Falafel with Hot, Spicy Sauce is Michel Kichka’s latest graphic novel – following the Second Generation – published by MOCAK. The author is a well-known Jewish artist, originally from Belgium. In this book, he tells the story of his Aliyah, or settling in Israel, the land of his ancestors.
The publication presents profiles of ten outstanding artists and intellectuals. As well as reproductions of works by Beata Stankiewicz, it contains extensive biographies of the portrayed figures and excerpts from their writings. The book also includes an interview with the artist, which familiarises the reader with the concept behind the series.
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.
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.
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.
During 1942–1945, Zofia Posmysz was a prisoner in Auschwitz-Birkenau. She worked in the kitchen and the food warehouse as a scribe. She survived the death march to Ravensbrück concentration camp, and spent the last months of the war in the camp in Neustadt-Glewe. After the war, Zofia Posmysz devoted herself to literary and educational activity as well as journalism, her mission – bearing witness to 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.
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 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 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.