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Poster of the Polish Film Festival in Seoul, photo: promotional materials

Between 7th and 29th May 2019, the first Polish Film Festival in the history of Polish-Korean cultural relations will be held in Seoul. During the three weeks of the event, the audience will have a unique opportunity to see the works of the most outstanding artists of Polish cinema. Read more about: Feast of Polish Cinema in Seoul


Celebrating the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Poland and Korea, jazz musicians from both countries will present their joint project in Warsaw. Read more about: Concert of Polish and Korean Jazz Musicians to Be Held in Warsaw

The winning design of logo for the celebrations of the 30th anniversary of Polish-Korean diplomatic relations by Eun Koh, photo: Adam Mickiewicz Institute

On 15th March 2019, the results of the logo design contest organised by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and the Paju Typography Institute (PaTI) from Korea were announced. The winning design by Eun Koh, a student of the PaTI Institute, will become the official logo of the celebrations of the 30th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Poland and Korea. Read more about: 30 Years of Polish-Korean Cooperation: Logo Contest Results Announced

Marcin Wasilewski Trio, photo: Bartek Barczyk / ECM Records

In 2019, members of the Marcin Wasilewski Trio: Marcin Wasilewski, Sławek Kurkiewicz and Michał Miśkiewicz celebrate the 25th anniversary of their artistic collaboration. On this occasion, the band embarks on a year-round tour beginning with performances in Okayama, Tokyo and Seoul. Read more about: Marcin Wasilewski Trio Kicks Off Japan & Korea Tour

Sinfonia Varsovia, photo: Mirosław Pietruszyński

In November 2018, after the concert tour in China, the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra visited South Korea. Two concerts performed by the musicians in Ulsan and Seoul were an important part of the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining independence. Read more about: Sinfonia Varsovia Performed in Korea on Poland's Independence Day

Agnieszka Kalinowska, The Fence, 2009, photo: Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien / Lisa Rastl, courtesy of the artist

Two Polish artists, Agnieszka Kalinowska and Rafał Milach, as well as the curator and art critic Sebastian Cichocki will take part in this year's Gwangju Biennale in South Korea. Read more about: Polish Artists at the Gwangju Biennale

A scene from the performance Runway, choreography: Karolina Kroczak, Zawirowania Dance Theatre, photo: Kasia Bąba

In August 2018 the artists of the Zawirowania Dance Theatre participated in the New Dance for Asia Festival in South Korea, where they presented the show Runway, conducted dance workshops and delivered a lecture. Read more about: Zawirowania Dance Theatre Performed in Korea

NeoQuartet, photo: Małgorzata Popinigis

Polish string ensemble NeoQuartet, specialising in the performance of contemporary music, returned to Asia with a series of concerts. Read more about: NeoQuartet Tours Asia

Maciej Nowicki during his workshops Tastes of Wisła: Four Seasons at the Museum of the King Jan III's Palace in Wilanów, photo: Michał Falkiewicz

Polish culinary art once again was presented during the Jeju Food & Wine Festival, held on Jeju Island in South Korea from 9th to 20th May 2018. This time Maciej Nowicki, Head Chef in the Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanów, revealed the secrets of old Polish cuisine to the Korean audience. Read more about: Polish Cuisine at the Jeju Food & Wine Festival

Workshops Tastes of Wisła: Four Seasons conducted by Maciej Nowicki at the Museum of the King Jan III's Palace in Wilanów, photo: Michał Falkiewicz

Maciej Nowicki, Head Chef in the Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanów, talks to about the culinary re-enactment. He has been exploring the secrets of the old Polish cuisine and the recipes from the oldest Polish cookbook, Compendium Ferculorum by Stanisław Czerniecki, for several years. Read more about: How Did Poultry Taste 300 Years Ago? An Interview with Maciej Nowicki

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

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

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