July 31

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

In late August, two Chinese photographers, Liu Yu and Yuan Dongping, will come 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 will be 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 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 will include 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

Pawel Althamer and Artur Zmijewski, Photo: press materials

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

July 16

Tadeusz Kantor and  Cricot 2 Theatre , Warsaw, 1986

A research seminar on Tadeusz Kantor will present his work in broader perspective and will focus on the author’s influence on the development of the theatre in Poland. 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 »

June 25

Milk bars are egalitarian diners where you can eat a portion of pierogi in thirty minutes or less, and they are popular with every social category. Milk bars are often considered a communist legacy, but in fact their existence predates the communist era. Read more »

June 22

Rafał Sarnecki, photo: John Guillemin

Rafał Sarnecki's jazz band played a series of concerts in China and Korea. It was a unique project, with the participation of musicians from Poland, China, the US, Colombia, Brazil, Korea and Germany. The leader of the band, guitarist Rafał Sarnecki, lives in New York and works in America. Read more »

June 16

Scene from the performance "B.E.D.", photo courtesy of Zuzanna Kasprzyk

The premiere of the performance "B.E.D." ("But Everybody Dreams"), in which Polish dancer Zuzanna Kasprzyk appears alongside Malaysian artists, will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre. Read more »

Maciej Grzybowski at the festival in Bregenz, photo: Artur Krutowicz

Famous pianist Maciej Grzybowski performed in the main Concert Hall of the National Museum of Korea. His recital was one of the events accompanying the exhibition "Polish Art: An Enduring Spirit". Read more »

June 11

Korea Festival 2015 - poster

On 13th June, 2015, the 4th Korea Festival in Poland was held at the Agrykola Park in Warsaw. Each year, the event becomes more and more popular with visitors – since the first edition it was attended by a total of about 40,000 people. Read more »

June 08

Jeju Forum 2015, photo courtesy of the Korea Foundation

Deputy Director of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute Olga Wysocka and AMI’s Project Asia team member Ewa Paszkowicz took part in the second international conference of the GPDNet (Global Public Diplomacy Network) in Korea, organized by the Korea Foundation. Read more »

May 31

Andrzej Bero's works at the exhibition in Qiu Shan Tang, photo courtesy of Qiu Shan Tang tea culture centre

Andrzej Bero's pottery works were presented at tea ware exhibitions in Korea and Taiwan. Read more »

May 28

NeoQuartet, photo: Katarzyna Bartoszewicz

At the turn of May and June, Gdańsk-based string ensemble NeoQuartet will perform at two contemporary music festivals in China: the prestigious Beijing Modern Music Festival and China - ASEAN Music Week in Nanning. Read more »

May 25

AMI Director Mr. Paweł Potoroczyn delivers lecture at the NCPA, photo: Studio Panato

On 13th May, 2015 the Director of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Mr. Paweł Potoroczyn, gave a lecture at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing. The lecture, which took place in the NCPA's Media Resource Centre hall, was attended mainly by employees of the NCPA, as well as representatives of the Chinese Ministry of Culture. Read more »

May 24

Polish and Korean musicians performing at the 2015 Crossroads Festival, photo courtesy of Maria Pomianowska

Joint project of Maria Pomianowska's ensemble and Korean band Pungryjiak, titled "Korea-Poland Project Chopin & Arirang", was presented at the 2015 Crossroads Festival in Kraków. Read more »

May 08

Scene from the performance Woodcutters directed by Krystian Lupa staged at the Century Theatre in Beijing, photo: Studio Panato

The award-winning "Woodcutters" directed by Krystian Lupa, performed by the Polski Theatre in Wrocław, was presented on prestigious stages in Tianjin and Beijing. It was one of the most important events of the Polish culture season in China. Read more »

May 03

Zofia Stryjeńska, "Seasons. July – August", photo: National Museum in Warsaw

The exhibition "Treasures from Chopin's Country: Polish Art from the 15th - 20th Century", which enjoyed a huge popularity in Beijing, after presentation in China was opened at the National Museum of Korea in Seoul. Read more »

April 25

Concert of the Sinfonia Varsovia at the NCPA, photo: Studio Panato

In May, orchestra Sinfonia Varsovia for the first time in its history gave concerts in China. The orchestra performed in Tianjin, Wuhan and the prestigious National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing. Read more »

April 19

Signing of the MOU between the AMI and SAC, photo: Culture.pl

In early April, president of the prestigious South Korean cultural complex, Seoul Arts Center, Mr Ko Hak-chan, and financial diector of the institution, Mr Song Sungwan, paid a visit to Poland. The purpose of their visit was to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Grand Theare - National Opera in Warsaw and the Krakow Festival Office. Read more »

