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The Battles of Grunwald

29.10.2010 - 17.01.2011

Edward Dwurnik is one of the few contemporary painters who take on board historic themes. He was born in the year of the Ghetto Rising and has experienced in his own life all the acts of historical violence that befell Poland from that moment onwards. All these events appear in Dwurnik’s work; each worked into a cycle, each dealt with in differently from the artistic point of view.

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Bibliophilia

20.05.2011 - 08.09.2011

Looking at Gomulicki's work retrospectively, one notices the evolution of forms revolving around the categories of pleasure and ecstasy, already evident in the series of photographs shown in the 90s, ia, in the ZPAF-CSW Little Gallery; photographs which revealed a fascination with dolls and bodily parts, particularly parts of the female body, which the artist would render abstract by extreme close-up – an attempt to penetrate and decipher the carnal code of desire and fantasy.

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Award of the Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation

20.05.2011 - 28.08.2011

The Council of the Swiss foundation Vordemberge-Gildewart has invited Maria Anna Potocka to participate in the organisation of the next year's edition of the stipend competition. The international jury will vote the winner from the artists selected by the curator. The works of the artists who had been chosen for the competition will be presented in MOCAK.

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History in Art

20.05.2011 - 16.10.2011

History in Art is an international exhibition aiming to research in which ways history builds identity in the dimensions of the society and the individual. One of the main aims of the presentation is to examine the image of history in circulation; exposing the mendacities and inaccuracies present in the documentation of historical events.

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The Mieczysław Porębski Library (MOCAK Collection)

20.05.2011

MOCAK’s Library is located in a side building. In one of the halls, Mieczysław Porębski’s Library is be exhibited. Porębski, Poland’s most prominent art historian, many years ago expressed his wish to donate his book collection to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow. When the Museum came into being, he returned to that idea and handed over to the institution the Krakow part of his collection.

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ALIAS: Madeleine Sante

20.05.2011 - 12.06.2011

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Tamed Frames. Polish photograph collections.

21.05.2011 at 16.00

On 21 May in MOCAK’s audiovisual hall a discussion panel took place, organised as part of the Photomonth in Krakow: 4 pm – Tamed Frames. Polish photograph collections – a discussion panel with Konrad Pustoła, Rafał Lewandowski, Piotr Lelek, Maria Rubersz, Łukasz Gorczyca and Marcel Andin Velez.

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IS(not) – Sputnik Photos presents its latest project

21.05.2011 at 18.00

On 21 May in MOCAK’s audiovisual hall a discussion panel took place, organised as part of the Photomonth in Krakow: 6 pm – IS(not) – Sputnik Photos presents its latest project – with Rafał Milach, Anna Nałęcka, Adam Pańczuk, Jan Brykczyński, Andrzej Kramarz and Marzena Michałek.

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Jarosław Kozłowski: Quotation Marks

10.06.2011 at 18.00

Discussion about the book, in which ten authors – art historians and critics, researchers of contemporary art and curators working with the artist – describe the artistic practice of Jarosław Kozłowski.

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Mieczysław Porębski’s Library event

13.06.2011 at 18.00

The event was devoted to the collection of books and paintings from the Krakow part of Mieczysław Porębski’s Library, which the Professor donated to MOCAK.

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Adam Zagajewski: Slight Exagerration

14.06.2011 at 19.00

Presentation of a new collection of Adam Zagajewski’s essays, in which the erudite poet, a citizen of the world, reveals before us a totally private world of memories and recaptures the Lvov past of his family. He movingly portrays his father and his own childhood and youth.

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Yael Bartana... and Europe Will Be Stunned

15.06.2011 at 20.00

Showing of films which combine into an installation by the Israeli artist Yael Bartana, who is representing Poland at the 54th Art Biennale in Venice. The project …and Europe Will Be Stunned consists of the films: Nightmares (2007), Wall and Tower (2009) and Coup d’Etat (2011).

