In 2020 we published over 220 articles in Contemporary Lynx Online. Here are the 10 most-read of this year. Let us know in comments which one was your favourite and why do you remember it.
- 5 POLISH ARTISTS AT THE REBOOTED MoMA IN NEW YORK
The Museum of Modern Art in New York reopened to the public in late October 2019. On the very first day, lines of enthusiastic visitors stretched for miles along the neighbouring streets. This particular story traces the presence of the Polish artists whose works are featured on the current exhibition of the museum’s collection.
- ON THE VERGE OF ART AND PROTEST
The photograph of four women lying in a pond outside of the National Museum in Warsaw went viral on October 23rd, 2020. They were lying directly at the feet of the sculpture of Pope John Paul II holding a boulder over his head. The picture was published during the eruption of nation-wide protests of women’s rights. We discussed the circumstances that lead to this artistic intervention with its two creators and participants: Krzysztof Gonciarz and Ula Jabłońska.
- ART RESIDENCY: ARCHITECTURE, TIME, NATURE – SYLWIA GORAK AT SUSCH MUSEUM
Sylwia Gorak – a painter, performance artist, and vocalist tells us about her current stay at the residency Temporars Susch. This brand-new program is run by Muzeum Susch and Art Stations Foundation CH. Located in the valley of the Inn River, amongst the remnants of a medieval monastery, and set against an Alpine backdrop, the Chasa (“the house”) offers “a space under one roof for those craving a pause from their usual routines and a cordial invitation to inhabit a setting free from tension and production pressures.”
- ENTERING INFINITY: 5 ARTISTS LEADING THE HUNGARIAN ART SCENE
Contemporary Lynx presents TOP 5 Hungarian artists, balancing between Nick Bostrom’s simulation theory and an innate sense of reality, and demonstrating their own approach to time and space in their works.
- PORTFOLIO: WERONIKA PERŁOWSKA
Check the portfolio of Weronika Perłowska. The artists who graduated from the University of Arts in Poznań with a Master’s degree in photography, as well as she gained a Master’s degree in Documentary Studies from the University of Warsaw. Her work combines photography, video and objects. She is most interested in emotions and ideas. Her latest project “Anger detracts from her beauty” is an exploration of the experience and perception of anger in a patriarchal society.
- ART RESIDENCY: HAVEN FOR ARTISTS
Ola Odzioba is a young multidisciplinary artist based in Paris. She was invited to take part in the residency programme “Haven for Artists” organised by a non-governmental organisation with an aim to exhibit the modern underground scene of Lebanon and the Middle East. Her residency coincided with the outbreak of the Lebanese revolution, where around one hundred of thousands activists protested the newly proposed taxes….
- ART RESIDENCY: BARBARA GRYKA – NETWORKING IN NEW YORK
Residency stay in New York? Many artists dream about spending a month at an art residency in the art capital of the world. We recently had an opportunity to talk to Barbara Gryka, who was invited to a one month-long Artist-in-Residence programme in New York.
- BERLINALE 2020: 5 FILMS WHICH CANNOT BE FORGOTTEN
From February 20 to March 1, 2020, 70th Berlin International Film Festival was held in Berlin. Having visited one of the most important events in the world of cinema, Contemporary Lynx presents 5 films, the premiere of which is worth waiting for in cinemas.
- 9 CONTEMPORARY DESIGNERS WHO MAKE POLISH POSTER GREAT AGAIN
Who said Polish poster is dead? These 9 creators design signs and forms that advertise festivals, concerts, anniversaries, and trade fairs. Political poster obviously cannot go unmentioned.
- 5 RUSSIAN ARTISTS TO WATCH – THE ‘OTHER SIDE’ OF REALITY
The Russian art scene investigates and aims to present those things which usually go unnoticed in the stream of everyday life, and expose the truths that seem to hide behind even the most simple of objects. Contemporary Lynx presents 5 Russian artists whose works are ahead of the future and combining the past, they create the present.