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Bogusław Szwacz, Composition, 1948, oil, canvas, photograph by Zygmunt Gajewski

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 (…)’

Iza Chamczyk, Liebestod, alkidy, nitro painting on canvas, 114x111cm. 2016

YOU JUST HAVE TO LOOK CAREFULLY

My encounter with Izabela Chamczyk’s paintings has been one of the most interesting experiences in my short adventure in the Polish art world. I remember well when I first came across a picture painted by her…

abstraction.pl exhibition

Olomouc: Abstraction.PL – exhibition

Among artists: Tadeusz Kantor, Władysław Strzemiński, Jonas Stern, Jerzy Skarżyński, Marian Bogusz, Maria Jarema, Alfred Lenica, Aleksander Kobzdej, Tadeusz Brzozowski, Henryk Stażewski, Ryszard Winiarski, Stefan Gierowski, Wojciech Fangor, Roman Opalka, Jerzy Kałucki, Jan Pamuła

Angelika Markul, The Unleashed Forces, Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź, courtesy of the artist

GONE WITH THE WIND

Collective memory, imperfect human being and nature in the works of Angelika Markul. Small, white-transparent, unobtrusive, yet not irrelevant among other 56 international works of art displayed, the installation Gone With the…

Stefan Wojnecki in Adam Sobota, Nowe Horyzonty w Nowych Mediach Zjawiska Sztuki Polskiej w latach 1945-1981.

PHOTO COLLECTIVES THAT BROUGHT ARTISTS TOGETHER

What springs to mind when you hear the term “avant-garde photography”? The most obvious answer would be the visual experiments of the Dadaists, Man Ray’s in particular, and the surrealist…

What to read this week Wilhelm Sasnal, Untitled (Choke), 2017, oil on canvas, 1.6 x 2 m, Courtesy the artist and Anton Kern Gallery, New York

WHAT TO READ THIS WEEK: 8-14 MAY

Feeling overwhelmed by the number of content on your news feed?
Look at the ‘What to read this week: 8-14 May’ – a weekly list of articles worth reading found online by the Contemporary Lynx Team.