The works presented at the exhibition are most often based on painting and sculpture, but also on literature and film. The artists draw on old art and the work of their contemporaries. They choose meaningful works and enter into a dialogue with them – whether critical, affirmative, or, occasionally, humorous.
The exhibition is a presentation of artistic strategies based on the artist’s use of their own body as a means of expression and a source of symbols. The self-portrait is the underpinning area of such activity, which also involves a study of the body’s strength, attractiveness, disfigurement and functionality.
The MOCAK Collection contains several dozen scores of experimental music. These are usually musical notations written in private languages and intended for performers who work directly with the composer.
As part of her intervention, the artist gave the old books new titles and painted new dust jackets. Thus, the former content of the books was invalidated.
The exhibition is dedicated to two recently deceased eminent artists – Krzysztof Penderecki and Adam Zagajewski.
Group exhibition of artists from the MOCAK Collection
Works in which the relationship with the surroundings they are in plays a significant role and provides a semantic clinch are usually called installations. Artists employ the exhibition space available or design it themselves. In this presentation, we show 14 works that form a relationship with a neutral environment.
Contemporary art has crossed another linguistic frontier of realistic representation. The works presented here employ realistic language to take on board everything that matters in today’s world.
The artist called his works Concept-Shapes. He sometimes invested works and punctuation marks with a spatial form, combining an intellectual experience with that of the senses, thus revealing the diffusion of the two.
Lupa’s concept draws on the Silver Era of the Factory, Warhol’s cult New York City studio, frequented by world-famous artists, musicians and actors.
MOCAK’s Library is located in a side building. In one of the halls, Mieczysław Porębski’s Library is be exhibited.
Outdoor Exhibits From The Mocak Collection is a group of artworks situated in the area surrounding MOCAK refers to four subjects: the Holocaust, history of art, history of politics and intervention in public space.
A new venue has arrived on the literary map of Krakow for the lovers of art and literature to enjoy. The bookshop MOCAK-bookstore-BUNKIER was opened at 20 Rynek as a result of the collaboration between Bunkier the Contemporary Art Gallery and MOCAK.