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Quotations from the Collection. Michel Kichka

Published at:01.03.2016

From 1 March to 26 March 2016, as part of the new addition of Quotations from the Collection, visitors will have an opportunity to watch art conservators at work, transferring the mural created by Michel Kichka at the MOCAK Library during the exhibition Poland – Israel – Germany: The Experience of Auschwitz in 2015. The project is a joint initiative of the Conservation Department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow and MOCAK, with the aim of providing an insight into the work of the conservators and the challenges posed by contemporary art.

The mural was created as part of the drawing performance by Michel Kichka, which accompanied the presentation of the original drawings from his comic book Second Generation at the MOCAK Library. During last years Night at the Museums the audience had an opportunity to listen to the artist talking about his life story while watching live the process of making the mural. Once the drawing has been transferred from the wall of the Library, it will be placed at the MOCAK Collection.

MOCAK has prepared a number of for the occasion of the premiere of the Polish edition of the comic Second Generation: What I Did Not Tell My Father and Michel Kichka’s visit in Poland. In the Library there was the workshop Next Generations (more information >>) conducted by the author, as well as a discussion panel with Michel Kichka’s participation in the audiovisual hall (more information >>).

Quotations from the Collection is a year-long project at the MOCAK Library that will provide a framework for the presentation and discussion of selected works from the MOCAK Collection. The project will provide an opportunity to get to know works that are not at present part of the Collection exhibition as well as an incentive to analyse the creativity of selected artists in an unhurried and in-depth way. More information about project >>