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The MOCAK Club

Working Women – meet the collective Dream Team

MOCAK and the women’s Dream Team collective of cartoon artists invite you on Thursday 9 February at 6 pm to the launch of their album Works and Handicrafts.

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Meet Krzysztof Wodiczko

On Thursday, 2nd February, at 6 pm MOCAK and Wydawnictwo Krytyki Politycznej would like to invite you to a session dedicated to the book Wodiczko. Socjoestetyka.

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Book launch of Prince of Networks: Bruno Latour and Metaphysics

On Tuesday 13 December at 6 pm, MOCAK, the Library of the quarterly Kronos and the Count August Cieszkowski Foundation would like to invite you to the launch of the book by Graham Harman.

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Volunteer Cultural Ticket

As part of the action Volunteer Cultural Ticket on Saturday 10 December at 12 noon all volunteers are invited to MOCAK.

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Najlepiej w życiu ma Twój kot [Your Cat Has the Best Life of All] – letters by Wisława Szymborska and Kornel Filipowicz – launch of the book.

On 8 December at 6 pm, MOCAK and the publishers Wydawnictwo Znak would like to invite you to a chat about the correspondence by Wisława Szymborska and Kornel Filipowicz on the occasion of the launch of the book Your Cat Has the Best Life of All: Letters.

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Meet Bronka Nowicka – winner of the literary award Nike 2016

On Thursday 1 December at 6 pm, MOCAK and the publishers Biuro Literackie would like to invite you to meet Bronka Nowicka.

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Klub Auschwitz i inne kluby. Rwane opowieści przeżywców – launch of the book by Agnieszka Dauksza

On Tuesday 29 November at 6 pm, MOCAK, Research Center for Memory Cultures and the publishers słowo/obraz terytoria would like to invite you to the launch of the book [The Auschwitz Club and Other Clubs: Broken Stories of the Survivors].

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Book launch: Moje królestwo [My Kingdom] – interview with Edward Dwurnik

On Thursday 24 November at 6 pm MOCAK and the publishing house Wydawnictwo Czarne welcome you at the launch of the book Moje królestwo [My Kingdom]. The participants in the discussion: Małgorzata Czyńska, Edward Dwurnik and Maria Anna Potocka.

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Concert by Sinfonietta Cracovia with music by Arvo Pärt

On Friday 18 November at 7.30 pm we would like to invite you to another concert at MOCAK from the series Music without Fanfare, entitled Explosion of Silence.

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Meet the artist Tomasz Machciński

On Thursday 8 November at 6 pm MOCAK invite you to meet Tomasz Machciński. The artist will focus on his photographic portraits of women, talking about the females that he has become.

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About-face: Going beyond visibility in art and philosophy – lecture by Anna Szyjkowska-Piotrowska

Together with the publishing house słowo/obraz terytoria on Thursday 27 October at 6 pm we would like to invite you to a lecture by Anna Szyjkowska-Piotrowska on the themes dealt with in her book About-face: Going Beyond Visibility in Art and Philosophy.

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The Tactics of Barbara Hammer – a retrospective of films by the pioneer of experimental queer cinema, with an opportunity to meet the artist

On 10 and 11 October 2016 at 6 pm we would like to invite you to the retrospective of the pioneer of experimental queer cinema Barbara Hammer and to meet the artist.

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Book launch Men with a Pink Triangle

On Thursday 8 September at 6 pm, MOCAK and the publishing house Wydawnictwo Ośrodek KARTA invite you to the launch of the book Men with a Pink Triangle.

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK. The Existence

Throughout the summer you can come to our evening cinema show to see films related to the issues raised in the exhibition Medicine in Art.

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK. The Knick

Throughout the summer you can come to our evening cinema show to see films related to the issues raised in the exhibition Medicine in Art.

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK. A Dangerous Method

Throughout the summer you can come to our evening cinema show to see films related to the issues raised in the exhibition Medicine in Art.

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK. Surprise screening

Throughout the summer you can come to our evening cinema show to see films related to the issues raised in the exhibition Medicine in Art. Free entry.

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK. The Knick

Throughout the summer you can come to our evening cinema show to see films related to the issues raised in the exhibition Medicine in Art.

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Throughout the summer you can come to our evening cinema show to see films related to the issues raised in the exhibition Medicine in Art.

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK. The Knick

Throughout the summer you can come to our evening cinema show to see films related to the issues raised in the exhibition Medicine in Art.

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Meet Jacek Dehnel

On Wednesday 6 July at 6 pm together with Wydawnictwo Znak we would like to invite you to meet Jacek Dehnel at the launch of his most recent book – Krivoklat.

