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Current exhibitions

Temporary exhibitions

Daniel Spoerri

Art Taken Out of the Ordinary

Exhibition date: 21.10.2016 - 02.04.2017
Venue: Level 0

One can judge an artist by whether he has discovered his own method of ‘processing the world’ – one that opens the eyes of others to new symbolic areas. Daniel Spoerri is a great artistic discoverer.

Jarosław Kozłowski

Sensations of Reality and Conceptual Practices 1965–1980

Exhibition date: 21.10.2016 - 02.04.2017
Venue: Level 0

The exhibition is another in the series of individual presentations of artists from the MOCAK Collection. We are showing Jarosław Kozłowski's early works from the period 1965-1980: drawings, sketches, photographs, paintings, as well as installations and assemblages. They are an expression of the artist's personal experiences placed in a political-historical context.

Exhibition open for 3 days!

The Sea

Exhibition date: 21.10.2016 - 26.03.2017
Venue: Alfa Gallery

The motif of the sea has been present in art and literature for centuries. The presentation in Alfa Gallery shows a variety of works executed in different media by contemporary artists from Poland and other countries, who have been inspired by this theme.

Exhibition open for 3 days!
Jannicke Låker

Grenzsituationen

Exhibition date: 21.10.2016 - 26.03.2017
Venue: Beta Gallery

The twentieth-century existential philosopher Karl Jaspers introduced the concept of Grenzsituationen, limit situations; amongst these extreme situations he included death, struggle, suffering and guilt.

Exhibition open for 3 days!

Social Performance

Exhibition date: 21.10.2016 - 26.03.2017
Venue: Re Gallery

Katarzyna Bobiec and Dominika Borkowska are students of artistic mediation at the Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław. In Re Gallery they have arranged interactive spaces inspired by their performance activities.

Permanent Exhibitions

Krystian Lupa

Live Factory 2: Warhol by Lupa

Venue: Level -1

MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, in collaboration with the Helena Modrzejewska National Stary Theatre in Krakow, is opening a new space as part of its Collection. We will be showing Krystian Lupa’s interactive installation Live Factory 2, based on the stage design for his theatre production Factory 2, which premiered at the Stary Theatre in 2008.

MOCAK Collection

Venue: Level -1

The sixth edition of the MOCAK Collection presents works of international artists which have joined the Collection over the recent few years. Currently, the exhibition has been divided into a number of sections: conceptual art, video, sculpture and object.

The Mieczysław Porębski Library

MOCAK’s Library is located in a side building. In one of the halls, Mieczysław Porębski’s Library is be exhibited. Porębski, Poland’s most prominent art historian, many years ago expressed his wish to donate his book collection to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow. When the Museum came into being, he returned to that idea and handed over to the institution the Krakow part of his collection.

External Exhibitions

Exhibition open for 6 days!

Ryszard Krynicki. Sehen wir uns noch?

Exhibition date: 08.03.2017 - 29.03.2017
Venue: Center for Persecuted Arts at the Art Museum in Solingen

To coincide with the publication of Ryszard Krynicki’s collection of poems Sehen wir uns noch? by the German publishing house Hanser, MOCAK in collaboration with the Center for Persecuted Arts in Solingen has prepared an exhibition dedicated to his works.

Zofia Posmysz: Auschwitz and Literature

Exhibition date: 27.01.2017 - 02.04.2017
Venue: Musiktheater im Revier in Gelsenkirchen

The exhibition is part of the programme accompanying the premiere of the opera The Passenger at the Musiktheater im Revier in Gelsenkirchen.

Second Generation: Graphic Novel by Michel Kichka

Exhibition date: 30.01.2017 - 02.04.2017
Venue: Kunstmuseum Gelsenkirchen

The exhibition is part of the programme accompanying the premiere of the opera The Passenger at the Musiktheater im Revier in Gelsenkirchen.