Are you ready for more Finnegans Wake? On 4th May 2017, the international artistic cooperation known as Waywords and Meansigns will release the third installment of its ongoing project of setting James Joyce’s masterpiece to music. More than 100 artists from 15 different countries have contributed their talents to the upcoming release, including a handful of Poles. Read more »about: Polish Musicians Look for Meaning in Finnegans Wake
Graphic designer from Silesia region of Poland, born in 1985. She designs book layouts, exhibition catalogues, as well as album covers. Her work received several awards on Śląska Rzecz competition. Read more »about: Zofia Oslislo
If a Polish peasant from previous centuries were to visit a contemporary restaurant styled as rustic, they’d likely have only ever seen most of the dishes on their lord’s table, if at all, while the remaining dishes would be completely new as 20th-century inventions. What, then, did the majority of Poles eat for centuries? Read more »about: Polish Peasant Food for Beginners
After their collaboration with Zbigniew Wodecki, resulting in the release of 1976: A Space Odyssey and a long tour, Mitch & Mitch decided to team up with the Brazilian musician Kassin. They recorded the album Visitantes Nordestinos, released by Lado ABC. The material for the record was created during Mitches’ residency in São Paulo, co-organised by Culture.pl. Read more »about: Visitantes Nordestinos – Mitch & Mitch & Kassin
Hanna Rechowicz (born 31st January 1926 in Warsaw) and Gabriel Rechowicz (born 17th March 1920 in Warsaw, died 7th December 2010 in Warsaw) was a couple of artist, frequently working together. Read more »about: Hanna & Gabriel Rechowicz
This year marks the 550th anniversary of the first rafting on the Wisła river. The golden era for sailing the river, which started in 1467, brought about a period of prosperity for both Poland and Europe. Let’s take a journey back in time to the days when the Wisła was considered by some the most important river in the world. Read more »about: A Day in the Life of the River Wisła
Kazimierz Kwiatkowski, practically forgotten in his homeland, was known and respected in Vietnam. It was there that the Polish architect and conservator worked there for many years, saving numerous monuments that are now listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Read more »about: Kazimierz Kwiatkowski
Pan tu nie stał, a clothing brand established in 2006 has had a wondrous run in the last few years on Polish market and in Polish streets. Even though the masterminds behind the brand are not graphic designers, by intelligently playing with nostalgia, they managed to change old, obscure word, items, and designs into objects that every contemporary consumer desires. Read more »about: Pan tu Nie Stał
The Adam Mickiewicz Institute, under the brand Culture.pl, and Transatlantyk Festival announce the Capturing Freedom short film contest. The slogan of the first edition is The Power of a Woman, which is also the main theme of this year’s Transatlantyk Festival. Read more »about: Capturing Freedom Short Film Contest
50 years ago, on 23 March 1967, the first edition of complete edition of Nicolaus Copernicus’ works had been published. To celebrate this anniversary Dom Emisyjny Manuscriptum put out a manuscript book with the most important positions from Jagiellonian University Library’s collections of the astronomer’s works, entitled Copernicus’ Autograph DE REVOLUTIONIBUS. Read more »about: Manuscript book – Copernicus’ Autograph DE REVOLUTIONIBUS
Władysław Strzemiński lived in Łódź from 1931 until his death in 1952. The 1930s, late 1940s (after the war) and 50s were important periods in the development of the city and especially its architecture. Which buildings would the Polish painter walk by, while wandering through Łódź? Read more »about: Władysław Strzemiński’s Łódź
Renata Kalarus, born in 1971, is one of the most recognisable contemporary Polish designers. She specialises in upholstered furniture, and her projects received several of the most important design awards in the world. She says about herself: stubborn and hot-headed. Read more »about: Renata Kalarus
Music of sleepless nights – mechanical, yet alive. JAAA!, a band composed of three artists from three different corners of the Polish musical world, creates emotional, electronic songs. A crucial member of the group is Karolina Głusiec who is responsible for the visuals during their live shows. Read more »about: JAAA!
Once upon a time, the Wisła was a transportation route which brought people together. Settlements were established in its vicinity, and Poland’s longest river became a trail connecting its biggest cities. But what is it like today? 2017 is the Year of the River Wisła and a good opportunity take a closer look at our river… Read more »about: The River Wisła: Does It Connect or Divide?
An extremely versatile artist, Moo Latte composes, plays bass, guitar, percussions, synthesizers, sometimes even sings. He was born in Poland, nowadays he lives and works in Copenhagen. Read more »about: Moo Latte
Hip-hop vocals, in the background deep, bass dub rhythm, sonorous synthetic sound, the feeling of cold city jungle, and good, poetic lyrics. This and more can be found on the first, self-titled album of RAT. Read more »about: RAT
Designer and illustrator from Warsaw, Malwina Konopacka worked for several important newspapers. Her vase designs, with colourful eyes, frivolous plants and, among them, stalking animals. Read more »about: Malwina Konopacka
They have won international distinctions and won over the hearts of young readers all the way from China and South Korea to the U.S., Mexico and Australia. Culture.pl presents the biggest Polish hits on the international children’s book market. Read more »about: Polish Books for Kids in Translation
Actor, singer, director, screenwriter. One of the most popular artists of the interwar period Polish cinema and entertainment theatre. Born on 28th December 1899, died on 7th October 1943.
Read more »about: Eugeniusz Bodo
The Polish School in Paris is an institution established in the capital of France during the times of the Great Emigration – a turbulent period in Polish history, marked by an exodus of many Poles in the years between 1831 and 1870. Nowadays, the establishment has the patronage of the Embassy of Poland in France. Read more »about: Growing Up Polish: The Polish School in Paris
An artist of many talents. In his works, Marek Piasecki used photography, sculpture, installations, assemblage and painting. Born 23 February 1935 in Warsaw, died 30 September 2011 in Lund, Sweden. Read more »about: Marek Piasecki
Life under the communist regime was not easy, so unsurprisingly, audiences – both in the Soviet Union and in Poland at the time – preferred to watch comedies. There was enough fear and danger in everyday life. Yet, some filmmakers in Poland dabbled in horror movies all the same. Read more »about: Oh, the Horror! Polish Horror Movies under Communism
Distinguished Polish constructor. Born 25 August 1917 in Samhorodok (Ukraine), died 29 December 2016 in Boston, USA. He is responsible for several iconic buildings, such as Spodek in Katowice, or Torwar hall in Warsaw, as well as now, unfortunately non-existent Supersam in Warsaw and train station in Katowice.
Read more »about: Wacław Zalewski
In 2016, Wrocław was the European Capital of Culture – it brought artists and initiatives from all around the globe to Poland. Now, artists and activists from Wrocław’s sister cities are invited to take part in the AIR Wro Artist In Residence Programme to work on unique projects in Silesia’s booming city. Read more »about: AIR Wro Open Call for Partner Cities of Wrocław
The Roundabout Baltic exhibition, curated by Agnieszka Jacobson-Cielecka, an art curator and critic, is a personal story about designing in the Baltics. Objects, created by designers from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, Germany, Poland and Sweden are divided into six ‘chapters’, which correspond to the regions that we pass through from inland to the sea. Read more »about: A Short Guide to Design in the Baltics