Nota o "Formacie" 2 cz.

on December 30, 2013

   All the issues of the Format magazine have always been printed according to high-quality graphic and aesthetic standards. The magazine has always been based on the ideas of Andrzej Saj, its editor-in-chief. There were several graphic designers including Prof. Wiesław Gołuch (who designed the logo and the first cover of the magazine), Andrzej Moczydłowski and Tomasz Pietrek (both the employees of the Academy). For many years, Romuald Lazarowicz has been responsible for graphic design and for solving technical problems connected with publication of the magazine.
   Based on consistent editorial policy, the magazine has a big group of regular contributors from important national art centers and from abroad. In particular, the group of contributors to different projects included several editors of the former "Project" (Bożena Kowalska, who contributed many texts from the beginning of publication, and Andrzej Matynia (who died recently). We were honored by permanent long-term presence on the pages of the “Format” magazine by Professor Grzegorz Sztabiński, Grzegorz Dziamski, Andrzej P. Bator, Tomasz Zaluski, AndrzejKostolowski, Bogusław Jasiński, Leszek Brogowski and Slawomir Magala (who lives abroad). Reports  and reviews were written by Adam Sobota, Elżbieta Łubowicz, Marianna Michałowska, Eulalia Domanowska, Dorota Koczanowicz, Aleksandra Hołownia, Eleonora Jedlińska, Alicja Gniotek, Lili Dmochowska, Krzysztof Stanisławki, Lena Wicherkiewicz, Marta Lisok, Kama Wróbel and other authors. Obviously, the complete list of contributors who frequently or occasionally publish in the “Format” magazine is much longer.
   In presenting current topics connected with art, magazine not only focuses on the so-called “avant-garde” and is not limited to selected topics, for example post-conceptual art and reviews (nevertheless, such issues are presented in "Format"), but also refers to conventional art, both in academia and beyond. This openness imbedded in its program stands against other national magazines, who are focused on selected topics. Of course, there is certain preference in the program of the “Format’ magazine and it is connected with promotion of photography and photo-related-art because of their role in contemporary art.
   "Format" plays important role as a useful forum for exchanging and promoting ideas on contemporary art and its place in the current cultural and social reality in our country, provides excellent educational material for art-and-humanistic university programs. It is an important medium which greatly contributes to culture-formation in artistic and scientific environment.