In Tower. A Bright Day a family drama clashes with metaphysical horror and forms a touching and mysterious story. The debut film of Jagoda Szelc is a result of her untamed imagination and great artistic ambitions. Read more »about: Tower. A Bright Day – Jagoda Szelc
The rebellion of lads from working-class families was an angry protest against the tough, empty life of the Wrocław proletariat. The punk community gave them strength, allowing them to imagine a different fate that wasn’t blighted by boredom, routine and exploitation. Wrocław punks formed a bond based not on musical artistry or ideals, but on shared experience. Read more »about: A Pitched Battle for Peace: Wrocław’s Alternative Scene
One of the most creative, versatile and unpredictable design studios in Poland. The team consists of Dominik Cymer and Kasia Lorenz. Dominik works on design and graphics and Kasia focuses on the strategy, creating concepts and leading projects. Read more »about: Cyber Kids on Real
For the past decade, we’ve been observing a world trend for applying the Internet’s potential and interactivity in non-fiction. Producers and creators of online content are competing to design interactive media, from simple maps to multimedia reportages and interactive documentaries. Read more »about: Polish Webdocs Take the Internet by Storm
Trumpeter, composer, improviser, film-maker, self-taught artist. In the recent years Olgierd Dokalski has become one of the most active and versatile artists of the Warsaw independent music scene. He perfoms with Daktari, Gaamera, Płyny, and kIRk, bands which pull not only from avant-garde jazz but also punk rock and noise. Read more »about: Olgierd Dokalski
Poet, satirist, cabaret artist, author of more than 2,000 lyrics, playwright, scriptwriter, librettist, translator, composer, theatre director. He collaborated with many cabarets, such as Dudek cabaret. Born on March 26, 1941 in Warsaw, died on March 15, 2017 in Warsaw. Read more »about: Wojciech Młynarski
Creator of projects combining theatre, performance art and unusual forms of narration. Member of the Szczecin-based Kana Theatre, graduate in Polish philology, curator and culture manager. Read more »about: Janek Turkowski
Music of the 60s is their element. Energetic rock and roll and psychedelia in the style of The Beatles or the early Pink Floyd’s music is seasoned with amazing vocal harmonies. Read more »about: The Fruitcakes
Saxophonist and composer performing with the top artists of world jazz. His album Another Raindrop, recorded in a trio with Michał Barański and Łukasz Żyta, was released in the prestigious Polish Jazz series. Więcek is the first debutant in this edition since 28 years and the youngest one in its history. Read more »about: Kuba Więcek
'Cedet', the new building which replaced a modernist icon, the Central Department Store designed in 1948, is going to open in spring of 2018. Its history is rather unusual. First, it bothered the socialist realists, later it was rebuilt after a fire, then it became a victim of a developer. Now everyone admires it. Read more »about: Central Department Store
Theatre artist, author of installations and performances. Szepcht studied directing at the National Academy of Theatre Arts in Kraków and journalism (creative writing) at the University of Wrocław. Read more »about: Magda Szpecht
For those fond of artistic experiments and who love mainstream cinema. For those in search of fresh debuts and those only interested in films by world-renowned directors. For film score lovers, fans of cinematography, documentaries and animations. Culture.pl brings you a guide to Poland's best film festivals.
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Soprano, winner of the Golden Orpheus awarded by Académie du Disque Lyrique for the best contemporary music interpretation on her debut album Real Life Song. She performed in the Teatr Wielki – National Opera in Warsaw, the Grand Theatre in Poznań, the Estonian National Opera and Teatro Lope de Vega in Seville. Read more »about: Joanna Freszel
Graphic designer, poster artist, one of the pioneers of the so-called Polish poster school. Born on 1 September 1925 in Zwierzyniec Lubelski near Zamość, died on 19 May 2004 in Nowy Sącz. Read more »about: Maciej Urbaniec
Painter, graphic artist tied to the Łódź avantgarde community. Also worked in spatial arts, sculpture and architectural design. Born May 3, 1917 in Łódź. Died September 27, 1983 in Paris.
Read more »about: Samuel Szczekacz (Zur)
Fashion designer, the first art director of Moda Polska, co-architect of the enterprise’s success. Jadwiga Grabowska was born in Warsaw in 1898, died in her hometown in 1988. She has always been interested in fashion, and engaged in it professionally out of necessity. Read more »about: Jadwiga Grabowska
An exceptional persona among Polish fashion designers, the first lady of minimalism. The first fashion designer after the system-wide transformation of 1989. At that time she was already distinct from what was happening on the market. This distinctness still defines her today.
Read more »about: Joanna Klimas
Maria Joanna Juchnowska is a Polish designer working in Oslo. First and foremost she does ceramics – she uses this medium to create both everyday use items, jewellery and sculptural forms, often accompanied by video and performance art. She is interested in craft and ceramics handwork and also in utilising industrial production leftovers. Read more »about: Maria JJ Juchnowska
A wall unit, or ‘meblościanka’ in Polish, is a segment furniture for small apartments designed by Bogusława and Czesław Kowalski in 1961 for a competition. It went on to mass production after a series of successes at competitions and design exhibitions. Read more »about: Wall Unit – Bogusława & Czesław Kowalski
Poznań Game Arena is the biggest computer games event in Poland. It’s also the best opportunity to explore the most interesting independent Polish games. This year’s edition held in mid-October gathered 125 local exhibitors, who presented a vast collection of games. Culture.pl presents a subjective overview of the best Polish computer games of 2017. Read more »about: The Best Polish Independent Computer Games of 2017
Joanna Jakubiuk’s absolute virtuosity in the area of the most popular Polish comfort food – pierogi – is just a slice of her knowledge of traditional cuisine. She is an enthusiast of local products. Read more »about: Joanna Jakubiuk
On 13th December 1981, a meeting of the Congress of Polish Culture was unexpectedly suspended on its third and final day. The political circumstances of its beginnings and its enforced demise has made the 1981 congress a symbol of the intellectual, social and economic struggle of the Polish people and their cultural life for decades following. Read more »about: The Broken Congress: How Polish Culture Went Up Against Martial Law
In 2016, the culinary guide Gault&Millau dubbed Justyna Słupska-Kartaczowska the Female Chef of the Year. Since not long ago, Słupska-Kartaczowska not only cooks, but is also the co-owner of the jaDka restaurant in Wrocław’s Old City area. She approaches Polish cuisine in a modern way – based on local products and inspired by recipes from the oldest culinary books.
Read more »about: Justyna Słupska-Kartaczowska
The designer duo from Gdańsk, Agata Kulik-Pomorska (born 1976) and Paweł Pomorski (born 1974), creates furniture and other objects of daily use in reference to recycling and ecology, giving a new meaning to commonly known materials and objects. Read more »about: Malafor