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MOCAK at the OFF Festival

02.08.2013

Published at:17.07.2013

We are pleased to announce a new co-operative venture between the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow and the OFF Festival in Katowice. MOCAK has prepared a special exhibition for the festival.

‘We have selected more than a dozen paintings, using as our criteria how well-known the authors are, the clarity of the image and the message and how relevant their appeal would be in the specific context. The majority of the pictures will be much enlarged and printed as banners,’ announced Maria Anna Potocka, the director of the Museum.

The Festival’s guests will see, amongst, others, reproductions of the following paintings:

Charlotte Beaudry, untitled [Slip orange], 2010
Charlotte Beaudry, untitled [Slip rouge], 2010
Małgorzata Blamowska, untitled, 2013
Małgorzata Blamowska, untitled, 2007
Rafał Bujnowski, The Pope, 2002
Tomasz Ciecierski, Painter’s Palette, 1972
Edward Dwurnik, Krakow People Show Us What You’ve Got, 2005
Pola Dwurnik, Mercy!!, 2008/2009
Marcin Maciejowski, Krzysztof Rutkowski Tracks Down Criminals, 2001
Bartek Materka, Mass III, 2010
Laura Pawela, we.jpg 17%, 2003
Wilhelm Sasnal, untitled, 2000
Jadwiga Sawicka, Narodowy, 2012
Jadwiga Sawicka, Wyborowa, 2012
Paweł Susid, untitled [Ladies and you girls in the bathroom and lavatory you touch places that are dear to us], 1998

The OFF Festival Katowice was launched in 2006 at Mysłowice. For three years now, during the first weekend in August, it has been taking place in the Three Lakes Valley in Katowice – a beautiful, green oasis in the heart of industrial Silesia. OFF Festival is more than a music event. It is also a way of living, a way of confronting boredom and mediocrity. Artur Rojek, who both thought up the Festival and now runs it, has made it his goal to support difficult, unconventional, new music – and so it is at OFF that many excellent performers from all over the world have their first opportunity to come into the public eye.

This year, the Festival will be taking place from 2 until 4 August. Please visit!