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23jul'14

Katarzyna Klimkiewicz and Dominga Sotomayor were awarded as the best international directors of the 11th Femina Women's Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro. Read more »
ART Food workshops in Ćmielów; photo courtesy of IAM
Students from design schools in Poland as well as from abroad are meeting at the 2nd edition of the Art Food workshops which merge cuisine and design. The outcomes of their work will be presented in... Read more »

22jul'14

Untitled (The Thing) by Piotr Uklański; photo courtesy of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
The Line will soon be another destination on London's rich tourist route. Initiated through crowdfunding in less than eight weeks, this sculpture park boasts works by the likes of Damien Hirst, Gary... Read more »
Vlasta Burian as the hairdresser Ferdynand Suplatko (left) and Adolf Dymsza as the antique seller Kamil Klepka reading press in a scene from the film, photo: NAC
Polish literature – it's obviously literature written in Polish: Kochanowski, Mickiewicz, Schulz, Gombrowicz... We know all these names very well from our Polish language classes in school. Yet,... Read more »
New York mural commemorating the Warsaw Uprising, photo courtesy of the Warsaw Uprising Museum / 1944.pl
A two-part mural will cover the walls of the Warsaw Polish National Home in Greenpoint, New York to mark the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising. Read more »
 Still from The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt, photo: press release
Polygon is a video game website dedicated to games, their creators and their fans. Its editors spent two weeks in Poland interviewing game developers and learning about Polish culture. This is what... Read more »

21jul'14

Ahead of the Istanbul Design Biennale, three Turkish and three Polish chefs are co-creating a Polish-Turkish cookbook. I joined the Turks on their first visit to Poland, where together we wondered if... Read more »
Barbara Hoff’s Collection SS 1978, photo: Janusz Sobolewski / Forum
The post-war period saw the advent of youth culture, prêt-à-porter and visual media forever changing the way we dress. In the People's Republic of Poland, despite the harsh political and economic... Read more »

18jul'14

Eugeniusz Rudnik revolutionized the idea of music itself with just a pair of scissors and a magnetic tape. 15 Corners of the World is an attempt to hear the vision of his music. Read more »

17jul'14

Detroit, 2013, fot. wolne zasoby
Although separated by thousands of kilometres, both are prime examples of deindustrialization. How do they deal with it? What solutions do artists suggest? Read more »
Under communism, censors had the authority to block films from being screened. They put them on lists of forbidden films and hid the tapes in secure locations. Ever thought that a film into which you... Read more »

16jul'14

Szymon Szurmiej photo by K. Żuczkowski / Przegląd / Forum
Polish-Jewish actor, director and general manager of the Esther Rachela and Ida Kamińska Jewish Theater in Warsaw died today at the age of 91. Read more »
Main Square in Kraków; photo: free source
Ever fancied visiting Poland but you couldn’t decide which city to choose? Classic FM and Culture.pl invite you to try your luck to win a luxury holiday in Kraków and discover the work of exceptional... Read more »

15jul'14

Urszula Dudziak; photo by Krzysztof Opaliński
The competition commemorates the work and character of the Polish jazz violin genius Zbigniew Seifert. Read more »

14jul'14

Wilhelm Sasnal, Untitled, linoleum print, 56 cm x 56 cm, 2010; photo courtesy of the exhibition's organisers
The Jewish Historical Institute’s latest exhibition is a selection of works by contemporary artists who embrace the problem of hate-speech as their main theme and their common enemy. Read more »
Chopin died in 1849 and was buried at the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. His heart, however, was taken out and taken to Warsaw. Was it because he wanted part of him to rest eternally in his lost... Read more »
There is no other place in Poland like the Centre in Motion. This association of choreographers connects a dance studio with an artistic laboratory to create a place where experimentation meets an... Read more »

11jul'14

Opera "The Passenger" by Mieczysław Weinberg photo. Karl Forster / Bregenzer Festspiele
The premiere of Mieczysław Weinberg's opera the Passenger was held on Thursday July 10th at the Lincoln Center in New York. Zofia Posmysz, whose short story inspired Medvedev's libretto, was in... Read more »
Ever since the era of Kapuściński and Krall, reportage has been considered a Polish speciality. Popular within the country, it is also the most eagerly translated genre of contemporary literature... Read more »
Laibach, 1984,  photo: Jane-Stravs / http://www.laibach.or
The Slovenian industrial pioneers, are preparing a new album for the 70th anniversary of Warsaw Uprising. Read more »

10jul'14

Solidarity Shorts
The 2nd edition of the Solidarity Shorts International Film Contest is underway. Its organisers are now accepting submissions for the competition, the aim of which is to encourage young people to... Read more »
Digital visualisation of the house to be build in Kawkowo by Weronika Siwiec & Staś Kamionka, photo: courtesy of the designers
There are a growing number of individuals and building associations in Poland who build with the raw materials of the earth. Read more »
Dawid Ogrodnik in Paweł Pawlikowski's Ida, photo by Gdynia Film Festival
Polish actors Dawid Ogrodnik and Marian Dziędziel have received special awards at film festivals in Varna and Stara Zagora. Read more »
Mateusz Kościukiewicz; photo by www.armandurbaniak.pl/Artrama
Mateusz Kościukiewicz will play St. Francis in a miniseries directed by Liliana Cavani, produced by RAI, Italy's national broadcasting company. It will the director’s third time portraying the saint’... Read more »
In 2013, a group of 13 dancers and choreographers founded the Centre in Motion in Warsaw, a unique place on the map of Poland - a dance centre and laboratory of art run by independent artists who... Read more »

9jul'14

Ida by Paweł Pawlikowski
Paweł Pawlikowski’s Ida has become one of the most successful Polish films of the last 25 years, with over 300 thousand tickets sold so far in the US alone. Read more »
Richard Peña, photo courtesy of the organisers.
Grzegorz Skorupski of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute interviews Richard Peña about the upcoming Cinema for Social Change project, which will take place at the Golden Apricot Yerevan Festival this year. Read more »
Andrzej Wajda's Wałęsa. Man of Hope
The Czech public awarded Wajda’s Wałęsa. Man of Hope with a two-minute standing ovation at the 49th International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary. The film is one of the six Polish pictures included in... Read more »

8jul'14

Paweł Łukaszewski; photo by Mariusz Makowski
The Polish composer and artistic director of MUSICA SACRA Choir has received the prestigious Orphee d’Or – Grand Prix du Disque Lyrique – Prix Hector Berlioz at the 2014 Academie du Disque Lyrique... Read more »
Polish non-fiction writing, made famous by Kapuściński, among others, is often considered a national speciality, along with pickled cucumbers and kiełbasa. But what is so special about this literary... Read more »