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Still from the film A Brave Bunch directed by Tomasz Stankiewicz, photo: promotional materials

Documentary A Brave Bunch showing the Warsaw Uprising through children’s eyes won the Best Award of the Seul Guro International Kids Film Festival held in South Korea. Read more about: Documentary A Brave Bunch Awarded at Kids Film Festival in Korea

Korean dance ensemble, photo courtesy of the artists

The 18th Cracovia Danza Court Dance Festival hosted Korean musicians and dancers from the Chum-Sarang Arts Academy. It was the Korean misicians’ second visit to Poland – in the summer of 2015 they had played a concert at the Crossroads Festival in Kraków as part of the Polish-Korean Chopin & Arirang project. Read more about: Korean Music and Dance at Cracovia Danza Festival in Kraków

Photo: Fontarte

Paju Typography Institute (PaTI) near Seoul hosted an exhibition of works by Magdalena and Artur Frankowski of the Fontarte studio. The opening of the exhibition was accompanied by a lecture and a two-day workshop on book cover design. The Frankowskis also gave a lecture and conducted a workshop at the University of Seoul. Read more about: Design for Art – Fontarte's Exhibition in Korea

Aleksander Baron, photo: Małgorzata Opala

Aleksander Baron, the chef of Warsaw's Solec 44 restaurant, talks about promoting Polish cuisine abroad and his fascination with the Polish tradition of pickling and fermentation. Read more about: The Man Who Pickles Everything: An Interview with Aleksander Baron

Nikodem Szpunar, Prop, armchairs for Paged Collection, photo: Ernest Wińczyk

Polish design was presented at the Seoul International Handmade Fair. The exhibition was an attempt to challenge the vision of Poland, which is internationally recognised as one of the biggest producers of furniture and interior design, but still known rather for the quantity and availability of products rather than the quality of design. Read more about: It’s a Polish Thing – New Polish Design in Seoul

Michał Kaczyński, Rafał Bujnowski. Polityka obrazów. Wybrane prace z lat 1999-2013 (Rafał Bujnowski. The politics of paintings: selected works from 1999-2013), commissioned by: Raster, 2013

Osan Cultural Foundation was the third venue in the Republic of Korea to host the exhibition of Polish graphic design. The event, held in the city of Osan, presented the selection of the best Polish posters, books, exhibition catalogues, CD and vinyl record covers of recent years. Read more about: Exhibition Eye on Poland Presented for the Third Time in Korea

Kim MaeJa, photo: press materials

On 11th April 2017 the grand stage of the Studio Theatre in Warsaw hosted a dance performance "Shining Light" from South Korea. The performers – Kim MaeJa ChangMu Dance Company – were accompanied by the musicians of the NaMu ensemble. Read more about: Kim MaeJa Dance Company from Korea Performed in Poland

Marcel Chyrzyński, photo: Marta Filipczyk

Daegu Concert House in the Republic of Korea hosted the world premiere of Marcel Chyrzyński's composition titled Donghwasa. Read more about: Marcel Chyrzyński's Work Premiered in Korea

Wisława Szymborska,  fot. Damian Klamka / East News

Over the past few years, Szymborska's poetry has been gaining great popularity in South Korea, where the Polish Nobel Prize winner has been dubbed 'the poet of poets'. Read more about: Szymborska's Poetry Wins Over the Hearts of Korean Readers

Sinfonia Varsovia, photo: Mirosław Pietruszyński

In autumn 2016, Sinfonia Varsovia, along with maestro Krzysztof Penderecki and young pianist Jan Lisiecki, embarked on an Asian tour. For the first time in its history, the orchestra performed in Korea. Later, the tour took them for the second time to China. Read more about: Maestro Penderecki and Sinfonia Varsovia Touring Korea and China

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Eight Polish artists performed at 2016 Zandari Festa in South Korea. The festival, taking place from 30th September to 3rd October, saw more than 160 acts performing at a dozen venues to crowds of music fans, journalists and global industry professionals. Read more about: Polish Artists at Zandari Festa 2016

Bogumił Godfrejów teaching at the Asian Film Academy 2016, photo: Asian Film Academy

In 2016 continued cooperation with the Asian Film Academy and the Busan Film Festival. This time, workshops and lectures on the art of cinematography in Busan were conducted by Polish cinematographer Bogumił Godfrejów. Read more about: Bogumił Godfrejów in Busan

DAGADANA, photo: Treti-Pivni

Polish-Ukrainian music project DAGADANA, already well known to Chinese audiences, together with Chinese musicians, played a series of concerts in four cities of China and in South Korea. Read more about: DAGADANA Played in China and Korea

Maria Pomianowska with her ensemble, photo: promotional materials

In late September 2016, Maria Pomianowska with her ensemble will for the second time perform in Korea, presenting her project Chopin & Arirang. The artists will appear at the opening concert of the International Sori Festival in Jeonju and later on the outdoor stage of the KF Cheonggyecheon Music Festival in the very heart of Seoul. Read more about: Like Drinking a Glass of Spring Water – An Interview with Maria Pomianowska

Audience before the premiere of Grzegorz Jarzyna's performance Martyrs in Tianjin Grand Theatre, photo:

After the success of the Polish cultural programme in China in 2015, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute continues carrying out projects under the brand in Asian countries. In 2016, the programme is structured around theatre and music. Read more about: Polish Culture in Asia in Autumn 2016

