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 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.
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.