The exhibition "Z DZIEJOW POLEK" / "FROM THE HISTORY OF POLISH WOMEN" focuses on sixty female inhabitants of our country whose lives and achievements loom large in Poland's history and in our collective memory. Read more »about: "From the History of Polish Women"
Yayoi Kusama, Japan's most outstanding painter, sculptor and performance artist, an author of installations, videos and short stories, belongs to the same constellation of artists as Louise Bourgeois, Eva Hesse, Rebecca Horn and Annette Messager. Read more »about: "Yayoi Kusama"
Polish theater troupes Teatr À Part and Suka Off are set to perform during the 2010 Aurillac Street Theatre Festival. À Part's "El Nińo" is a story about tough love set in a post-industrial world plunged into the shadow of 20th century disasters, a contemporary world of plagues and cataclysms, suffering from AIDS, SARS and the tragedy of September 11th... Read more »about: À Part and Suka Off at Aurillac Festival
Jerzy Nowosielski - Serigraphs
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The serigraph is a thoroughly modern graphic arts technique whose history dates back to the beginning of the modern era. In the Far East, the technique, or a variation on it consisting of cutting patterns into palm and banana leaves, was used to adorn decorative and clothing fabrics as well as playing cards. In Europe the technique developed rapidly in the 1950s, and in Poland it gained the name 'screen printing' from the milliners' sieves that were used to produce printing forms. After it became established as an important printing technique, screen-printing began to draw the interest of graphic artists. Adopted as an artistic technique, it was dubbed 'serigraphy.' Serigraphy provides almost limitless possibilities, and achieving excellence in this artistic discipline depends almost entirely on the degree to which a graphic artist masters its secrets. Screens can be used to produce both very simple and highly complex prints. Some multicolored prints are produced using multiple screens and dozens if not hundreds of colors. In recent years, the technique has been mastered to an unparalleled degree by a number of Japanese graphic artists, whose work was on view at the Graphic Arts Biennale in Krakow and the Poster Biennale in Wilanow.
Jerzy Nowosielski was born in Krakow in 1923. He is a painter, theoretician, thinker and educator. During the Nazi occupation of Poland, he studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Krakow and went on to study painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow in the years 1945-47. In 1942 he spent nearly a year at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Monastery near Lviv, where he studied the history of icons and the art of painting them. In the years 1945-49 he was a member of the Grupa Mlodych Plastykow (Group of Young Visual Artists), and in 1957 he was among the founding members of the Stowarzyszenie Artystyczne Grupa Krakowska (Krakow Group Artistic Association). He was an educator for many years and from 1976 to 1992 served as a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow.
Nowosielski has had over one hundred solo exhibitions and participated in more than two hundred fifty group exhibitions in Poland and beyond (among them, 1956 - the 28th Biennale di Venezia; 1959 - the 5th Biennale de Sao Paulo; 1961 - 15 Polish Painters, Museum of Modern Art, New York; 1965 - Profile IV, Polnische Kunst Heute, Staedtlische Kunstgalerie, Bochum; 1972 - Atelier 72, The Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh; 1974 - Polish Painting Today, The Mall Galleries, London; 1977 - L'esprit romantique dans l'art polonais, Grand Palais, Paris; 1987 - Polnische Malerei 1945-87, Museum Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden; 1988 - Art at the Edge, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford; 1992 - Pabellon de las Artes EXPO'92, Sevilla).
The author has painted numerous polychrome murals in religious buildings. These can be seen among other places at the Orthodox Church of the Sleeping Mother of God in Krakow, the parish church in the town of Wesola, the Church of the Order of the Reformati in Krakow, the Church of the Holy Spirit in Nowe Tychy, the Orthodox Church of the Sleeping Mother of God in Lourdes and the Orthodox church in the town of Bialy Bor.
Nowosielski's works can be found in virtually all of Poland's most important museum collections of contemporary art, as well as in numerous private collections around the world. In1996 the artist and his wife created a foundation that aims to support exceptionally talented artists, among other ways by financing fellowships and offering an annual arts prize (the first-ever Nowosielski Foundation Prize was awarded in May of 1997).
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The mysterious artistic collective Slavs and Tatars present their works from the past ten years at the Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius. The Mouth to Mouth exhibition will include installations, videos and performances by the group, and will be their first such comprehensive solo exhibition in the Baltic region. Read more »about: Mouth to Mouth: Slavs & Tatars at CAC Vilnius
Adam Mickiewicz, Poland's greatest bard, seems to be omnipresent – streets, schools, even brands of chocolate and vodka are named after him. But much in the way that Shakespeare continues to be controversial, Mickiewicz also seems to attract endless speculation. Through new translations of his work, Marek Kazmierski explores the legacy of this remarkable writer. Read more »about: Translating Mickiewicz: Poland's International Man Of Mystery
21st September will see the beginning of the London Design Fair. This year, the Adam Mickiewicz Insitute will be presenting the TEXTURA: A Polish Touch exhibition at Tent London. The exhibition will explore the relationship between texture and objects. It will be complementary to the previous years' presentations of graphic design and ceramics. Read more »about: Different Textures of Polish Design at the London Design Fair
Polish-born Ganna Walska was an operatic singer so unsuccessful that her failure as a vocalist is near-legendary: it inspired a theme of Orson Welles' Citizen Kane and has been described in numerous books. But, after giving up on her short-lived career as a singer, she created Lotusland, a public garden considered one of the world’s most unique. Read more »about: Ganna Walska: The Soprano from the Garden Estate
Warsaw has plenty of culture to offer, no matter what Krakowians may like to tell you. From opera to experimental theatre to klezmer music concerts and photography exhibits, it’s hard to get bored in the capital. But if you’re itching to get out of town and see something beyond Warsaw’s walls, here are four worthwhile day trips for your every cultural whim. Read more »about: A Hop, Skip & A Jump: Cultural Day Trips from Warsaw
From tongue-twisters that could save your life to ones that could twist your eye. Here’s the top ten Polish tongue twisters, thoroughly explained and annotated – not that it makes them any easier to pronounce! Read more »about: 10 Craziest Polish Tongue Twisters