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Okładka (nid 6876692)

The photographs in Aneta Grzeszykowska's 2013 series wreak havoc with the conventions of photography, flipping the image and its negative to create a surreal, almost chilling effect in which a strangely luminescent body emerges from the darkest depths.

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Okładka (nid 6875760)

The effect is an uncanny diary of what are essentially everyday scenes, captured in a surreal, often chilling, spirit.

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Agnieszka Polska's works fit into a contemporary current of appropriating found footage and archival materials in art as a way to deal with a fluid view of history in which mercurial perspectives form an unstable, uncertain vision of the past, as well as the ever-evolving present falling back into the past.

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Okładka (nid 6813525)

The artist takes an intriguing approach to reconstructing, recasting and referencing the aesthetics of utopian Modernism, art of the 1960s and 70s, and the late years of socialist Poland.

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Okładka (nid 6810281)

The towering structures in painted black or red steel stand out against the stark white walls of the space as they hang from the ceiling or rise up into the air. She takes a flight of stairs and tears away its purpose, leaving its form to stand alone, leading nowhere in particular.

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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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Okładka (nid 6803004)

The Akinci Gallery hosts a nostalgic show of works highlighting the painter's pursuit of evanescent traces of the past.

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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 6772042)

For his fifth solo exhibition at the Anton Kern Gallery, Sasnal creates a study of "picture-taking" and "picture-making", inspired by the legacy of George Eastman and his Kodak empire.

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Okładka (nid 6767328)

While Waliszewska won the Grand Prix for the best work presented by a contemporary foreign artist, Cristina Iglesias, represented by the Elba Benítez Gallery, won the prize for best presentation by a Spanish artist.

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The show's point of reference is the history of self-determination in two very different geopolitical situations, examined through key moments in the historical narrative of the Islamic regime and of the communist regimes, which eventually led to political and social reforms.

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Aleksandra Waliszewska, photo courtesy of the artist

The young painter creates a new Gothic style that meshes surrealist imagery, medieval mystery, fairy tale themes and references to the likes of Hieronim Bosch and Francisco de Goya.

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Okładka (nid 6742037)

"What does it mean to be European today and how is this reflected in contemporary art across the continent?" This is the question asked by the project organisers, while engaging artists to give their interpretation on European identity through photography and multimedia installations, alongside sociologists who directly examine the feelings and thoughts of 50 respondents across Europe.

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Okładka (nid 6726176)

At the start of 2013 the Znaki Czasu Centre for Contemporary Art in Toruń launched the third edition of its Focus Poland project, aimed at promoting the most promising young Polish artists abroad. Curated by Friederike Fast of the mARTA Museum in Bielefeld, Germany, the show presents the works of Oskar Dawicki, Jacek Malinowski, Agnieszka Polska, Aleksandra Waliszewska and Honza Zamojski.

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Okładka (nid 6686570)

Konrad Smoleński's sound installation brings 800 kilos of bronze sound might to the 55th Biennale, building a vision of a futuristic world of whirring machines

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Okładka (nid 6608596)

The artist-intruder observes the world from afar, like a voyeur. And yet, he maintains a painterly aspect in the composition of his frames.

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Okładka (nid 6600756)

In May and June 2013 Boys travels the UK as part of the Selected programme, featuring artists shortlisted for the Jarman Award 2012. Set in the Canary Islands with holiday season in full swing, the works capture the islands' beauty and the monotony of leisure, with frame repetition referencing repetitious activities of people on holiday.

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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 6595373)

The versatile young artist leads a talk on the significance of the tree in contemporary art, from the poetic to the political. He draws upon his 2011 project Berlin-Birkenau, which consisted of transporting hundreds of birch-tree seedlings from the former Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp to Berlin to create a "living archive" of history in the parks and public spaces of the German capital.

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Okładka (nid 6594871)

The artist plays with the image in a way that incorporates memory to shift the order of history. The traumas of the best are brought to the surface in order to grapple with nightmarish visions of the future.

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