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MOCAK Collection

from 26.04.2018

The new exhibition of the MOCAK Collection consists of two distinct and very different parts. The first one is Polish collection of Josef Kloppenborg. The works that are presented at the exhibition of the MOCAK Collection were purchased in 2016. The collection comprises works created by 15 artists in the years 1959–2003. We have decided to show them in a single exhibition, since they are all a part of a distinct collector concept – a broad presentation of abstraction. The drawings and paintings on display show different perspectives on abstraction. There is abstract representation of nature, analysis of colour, a recording of emotions; Jonasz Stern and Tomasz Ciecierski create their own symbolic alphabet.

In the second of these, we present the sculpture and objects that the Museum has acquired in the last three years. We show the works by Faig Ahmed, Alpin Arda Bagcik, Daniel Arsham, Feik Beckers, Krzysztof M. Bednarski, Guid Casaretto, Jan Christensen, Sofie Muller, Deborah Sengl, Lee Seung-hee, Daniel Spoerri, Zbigniew Warpechowski.

Since March 2016, as part of our Collection, we have also exhibited the interactive installation by Krystian Lupa Live Factory 2: Warhol by Lupa, constructed on the basis of the film set for his production Factory 2, which premiered in the Stary Theatre in Krakow in 2008.

The Museum has been assembling the MOCAK Collection from its very inception. Today, it numbers 4 883 works by 304 Polish and international artists. It is MOCAK’s goal to bring the meaning of art closer to the viewer and demonstrate that contemporary art is a significant partner of everyday life and provides a meaningful commentary and indispensable critique of the world in which we live. In that sense, art is at the service of all of us. The Collection is an important tool in helping viewers make friends with art. MOCAK’s task is to facilitate encounters between the audiences and works of art.

Venue:
Level -1
Opening date:
26.04.2018 at 6 pm
Artists:
Faig Ahmed
Paweł Althamer
Daniel Arsham
Alpin Arda Bağcık
Mirosław Bałka
Feiko Beckers
Krzysztof M. Bednarski
Anatolij Biełow
Ahmad Canaan
Guido Casaretto
Marek Chlanda
Jan Christensen
Tomasz Ciecierski
Louisa Clement
Josef Dabernig
Oskar Dawicki
Stanisław Dróżdż
Pola Dwurnik
Stefan Gierowski
Maya Gold
Leopold Kessler
Krištof Kintera
Ragnar Kjartansson
Grzegorz Klaman
Jarosław Kozłowski
Ewa Kulasek
Marek Kvetán
Ane Lan
Jadwiga Maziarska
Frodo Mikkelsen
Sofie Muller
Julian Opie
Yigal Ozeri
Włodzimierz Pawlak
Józef Robakowski
Erna Rosenstein
Kourosh Salehi
Jacek Sempoliński
Deborah Sengl
Lee Seung-hee
Daniel Spoerri
Maria Stangret
Jonasz Stern
Andrzej Szewczyk
Janusz Tarabuła
Leon Tarasewicz
Jan Tarasin
Tomasz Tatarczyk
Witold Urbanowicz
Zbigniew Warpechowski
Ai Weiwei
Heimo Zobernig
Curators:
Monika Kozioł
Maria Anna Potocka