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK. Code Blue

Throughout the summer you can come to our evening cinema show to see films related to the issues raised in the exhibition Medicine in Art.

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK. You don't know Jack

Throughout the summer you can come to our evening cinema show to see films related to the issues raised in the exhibition Medicine in Art.

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK. The Knick

Throughout the summer you can come to our evening cinema show to see films related to the issues raised in the exhibition Medicine in Art.

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK

Throughout the summer you can come to our evening cinema show to see films related to the issues raised in the exhibition Medicine in Art. Free entry.

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Music without Fanfare: Sinfonietta Cracovia

On Wednesday 18 May at 7.30 pm we would like to invite you to another concert at MOCAK from the series entitled Tajniki dodekafonii.

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A Concert of Portuguese Music as part of the 28th International Festival of Krakow Composers

Together with the Krakow section of the Association of Polish Composers on Wednesday 20 April at 7.30 pm we would like to invite you to the concert of Portuguese Music.

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Mieke Bal at MOCAK: World premiere of the film Reasonable Doubt

On Saturday 23 April at 6 pm we would like to invite you to a world premiere of the Mieke Bal latest film Reasonable Doubt. After the screening there will be a chance to meet the author and artists and a discussion led by Roma Sendyka (Jagiellonian Unversity) and Magdalena Mazik (MOCAK).

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A World Premiere Concert as part of the 28th International Festival of Krakow Composers

Together with the Krakow section of the Association of Polish Composers on Sunday 17 April at 6 pm we would like to invite you to the world premiere concert of the 28th International Festival of Krakow Composers.

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Screening of the film Performer with Oskar Dawicki, followed by talking to the artist

On Friday 8 April at 6 pm come to MOCAK for the screening of the film Performer by Maciej Sobieszczański and Łukasz Ronduda, starring Oskarem Dawicki. The projection will be followed by a discussion with the participation of Oskar Dawicki and Zbigniew Warpechowski.

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What do you need to understand contemporary art? Launch of the publication Sztuka w naszym wieku (Art This Century)

On Thursday 7 April at 6 pm you are welcome to attend the publication launch of ING Polish Art Foundation.

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Session dedicated to the book Eseje wybrane (Selected Essays) by Virginia Woolf

On Wednesday, 27th January at 6 pm MOCAK and Karakter publishing house would like to invite you to a session dedicated to the book Eseje wybrane (Selected Essays) by Virginia Woolf.

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Session dedicated to the book Kino epoki nowofalowej (The age of new wave cinema) – the 3rd volume of Historia kina (The history of cinema)

On Friday, 15th January at 6 pm MOCAK, the Universitas Publishing House and the Institute of the Audio-Visual Arts at Jagiellonian University would like to invite you to a session dedicated to the book Kino epoki nowofalowej. Historia kina, tom 3 (The age of new wave cinema. The history of cinema, vol. 3)

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MOCAK Summer cinema

Come to a series of film screenings which relate to the issues addressed in the exhibition Gender in Art. Screenings take place on Fridays at 9 pm in the open air, at MOCAK. Free entry.

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Dirty Wars – film screening. Meet Mateusz Curyła

You are invited to the screening of the film Dirty Wars (USA, 2013). Mateusz Curyło, the author of Names of War a text published in the latest issue of Autoportret, will introduce the issues dealt with by the film.

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Już trudno [Too Bad] – Meet Anda Rottenberg

We invite you to meet the author Anda Rottenberg talking about her book Rottenberg. Too Bad. Maria Anna Potocka will lead the discussion with Anda Rottenberg and Dorota Jarecka.

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MOCAK Summer Cinema

Welcome to the evening screenings in the MOCAK colonnade! On Friday 22 August at 9.30 pm, you are invited to the screening of Jackpot directed by Magnus Martens.

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MOCAK Summer Cinema

Welcome to the evening screenings in the MOCAK colonnade! On Sunday 27 July at 9.30 pm, you are invited to the screening of A History of Violence, directed by David Cronenberg.

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MOCAK Summer Cinema

Welcome to the evening screenings in the MOCAK colonnade! On Friday 11 July at 9.30 pm, you are invited to the screening of A Touch of Sin directed by Jia Zhangke.

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Launching the book Zaprojektowane [Design Stage]

The publication is the first such compilation of the achievements of Polish design post-2000. The designs have been divided into seven sections: furniture, transport, home and specialist appliances, lighting, glass and ceramics, textiles and toys, and experimental design.

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Limbic Body – DF Dance Theatre premiere

Limbic Body is a new production of DF Dance Theatre. The company invited a prominent Łódź chorographer Jacek Owczarek to work on the project. The music was composed by Ola Bilińska (Babadag band).

