The international competition for artists organised by the OKNOPLAST Group and MOCAK was launched! The winners will receive a grand prize of EUR 8,000 and two distinction prizes of EUR 2,000. The winning works will also be presented in an exhibition at MOCAK.
The exhibition shows several dozen drawings and prints by Bruno Schulz. We have also prepared an experiment with self-portraits. We have cut out representations of the artist’s face from larger compositions and arranged them in a sequence analysing his psyche.
Natalia LL, a prominent contemporary artist, died on 12 August 2022. The MOCAK Collection contains more than 40 works by Natalia LL. This collection of her works has never before been presented in its entirety at MOCAK, the exhibition is thus a premiere, but is above all a tribute to an outstanding artist.
Janina Turek was born in Krakow in 1921 and died there in 2000. Yet for 57 years – in secret from her loved ones – she kept a diary. The object of her observations was everyday life. The core of the exhibition will be a presentation of her notebooks from the MOCAK Collection.
In the past, art served the purpose of bolstering political power –today it is a tool for questioning and holding authority to account. Once, artists used their talent to support the political system of the day. Today, they have become perspicacious and critical observers of the political scene and are active participants in opposition.
The show presents photographs by Maks Levin, taken from 2014 to 2022. The earliest works cover events that took place on Independence Square (Maidan) in Kiev. he most recent photographs report on beginning of Russian invasion on Ukraine (February and March 2022).
On the tenth anniversary of the death of Mieczysław Porębski, the MOCAK Library will host a display of photographs and portraits of this outstanding theoretician, critic and art historian.
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.
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.
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.