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MOCAK goes to the Kraków Live Festival!

20.08.2015

Published at:10.08.2015

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow has embarked on collaboration with Krakow Live Festival, which will take place 20–22 August 2015 on Krakow’s Błonia. For the festival audience and all the residents of the city, MOCAK has prepared an exhibition of works from its Collection as well as the area of creative activities. Free of charge, for three days, visitors will be able to take part in educational workshops, guided tours, play board games, try one’s one hand at creating a work of art or an object inspired by a particular work, or just chill out, musing about all things artistic.

On the Museum’s premises at Lipowa 4, festival goers will be able to buy discount entry tickets on showing their festival wristband as well as take part in guided tours. During 20–22 August at 12 noon, they are welcome to attend a guided tour of our temporary exhibitions: Gender in Art, Poland – Israel – Germany: The Experience of Auschwitz and Ten Portraits of Jews of the 20th Century by Andy Warhol.

The exhibition and the education area on Krakow’s Błonia on 20 and 21 August will be open to the general public from noon until 3 pm as well as on 22 August from noon until 4 pm, and reserved for the festival audiences later in the afternoon and the evening.

Krakow Live Festival is an annual music festival which – since 2006 – has attracted tens of thousands of music fans to the venue, which formerly took place at the Polish Aviation Museum in Krakow. This year, for the first time, the event will be taking place on Krakow’s open space  Błonia. The festival has been organised by the Alter Art Foundation.

Space: The MOCAK Collection
Curators:
Monika Kozioł, Katarzyna Wincenciak
Running: 20 August – 22 August 2015, 12 noon – 11 pm
Venue: MOCAK Marquee, al. 3 Maja (the Reyman Street tram stop, next to the entrance to the festival area)
Artists: Tomasz Bajer, Rafał Bujnowski,  Marek Chlanda, Noel Harding, Rolf Julius, Kōji Kamoji, Karolina Kowalska, Piotr Lutyński, Małgorzata Markiewicz, Teresa Murak,  Ben Patterson, Wilhelm Sasnal, Zbigniew Warpechowski, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Jacek Zachodny

Space is the first exhibition of works from the MOCAK Collection and Archive to be presented at Krakow Live Festival. The exhibition, in which we will be presenting some 30 objects, sculptures and installations, is part of the programme Art at the Festival.

The venue of this year’s festival – set in a designated part of urban open space – inspired the theme of the exhibition – the indentifiation, definition and experience of ‘space’. The works on display show the ambiguity of the title.

Piotr Lutyński Territory deals with metaphysical space, intended as the interface between the world of the living and the world of the dead. Krzysztof Wodiczko’s Vehicle for the Homeless intends to provide the homeless with some dignity, security for their possessions and at least some private space.  In turn, Rolf Julius’s sound installation Etwas wind transposes the viewer to where the work had been created: the edge of the Amazonian jungle, where the artist recorded the song of a rare species of birds. Noel Harding’s sculpture One Minute Later creates a singular space inside it through pulsating light. Wilhelm Sasnal’s  First Aid Box is a slice of reality annexed by art. The artist has re-equipped the First Aid box, repainting some of the containers and adding little pictures. In turn, Rafał Bujnowski, by making a replica of the only surviving piece of furniture from the family home of Karol Wojtyła, released the object from its sacred territory. Kites provide a return to the former site of the presentation – as a recollection of Ben Paterson’s happening What Is Fluxus? This Is Fluxus, which took part on Krakow’s Błonia in 2001 roku. The documentation of Jacek Zachodny’s Observation demonstrates an infringement of the neutrality of urban space and the diversity of people’s reactions.

Area of creative activity

Between 12 noon and 7 pm, in the area of creative activity you will be able to:

  • Pose for a photograph modelling clothes made by the artist Małgorzata Markiewicz, who has designed a national costume for the citizens of the European Union. The costumes consist of two pieces: a top shaped as the letter ‘E’ and trousers shaped as the letter ‘U’. The costumes have been presented in a number of EU countries; the designs for the cloth were also on display at the exhibition EU Textiles at MOCAK;
  • make your own work to enter in the competition Gender Is Somewhere In Between. The best entries will receive the catalogue of the exhibition Gender in Art and  copy of Gender: Colouring Book for Children by Patryk Lutrzykowski, one of a short edition (a run of a dozen or so copies);
  • create an object or another work inspired by the MOCAK Collection;
  • play board games, themed on art.

Programme of Events

20 August, Thursday

12.15 pm–12.45 pm
Movement – visual warm-up in the open air for all age groups. Join in the fun, playing with movements, colour and light.

1 pm–2 pm
Agnieszka’s Hobby Is DIY – workshop for children aged 5–12, inspired by art of Patryk Lutrzykowski. The artist made the Gender: Colouring Book for Children, presented in the exhibition S/he at MOCAK. Please pre-book on: edukacja@mocak.pl, tel. 12 263 40 29.

2 pm–2.45 pm
Guided tour of the exhibition Space for families.

3 pm
Curator-guided tour of the exhibition Space. Entry with a festival wristband.

4 pm
Guided tour of the exhibition Space in English, combined with the workshop Nice to Meet You. With: Sabina Oroshi. Entry with a festival wristband.

21 August, Friday

12.15 pm–12.45 pm
Movement – visual warm-up in the open air for all age groups. Join in the fun, playing with movements, colour and light.

1 pm–2 pm
Imaging – workshop for children aged 5–12, introducing them into the world of poetry and its relationship with visual arts. As part of the session, the children will create works inspired by the poetic and visual art works of Zbigniew Herbert. The poet’s works can we seen at the Museum in the exhibition People. Please pre-book on: edukacja@mocak.pl, tel. 12 263 40 29.

2 pm–2.45 pm
Guided tour of the exhibition Space for families.

3 pm
Curator-guided tour of the exhibition Space. Entry with a festival wristband.

4 pm
Guided tour of the exhibition Space in English, combined with the workshop Nice to Meet You. With: Sabina Oroshi. Entry with a festival wristband.

22 August, Saturday

12.15 pm – 12.45 pm
Movement – visual warm-up in the open air for all age groups. Join in the fun, playing with movements, colour and light.

1 pm–2 pm

Workshop for children aged 5–12 lat. What Is Art For? is the name of a long-term project run by MOCAK. With this question, the Museum approaches diverse social groups: young people, students of higher art schools, young artists and writers. During the workshop, the participating children will also have the opportunity to answer this question. Please pre-book on: edukacja@mocak.pl, tel. 12 263 40 29.

2.45 pm
Guided tour of the exhibition Space for families.

3 pm
Curator-guided tour of the exhibition Space. Free entry. All welcome.

4 pm
Guided tour of the exhibition Space in English, combined with the workshop Nice to Meet You. With: Sabina Oroshi. Entry with a festival wristband.