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International Video Art Review THE 02

On 5th and 6th April we would like to invite you to premiere screenings as part of Video Art Review THE 02.

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Constraint. Hans van der Laan's Architecture. A meeting with Maciej Miłobędzki

MOCAK and “Autoportret” magazine would like to invite you to a meeting with Maciej Miłobędzki, which coincides with the publication of the latest issue entitled Constraint.

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The Nightmare of Participation

MOCAK and Bęc Zmiana Foundation invite you to a discussion around Markus Miessen’s book The Nightmare of Participation.

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Debate: Right To Space

We would like to invite you to MOCAK for a debate on the right to the city in practice, on social participation, democracy, politics, conflicts and space.

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Artist, Go!: Writing Applications and Financing Art Projects

The workshop activity will provide an opportunity for hands-on writing of an Application Letter and advice how to avoid typical errors as well as answers to many frequently asked questions including the sources of possible grants.

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Genius and Mediocrity in Miloš Forman’s film Amadeus – Lecture by professor Harai Golomb

MOCAK and the Polish Psychoanalytical Association would like to invite you to the lecture The Love of Self, the Love of Another, the Love of God: Genius and Mediocrity in Miloš Forman’s film Amadeus.

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Artist, Go!: How do You Make a Perfect Porftfolio?

Marta Czyż and Dawid Radziszewski will share their experience and provide practical advice on how to arrive at the best-possible portfolio.

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Artist, Go!: How to Secure a Residency?

How to spot your perfect residency and how to go about securing it. Practical advice on the location of residencies, institutional partners, the terms and conditions of the residency and the principles of application.

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Artist, Go!: Young Artists’ Auctions

What target audience are they aimed at? Are they a good way of promoting one’s art and making money? The participants will find out what to pay attention to, what to remember and what to avoid.

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Inauguration of Audio Art Festival

We would like to invite you to MOCAK for the inauguration of this year’s edition of Audio Art Festival. 

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Artist, Go!

We are launching a new series of encounters at MOCAK, addressed especially at students and graduates of art schools, but all those interested are welcome to attend.

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What do Pictures Want? – lecture by W.J.T. Mitchell

On 25 October Professor W.J.T. Mitchell will give a lecture at MOCAK. Introduction by Łukasz Zaremba, translator of Professor Mitchell’s book What do Pictures Want? The event is part of Conrad Festival.

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Bialy mazur. Kino kobiet w polskiej kinematografii

Meet the prominent analyst of film and contemporary culture Monika Talarczyk-Gubała.

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Launch of Krzysztof Wodiczko’s book The Abolition of Wars

You are invited to attend a discussion dedicated to Wodiczko’s book The Abolition of Wars and artistic project with the participation of Maria Anna Potocka, Adam Michnik and Krzysztof Miller.

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Design Backstage: Rail Transport

Our guests will be the designer Bartosz Piotrowski and Jacek Konop the Manager of the R&D Section,PESA Bydgoszcz SA.

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A meeting dedicated to the book szu szu

This publication serves as an archive of activities carried out by szu szu. It comprises selected photo archive along with texts and interviews with participants of art actions and exhibitions.

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Design backstage. Ceramics

The guests of the meeting will be Marek Cecuła, an artist and lecturer and Inga Kamińska, the president of Polskie Fabryki Porcelany Ćmielów i Chodzież SA.

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Julian Antoniszczak's Opowieści graficzne

On 5 October at 1 p.m. you are invited to a meeting dedicated to Julian Antonisz's book Opowieści graficzne (Graphic Stories).

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Design Backstage. Designer as a manufacturer

The invited guests will be – by way of exception – exclusively designers who at the same time successfully sell their own products: Bartosz Mucha nad Paweł Jasiewicz.

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Is It Possible to Create a Polish Bilbao? – a lecture by Joanna Sanetra-Szeliga

One of the fundamental challenges facing today’s cities is how to stimulate their development. How to define and explore fully the development potential of a city?

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Heritage versus Development – a lecture by Prof. Jacek Purchla

You are invited to the lecture by Prof. Jacek Purchla Heritage versus Development, devoted to the issue of the relationship between cultural heritage and economy.

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Design Backstage: Public Space

On the 19 September you are welcome to our next encounter in the series Design Backstage.

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Design Backstage. Furniture as a Product

What is the message being sent out by the Polish furniture design? In what direction is this dynamic branch of our industry developing? Our visitors will attempt to answer these and many other questions.

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Design Backstage

You are cordially invited to Design Backstage – a series of five discussions between Polish designers and producers oriented towards design-based development.

