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Daniel by Paweł Althamer, 2011, photo: MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow

MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow is staging an exhibtion in the MAXXI Museum in Rome. It will include over 50 paintings, photographs, video works and objects created by Paweł Althamer, Sara Lucas, Laura Pawela, Józef Robakowski, Jadwiga Sawicka, Daniel Spoerri and many others.

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The 69th Locarno International Film Festival

Jan P. Matuszyński’s film The Last Family will be screened in the main competition of the 69th Locarno International Film Festival. Three more Polish films will compete in other categories.

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Painter, graphic designer, videographer, installation artist and creator of happenings that play with everyday objects and themes.

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Картины Тамары Лемпицкой на аукционе «Сотбис», Лондон. Фот. Алессандро ди Марко ANSA / Forum

Ever wondered who the most expensive Polish artists are? Curious about their most valuable works? Here's our list.

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Columbus, Installation view, 2015. Photo: Wilhelm Sasnal / Sadie Coles HQ

Acclaimed Polish artist Wilhelm Sasnal presents his new work Columbus at Sadie Coles HQ in London’s Mayfair. The 28-minute film makes use of ambiguous imagery alluding to the divisive historical figure and his manic depression. The exhibition runs from 8th to 24th October 2015.

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Selected spreads from Wilhelm Sasnal's photobook Dziewczyny (Girls). Photographs: Wilhelm Sasnal, publisher: self-published, 2001. 

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Spread from the photobook Girls by Wilhelm Sasnal, 2001, photo: www.polishphotobook.tumbrl.com

Wilhelm Sasnal, known predominantly as a painter, filmmaker and author of comics, has also created several interesting art editions and publications. Dziewczyny (Girls – a customary title, since the book does not contain a single word, not even an imprint) is his most interesting photobook or rather an art book based on photography.

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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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The author of the iconic comic book, "Everyday Life in Poland 1999-2001" surprises us once again. In this story, based on real events, he depicts an American couple of twenty-year-olds who decide to live on lava-covered territory. Watch out – it's a horror.

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Wilhelm Sasnal, Untitled, linoleum print, 56 cm x 56 cm, 2010; photo courtesy of the exhibition's organisers

The Jewish Historical Institute’s latest exhibition is a selection of works by contemporary artists who embrace the problem of hate-speech as their main theme and their common enemy.

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These are the works of avant-garde artists, poets of theatre and director-provocateurs. Last season's most important premieres and Polish classics films are amongst those featured at the 12th Kinoteka – the Polish Film Festival in London.

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Sample Works by Artists Exhibiting at Ruptures&Convergences, Istanbul 02-25 May, 2014

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The Culture and Art Centre in Wrocław and Kuad Gallery in Istanbul are participating in the celebrations of the 600th anniversary of Polish-Turkish diplomatic relations with two group exhibitions, featuring 31 artists from Poland and Turkey.

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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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Paweł Althamer "Venetians", 2013, photo: Jens Ziehe, Berlin, courtesy of the Foksal Gallery Foundation

Polish culture goes on tour in Turkey, takes on the Sao Paulo and Sydney Biennials, plus Szapocznikow's fleshy sculptures come alive in Tel Aviv - Culture.pl reviews the biggest art events to come in 2014.

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Wilhelm Sasnal, untitled ("Maus 5"), 2001, oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, courtesy of Sadie Coles HQ, London

Described by the critics as a pop-trivialist painter, Wilhelm Sasnal, addressed a serious social issue for the first time in his career. He made a series of five paintings inspired by Art Spiegelman’s comic book.

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Slavs and Tatars, Prayway, 2012, photo: Bartosz Stawiarski

Warsaw’s Emilia Hall houses the largest presentation from the collection of the Museum of Modern Art’s through early 2014. Here we select the most important works from almost 150 pieces on display

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Postcard by Kasia Skrobiszewska, Gili Gili, 2010, photo: press release

The Volans Society presents a series of unique postcards designed by some of the most dynamic Polish artists, from Edward Dwurnik and Oskar Dawicki to Wilhelm Sasnal.

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Since the genocide of European Jews during the Second World War, the continued existence and function of art in the Western world has been an essential concern of art history and philosophy. For Polish society, war was a traumatic experience, and generations of artists have wrestled with this trauma in their quest for identity...

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