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Photographer Jakub Wencek Explores The Forests Of Poland To Capture Fantastic Photos Of The Dark Side Of Nature

Wonderful forest pictures by Jakub Wencek, a gifted self-taught photographer, and nature lover based in Milicz, Poland. Jakub focuses mainly on nature, landscape, and forest photography. He explores the forests of Poland to capture fantastic photos of trees. More: Instagram, Facebook h/t: Source
Tags: Photography, Design, Nature, Poland, Forests, Side, Dark, Instagram Facebook, Jakub Wencek, Milicz Poland Jakub


Reader Submitted: A Student-Designed Urban Instrument Takes Over Times Square During NYCxDesign

Project Hurrah! is an urban musical instrument designed by Karol Murlak, Danielle Begnaud, Kasia Michnowska, and Marzena Krupa. This playful and interactive installation is a celebration of the hundredth anniversary of diplomatic relations between Poland and the United States. The installation takes the form of a large-scale xylophone composed of stainless steel vertical tubes. When tapped consecutively with a drumstick, the tubes play the Polish birthday and anniversary song, Sto Lat. Users don...
Tags: Design, United States, Poland, Reader Projects, Karol Murlak Danielle Begnaud Kasia Michnowska, Marzena Krupa, Guillermo Hernandez Martinez, Guillermo Hernandez Martinez View


Greg Rutkowski

Greg Rutkowski is a freelance concept artist and illustrator from Poland, whose clients include Wizards of the Coast. Among his other fantasy subjects, Rutkowski paints terrific dragons, with a feeling of leathery textures and lots of creative variations. His digital paintings often have a nicely naturalistic and textural painterly approach. In addition to his concept pieces you’ll find digital paintings of landscapes in his online portfolio and deviantART gallery. Rutkowski has digital paint...
Tags: Art, Youtube, Illustration, Poland, Gumroad, Sc-fi And Fantasy, Wizards, Rutkowski, Concept & Visual Dev, Greg Rutkowski


Rising Threat: Museums Versus Authoritarian Governments

“So far the assaults have mostly been rhetorical rather than real. Universities and the press have fared somewhat worse. But straws in the wind include the rewriting of the narrative at the new Holocaust Museum in Budapest by Viktor Orban’s Fidesz government; and a similar intervention by Poland’s Law and Justice Party government at the new Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk, whose director, Pawel Machcewicz, was dismissed when he sought to resist government intervention.” – The Art Newspa...
Tags: Art, Budapest, Poland, Visual, Viktor Orban, Gdansk, Justice Party, Fidesz, Holocaust Museum, Pawel Machcewicz, 05.10.19


Roman Opalka – The Polish Artist Who Spent Half His Life Painting From 1 To Infinity

Roman Opalka was a Polish conceptual artist who spent almost his entire career painting a progression of numbers design to symbolize the passing of time. He began with the figure “1” in 1965, and spent every day after that painting about 400 consecutive numbers. At the time of his death, in August, 2011, Opalka’s decades-long count had reached 5,607,249. More: Wikipedia h/t: Source
Tags: Design, Wikipedia, Poland, Numbers, Paintings, Inspirations, Infinity, Opalka, Roman Opalka


Polish Artist Started Painting Just Five Years Ago, Here Are His Oil Paintings With The Particle Of Hope

Igor Dobrowolski (previously featured) is one of the most creative artists in the contemporary art world. Igor works are in collections of some most famous people and collectors like Channing Tatum, Gigi Hadid, Nicole Scherzinger, and Mohamed Hadid. Over the past five years, his works have been exhibited internationally in Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Warsaw. Thanks to his incredible talent and... Source
Tags: Design, Poland, Paintings, Contemporary, Inspirations, Igor, Mohamed Hadid, Igor Dobrowolski, Channing Tatum Gigi Hadid Nicole Scherzinger, Los Angeles London Berlin Warsaw


Protesters Have Banana Eat-In At Poland’s National Museum After Culture Ministry Pulls Video Of Woman Eating Banana

“The 1973 video Consumer Art, by prominent artist Natalia LL, showing a young woman eating a banana with great pleasure, was removed from the National Museum in Warsaw last week after the new museum head, Jerzy Miziolek, was summoned to the Ministry of Culture.” And once word got around, scornful protesters did what we’d expect them to do. – Yahoo! (AP)
Tags: Art, Poland, Warsaw, Visual, National Museum, Ministry of Culture, Natalia, 04.29.19, Jerzy Miziolek


