February 08

Scene from the play "Sońka" directed by Agnieszka Korytkowska-Mazur, photo: Bartek Warzecha

This February, 18th Bharat Rang Mahotsav, the biggest theatre festival in India, will be held in New Delhi. The event, running until February 21st, will host 65 Indian and 15 foreign theatre companies. One of the latter is the Aleksander Węgierko Drama Theatre in Białystok, staging their show Sońka. Read more »

February 06

Piotr Bosacki, photo courtesy of Stereo Gallery

This year the Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions invited Polish artist Piotr Bosacki, whose art is well known and acclaimed in Japan. Read more »

February 03

Tomek Rygalik, photo: Zosia Zija and Jacek Pióro

Gosia and Tomek Rygalik are to speak at the India Design Forum panel called Empowering Through Design on February 17th. Read more »

January 13

VeryGraphic. Polish Designers of the 20th Century, book cover, painted by hand using different colours, design: Kuba Sowiński, photo: Kuba Sowiński / IAM

The Taipei International Book Exhibition, held between 16th and 21st February 2016, will feature three Culture.pl publications: VeryGraphic, Polish Design: Uncut, and Out of the Ordinary. Their inclusion is thanks to a collaboration with The Polish Book Institute. Read more »

December 29

Still from the film "House of Day, House of Night", photo: A. Żmijewski, L.Molski

In January 2015, the exhibition House of Day, House of Night - the culmination of a joint project of Polish and Japanese artists started in the mid of 2015 - was held in the Gallery @KCUA in Kyoto. Read more »

December 10

Xian concert hall, photo: press materials

Is classical music condemned to be forever associated with the West? Is music from the rest of the world valuable only when it incorporates some folk or traditional elements? Read more »

December 03

November 21

Bartłomiej Gasparski's garden at the World Gardening Cup in Nagasaki, photo: Bartłomiej Gasparski / Palmett

A prestigious competition for garden designers, organized as part of the World Gardening Cup – Japan Garden, was held in Nagasaki, Japan in autumn 2015. The garden created by Bartłomiej Gasparski of Palmetta Studio from Warsaw was awarded the Best Idea Award. Read more »

November 16

Eric Lu at the Beijing Concert Hall, photo: Culture.pl

A special concert featuring two outstanding pianists was held at the Beijing Concert Hall. One of them was Eric Lu, a finalist of the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition, and the other - Wojciech Świtała, a juror of the same competition. The event was honoured by the presence of Andrzej Duda, President of the Republic of Poland. Read more »

Concert of the Forbidden City Chamber Orchestra at the Beijing Concert Hall, photo: Culture.pl

In late November 2015, world-famous Chinese ensemble Forbidden City Chamber Orchestra performed works of five Polish composers at the Beijing Concert Hall. The concert featured compositions commissioned by the FCCO, presented to the public for the first time. Read more »

November 14

Urszula Wilk, a work from the Comet series, watercolour on paper, photo: Eugeniusz Minciel

Polish artist Urszula Wilk was awarded at the Shenzhen International Watercolor Biennial 2015-2016. Her work from the wateucolor series "Comets" won the main prize of the exhibition - "Shenzhen Watercolor Award" - and was purchased for the permanent collection of the Luohu Art Museum in Shenzhen. Read more »

November 11

November 07

Still from the film "The Singing Napkin", dir. Mariusz Grzegorzek, photo: press release

In November 2015, during the seven-day festival, Japanese audience had the opportunity to see both latest productions and famous classics of Polish cinema. Read more »

November 06

Saagara, photo: press release

Saagara, the extraordinary Indo-Polish music project, played a series of concerts coinciding with the release of their first album. The musicians performed on several Polish and Ukrainian stages, among others at the Jazztopad Festival in Wrocław. Read more »

November 05

October 27

"The process of attaining a satisfactory performance of a Chopin piece is very slow", says the winner of the 17th International Chopin Piano Competition Read more »

October 22


After its success in Eindhoven and Poznań, the Polish Design: In the Middle of exhibition was presented in the Indonesia capital. Read more »

October 19

October 14

Elżbieta Sikora, photo: Łukasz Rajchert

Polish composer Elżbieta Sikora was the guest of the Musicacoustica festival in Beijing. Her compositions were performed during the event, and she also gave a lecture and joined the jury of the festival competition. Read more »

October 07

Still from the play "Portraits of The Cherry Orchard", photo: K.Bieliński

Worldwide-famous and award-winning Song of the Goat Theatre company from Wrocław presented a music performance "Portraits of The Cherry Orchard" based on Anton Chekhov's drama at the Wuzhen Theatre Festival in China. Read more »

October 06

October 02

Zandari - plakat

Thanks to the initiative of Culture.pl, 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 »

