Happy New Year Contemporary Lynx Readers!
What were your favorite articles of 2017? Find out:
1. ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE: TOP TIPS FROM NATHALIE ANGLÈS
How to prepare a good application? On what basis art residencies are selecting the applicants? What are they looking for in artists’ CVs, letters and projects?
Read our interview and following tips from Nathalie Anglès — founder of and director at Residency Unlimited in New York.
2. SIX YOUNG POLISH ARTISTS FROM BERLIN WORTH KNOWING
Although in the last few years the city changed a lot, got more expensive and suffers from a lack of apartments and studios, Berlin still seems like a perfect place for artists to live and work. It is not surprising that also a lot of artists of Polish origin decide to move in here.
3. CEDAR LEWISOHN – LONDON-BASED CURATOR, EXPERT AND RESEARCHER ON STREET ART – REVEALS WHY HE LIKES STREET ART FROM THE POST-COMMUNIST COUNTRIES
Cedar Lewisohn is a London-based curator, writer and artist, known as an expert and researcher on street art and graffiti. He opened the door of fine art galleries for street art and graffiti, putting street art in an art historical context.
4. FROM THE INTIMATE TO THE SPECTACULAR
Interview with Alison Nordström, Art Director of the Fotofestival in Łódź. For Contemporary Lynx, she talks about travel photography, sense of place and getting away from the imperialist model of depicting the exotic other.
5. I AM SURREALIST, A DADAIST AND AN ANARCHIST. A CONVERSATION WITH GEERT VERBEKE
Geert Verbeke is the driving force behind the Verbeke Foundation, one of the largest private initiatives for modern and contemporary art throughout Europe. His collection includes over five thousand works by Belgian and international artists and covers more than 100 years of art history.
6. THE CHANGING FACE OF WARSAW’S ART SCENE
Warsaw’s contemporary art scene – particularly private gallery initiatives – has quickly evolved into something dizzyingly vivid, multilayered and diverse.
7. “ART IS ADDICTIVE AND T-SHIRTS WITH THE INSCRIPTION ‘BUY ART, NOT COCAINE’ TELL THE TRUTH.”
Contemporary Lynx talks to Michał Borowik, a young collector from Warsaw.
Michał Borowik, a 27-year-old from Warsaw, has been building up his collection of contemporary art— the Borowik Collection — since 2005.
8. FIVE FEMALE PHOTOGRAPHERS TO KEEP AN EYE ON
Polish photography has fast been gaining momentum for the past few years. The artists who established their presence in the Halls of Fame are constantly working on new projects and any newly released project is received with enthusiasm by their audience.
9. ‘QUEERING’ IS THE ALCHEMY OF TURNING A WHITE CUBE INTO A DISCO BALL’
Exploring Queer Live Art with Cuntemporary and Deep Trash
What do we think of when we hear the words queer? LGBTQ activists have salvaged the transformative potential of the once derogatory term, rendering it into a force for agency and belonging.
10. ALICJA KWADE – SOMEWHERE ELSE AT THE SAME TIME…
Alicja Kwade’s mixed-media works manipulate mental perceptions and physical experiences of how the body inhabits space and time. Her common materials include items found in everyday life – coins, metal pipes, mirrors, glass, lights, and bicycles – that she then distorts to create sensory illusions.