August 30

"All is Right Between Us" - poster

The audience of the Beijing Fringe Festival will have an opportunity to participate in the performative reading of Dorota Masłowska's play "All is Right Between Us" in Chinese. 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, will be 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 will present her solo "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 will give a concert at the second largest jazz event in Japan – the Nakasu Jazz Festival in Fukuoka. He will also perform in Hamamatsu city and appear 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 will be 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, materials.

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

August 04

Anna Maria Jopek, photo: Marcin Kydryński

After last year's concerts in China, this September Anna Maria Jopek returns to Japan 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

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 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 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:

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:

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 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 »