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Nature in Art

The catalogue of the exhibition from the most important MOCAK series comprises reproductions of the works of over 70 artists, as well as texts by Dorota Łagodzka, Maria Anna Potocka, Claudia Roth, Mateusz Salwa and Wolfgang Welsch, who look at the interpenetration of nature and art from different perspectives.

Herta Müller: Where One Cannot Speak: Word as Image, Image as Word

The publication contains the reflections by Michael Groß, Norbert Lammert, Maria Anna Potocka, Christina Rossi and Michał Rusinek, as well as an in-depth conversation with the artist, conducted by Delfina Jałowik and Jürgen Kaumkötter. In the illustrated section, we present a selection of Herta Müller’s collages with their translations into Polish and English.

Krzysztof M. Bednarski: Karl Marx vs Moby Dick: An Analysis of Form and Demolition of Ideas

The publication summarises Krzysztof M. Bednarski’s work to date. As well as the rich illustrative part, it contains the timeline of his life and art, a detailed list of exhibitions and a bibliography prepared by Maryla Sitkowska, as well as essays by Wiesław Gumuła, Łukasz Kropiowski, Achille Bonito Oliva, Maria Anna Potocka, and the interview with the artist conducted by Martyna Sobczyk.

Zofia Posmysz. Die Schreiberin. 7566. Auschwitz 1942–1945

During 1942–1945 Zofia Posmysz was a prisoner at Auschwitz-Birkenau, where she worked in the kitchen and the food warehouse as a scribe. She survived the death march to the KL Ravensbrück, spending the final months of the war in the Neustadt-Glewe camp. After the war she devoted herself to becoming a writer and educator and became a journalist. The experience of the Holocaust became her mission. The richly illustrated publication is a compilation of Zofia Posmysz’s reminiscences and stories recorded by Maria Anna Potocka.

Boris Lurie: Pop-Art After the Holocaust

Besides the high-quality reproductions and photographs, the work also contains first-ever Polish translations of Boris Lurie’s prose and poems (including generous fragments of his novel The House of Anita), the chronology of the events in his life and the essays by Maria Anna Potocka and Bartosz Kwieciński. The attached CD carries a recording of an interview with Gertrude Stein, reminiscing about the artist.

Muntean/Rosenblum: Walking Wounded

Besides high-quality photographs and reproductions of works, the catalogue included an essay by Maria Anna Potocka on the relationship of the works by Muntean/Rosenblum artistic duo to realism, a text by Axel Stockburger on how art operates in face of the development of neew technologies, and the calendar of the performances by the artists.

The Studio of Łukasz Skąpski

The catalogue of an exhibition, presenting the work of students and graduates of the Skąpski Studio of Photography and Artistic Strategies, headed by Łukasz Skąpski at the Academy of Art in Szczecin.

The Shoah: A Polyphony of Voices

The book discusses the issues connected with depicting and interpreting the Holocaust. The Museum invited 100 contributors: philosophers, historians, literary scholars, psychiatrists, artist, curators and writers to answer questions that seem crucial today – about memory and ways of describing the Holocaust, and the limits of artistic freedom when talking about these events.

Guillaume Apollinaire Artistic Chronicles, vol. 1: 1902–1911

The volume is is a collection of critical articles and texts on contemporary art published from 1902 until the end of the author's life, i.e. until 1918, in the press and exhibition catalogues. The book was first published by Gallimard in 1960 and was created thanks to the work of the French editor L-C. Breunig, who collected the texts in this volume from dispersed publications and arranged them in chronological order, as well as provided a foreword and footnotes. The book was translated by Jan Gondowicz, a renowned translator from French and Russian.

Award of the Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation 2018

Catalogue of the award exhibition. The annual competition for the grant of the Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation takes place in different European countries – in 2018, with its second edition in Poland.