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The official inauguration of MOCAK

Published at:02.11.2010

During the official inauguration of MOCAK, the exhibition "Architecture for Sencitive Lives" will be presented as well as shows related to the projects undertaken in the Museum. As part of the exhibition presenting the work of the architect of the building, we will see documentation of the successive stages of the construction of MOCAK as well as the design of the Investor Services Centre, which will be built in Nowa Huta. Visitors will also have an opportunity to see slides showing the activities undertaken in the Museum, as well as the films Score and Garden, about the work of Krzysztof Penderecki and Zabłocie as Found, about the history and identity of the district, where the building is located.

You can visit MOCAK until the 5th December 2010.
MOCAK can be visited Tuesday – Sunday, noon – 6 pm.


Claudio Nardi – Architecture for Sensitive Lives

While carrying out projects in Poland and all over the world, Claudio Nardi creates buildings to a range of scales. The Italian architect approaches reality on instinct, offering profound and extensive architectural visions. The narration of the exhibition – based on images, words and video – has been developed in six thematic groups.

An approximate image of the process of designing two projects for Kraków. The first of these is MOCAK – the Museum of Contemporary Art on the site of Schindler's former factory; the second – the Centre for Customer Service – a brand-new, extensive adminstrative and office space for the city of Kraków  in Nowa Huta.

An impression on the theme of the impact of architectural intervention, differentiated by scale, function and degree of impact. Those which remain unnoticed, subtly form space and contribute to its transformation, flowing upwards. This is, in a sense, a Utopian concept, relying on many barely perceptible 'good deeds'.

The film presents many references to  Italian rationalism, the Baroque and elemental Mediterranean architecture, which – in Claudio Nardi's work – are skillfully implemented in contemporary techniques and materials.

Italian style, like pollen, transfers signs, motives and trends, fertilising local forms. It does not impose itself on them; rather, it enables the local forms, technique and aesthetics to come to the fore, or, as far as possible, it assimilates them.

Living space has an emotional or, indeed, a sentimental dimension. In the tranquility of the home, the dialogue between the individual and architecture reveals itself through the detail and variety of materials: soft and delicate like memories, habits, needs and relations with others.

Architecture is close to stage design – its aim is to emphasise style, to entice the user into a thrilling and convincing message. Architecture frequently affects us through a comprehensive visual identification, reminiscent in that respect of the impact of commercial logos.