April 14

Justyna Steczkowska's concert in Beijing, photo: Kati Nowicki

The vocalist performed during the Chaoyang Pop Music Festival and at the BeiHang University. Justyna Steczkowska's concerts were a part of the project promoting Polish culture in Asia organised by Culture.pl. Read more »

April 12

Kazuhisa Uchihashi, photo: Michał Hajduk

Two outstanding improvisers: Kazuhisa Uchihashi and Michał Górczyński met at their only concert in Poland. The event at the Władysław Szpilman Concert Studio of the Polish Radio in Warsaw was promoting Uchihashi's latest album "Utsuroi" Malerai/Uchihashi/Maya R. Read more »

Włodzimierz Pawlak, Nostalgy, 1986, collection of the Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź

The National Art Museum of China in Beijing hosted the exhibition "State of Life. Polish Contemporary Art within a Global Circumstance". It was the first so comprehensive a presentation of Polish contemporary art not only in China, but also in this part of Asia. Read more »

April 11

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

On 10th April, the book "Polish Cinema Now" had its official premiere in China. The publication, edited by Mateusz Werner, consists of essays written by film experts, from both Poland and abroad, focusing on Polish cinema after 1989. Read more »

April 06

Still from the film "Blind Chance", dir. Krzysztof Kieślowski

5th Beijing International Film Festival will feature the first such comprehensive presentation of Polish cinema in China, consisting of 8 classics selected personally by Martin Scorsese and 3 recent productions, including the Oscar-winning "Ida" directed by Paweł Pawlikowski. Read more »

April 01

Still from the film "The Promised Land", dir. Andrzej Wajda, photo: "Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema" project press materials

5th Beijing International Film Festival presented Polish film program titled "Focus on Polska". The project was the first such comprehensive presentation of Polish cinema in Beijing. Read more »

March 24

Arte dei Suonatori, photo: Maciej Mulawa

Two Polish ensembles specializing in Baroque and Renaissance music – OCTAVA ensemble and Arte dei Suonatori – performed in Beijing and Wuhan. Read more »

March 23

Korean Chamber Orchestra with director Min Kim, photo: Rami

Korean Chamber Orchestra and Korean violinist Ju-Young Baek performed in Warsaw and Zabrze at the 19th Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival. Read more »

March 15

FCCO's concert at the Warsaw Autumn Festival, photo: Grzegorz Mart, Warsaw Autumn Festival

March 2015 saw the continuation of a project launched in 2013, when four Polish composers had spent a week on a residency in Beijing. This time the composers: Tadeusz Wielecki, Jarosław Siwiński, Piotr Roemer and Paweł Hendrich participated in workshops at the Chinese Conservatory of Music, aimed at the creation of five new pieces. Read more »

March 12

Maciej Fortuna European-Asian Quartet – Asia Tour 2015 – poster

In March 2015, international jazz band Maciej Fortuna European-Asian Quartet went on another tour across South Asia. The band was promoting their new musical project titled "Tribute to Bronisław Kaper". Read more »

March 10

The Heroic Symphony at the Seoul Arts Center - poster

The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra held a concert titled 'The Heroic Symphony' at the Seoul Arts Center's Concert Hall. Antoni Wit, dubbed as the 'Karajan of Poland', conducted Elsner’s Overture to 'Leszek Bialy' and Beethoven’s Heroic Symphony, whereas top violinist Valeriy Sokolov played Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto. Read more »

March 04

Cracow Duo, fot. Remigiusz Zalucki

Korean premiere of Polish composer Marcel Chyrzyński's "Farewell" for cello and piano took place at the prestigious Seoul Arts Center. The concert was performed together by Cracow Duo from Poland and Ensemble Opus from Korea. Read more »

February 26

"International Gallerie" - cover of the 02.2014 issue

Indian art magazine "International Gallerie" published an issue entirely dedicated to Poland, titled "Poland - resisting history". The issue contains essays on contemporary Polish art, theatre, dance, cinema, history and literature by Polish curators, crtitics and artists. Read more »

February 17

Alicja Patanowska "Plantation", photo: D.Tschudin

After presentation at the exhibition 'What Goes Behind... Contemporary Polish Ceramic Design' organized by Culture.pl at the Inno Design Tech Expo in Hong Kong, Alicja Patanowska's installation PLANTATION was purchased by the Shanghai Museum of Glass. The work of a young Polish artist officially joined the Museum's permanent collection in April 2015. Read more »