This Polish-English publication which accompanies the exhibition Sport in Art contains texts and illustrations, as do all the large catalogues published by MOCAK.
The catalogue presents a conversation with Robert Kuśmirowski, the artist and the man behind the concept of the exhibitions from the series No Budget Show, as well as a text about the works presented as part four of the event.
In the catalogue you will be able to read the artist’s account of how the idea of creating the series Apolonia's Erotic Garden came to her and read Monika Kozioł’s interview with the artist. The catalogue contains photographs of all the works in Pola Dwurnik’s exhibition.
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow has adopted the principle that the exhibition which presents its Collection will be part-renewed once a year. The present publication presents the second edition of the Collection. Maria Anna Potocka wrote the Introduction which provides an analysis of the works shown. The illustrations include photographs and descriptions of all the works in the MOCAK II Collection. They include drawings, paintings, objects, installations, sculptures, videos, photographs and documentation of artistic actions.
The exhibition presents works which relate to urban myths – the artists create brand-new urban myths or transform the familiar ones. What all have in common is that they deal with tales which are as incredible as they are disturbing; they carry a warning and a message. The works we present follow the conventions of the comic strip, with the characteristic strong story line.
In the catalogue which accompanied the exhibition we tried to explain from various perspectives the phenomenon that is EVA & ADELE while being aware that art which is simultaneously life invites broader reflections, not only from the point of view of art history (the essays by Maria Anna Potocka, Angela Janhsen and Paweł Leszkowicz), of a private individual (texts by Ulrich Krempl and Delfina Piekarska’s interview with the artists), but also literary (the essay by Ingia Iwasiów), sociological (the essay by Jacek Kochanowski) or, last but not least, political (the text by Anna Grodzka).
The catalogue contains texts by the artist and the curator and 16 reproductions of the works from the Bibliophilia series.
The exhibition of Lynn Hershman Leeson, an icon of American feminist art, is accompanied by a catalogue. The exhibition presents her photographs from the series Breitmore. They form a documentation of the project which involved the artist taking on the persona of a thirty-something woman, Roberta Breitmore. Not only did Leeson alter her appearance, but also her personality, turning into a character who was treated by those around her as a real person.
The publication contains an introduction by Jerzy T. Petrus, the Deputy Director of the Wawel Royal Castle, an interview with the artist, conducted by Delfina Piekarska, the co-ordinator of the exhibition, an essay by Maria Poprzęcka on the topic of what Matejko’s and Dwurnik’s Battle of Grunwald have in common and finally a text by Maria Anna Potocka, the curator of the exhibition, which describes the artist’s attitude to the issue of history. The texts are illustrated with reproductions of Dwurnik’s two paintings (The Battle of Grunwald and The Prussian Homage) and twenty drawings presented at the exhibition at Wawel.
This is the first comprehensive Polish publication about Viennese Actionism. The catalogue consists of a number of sections. It presents reproductions of works by Günter Brus, Otto Muehl, Hermann Nitsch and Rudolf Schwarzkogler as well as a sizeable selection of their writings, such as manifestos and accounts of actions. It also contains critical essays by Actionism specialists.