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Exhibition view Land of Lads, Land of Lashes, lower corridor, photo Tom Carter, courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

ARTS ROUND-UP 2018 – POLISH PRESENCE ABROAD

Our selection of the top 10 art events of 2018 includes most notable exhibitions, publications and artists who’ve made a name for themselves in the past year. The following list is divided into two sections…

Jakub Woynarowski, portrait with „Fiat Lux” vinyl record by Quadratum Nigrum collective (Jakub Woynarowski, Jakub Skoczek, Mateusz Okoński), 2015, photo: Justyna Gryglewicz

TOP 10 ARTICLES OF 2018

We published over 100 articles in our online weekly magazine. Check out the most read articles so far, this year. But, why don’t you tell us, what was your favourite Contemporary Lynx piece and why do you remember it? Happy reading!

Anna Raczynska, Summer Camp, mixed media installation, XPO,Enschede, 2016, Detail

PORTFOLIO: ANNA RACZYŃSKA

Her sculpture and installation work mixes different techniques and is always inspired by places, forms and items encountered in the contexts in which they are presented. Carefully crafted objects are mostly drawing from the visual reality of daily life.

ARTSY UPS AND DOWNS 2018

It’s been fun! But wait, are you sure you haven’t missed anything? Here’s a pithy summary of what happened in the art world this year. From the heavily covered and significant to LOLs and WTFs – catch up on the artsy ups and downs 2018.

'Core of the World', (dir. Nataliya Meshchaninova).

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…

Janek Simon, Perverse Decolonization. 1985, exhibition

JANEK SIMON – ‘1985’

In the ’80s, Poland was torn between two contradictory realities – communism and capitalism – trying to “decolonise” itself while being “colonised” at the same time, reacting to new needs, desires, products and visual culture.

Laura Robertson, in cooperation with Florentyna Nastaj, Introduction for activating ''When the human realm seem doomed to heaviness, I feel the need to fly like Perseus into some other space', 2018

A COLLECTION

There is a shelf full of books neatly lined and piled up to fit in the tight space. We can see a postcard as well on the shelf, some old ticket, a souvenir brought from the last holidays which may look a bit tacky to the outsider…

No title, 2016-2017, ceramic, Agnieszka Brzeżańska, The National Park All Over The Earth, photo: Piotr Żagiell

A MODERN SHAMAN

Candles, incenses, vases endowed with luscious breasts, horses against the backdrop of an endless horizon, burning sun, chanting female voice and a staggering fountain, stream of water flowing straight out of woman’s womb…

Anna Perach Shadow,-portrait-38×45,-Hand-tufting,-2017

PORTFOLIO: ANNA PERACH

She works with mixed media techniques to create two- and three-dimensional objects inspired by Slavic folk stories and traditional craft techniques juxtaposed with contemporary materials and narratives.