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Anna Maria Jopek and Kroke, photo: Dominik Musiałek

The events held in March as part of the Hong Kong Arts Festival and the Hong Kong International Film Festival will provide Hong Kong residents with a unique opportunity to encounter with Polish literature, jazz and classical music as well as animation. The artists to perform in Hong Kong include: Maciej Fortuna, Kroke, Anna Maria Jopek and Mariusz Wilczyński.

Tropical Craze directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna, TR Warszawa, photo: Stefan Okołowicz

From 10th to 18th February 2018, Yokohama will host TPAM2018 – Performing Arts Meeting. The event will feature three productions of TR Warszawa, one of the most important theatres in Poland, directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna.

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Eric Shoves Them In His Pockets, photo: Sophie Thun

This year, three Polish bands will perform at one of the most important showcase and networking events in the region – MENT Ljubljana. Niemoc, Maniucha & Ksawery and Eric Shoves Them in His Pockets will take the stage in Ljubljana.

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Michalina Bigaj, Kochając naturę (Loving Nature), photo: Jan Gaworski

The Artistry exhibition at the Art Museum Riga Bourse will showcase a selection of the best of Polish sculptures from the 20th century, courtesy of the Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko. Several dozen sculptures, installations and videos will be made available to the public in Riga.

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Woodcutters directed by Krystian Lupa, photo: Natalia Kabanow

The award-winning play Woodcutters/Holzfällen, directed by Krystian Lupa, embarks on yet another journey: this January it will be staged at the Santiago a Mil International Festival in Chile.

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Zbigniew Herbert, Creative Work House of Polish Writers' Union,1972, photo: Erazm Ciołek/Forum

The year 2018 will be an extremely important year in Polish history as it will mark the centenary of Poland’s independence. Numerous events and celebrations marking the occasion will be organised across the country and abroad. 2018 will also be known as the year of Zbigniew Herbert and Irena Sendler.

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photo: Armelle Dlubak/Fundacja Archeologia Fotografii

Heir of the Avant-garde, presenting Zbigniew Dłubak's work, is the first monographic exhibition of a Polish photographer to be on display at the prestigious Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation in Paris.

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Polish captain Witold Pilecki's remarkable infiltratation into the infamous Nazi German concentration camp Auschwitz is being retold in a dramatic reading with theatrical performances.

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Coals, photo: Monika Bernacka/kronikimoniki.tumblr.com, courtesy of the artist

Three Polish bands are playing this year at Eurosonic Noorderslag! The event, which takes place in Groningen, Netherlands is highly opinion-forming and the biggest European music showcase festival. The 32nd edition will happen between January 17th – 21st,.

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Official logo of the POLSKA100 programme, photo: Adam Mickiewicz Institute

The year 2018 will mark the centenary of Poland’s independence. It is a special moment for Polish culture, which, despite a difficult history, remained free and creative.

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Margarete, directed by Janek Turkowski, photo: press materials

Janek Turkowski’s Margarete tells the story of a woman he didn’t and couldn’t have ever known. He attempts to reconstruct her life based on snippets of film he discovered in an old cardboard box. The performance is a reflection on memory, how it can be recorded and perceived. The play will be performed at the prestigious Under the Festival in January 2018.

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The Symphony Orchestra of Artur Malawski Philharmonic in Rzeszów, photo courtesy of the Orchestra

The Symphony Orchestra of Artur Malawski Philharmonic in Rzeszów performed in China for the first time. The tour covered six cities in which the ensemble gave a total of nine concerts.

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Piotr Damasiewicz, photo: Lech Basel/press materials

40 bands from 18 countries will perform at jazzahead! in April 2018, including 8 bands from Poland. In 2018, Poland will be the festival’s partner country.

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The Oskar Hansen: Open Form exhibition at Serralves in Porto, 2014, photo: Simone De Iacobis

The Oskar Hansen: Open Form exhibition will showcase various aspects of the Open Form theory, the basis of the architectural, artistic and pedagogical practice of the Polish architect Oskar Hansen. The exhibition, which has already been presented in Spain, Portugal, USA and Poland, will be on show at the National Gallery of Art in Vilnius.

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Exhibition Prince Polonia, fragment of the exposition, photo courtesy of Clark House Initiative

Exhibition Prince Polonia curated by Janek Simon and Max Cegielski was presented at the Clark House Initiative in Mumbai. The project was based on the analysis of archive materials concerning relations between Poland and India before 1989.

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Soft Power (member of the Śląsk Song and Dance Ensemble), photo: Barbican Centre

'Dance of Freedom' is a project inspired by traditional Polish folk dances, which mixes folklore with modern choreography and contemporary music. The first part of the project entitled 'Soft Power' incorporates electronic music by British artist Felicita.

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Still from Jan Lenica's "Labyrinth", photo: Studio Miniatur Filmowych

Polish artist Jan Lenica’s work helped transform the genre of animated film into one capable of communicating the most complex messages. In December, the Harvard Film Archive will present a retrospective of his films – Freedom Outside Reason: The Animated Cinema of Jan Lenica.

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Balet przestrzenny, fot. materiały prasowe

The Spatial Ballet is a kind of an interaction of dance with urban spaces, inspired by Oskar Schlemmer, an outstanding representative of the Bauhaus art school and his Triadic Ballet. Unusual geometric costumes for the performers were designed by Polish artist Iza Rutkowska. Her intriguing performance will be presented in Berlin.

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Mirosław Bałka, 229 x 118 x 75,  2017, steel, terrazzo, felt, 229 x 118 x 75 cm, Installation view Galerie Nordenhake; photo: courtesy the artist and Galerie Nordenhake Berlin / Gerhard Kassner

The first ever solo exhibition of works by Polish artist Mirosław Bałka in the Czech Republic will be on display at the Gallery of Contemporary Art and Architecture – House of Art in České Budějovice in December 2017.

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Scene from the film The Last Family, dir. Jan P. Matuszyński, 2016, photo by Hubert Komerski/Aurum Film

Between 25th November and 15th December 2017, Japanese film audiences had another opportunity to enjoy the greatest works of Polish cinema. The Polish Film Festival featured screenings of thirty Polish films, ranging from classic masterpieces to the latest works of young directors.

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