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Andrzej Żuławski on the set of  On the Silver Globe based on The Lunar Trilogy by Jerzy Żuławski, 1978, photo: Tomek Sikora / Forum

A retrospective of seven of Andrzej Żuławski's films, including Polish and French productions, is coming to two major Brazilian cities. The career-spanning selection will open with the director's first feature film, The Third Part of the Night, and close with his last work, Cosmos.

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Anna Bella Geiger, photo Diana Tamane

In 2017, 84-year-old Anna Bella Geiger had her first solo show in Poland. Critically-acclaimed around the world, Geiger is a Jewish artist of Polish origin who belongs to the 1950s Brazilian avant-garde tradition of abstract art. In a conversation with Culture.pl, Geiger discusses roots, military regimes, and where to get Polish buckwheat in Rio.

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Grande Circular, Poland, photo: Adam Mickiewicz Institute

Graphic vs. industrial, classic vs. contemporary, Polish vs. Brazilian: Design Dialogue: Poland – Brazil exhibition will juxtapose historical poster art with contemporary posters, showcase icons of Polish and Brazilian design and feature a special presentation of Jorge Zalszupin’s works.

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Eye on Poland, photo: promo materials

Poland's remarkable history in graphic design shows no sign of abating in the 21st century. Having delighted design lovers across Asia, the travelling exhibition Eye on Poland has crossed the Pacific Ocean to São Paulo, where it will showcase the best in contemporary poster art from 19th September to 31st October 2017.

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The State Youth Orchestra of São Paulo, 2017, photo: Heloisa Bortz/Santa Marcelina Cultura

The Guri Youth Choir conducted by Agnieszka Franków-Żelazny will perform in São Paulo on 22nd and 23rd July 2017. Their repertoire will include pieces by renowned Polish composers Stanisław Moniuszko and Romuald Twardowski.

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Agnieszka Franków-Żelazny, photo: Choir of Wrocław Medical University /promotional materials

Agnieszka Franków-Żelazny is biologist, singer and conductor. She was born on 24 March 1976 in Głubczyce. "From the scientific perspective, singing raises your endorphin level, and as such it can be addictive", says Franków-Żelazny.

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As criadas

After the great success of In the Solitude of Cotton Fields, Radosław Rychcik returns to São Paulo with Jean Genet’s The Maids this summer.

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Sławomir Rumiak, "Macunaima wraca do São Paulo", film video, 2014–2015

In 2016, two artists, a Brazilian and a Pole – a photographer and a filmmaker, worked together to create images of contemporary cities in Poland and Brazil. Their work was later showcased in Kraków as part of the Polish cultural programme in Brazil organised by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute. This year, The Traces of People will be presented in São Paulo

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Orquestra Jovem do Estado (São Paulo State Youth Orchestra), photo: Heloisa Bortz

On 7th May 2017, contemporary Polish classical music will fill the Sala São Paulo – one of the most prestigious concert halls in South America. A day earlier, 6th May, the same repertoire will be performed at the Sala Acrísio de Camargo in Indaiatuba.

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Cracow Duo: Marek Szlezer and Jan Kalinowski, photo: www.cracowduo.com

Master classes, lectures, concerts and the world premiere of a new piece of music. The 2nd Polish Music Festival in Campinas will be full of exciting events. During their South American tour, the Cracow Duo will take part in the festival and play at universities across South America.

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Agata Szymczewska, photo: The Ludwig van Beethoven Association

A violinist and chamber music performer. A laureate in many violin competitions, including International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poznań.

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LXMP, photo: group's promo materials

Polish bands will be one of the main attractions at two upcoming music festivals in Brazil: Antimatéria Festival in Rio de Janeiro and Música Estranha Festival in São Paulo. Culture.pl is a partner of both events as part of its programme to present Polish culture in Brazil in 2016.

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Andrzej Wajda on the set to "Katyń", 2007, Photo by INTERFOTO / Forum

Fôco Polônia will be one of the highlights of the 40th edition of the International Film Festival in São Paulo. A total of 46 films, including the latest productions as well as the works of the masters of Polish cinema – Andrzej Wajda and Krzysztof Kieślowski – will be screened.

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Photo from a rehearsal of The Apocalypse directed by Michał Borczuch, 2014, photo: Magda Hueckel / Nowy Teatr in Warsaw

Polish Scene Focus will be one of the highlights of the 7th edition of the Tempo Festival – the International Festival of the Performing Arts in Rio de Janeiro. The festival will feature three Polish performances, as well as debates and lectures on Polish theatre.

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Scene from Spring by Leonardo Moreira, 2016. In the photograph: Stanisław Brudny and Marcin Bosak, 2016, photo: Krzysztof Bieliński / Studio Theatre in Warsaw

In the spring 2016 Polish theatre will be intensively present in Brazil. After the Tempo Festival, its organizer Sesc São Paolo comes back with another venture. During the Polish Theatre Week three theatres will present their repertoires: TR Warszawa, Studio Theatre in Warsaw and Stefan Żeromski Theatre in Kielce.

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Roof terrace on top of the Casa do Povo in São Paulo, setting of Jakub Szczęsny’s installation – a house for immigrants and refugees, photo:  Agnieszka Sural

Artist and architect Jakub Szczęsny is building a temporary house on top of the roof of the Casa do Povo cultural centre in São Paulo. He will live there for three weeks. The project is part of the Culture.pl in Brazil programme.

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Justyna Górowska, photo by Jan Durina, source: justynagorowska.com

Interdisciplinary artist working in performance, video, sculpture, and photography. Born in 1988. She is based in Skawa in Western Beskid.

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Yanka Rudzka and Lia Robatto, photo Sílvio Robatto / Courtesy Lii Robatto

Who was Yanka Rudzka? A dancer from Łódź, an uncompromising artist way ahead of her time… an emigrant fascinated with Afro-Brazilian culture, and one of the most significant figures of contemporary dance in Salvador.

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Izabela Tarasewicz, photo artist's archive

Iza Tarasewicz has been invited to the 32th edition of the Modern Art Biennale in São Paulo – one of the world’s most important visual art exhibitions.

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The Mycorial Theatre is an artistic project by Paulina Ołowska, started in 2014 in Rabka-Zdrój. Its 2016 edition will be held as part of the Pivô Pesquisa research project in collaboration with one of the most prestigious galleries in São Paulo – Pivô. Culture.pl and Fiorucci Art Trust are partners in the project. The artists will spend seven days together living in the city centre of São Paulo by the Pivô Gallery, whose exhibition space will become their creative laboratory. The gallery will open this space to the public on 7th September 2016, and the Mycorial Theatre will then present the...

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