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A photograph from the cricotage Where Are the Snows of Yesteryear / Gdzie są niegdysiejsze śniegi, the student club Stodoła, Warsaw, 2-4 May 1984. Sequence 9. The Trumpet of the Last Judgement. Rabbi: Zbigniew Gostomski, His Pupil: Dominika Michalczuk; photo: Jerzy Borowski; a photograph from the collection of the Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor Cricoteka

This was Kantor’s first happening. It took place in 1965. Fourteen simple everyday activities such as eating, shaving, and sitting were deprived of their practical functions. The act of being performed for an audience rendered these activities absurd.

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Wilhelm Sasnal, Untitled, oil on canvas, 46 x 58,5 cm, 2011; photo courtesy of Foksal Gallery Foundation in Warsaw

Works by Wilhelm Sasnal, Edward Krasiński and Agnieszka Piksa will be showcased at the 31st International São Paulo Biennial.

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Paweł Althamer, Koziołek 2011, act in Sao Paulo, photo: Michał Szlaga

The largest collection of works of contemporary Polish art in over a decade brought together by the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. Culture.pl speaks to the curators.

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Krystian Truth Czaplicki, photo: Pracowniamorze.com.

Works by Truth Czaplicki enliven the city of Wrocław's urban terrain, from parks and building sides to under the feet of passersby.

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Człowiek-magnes / Human Magnet. Photograph, 100X70 cm, 2011. Source: Leto Gallery

Honza Zamojski presents a sharply astute commentary on contemporary culture, spannning the genres of painting, photography, sculpture, collage, video, and art-book publishing.

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Okładka (nid 6724148)

Each work in the show presents a physical object, concept or process - a range of material and non-material entities - that has been taken apart and distorted by doubling it up, squeezing, turning, twisting and bending to achieve an unexpected, subversive and often absurdist result. The sculptures and video works question the basic premises at work and warp them, challenging the accepted order of things.

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Łukasz Surowiec, from the Nice to Meet You exhibition

He incorporates facets of nature, medicine, anatomy in his works, along with a fascination with the act of voyeurism and surveillance.

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Okładka (nid 6495961)

The Polska Arts programme encompasses the widest range of Polish cultural events to be presented in Edinburgh to date. Polish artists mark their presence at four different festivals, scattered across numerous venues of the Scottish capital

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Okładka (nid 6450618)

Julita Malinowska draws her inspiration from the movement of the human body in water, creating balanced compositions of waves, blue skies, perfect dives and shapes of all sizes.

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Okładka (nid 6420783)

The exhibition trails a curious and near uncharted phenomenon in Polish art in the past few years. The trend of “national-patriotic realism” is the exposition’s theme, with displayed works revealing a side of Poland not usually represented at galleries and museums

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Paweł Althamer, "A Joint Affair", project started in 2008. Photo courtesy of Foksal Gallery Foundation and Open Art Projects

In time for their joint hosting of the Euro 2012 Championship the project celebrates centuries of shared history: Cultural Baggage, Double Game and Transfer...

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Okładka (nid 6374195)

The Polish artist and curator of the 2012 Biennale is discussed far and wide in the press, stirring controversial reactions and a heated discussion on the paradoxical nature of the contemporary art world

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Okładka (nid 6359885)

The works of Ewa Partum, Teresa Tyszkiewicz and Aneta Grzeszykowska are part of the main exhibition at this year's Paris Triennale, which explores images of the body, body image and self-image through works of art and photography over several generations of artistic endeavour and across borders.

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Okładka (nid 6356197)

The exhibition, as its title foretells, presents the challenges young artists face in terms of politics, history and the possibilities of technology - challenges which require comfortable footwear to wage their battles within these realms.

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Okładka (nid 6349864)

Unlike its title would suggest, the show doesn't represent any particular "scene". It aims to draw a narrative of a fragile present, an uncertain future, and a sense of impending change, after which nothing - in neither art nor reality - will ever be the same again. This narrative is told through each individual work of art created by a dozen of Poland's brightest talents.

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Alfred Jarry's Naughty Children at Berlin's Wedding

"The Naughty Children of Alfred Jarry" sparked anew the absurdist vision of art over the Art Weekend event in October. The artists participating in the project in Berlin's artsy Wedding district aim to redefine the perception of tradition and national identity, using works of contemporary Polish artists. "Contemporary Artists go in Search of Poland" is a new project that seeks to redefine the perception of tradition and national identity, through the works of contemporary Polish artists, such as Jan Dziaczkowski, Michał Jankowski, Dorota Kozieradzka, Tomasz Kozak, Michał Szuszkiewicz and...

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Polish Art at the beginning of the century came about as a variety of continuum stretched between two extremes. On one side, there's engagement and the ambition to use art to influence reality. On the other, critical art that exposes the idiosyncrasies of reality...

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