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"What is Art for?" – session with the author

Don’t hesitate to join us for a session with Grzegorz Jankowicz, the author of What is Art for? Conversations with Writers (part 2), which will take place on 4 July (Thursday) at 5.30 pm at the Państwomiasto café in Warsaw.

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Good Violence - debate as part of the ARTBOOM Festival

Good Violence. Art Festivals in Public Space is an open public debate, with the participation of art professionals, on art strategies and the way that contemporary art actually functions in public space.

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Archivisation of Excess - The encounter is part of the 20th anniversary of the quarterly Kultura Współczesna

Should every visual affirmation, no matter how small, be recorded? How does access to tools affect our leisure time and the way we relate to historic objects? These questions will be taken up by those leading the discussion meeting to accompany the 11th Photomonth in Krakow, which is part of the 20th anniversary of the quarterly Kultura Współczesna.

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A session devoted to the book Nowa moda polska by Marcin Różyc

Nowa moda polska published by Wydawnictwo 40 000 Malarzy is the first compendium of contemporary Polish fashion.

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Homburger / Guy / Niggli Trio – jazz concert

The concert will take place as part of the Eighth Krakow Jazz Autumn

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A Meeting to Discuss Filip Springer's Book, Catalyst. On Zofia and Oskar Hansen

All are invited to MOCAK for the promotion of a book of biographical reportage depicting the fates of a pair of Polish architectural visionaries: Zofia and Oskar Hansen. Filip Springer tells of their unusual personalities, their bold architecture, and the gray reality that irreversibly modified their most courageous designs.

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A Post-Industrial City, an Industrial City?

We would like to invite you to a meeting organised to promote the latest issue of ‘Autoportret’. The new issue of the magazine is devoted to industrial spaces and their historic and contemporary relations with the city. What is the role of industry within the city space and how should we treat vintage industrial buildings?

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Encyklopedia polskiej psychodelii – meeting with Kamil Sipowicz

MOCAK and the Małopolska Garden of Arts would like to invite you to a meeting with Kamil Sipowicz, a philosophy historian, artist and journalist, organised as part of the series Altered States of Consciousness.

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The encounter: The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses

Is contemporary architecture being designed only with our eyes in mind? Have we neglected our other senses? On the occasion of the publication by the Institute of Juhani Pallasmaa’s book The Eyes of the Skin, these are the questions addressed by Maciej Miłobędzki and Michał Choptiany. The encounter led by: Dorota Leśniak-Rychlak.

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The modern countryside - a discussion

On Thursday 10 January at 6 pm you are welcome to a meeting organised by MOCAK and Autoportret devoted to the spatial and identity issues of the contemporary rural population.

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Polish Street Art 2. Between the Gallery and Anarchy

On 15 November you are welcome to meet Elżbieta Dymna and Marcin Rutkiewicz – the authors of the book Polish Street Art 2. Between the Gallery and Anarchy, who will talk about what had inspired them to produce the publication and what reception it has had.

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Postciało (Post Body) a discussion about the new issue of Self-Portrait

On Friday 12 October at 6 pm MOCAK and the quarterly Self-Portrait would like to invite you to a session themed on the changes which occur in the human body under the influence of new technologies.

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Launch of the magazine City

On Thursday 4 October at 6 pm we would like to invite you to the launch of the first issue of the magazine City. The publication covers various aspects of the development of Polish cities and metropolises.

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A film showing: Marina Abramović. The Artist Is Present

On Friday 28 September at 6 pm at MOCAK a preview will be shown of the film Marina Abramović. The Artist Is Present. Entry free. All welcome!

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Participatory Architecture

MOCAK , together with Self-portrait (published by Małopolski Instytut Kultury) cordially invite you to a meeting about participatory architecture, which will take place on Thursday 5 July at 6 pm.

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City Camp-Mend Your City!

City Camp –‘Open City’ is an opportunity for a get-together of active and hands-on individuals, willing to take part in creating together the City for the next generation.

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Talking about the comic culture in Poland

On Saturday 23 June at 5 pm meet Sebastian Frąckiewicz, the author of the book , autorem książki Emerging from the Ghetto. Talking about the Comic Culture in Poland.

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Launch of the 3rd issue of the magazine MOCAK Forum

On Tuesday 5 June at 7.30 pm there will be a chance to meet the editors and the writers. The guests: Samuel Nowak, Michał Gulik, Joanna Pawluśkiewicz, Marta Sala and the MOCAK Forum editors.

