In response to frequent questions from viewers MOCAK has prepared a documentary record which provides a detailed history of the site. It is also a declaration of the intent to prove worthy of becoming a part of this history.
The term ‘realism’ appeared in the second half of the 19th century. Nevertheless, the phenomenon of realistic representation applies throughout art history. In the popular perception, ‘good art’ is a faithful representation of reality. This is not, however, what artists consider the most important. They engage in a dialogue with realistic images using their tangibility as raw material to build their concepts. The catalogue that accompanies the exhibition comprises among others, texts by Maria Poprzęcka and Maria Anna Potocka as well as a wealth of illustrations.
The Polish-English publication The Sky Above Krakow: LGBT Speak Out accompanies the drone performance on the Main Square in Krakow by Krzysztof Wodiczko.
The publication accompanying the exhibition is divided into three parts. The first contains essays by Maria Anna Potocka and Waldemar Baraniewski on the ways of paying tribute to the dead. The second part contains photographic documentation of commemorative to works, with the artist’s commentary. The last one concerns the collaboration of Krzysztof M. Bednarski with Zbigniew Benedyktowicz in the Konteksty quarterly, in which the sculptor has a regular column entitled From the Artist’s Archive.
The illustrative section of the publication features works by Krzysztof Penderecki: selected scores as well as sketches of the garden, along with photographs of the manor and park in Lusławice by Bartek Barczyk, Marek Bebłot and Potocka. The catalogue also includes portraits of Penderecki by contemporary artists Marcin Maciejowski, Bartek Materka and Beata Stankiewicz, as well as selected photographs by Marian Eile.
The publication is divided into two parts. The first comprises the curatorial text and essays by three guest authors – Maria Hussakowska, Agnieszka Jankowska-Marzec and Sebastian Stankiewicz. The second part of the publication is devoted to individual artists; it comprises a biographical note on each, photographs of their studios, and reproductions of the works presented at the exhibition.
The catalogue comprises reminiscences about Marian Eile by Maria Anna Potocka, essays by Justyna Jaworska and Agnieszka Sachar about Eile’s most remarkable achievement – Przekrój, interviews with Mieczysław Czuma and Wojciech Plewiński and the timeline of Eile’s life provided by Tomasz Potkaj. The second part of the publication takes a closer look at the areas of Eile’s activity – as painter, editor and photographer.
The Polyphony of the Holocaust in German. The publication addresses the question of the visual presentation and interpretation of the Holocaust. The Museum has asked 80 individuals – philosophers, historians, literary scholars, psychiatrists, artists, curators and writers to respond to questions on the memory of the Holocaust.
The publication carries several dozen artistic pieces by Paweł Althamer and Artur Żmijewski, as well as the poems that had inspired them. The collages are juxtaposed with works by poets including Czesław and Oskar Miłosz, Paul Celan, Stanisław Grochowiak and Rafał Wojaczek. The essays – by Adam Mazur and Maria Anna Potocka – put into focus the context in which the works were created.
The publication accompanies the exhibition to commemorate the centenary of the birthday of Karol Wojtyła. It carries a curatorial text by Delfina Jałowik on the works presented in the exhibition and also a text by Stanisław Obirek on the phenomenon of John Paul II.