Bananas in art: a short history of the salacious, disturbing and censored fruit

Natalia LL’s 1973 artwork of a model sucking on a banana has been taken down by Poland’s rightwing government. But bananas aren’t just suggestive – they can be subversive, tooBananas are not the only fruit but in art they are the most outrageous. The rightwing government of Poland has taken such exception to a 1973 video and photowork of a model sucking on a banana by Natalia LL that last week it was removed from display at Warsaw’s National Museum. But Natalia LL is not alone. Artists have been...
Tags: Food, Art, Europe, World news, Culture, Art and design, Fruit, Poland, Warsaw, Natalia, Natalia LL


Core77 Exclusive Preview: WantedDesign School Workshop 2019

As in every year since its inception, Core77 is proud to sponsor the WantedDesign Student Workshop, this year taking place from Thursday, May 16th through Tuesday, May 21st, 2019, at WantedDesign Brooklyn, right in the heart of Industry City.Every May, WantedDesign presents a unique program, bringing a group of students from international design schools together to participate in the Design Schools Workshop. Conceived as a collaborative activity rather than a competition, teams are composed of s...
Tags: Europe, Design, London, Brooklyn, Ikea, Poland, Warsaw, Industry City, Royal College of Art, Allan Chochinov, Pratt Institute, Jerzy, Ron Arad, Todd Bracher, Tomek, Academy of Fine Arts


Gay Artist Wants to Change Poland, Starting With One Village

Daniel Rycharski’s work is the subject of a major exhibition at Warsaw’s Museum of Modern Art. But that doesn’t mean he’s found acceptance.
Tags: Art, News, Poland, Homosexuality and Bisexuality, Warsaw (Poland, Rural Areas, Rycharski, Daniel (1986-


Poland’s Rightist Government Accused Of Trying To Hijack Museum About Anti-Communist Solidarity Movement

“Poland’s current Minister of Culture, Piotr Gliński, a leading member of the rightwing governing Law and Justice party (PiS), is accused of attempting to take control of the [European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk] in an effort to curtail its programming and replace its director with a ministry-appointed one.” The PiS government has tried to do this several times in the past few years at theatres and other cultural institutions, including the Museum of World War II, also in Gdańsk. – Hyperallerg...
Tags: Art, Justice, Poland, Issues, Gdansk, Piotr Glinski, European Solidarity Centre, 03.27.19


‘Theater That Gets In The Way’ — A Company Puts Itself On The Front Lines Of Poland’s Culture Wars

Two years ago, the actors of the Powszechny Theater in Warsaw had to barricade themselves inside their building against conservative Catholic protesters angry about their production The Curse, about the suxual abuse of children by priests. This year, the company is following up with a staging of Mein Kampf. No wonder its slogan is “Theater that gets in the way.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Theatre, Poland, Catholic, Warsaw, 03.19.19, Powszechny Theater


Tallest modular hotel is built in New York City

Pirogies and borscht aren't the only thing that came from Poland to the Bowery
Tags: Design, News, New York City, Poland


Green-roofed home in Atlanta offers a digital detox with lush nature views

Designed to focus on life in the outdoors, the Split Box House in Atlanta is a quiet, nature-inspired retreat for a family eager to escape from the distractions of the digital world. Designed by local architectural practice DiG Architects, the green-roofed home emphasizes both energy efficiency and indoor-outdoor living throughout. In addition to lush landscaped roofs that help mitigate stormwater runoff and energy consumption, massive low-E windows flood the interior with natural light to redu...
Tags: Design, Atlanta, Poland, Split Box House, Alexander Herring


Joseph Scapellato's 'The Made-Up Man' Brings Forth 21st Century Absurdism

None At the turn of the 20th century, an attitude set in among European intellectuals, an overwhelming feeling that everything being done in the name of "modernity" was absurd. Humanity was imprisoning itself in ever more elaborate systems and social structures: the empire-building, warmongering, and bureaucratic administration of everyday life that had defined the previous century were just futile attempts to create meaning in an indifferent universe. As "progress" marched on, civilization see...
Tags: Art, Music, Review, Fiction, America, Book Review, Chicago, Prague, Poland, Satire, Kafka, Northwestern University, Farrar, Chandler, Stan, Stanley


