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Temporary exhibitions

Krzysztof M. Bednarski

Karl Marx vs Moby Dick: An Analysis of Form and Demolition of Ideas

Exhibition date: 26.10.2018 - 24.03.2019
Venue: Building A, level 0

Moby Dick and Karl Marx dominate the creative output of Krzysztof M. Bednarski. The first is represented as a simple, smooth object that inspires thoughtful reflection. The other as a dishevelled head, which provokes discussion. Moby Dick symbolises a mirror that reveals the depravity of human nature. Marx symbolises the regard for human fate, a regard that has inspired political crimes. KMB employs both these objects in terms of both form and ideas.


Walking Wounded

Exhibition date: 26.10.2018 - 24.03.2019
Venue: Building A, level 0

Markus Muntean and Adi Rosenblum have been an artistic duo since 1992. They are known primarily as authors of monumental compositions – group scenes accompanied by quotations from literature. The protagonists of their paintings are young people whose figures have been repainted from photographic materials from the artists’ archives, magazines and the internet.

Akira Inumaru

The Language of Flowers

Exhibition date: 26.10.2018 - 17.03.2019
Venue: Alfa Gallery

For Akira Inumaru, nature is an inspiration and material. The artist uses flowers and dyes obtained from plants, and subjects them to the impact of the sun.

Mac Adams


Exhibition date: 26.10.2018 - 17.03.2019
Venue: Beta Gallery

The subject of the Mac Adams’ fascination and source of inspiration are situations which are both ambiguous and disturbing. He creates installations and photographs in which he manipulates the perception of viewers in such a way that they have the impression of watching a crime scene.

The Studio of Łukasz Skąpski

Exhibition date: 26.10.2018 - 17.03.2019
Venue: Re Gallery

At the exhibition we show photographs, videos and objects by students and graduates of the Skąpski Studio of Photography and Artistic Strategies at the Academy of Art in Szczecin.

Permanent Exhibitions

MOCAK Collection

Venue: Level -1

The new exhibition of the MOCAK Collection presents sculptures and objects that the Museum has acquired in the last three years.

Outdoor Exhibits From The MOCAK Collection

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.

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.

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.


Tuesdays with the Collection

Venue: Audiovisual hall

Tuesdays with the Collection is a two-year-long project: each Tuesday – the day on which the entry to the Museum is free – selected video works from the MOCAK Collection are shown in the Museum’s audiovisual hall.