Maria Lind, photo: press materials of the Gwangju Biennale Foundation

Works of Agnieszka Polska and Iza Tarasewicz will be presented in South Korea. Agnieszka Sural talks to Maria Lind, the director of Tensta konsthall in Stockholm and artistic director of the 11th Gwangju Biennale, which is taking place from 2nd September to 6th November 2016. Read more about: Artists Turn to the Rural: An Interview with Maria Lind

Audience during the Chinese premiere of Krystian Lupa's Woodcutters, Tianjin Grand Theatre, 2015, photo:

For the first time in history a performance directed by Krystian Lupa was staged at the festivals both in Korea and in Japan. His production Woodcutters opened the Seoul Performing Arts Festival and later was the central event of the Festival/Tokyo. Read more about: Krystian Lupa's Woodcutters as the Highlight of Theatre Festivals in Korea and Japan

Korean version of Magdalena Tomaszewska-Bolałek's book Polish Culinary Paths, photo courtesy of the author

Ewa Paszkowicz speaks with Magdalena Tomaszewska-Bolałek, culinary culture expert and blogger specialising in Asian cuisines, author of a guide to Polish cuisine translated into Chinese, Korean and Japanese. Read more about: Polish Cuisine Is Very Rich in Umami

Participants of Global Public Diplomacy Network meeting in Kraków, photo: Adam Mickiewicz Institute

The 3rd Meeting of the Global Public Diplomacy Network (GPDNet) Assembly was held in Kraków on 23rd – 26th June 2016. This was the first meeting of the Network organised in Europe. Read more about: Meeting of the GPDNet Assembly in Kraków

Marcel Chyrzyński, photo: Marta Filipczyk

The final concert of the 26th Daegu International Contemporary Music Festival in South Korea featured the composition by Marcel Chyrzyński. Read more about: Composer Marcel Chyrzyński at Daegu International Contemporary Music Festival

Jungjin Ahn, No Way Out, 2015-2016, photo courtesy of Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art

The exhibition New Generation - SIZAK, curated by Kyungwoo Chun, the world-renowned photographer and lecturer at the Department of Photography of the Chung-Ang University in Seoul, presented the contemporary Korean photography through the works of eight most talented young Korean photographers. Read more about: New Generation – SIZAK – Exhibition of Korean Photography

Posters presented at the exhibition EYE ON POLAND, photo: press release

On 20th June 2016, the exhibition Eye on Poland: New Graphic Design from Poland was opened at the Kyungpook National University Museum in Daegu city. After the presentation at the Korea Foundation Gallery in Seoul in 2015, it is the second Korean edition of the exhibition showcasing contemporary Polish graphic design. Read more about: Eye on Poland Exhibition Returns to Korea

Szymanowski Quartet, photo: Irène Zander

The Szymanowski Quartet went on an Asia tour, bringing Polish contemporary music to five major Asian cities. The Quartet's musical journey included concerts in Busan, Seoul, Hong Kong, Kaohsiung and Taipei. Read more about: Szymanowski Quartet's Asia Tour

Elżbieta Sikora, photo: Łukasz Rajchert

Works of Elżbieta Sikora and Ewa Fabiańska-Jelińska were prformed at the 2016 ISCM World Music Days ''Sounds of Tomorrow'' in South Korea. Read more about: Polish Composers at ISCM World Music Days

Zandari - plakat

Thanks to the initiative of, for the second time Polish bands under the brand "Don't Panic! We're From Poland" took part in the Zandari Festa - South Korea's largest music showcase festival held in Seoul. This time, Polish musicians also made their debut at the music industry conference MU:CON. Read more about: Polish Music Hit the Scenes of Zandari Festa

Eye on Poland - logo

In autumn 2015 a series of exhibitions titled Eye on Poland, presenting the latest Polish graphic design, was held in India, South Korea and Japan. The events were organized by, Korea Foundation, Polish Institute in New Delhi and Polish Institute in Tokyo. Read more about: EYE ON POLAND. New Graphic Design from Poland

Marcin Wasilewski Trio, photo: Tomek Sikora / ECM

Jazz trio comprising Marcin Wasilewski, Sławomir Kurkiewicz and Michał Miskiewicz gave a series of concerts in Korea and Japan, as part of the "Spark Of Life" ASIA TOUR 2015. Read more about: Marcin Wasilewski Trio Toured Asia

Jerzy Ziellński with the students of the Asian Film Academy, photo courtesy of AFA

The eleventh edition of the Asian Film Academy in Busan hosted workshops and lectures on the cinematography art led by Jerzy Zieliński. Read more about: Cinematographer Jerzy Zieliński Lectures at Asian Film Academy in Busan

Zuzanna Kasprzyk, photo: Kosiorowska

Dancer Zuzanna Kasprzyk presented her solo performance "We are very sorry, but there is no place for Susana" at the New Dance for Asia International Festival in Seoul and at the Goyang International Dance Festival 2015 in Ilsan. Read more about: Zuzanna Kasprzyk At Dance Festivals In Korea

Robert Więckiewicz in Jerzy Zieliński's "King of Life", photo: Albert Zawada / press materials

The directorial debut of cinematographer Jerzy Zieliński was presented as part of the World Cinema showcase at the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea. Read more about: King of Life in Busan