Roman Stańczak to Represent Poland in Venice

Roman Stańczak will represent Poland at the 2019 Venice Biennale, Art News reports, and will turn an airplane inside out for the piece. “‘The scale of the undertaking and the boldness of the concept guarantee a monumental quality of the project and its visual appeal,” the jury said.  “The artist is not afraid to see his statement associated with questions […]
Tags: Art, News, Poland, Venice, Art News, Minipost, Venice Biennale Art News


A new Polish film has exposed the illegal trafficking of sick cattle

After a film broadcast on Polish TVN 24 revealed that a slaughterhouse was illegally trafficking sick cattle, Polish police have launched an investigation into the matter. The film showed secret footage of cows too sick to stand being dragged into the plant, as well as slaughterhouse workers cutting carcasses at night “to avoid official supervision.” With no way of knowing where the meat went, the scandalous footage could end up being as serious as the 2013 EU horsemeat scandal that exposed Eur...
Tags: Europe, UK, Design, France, Eu, Bbc, Poland, Eurostat, UK Germany, TVN, Customs HMRC, Chimpface, Ostrow Mazowiecka, Ireland Spain Italy, Tomasz Patora


Green-roofed home is built of waste bricks and wood in Poland

Environmentally friendly with a beautifully textured facade, this brick house built of recycled materials in Poland has been nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2019. Polish architecture firm Biuro Toprojekt designed the dwelling — fittingly named the Red House — that pays homage to the Cistercian landscape and history of Rudy Wielkie, a region in the Upper Silesia known for its brick architecture, with its walls built from hand-sorted ...
Tags: Design, Poland, Red House, Mies van der Rohe, Biuro Toprojekt, Upper Silesia, Rudy Wielkie, Juliusz Sokołowski


Chopin Was The Quintessential Composer For The Piano. But Was He A Great Composer?

Alan Walker’s Fryderyk Chopin: A Life and Times, which came out in the U.S. last October, is the first full-scale English-language primary-source biography of Chopin.1Best known for his definitive three-volume biography of Franz Liszt, Walker has done an equally thorough and thoughtful job of recounting the life of Poland’s foremost composer, of whose music he is an unstinting admirer. – Commentary
Tags: Art, Music, Poland, Alan Walker, Chopin, 01.19, Franz Liszt Walker


Timber-clad Polish kindergarten encourages kids to play on the green roof

A recently completed kindergarten in Poland is giving children a new way to reconnect with the outdoors and stellar views of the neighborhood. Designed by Polish architecture firm Biuro Toprojekt, the kindergarten in Żory boasts an accessible roof terrace planted with ornamental grasses with plenty of space to play and gather. In addition to encouraging play and appreciation of nature, the inspiring design of the building has also earned it a nomination for the European Union Prize for Contempo...
Tags: School, Design, Architecture, Gallery, Schools, Poland, Carousel Showcase, Green Roof, Timber, Kindergarten, Mies van der Rohe, Rooftop Terrace, Mineral Wool, Polish Architecture, Biuro Toprojekt, EU Mies award


Communism In Poland Never Fell — In Oscar Nominee Agnieszka Holland’s New Netflix Series

In the alternate reality Poland of Holland’s 1983, “a wave of bombings in the year of the title has consolidated the grip of the communist regime even as the iron curtain fell around it – so the country enters the 21st century in authoritarian isolation.” Says Holland, “Maybe these people are happy? Maybe freedom is overrated? These questions are important for all of us. Maybe people who are feeling lost want someone to come along and tell them what to do.” — The Guardian
Tags: Art, Media, Poland, Holland, Agnieszka Holland


Agnieszka Holland: 'Maybe freedom is overrated?'