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Time in Temporary Gardens

17.06.2011 at 18.00

Lectures by Krzysztof Herman and Anna Komorowska as well as presentations by young artists: Łucja Piekarska-Duraj, Aleksander Duraj, Maciej Jagielak, Agnieszka Malinowska, Maciek Michno, Marta Tomasiak and Gosia Radkiewicz.

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WW. J. T. Mitchell in Krakow

13.07.2011 at 14.00

A lecture by the Professor W.J.T. Mitchell of the University of Chicago : The Historical Uncanny: Phantoms, Doubles, and Repetition in the War on Terror. The lecture took place on Wednesday 13 July at 2 pm in the Hall of the Department of Polish of the UJ at 64 ul. Grodzka.

Halina Mrożek,// Untitled//, 2010,  from the series //Fuse//, photographer: Keymo, make-up: Katarzyna Skupny, model: Ida15

Between Sculpture and Fashion

07.09.2011 - 30.10.2011

An individual exhibition by Halina Mrożek, a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków. The exhibited works present the artist’s interest in the juxtaposition of art and fashion.

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Saturday

07.09.2011 - 30.10.2011

An individual exhibition of Anna Okrasko who has been awarded a grant by the Swiss Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation. The works pose the question whether those living in a town are able to shape it. This includes Polish immigrants in Holland.

A Virtual Walk around the Museum of Russian Art in St Petersburg

16.09.2011 at 18.00

A Virtual Walk around the Museum of Russian art in St Petersburg. The multimedia presentation took place in MOCAK Club on Friday 16 September at 6 pm.

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A discussion about the book: Wilhelm Brasse. Photographer. 3444. Auschwitz 1940–1945

04.10.2011 at 18.00

A discussion about the book: Wilhelm Brasse. Photographer. 3444. Auschwitz 1940–1945 combined with a screening of fragments of the film.

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Polish Tanztheater?

09.10.2011 at 12.00

The increasingly popular in Poland phenomenon of ‘dance theatre’ is quite different from the German Tanztheater. A new generation of dancers and choreographers has appeared in Poland, for whom the German approach to dancing is not a fundamental point of reference.

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Transformation Sites

13.10.2011 at 18.00

The film was shot on location in Berlin, Gdańsk and Kjiv – cities that are symbols of systemic transformation – both political and economic.

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Nefarious Memes – a lecture by Magdalena Kamińska

20.10.2011 at 18.00

What is the shape of today’s Cyberculture? What phenomena combine to create its media space? Cyber-gossips, auction web sites, netspeak, chatspeak, Cyber-churches and fan forums – these have all become part of the landscape.

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Open Throne – presentation of the catalogue of an exhibition that never was

25.10.2011 at 18.00

The exhibition Open Throne. Contemporary Art and the Phenomenon of John Paul II was intended to provide a collection of stories and objects related to the spiritual amnesia, void and disappearance of any traces of the cult of John Paul II.

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Jugoslavia 1961–1973. The History of New Tendencies and Bit Magazine

26.10.2011 at 18.00

The artists of New Tendencies operated against the background of concrete art, constructivism, op-art and kinetic art. Moreover, they were some of the first to use the computer not so much as a useful tool, but as a completely new medium of creative art.

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Book launch: Not Geese: Polish Graphic Design 1919-1949

27.10.2011 at 18.00

Not Geese is the first such broad attempt to reconstruct the process of the shaping of Polish graphic design. The book serves as a map of the areas of visual communication – it aims to enable the reader to visualise the idiom of images at any particular time and its successive transformation.

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Some Thoughts on Contemporary Photography – a lecture by Michael Fried

04.11.2011 at 18.00

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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EU Textiles

09.11.2011 - 29.01.2012

The artist Małgorzata Markiewicz has designed the national costume for the citizens of the European Union. The costumes of particular member states only differ in the type of material that they are made of, and the trimmings. The exhibition in MOCAK is accompanied by a catalogue presenting the idea of the project, individual costumes and samples of the textiles used.

