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Stanisław Wyspiański – one of the most versatile Polish artists – associated his professional and private life with Krakow. Under Austro-Hungarian rule at the time, the city inspired him with its rich past and symbolism, but also with the challenges it faced. This led him to create his own vision of the capital of Galicia which he in part managed to portray. In his honour, the National Museum in Krakow is presenting the largest ever exhibition of his works, encapsulating this extraordinary relationship between his genius and the city he called his own.
The US-based Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, which hands out the Oscars, has announced the names of its new members. The list includes three Poles, directors Lech Majewski and Dorota Kobiela, and make-up artist Waldemar Pokromski.
The Polish Institute in Vienna has launched “The Best Polish Illustrators: POSTER,” an exhibition organised in collaboration with the Warsaw-based SLOW Foundation. The exhibition features over 40 works of the famous Polish school of posters. The exhibition at the p_art gallery of the Polish Institute in Vienna is open until 21 September 2018.
Prestigious, international awards. Millions of copies of books sold around the world and ... changing the format of shelves in bookstores. Aleksandra and Daniel Mizieliński have shown that books for children can literally conquer the world. We talk to Daniel Mizieliński about how the world translates into maps, and the Latin alphabet into kanji, why it is worth following Poland’s children's literature market and why programming is interesting for the artist. Together with his wife Aleksandra, Daniel Mizieliński has written and designed many beautiful projects – not only books, and not only for children.
Over 350 delegates from 160 cities from 64 countries around the world engaged in discussions, plenary sessions, artistic events and important decisions. On June 12-15, 2018, the UNESCO Creative Cities Network will meet in Krakowice2018! For the first time in Poland and in the history of the Network, the Annual Meeting will be organized by two cities - Kraków UNESCO City of Literature and Katowice UNESCO City of Music.