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An 'artistic photographer' in the true sense of the word - her work is not only based on traditional, analogue techniques, but also on the specific nature of the subjects she covers.

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Witold Lutosławski, 1993, photo: B. Haes / courtesy of the Witold Lutosławski Society Radio broadcasts reaching 2 million listeners, 700 concerts across the world and the 22 thousand viewers of the Woven Words series are only a fraction of the attractions that filled the 2013 Lutosławski Year.

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Bachtrack - the largest Internet search engine associated with classical music concerts - ranked Witold Lutosławski the 48th most frequently performed composer of the year 2013, with a +31 growth from his previous position of 79th in 2012.

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Bruno Schulz's The Procession - a cliche-verre print from the series The Book of Idolatry from 1920-1924

Bruno Schulz may have tragically died over seven decades ago, but he has undoubtedly been granted a second life through countless international reinterpretations

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The Quay brothers, photo Ruhrtriennale.

''I think that it's something that we want to discover more – a radical silence'' - interview with Quay Brothers for Culture.pl

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"You could say that Polish posters sent us telegrams from our own future, along with its dark paths within literature, cinema and music"

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To coincide with Ari Folman's recent film The Congress, based on Lem's novel, Culture.pl presents the best cinematic adaptations of the science-fiction writer's novels.

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Crocodile Street is inspired by the collection of short stories by Bruno Schulz of the same title, said to be inspired by Schulz's own childhood and upbringing. The short film by the Quay Brothers was selected by director and animator Terry Gilliam as one of the ten best animated films of all time.

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The Museum of Modern Art hosts the first major show for the American-born animators known for their stirring adaptations of the dark tales of Stanisław Lem and Bruno Schulz. Composed of an exhibition showcasing the elaborate sets, puppets, sketches, graphic designs used by the brothers in their films and rare moving image works, coupled with a film retrospective of their video works. It is an attempt, perhaps, to reclaim the brothers as American artists after more than 30 years of cinematic activity and inspiration in Europe.

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Launching Comma Press' new celebration of the work of Stanisław Lem is the Lemistry evening at Liverpool’s Toxteth Library on the 1st of March. The event co-organised by Comma Press and Merseyside Polonia features readings from authors inspired by his work and an exclusive screening of the Quay Brothers' film The Mask, which is based on one of Lem’s stories.

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"Maska", directed by Stephen Quay and Timothy Quay, photo: Se-ma-for Produkcja Filmowa

A 2010 adaptation of Stanisław Lem's 1974 story of the same title. This is the third production – after "Street of Crocodiles" and "Inwentorium śladów" – in which the Quay Brothers draw nspiration from Polish writers and thinkers.

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Three Polish productions, "Świteź" by Kamil Polak, "Paths of Hate" by Damian Newow and "Maska" by the Quay Brothers' win top prizes at the 2011 Festival in France

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The Quay Brothers' futuristic film It tells the story of a beautiful robot called Duenna, who impersonates a human female in order to complete her mission of destroying a dissident scientist. But she remains torn between her robot mission and sense of human guilt.

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Walerian Borowczyk, photo © Juliusz Zamecznik / The Archeology of Photography Foundation

This animated film maker used a "cut-out" technique to convey an amusing message as well as grotesque expression right up to absurdity and horror like something from Kafka.

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Bruno Schulz, "Self-portrait", 1920-22, cliché-verre.

Writer painter, illustrator and graphic artist known for short story collections that bring back the magical reality of Poland's pre-war shtetl's.

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