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 will perform in the main Concert Hall of the National Museum of Korea. His recital is 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 from the "Chopin & Arirang" project performing at the Jeonju International Sori Festival, photo courtesy of Maria Pomianowska

Wspólny projekt zespołu Marii Pomianowskiej i muzyków koreańskich, zatytułowany "Korea-Poland Project Chopin & Arirang", został zainaugurowany w październiku 2014 roku na Międzynarodowym Festiwalu Sori w Jeonju, gdzie artyści wystąpili razem po raz pierwszy. Jego kolejną odsłoną będzie prezentacja na festiwalu Rozstaje 2015 w Krakowie. 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, photo: official promotional materials

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

From May to June the National Art Museum of China in Beijing hosts the exhibition "State of Life. Polish Contemporary Art within a Global Circumstance". It is 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 »

February 11

Dong Yoon Kim "Mirror Lake", 2013, photo: Łaźnia CCA

The Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art in Gdańsk hosted the exhibition of Korean artist Dong Yoon Kim. Presented works were both created over the past few years and were a result of the artists's 3-month residency at the Łaźnia CCA in 2014. Read more »

February 05

Andrzej Wróblewski, "Two married women", photo: National Museum in Warsaw

From February through August 2015, Culture.pl presents the largest ever Polish culture season in China. A series of exhibitions, concerts, theatre performances and film screenings is designed to give the Chinese audiences a whole new perspective on what Polish culture is about. Read more »

Maria Pomianowska and Paweł Betley duo, photo: Katarzyna Kamer

Polish and Indian masters of knee fiddle, Maria Pomianowska and Ustad Kamal Sabri, for the first time performed together a series of concerts. This meeting of outstanding musicians originating from two very distant musical cultures has an extraordinary story in the background. Read more »

January 26

Scene from the performance "Play it, so 17 dances about something" by Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre, photo: Dominik Werner

The artists of the Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre from Gdańsk participated in two festivals in India - Bharat Rang Mahotsav Festival in New Delhi and Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai. Read more »

January 23

Scene from Renata Piotrowska's solo performance "Death. Exercises and variations", photo: Marta Ankiersztejn

Renata Piotrowska, along with three other artists, was working on the performance "Untitled" during her residency at ST Spot and presented her latest solo piece "Death. Exercises and variations" at the Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama. Read more »

January 13

Opening of the exhibition "Treasures from Chopin's Country" in the National Museum of China in Beijing, photo: Culture.pl

For the first time in history, Beijing's National Museum of China hosts a thorough and wide-ranging exhibition of Polish art, from that of the Middle Ages up to contemporary art. Read more »

Beata Bilińska, photo: bilinska.pl

Chinese fans of classical music had the extraordinary opportunity to listen to Chopin's music as performed by the distinguished Polish artist Beata Bilińska. Her two concerts took place in the famous Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing and in Wuhan. Read more »

January 12

2014 Divine Comedy International Theatre Festival - poster

As in the previous years, the 2014 Divine Comedy International Theatre Festival hosted representatives of cultural institutions from Asia, who visited Poland at the invitation of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute. Read more »

December 15

 Ditte Berkeley, Kamila Klamut and Matej Matejka in the performance Caesarean Section. Essays on Suicide , The  ZAR Theatre, phot.  Łukasz Giza

The ZAR Theatre is to present their Caesarean Section performance at the 6th edition of the Theatre Olympics in Beijing. Read more »

December 05

MosaiKOREA ensemble, photo: promotion materials

Polish Mosaik ensemble and Korean MosaiKOREA performed together on stage of the Palladium Club in Warsaw. The concert marked the 25th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Poland and the Republic of Korea. Read more »