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Paweł Leszkowicz: The Male Nude in the Culture of the People’s Republic of Poland

The encounter with Paweł Leszkowicz has been organised by MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art and the Foundation Culture for Tolerance. It will take place at MOCAK-u on Tuesday 29 May 2012 at 6 pm as part of the project The Rose-coloured Spectacles of the People’s Republic of Poland. Queer Cafe, focused on LGBT issues in the PRL.

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The Birthday of Political Critique at MOCAK

On Saturday 26 May 2012 at 4, ul. Lipowa at 5 pm – to mark the 10th anniversary of the magazine – there will be a debate run by Political Critique and MOCAK, with the participation of the philosophers Michael Walzer and Marshall Berman. The debate will be chaired by the founder and editor of Political Critique – Sławomir Sierakowski.

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Meet Simone Demandt and Rafał Jakubowicz

On Saturday 19 May at 2 pm visit the Goethe-Institut to meet Simone Demandt and Rafał Jakubowicz, artists taking part in the exhibition Sport in Art. Led by: Delfina Piekarska, one of the exhibition’s curators.

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Contemporary Silesian architecture

On Wednesday 29 February at 6 pm, MOCAK and Autoportret (ed. by MIK) invite you to a session Contemporary Silesian architecture − Post-1989 Identity. The identity of Silesia, its modernism and neo-modernism – these will be the topics which Dorota Leśniak-Rychlak will be discussing with Przemo Łukasik (medusa group) and Anna Syska (Silesian Centre of Cultural Heritage).

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Relational aesthetics

On Thursday 19 January at 6 pm, join the discussion about Nicolas Bourriaud’s Relational Aesthetics, published by MOCAK. Session organised by MOCAK together with the Księgarnia Pod Globusem bookshop at 1 ul. Długa.

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Launching the second issue of the MOCAK Forum magazine – Society, Stupid!

With: Agnieszka Piksa, Stanisław Ruksza (the editor), Igor Stokfiszewski, Piotr Wysocki, Rafał Żwirek and the editing team of MOCAK Forum.

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Do female artists need a Women’s Museum?

What role could a Women’s Museum play? An archive, a research centre, a place where feminism – that still has the status of a niche activity – meets the public at large.

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Voices in the Night

In his In the Night, Brzozowski uncompromisingly revises not only the romantic tradition, but also concepts of art and the author. He turns out to be a precursor of a particular approach to the shaping of the consciousness and subjectivity within the area of art and creativity.

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Citizens’ Forum of Contemporary Art

The Citizens’ Forum of Contemporary Art is an open association of various communities, organisations and private individuals from all over Poland, that have one thing in common – their desire to accelerate the changes needed in the cultural arena, especially in relation to contemporary art.

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Awkward Objects – a session dedicated to Alina Szapocznikow

The meeting revolved around Alina Szapocznikow’s book: Awkward Objects (ed. Agata Jakubowska). The publication accompanied Alina Szapocznikow’s exhibition Sculpture Undone, 1955–1972 presented in the WIEKS Centre of Contemporary Art in Brussels in September 2011.

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Arbeitsplatz/A Blue Line. Bałka/Krasiński – studios

The session explored the photographs of Mirosław Bałka’s studio taken by Professor Jarnuszkiewicz as well as the series A Blue Line (documentation of the flat of Edward Krasiński) by Jan Smaga and Aneta Grzeszykowska.

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Mariusz ‘Wilk’ Wilczyński – a retrospective, fragments

Presentation of selected animated films by Mariusz ‘Wilk’ Wilczyński, to date the only Polish artist to have had a retrospective at New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

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Traditional Photography in the Era of Digital Media – a lecture by André Rouillé

A lecture by a professor of art, philosophy and aesthetics at the Paris 8 University dealt with the function and status of traditional photography in the era of digital media and image inflation, as well as the related increasing interest in photography as art and its commercial success.

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Does Krakow need a Women’s Museum?

What role could a Women’s Museum play? An archive, a research centre, a place where feminism – that still has the status of a niche activity – meets the public at large. Or, perhaps, a new institution which collects relics of prominent female citizens and artists as well as documenting the transformations of the social mores and life in the community.

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A film showing: Świecie 2009 – directed by Artur Żmijewski

Świecie 2009 is the documentation of a sculptors’ plein air organised by Żmijewski, inspired by the Biennale of Spatial Forms in Elbląg in 1965. On this occasion, the participants were seven artists as well as workers from the steel fabrication factory in Świecie.

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Some Thoughts on Contemporary Photography – a lecture by Michael Fried

Michael Fried is one of the most prominent critics and historians of contemporary art and his writings include the well-known essay Art and Objecthood. Currently lectures at the John Hopkins University in Baltimore.

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