September 29

DIAF 2015 - logo

In October 2015, Mosaik, a band playing traditional Polish music fused with Oriental rhythms, performed at the Delhi International Arts Festival (DIAF), one of the largest and most important interdisciplinary arts festivals in India. Read more »

September 25

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 Culture.pl, Korea Foundation, Polish Institute in New Delhi and Polish Institute in Tokyo. Read more »

September 19

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 »

September 09

Pink Freud with Chinese fans, photo: Jazz po polsku

Pink Freud with its charismatic leader Wojtek Mazolewski and Jazzpospolita, one of the most interesting formations of Polish alternative scene, gave eleven concerts in China. The musicians performed in Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Beijing, Shenzhen, Xiamen, Zhongshan and Zhuhai. Read more »

September 07

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 »

August 27

Ashram of the non-governmental organization "Maitri" in Vrindavan, photo: Ł. Chotkowski and M. Fertacz

Playwright Magda Fertacz and director Łukasz Chotkowski created a play bringing up one of the most difficult problems of modern India: the social situation of widows. The play, before hitting the boards, was presented at the "Non Fiction" Documentary Theatre Festival in Sopot and in Warsaw's Powszechny Theatre. Read more »

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 »

August 20

Just Music feat. Kotetsu, photo: SO Jazz

Polish saxophonist Sylwester Ostrowski together with Japanese pianist Makoto Kuriya and the rising star of Japanese jazz - singer Kotetsu gave a concert at the second largest jazz event in Japan – the Nakasu Jazz Festival in Fukuoka. He also performed in Hamamatsu city and appeared in Kayou Show in Japanese TV Channel 12. Read more »

August 11

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 »

August 07

Still from the film "2903" Wojciech Tubaja, photo.press materials.

The Polish-Japanese film 2903 from director Wojciech Tubaja was shown at the Sapporo International Short Film Festival. Read more »

August 05

August 04

Anna Maria Jopek, photo: Marcin Kydryński

After concerts in China in 2014, Anna Maria Jopek returned to Asia in September 2015 to appear at the Tokyo Jazz Festival for the first time in her career. Read more »

July 31

Photo from the album "Psychiatric Hospital", photo: Yuan Dongping

Two Chinese photographers, Liu Yu and Yuan Dongping, came to Poland at the invitation of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute for an artistic residency. Their works created as a result of this visit will be exhibited at the Polish Institute in Beijing. Read more »


For the first time in history, the Korean public was able to hear Concerto for String Orchestra by Grażyna Bacewicz. Read more »

July 30

Scene from the play "Forefathers' Eve" directed by Michał Zadara, photo: Natalia Kabanow

Polish national drama "Forefathers' Eve", directed by Michał Zadara and produced by the Polski Theatre in Wrocław, was staged for the first time in China. Read more »

July 24

July 23

July 22

Jerzy Zieliński during a press conference on the set of Król życia (The King of Life) photo: Agata Grzybowska / Agencja Gazeta

Cinematographer, who worked on such films as Aria for an Athlete / Aria dla atlety, Escape from the 'Liberty' Cinema / Ucieczka z kina Wolność and Galaxy Quest. He is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC). He was born on the 8th January 1950. Read more »

July 21

Pianists Joo-yeon Ka and Hong-gi Kim, photo: promotion materials

The program of events accompanying the exhibition "Polish Art: An Enduring Spirit" presented in the National Museum of Korea included two Chopin recitals performed by young Korean pianists. Read more »

Cover of Chinese edition of the book"Polish Cinema Now"

Chinese edition of Mateusz Werner's book "Polish Cinema Now" about contemporary Polish cinematography enjoys unflagging popularity. The publication ranked third among China's best selling books in June 2015 and secured a strong position on 14 other bestsellers' lists. Read more »

July 20

Paweł Althamer and Artur Żmijewski, photo: press materials

Kyoto Art Studio invited two Polish artists, Paweł Althamer and Artur Żmjewski, to lead in Japan a workshop about visual language in art. Read more »

July 16

Tadeusz Kantor and Cricot 2 Theatre, Warsaw, 1986

A research seminar on Tadeusz Kantor, held at the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing, presented his work in broader perspective and focused on the author's influence on the development of contemporary theatre. Read more »

July 06

The Young Polish Philharmonic Orchestra – YPPO, photo: Ramusphotography

One of the best youth orchestras in Poland, comprising of most talented students of Polish music schools and universities, gave two concerts at the MISA Festival 2015 in Shanghai. The orchestra performed under the baton of Adam Klocek, winner of the Grammy Award in 2014. Read more »

June 26

KHOJ, photo: khojworkshop.org

Khoj, a not- for-profit, contemporary arts organisation based in Delhi which provides a financial, physical and intellectual space for artists through its various programs, has announced the Call for Applications for its upcoming Art & Gaming residency. Read more »