The first works by Henryk Sienkiewicz were translated into Chinese over a hundred years ago at the beginning of the 20th century. Now, over a century later, The Knights of the Cross (Polish title: Krzyżacy) has been published in Chinese as an audiobook, thanks to Audioteka and the Polish Book Institute. Read more »about: New Chinese Audiobook of Classic Polish Epic
Beards are hella cool, as we all know, and they've been cool in Poland for a long time in particular. Check out these famously bearded Polish figures from the country's history to give you some inspiration next time you're staring in the mirror at your pasty unimpressive reflection.
The year 2016 saw the inauguration of the Eastern Cycle Trail, one of the longest bikeways in Europe. 2,071 kilometres long, it follows Poland’s picturesque eastern border, and is made up of 12 parts called bicycle ‘kingdoms’, each of which has its own touristic attractions. Read more »about: Eastern Poland's New Cycling Paradise
This summer Boiler Room hosts crème de la crème of Polish alternative music artists. The prestigious broadcasting platform supports the best artists from all over the world among them two bands from Poland. Follow KAMP! and Księżyc the brand new Boiler Room’s stars. Read more »about: Polish artists hosted by Boiler Room
Three years ago, there were hardly any craft beer pubs in Warsaw. The vast majority of beer came from a few large factories, and they were made to get drinkers drunk rather than to enthrall foodies. But things have changed... Read more »about: Trend Watch: The Craft Beer Revolution
Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge, starring Karolina Gruszka, Andrzej Wajda’s Afterimage, about Polish painter Władysław Strzemiński, and three other Polish productions and co-productions will be screened at the 41st Toronto International Film Festival, which is one of world’s most important annual film events. Read more »about: Major Polish Films Premiering at Toronto Film Festival
‘How can design and innovation make the world better?’ is the question being tackled at the first ever London Design Biennale, due to take place this September at Hampstead’s famous Somerset House. The Polish Pavilion has responded with Cadavre Exquis: An Anatomy of Utopia, an interactive exhibition that investigates utopia, dystopia, and everything in between. Read more »about: Is Utopia an Exquisite Corpse? Find Out at the London Design Biennale
Robert Kuśmirowski, an artist famous for creating misconceiving, nearly impeccable mockups of objects, creates an anti-image of Arcadian utopia in the installation D.O.M. The viewers are confronted with an image of a forgotten cemetery.Read more »about: D.O.M. — Robert Kuśmirowski
The Common Affairs exhibition in Berlin has already attracted a great deal of public and critics’ attention. Works by Althamer, Radziszewski, Tarasiewicz, and other VIEW competition finalists are on display in the city's Deutsche Bank KunstHalle and the Polish Institute. Culture.pl is one of the event's partners. Read more »about: A Look at the Polish Artists at Common Affairs in Berlin
The Zachęta National Gallery of Art, the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, and the Polish Institute in Berlin present the Common Affairs exhibition of contemporary Polish art. It features works by the selected finalists of the VIEWS competition, e.g. Tymek Borowski, Karolina Breguła, Rafał Jakubowicz, Anna Molska, Anna Okrasko, and Karol Radziszewski.
Maciej Bochniak’s Disco Polo tries to be both a fairy tale and an intertextual riddle for cinema buffs. At the end of the day, however, it turns out to be nothing more than a sentimental film gag.Read more »about: Disco Polo – Maciej Bochniak
Polish literature, although not as well known as its German and Russian cousins, is one of the gems of European culture. This list covers a very wide range of genres and eras, but any of these books will help you love Poland a little more. Read more »about: 11 Great Polish Books You Have to Read
Highly sensitive individualist incorporating the DIY (do-it-yourself) method into his work. Adam Byczowski, performing as Better Person, settled down in Berlin and released an album on which the kitschy 80s pop, treated completely seriously, became a language used to talk about love, closeness, and vexation.
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