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Back To Front: Polish Exhibitions on Show, photo: press materials

Back to Front is an exhibition about exhibitions: a tribute to the architecture of Polish exhibitions from the 1950s and 1960s – a forgotten yet fascinating moment in the history of exhibition design.

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B103 by Wojciech Fangor, 1966, oil on canvas, the collection of Grażyna & Jacek Łozowski, photo: press materials

Abstraction.PL at the Museum of Art in Olomouc (MUO) is the first such extensive exhibition of Polish abstract painting in the Czech Republic. It opens with works by Władysław Strzemiński, an icon of the Polish avant-garde, and ends with contemporary paintings by Piotr Lutyński.

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Polish programme at Žižkovská Noc Festival 2018, photo: press materials

This year, Polish culture will once again shine at the interdisciplinary cultural festival Žižkovská Noc. Since 2016, Polish artists from different fields have been invited to take part in the festival and a special Polish programme has been presented. The festival will take place in Prague from 22nd to 24th of March.

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Photos from the Katarzyna Kobro & Władysław Strzemiński exhibition New Art in Turbulent Times. The exhibition is on from 10th March to 2nd September 2018 at the Moderna Museet in Malmö.

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Łódź Landscape by Władysław Strzemiński, 1932, tempera, cardboard (fragment), photo: courtesy of Muzeum Regionalnego w Stalowej Woli

The exhibition Kobro and Strzemiński: New Art in Turbulent Times is the first extensive presentation in Sweden of the work of these two pioneering and defiant avant-garde Polish artists.

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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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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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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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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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Teresa Żarnower, Europe, cover of Anatol Stern's book designed by Mieczysław Szczuka, 1929, photo: Museum of Art in Łódź

Europe (1929) is undoubtedly one of the Polish and international avant-garde’s most important works. It was a result of the cooperation between Anatol Stern, an avant-garde poet, and Mieczysław Szczuka, the leader of Polish constructivism. The cover was created by Teresa Żarnower after Szczuka's unexpected death in the Tatry Mountains.

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Illustration by: Emilia Dziubak, RM58 armchair, design by: Roman Modzelewski, 1958, photo: Adam Mickiewicz Institute and National Museum in Warsaw

One hundred years of iconic Polish design in pictures... Culture.pl presents 10 selected illustrations from the new book The ABCs of Polish Design for your viewing pleasure!

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Illustration by: Marianna Sztyma, New Atelier Coffee Service, designed by: Marek Cecuła, 2013, produced by: Polskie Fabryki Porcelany Ćmielów i Chodzież S.A., photo: Adam Mickiewicz Institute

It's not easy to show one hundred years of Polish design in just one hundred objects. Which ones were really the most important? The most intriguing? The Adam Mickiewicz Institute’s newest publication The ABCs of Polish Design features one hundred amazing Polish designs. The book will be featured during an exhibition in Berlin.

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Figurki (Figures), designed by Mieczysław Naruszewicz, 1957, illustration by Agata Dudek, photo: press materials

One hundred years – one hundred Polish designs. The ABCs of Polish Design exhibition at the Budapest Design Week will present some of the most important Polish designs of the past century from 28th September to 12th November 2017.

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Born in Independent Poland. Lahestaniha. The Children of Esfahan Back in Iran After 75 Years, photo: Abolqasem Jala

The Born in Independent Poland. Lahestaniha. The Children of Esfahan Back in Iran After 75 Years exhibition looks at the story of Polish refugees in Iran during World War II. The exhibition will present an extraordinary collection of negatives from the studio of Abolqasem Jala, which were discovered half a century after the end of the war.

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The Born in Independent Poland. Lahestaniha. The Children of Esfahan Back in Iran After 75 Years exhibition looks at the story of Polish refugees in Iran during World War II. The exhibition will present an extraordinary collection of negatives from the studio of Abolqasem Jala, which were discovered half a century after the end of the war.

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Ignacy Jan Paderewski, 1920., photo: Marek Skorupski/Forum

In celebration of the centenary of Poland’s Independence, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute organised a competition for a treatment of a musical play based on the life of Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Polish pianist and composer, politician and spokesman for Polish independence. Nine finalists will go on to the second round of the competition.

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jazzahead! 2016, press materials

We proudly announce that Poland was chosen to be next year's jazzahead! partner country. Messe Bremen has invited Poland to be its partner country at the trade fair as well as the 2018 edition of the festival.

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