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10 MUST-VISIT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVALS IN EUROPE IN 2019

10 MUST-VISIT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVALS IN EUROPE IN 2019

The festival season is upon us. We present your ultimate guide to photography festivals not to miss in upcoming months. Why not to plan your cultural holidays with this subjective guide prepared by Contemporary Lynx editorial team.

PHOTOSTORY: VENICE BIENNALE 2019

PHOTOSTORY: VENICE BIENNALE 2019

The 58th International Art Exhibition is open to the public unitl 24 November 2019. See our photogallery and follow our subjective art guide where we recommend the some Pavilions and collateral exhibitions in Venice.

SALONE INTERNAZIONALE DEL MOBILE DI MILANO

The world’s largest furniture and design fair. The international furniture and design fair Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano takes place annually in the town of Rho, Milan…

SHORT WAVES FESTIVAL 2019. OUTSIDE THE BOX

This year’s edition of the Short Waves Festival organised in Poznań had an incredibly rich and inspiring programme of screenings and additional events. The young and energetic organisers…

“POSTAWY” — YOUNG ARTIST CONTEST

Among many contests for young artists organised in Poland “Postawy” is one of those worth a mention. The contest is held annually and its organizer is the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw…

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…

THE RENAISSANCE OF TEXTILES

The International Tapestry Triennial will take place for the 16th time at the Central Museum of Textiles in Łódź in 2019. It is the oldest and the most important presentation of phenomena connected with the medium of textiles…

WE, THE ARTISTS

The subjective guide to the 10th Berlin Biennale.
‘(…)The revolution is overrated, so let’s repeat the title of this year’s Berlin Biennale: “We don’t need another hero”, whoever he or she might be….’

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”.

REDISTRIBUTION: POZNAŃ ART WEEK 2018

Artistic expression across 30 venues on the map of Poznań, featuring both acclaimed artists and the ones at the beginning of their careers – this summarises the second edition of Poznań Art Week 2018.

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?

“WHAT IS LOVE? BABY DON’T HURT ME”

Synergising music, performance and spectacle, DEEP TRASH Romance took place on Saturday 10th February. Conventional heteronormative narratives of love and intimacy were replaced by queer stories.

PHOTOSTORY FROM LYNX’S EVENT IN LONDON

Thank you to our readers and friends for joining us at the stunning venue Calvert 22 Bookshop on the 31st of January to celebrate our latest Contemporary Lynx Magazine: An evening of live art and music.

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.

MUSIC AND THE DISCOMFORT ZONE

Ania Prokop speaks to Krzysztof Pietraszewski, the curator of Cracow’s Sacrum Profanum festival, about sound evolutions, changes in the concept and form of the festival, and this year’s theme of “discomfort zone”…

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…

WROCŁAW – BACKYARD DOOR

For some time now our eyes have been turned towards Wrocław, assigned to be the European Capital of Culture at the beginning of 2016. We had a look at the artistic scene of the city in our latest print issue and we mentioned…

STORIES COVERED WITH SEA SALT

Perhaps by reaching the border we can experience something more and see beyond the social and cultural patterns, which were the topic of works by the majority of artists of artists, that we take with a pinch of salt.

TRAVELLERS FOREVER

“Rivers and Roads”. Being on the road is the topic of this year’s TIFF festival. But what does it mean to be on the road? Where is it exactly? Neither here, nor there. Somewhere in between, nowhere and everywhere.

THE 9th BERLIN BIENNALE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

In the days running up to the Berlin Biennale, there was a definite feeling of unease in the air. Would DIS, that hipster collective, present us with a heady mix of what already is and what may yet be…

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…

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…

WARSAW GALLERY WEEKEND – PHOTO STORY

Warsaw Gallery Weekend (WGW) took place on the last weekend of September. More than 20 galleries were open till late and presented special programmes and exhibitions…

EPHEMERAL ART IN SOKOŁOWSKO

“Arrival.
An ordinary young man was on his way from his hometown of Hamburg to Davos-Platz in the canton of Graubunden. It was the height of summer, and he planned to stay for three weeks.