTRÖM, ART DIRECTOR OF THE FOTOFESTIVAL IN ŁÓDŹ

Fotofestiwal in Łódź 2016 concentrates on the experience intrinsically linked to photography from its very beginning – travel and the various forms.

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.

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’.

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…