With her dystopian Netflix series 1983, the director has imagined a Poland in which communism never fell. But are these dark fantasies of creeping authoritarianism becoming reality?In October last year, Piotr Szczęsny, a 54-year-old chemist and father of two, doused himself in petrol in front of the communist-era Palace of Culture and Science in central Warsaw then set himself on fire. The act was a protest against creeping authoritarianism under Poland’s populist right-wing government. Szczęsny...
Tags: Europe, Television, Protest, Drama, Film, Theatre, Netflix, Culture, Prague, Television & radio, Communism, Poland, Warsaw, Jan Palach, Szczesny, Agnieszka Holland


Statue And Tomb Of Immanuel Kant Vandalized With Pink Paint In Russia

The monuments are in the city of Kaliningrad, Russia’s Baltic Sea coast exclave tucked between Lithuania and Poland. Before World War II, Kaliningrad was the German city of Königsberg, where Kant made his home. Leaflets scattered near the statue denounced the German philosopher as a traitor to Russia, presumably because he is a reminder of Kaliningrad’s German past.
Tags: Art, Russia, People, Poland, Lithuania, Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad Russia, Kant, Königsberg, 11.28.18


The Circus Act We Call Humanity

Agata Mielnicka is an illustrator and graphic designer from Poland whose collection of average joe characters in circus clothing recently caught my attention. I almost get the sense that these characters are 'performing' the routines of their daily lives, remaining unamused (perhaps even sad) by the circus act we call humanity. I really enjoy Agata's illustrative style when it comes to portraying these characters, putting forth this non-sexualized yet explicit interpretation of the h...
Tags: Art, Poland, Agata, Agata Mielnicka


John Bluthal, Actor Of ‘Pink Panther’ And ‘Vicar Of Dibley’ Fame, Has Died At 89

The actor was born in Poland but immigrated to Australia when he was 9 years old, and became a star in Australia, the UK, and the US.
Tags: Art, UK, Australia, People, Poland, Dibley, 11.18.18, John Bluthal


Best cities for street art

Every city has some form of graffiti. More often than not, it’s a handful of crude doodles or expletives, but most bigger metropolises around the world display graffiti that truly lives up to the classification of street art. Jaw-dropping, thought-provoking imagery brightens up neighborhoods from Melbourne to Reykjavik, showcasing serious talent, technique, and flair. These nine cities do urban art better than anyone else and attract visitors from far and wide to see what masterpieces their o...
Tags: Travel, Art, Australia, Berlin Wall, Berlin, United States, Poland, Philadelphia, Banksy, Melbourne, Kardashian, Street Art, Montreal, Reykjavik, Lisbon, Harlem


Beer prices expected to soar as climate change challenges barley production

Shrinking barley yields caused by climate change will be disrupting the beer industry in the coming decades. The grain is central to beer production, and a new study published on Monday signals trouble for brewers who rely on the failing crop. Beer is the most popular alcoholic beverage worldwide, and consumers are equally as dismayed by the report, which will cause a surge in beer prices up to two times its current cost for some nations. The shortages in barley production are caused by extreme...
Tags: Design, China, Germany, Russia, India, Ireland, Poland, Reuters, University of East Anglia, Anheuser Busch Inbev, Guan, Dabo Guan, Ireland Italy Canada


In Divided, Right-Leaning, Very Catholic Poland, Film About Child Abuse By Priests Is A Major Hit

There was controversy around the movie, titled Clergy, even before it hit cinemas: at a film festival last month, once it was clear that the film would likely win the audience award, organizers canceled that category. Even so, Clergy attracted 1.7 million viewers in its first week; that’s about 4½ percent of Poland’s entire population and the equivalent of 14.5 million in the U.S.
Tags: Art, Media, Poland, 10.08.18, Catholic Poland Film


Graffiti In Wales Told This Photographer To ‘Go Home,’ So He Walked Back To Poland

Michael Iwanowski walked 1200 miles in as straight a line as he could from Cardiff, where he lives, to his home village, Mokrzeszów, in Poland. He documented the journey on Instagram, of course. What did he find? “My experience was so overwhelmingly positive that it has made me question everything I read in the media about the hardening of attitudes that Brexit has supposedly provoked.”
Tags: Art, Wales, Poland, Cardiff, Brexit, Visual, Mokrzeszów, 09.24.18, Michael Iwanowski


The Theatre Director Who Seeks To Divide His Audiences Rather Than Unite Them

“Dissatisfaction itself has become a commodity. Every day I see the headhunters from Western Europe’s theatres searching for fresh blood from problematic countries. At one point, everybody was asking me if I knew any directors from Ukraine. Then the focus shifted to Syria and Poland. There’s something deeply humiliating and colonial in the reduction of the work of an artist to her or his country of birth and the political problems of that same country.”
Tags: Art, Theatre, Syria, Ukraine, Poland, Audience, Western Europe, 07.26.18



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