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Viennese Actionism: The Opposite Pole of Society

09.11.2011 - 29.01.2012

The exhibition Viennese Actionism: The Opposite Pole of Society presents works from the collection of the Essl Museum in Austria. The selection of the works presented highlights socially involved artistic stances. It shows art as a tool of social negotiation against the backdrop of the social and political transformations which have been taking place from the 1960s.

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All the World's Women Are in Me!

09.11.2011 - 29.01.2012

All the World's Women Are in Me! is a male edition of a feminist exhibition. It shows woman's presence in the world, her versatility and her ability to adapt to all circumstances. The exhibition highlights commonly prevailing stereotypes in the treatment of women and their helplessness in standing up to them.

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A film showing: Świecie 2009 – directed by Artur Żmijewski

15.11.2011 at 18.00

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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Does Krakow need a Women’s Museum?

17.11.2011 at 18.00

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

24.11.2011 at 16.00

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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Mariusz ‘Wilk’ Wilczyński – a retrospective, fragments

28.11.2011 at 18.00

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.

Arbeitsplatz/A Blue Line. Bałka/Krasiński – studios

29.11.2011 at 18.00

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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the Journey to the East

02.12.2011 - 29.01.2012

Artists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and Poland will be invited to take part in the exhibition "Journey East". We shall neither attempt to group works according to their nationality, nor pretend that the issue of national identity and national belonging is invisible...

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Awkward Objects – a session dedicated to Alina Szapocznikow

08.12.2011 at 17.00

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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Voices in the Night

12.12.2011 at 17.00

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.

Citizens’ Forum of Contemporary Art

13.12.2011 at 17.00

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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Do female artists need a Women’s Museum?

15.12.2011 at 17.00

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

20.12.2011 at 18.30

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

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Relational aesthetics

19.01.2012 at 18.00

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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The Artist = A Work of Art

17.02.2012 - 29.04.2012

EVA & ADELE are a couple of German artists who live and create ABOVE GENDER BOUNDARIES . Their guiding principle is: WHEREVER WE ARE IS MUSEUM! They want to impose on the world their vision of FUTURING. EVA & ADELE function in public space as an art work. The artists treat their own bodies as living sculpture, streets – as galleries and grand artistic events as a museum.

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Transit

17.02.2012 - 29.04.2012

Transit, the exhibition of the work of Marek Chlanda, a Polish sculptor and graphic artist, presents over a hundred of his works – paintings and sculptures which combine into four well-meshed sequences. Dark visions create a cycle without a consistent narrative, creating a feeling of disquiet and loss in the viewer.

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Comics: Urban Myths

17.02.2012 - 29.04.2012

The works shown at the exhibition are somehow related to the phenomenon of urban myths – the artists create brand new myths or transform existing ones. Urban myths describe disturbing and incredible events, which stem from common fears, and some of them are cautionary tales. All the works employ the technique of the comic strip, with its characteristic strong narrative quality.

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Me as Roberta

17.02.2012 - 29.04.2012

An individual exhibition of an American artist - Lynn Hershman Leeson, showing photographs from the series Roberta Breitmore, taken over the period of 1974–1978. The artist not only changed her appearance, but she went as far as to flesh out the character of Roberta Breitmore - treated by those around her as a real person.

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Contemporary Silesian architecture

29.02.2012 at 18.00

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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The MOCAK Collection III

19.05.2012 - 15.05.2013

The Collection III – while retaining a dozen or more works from the previous edition – broadens its scope with numerous photographic works. We aim to demonstrate the breadth of artistic statement available to the medium.

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Sport in Art

19.05.2012 - 30.09.2012

Sport in Art after History in Art, the second exhibition in the series which shows how artists see the issues that matter in people's everyday lives. Sport in Art, an international exhibition which presents over forty artists, takes on board the interpretion of the central theme as widely as possible – in terms of both content and the range of media used. We will show classical painters, film makers and objects as well as artists who put their lives at risk in confrontation with extreme sports.

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While Men Are at War

19.05.2012 - 17.06.2012

An exhibition of the controversial Ukrainian photographer Sergey Bratkov, presented as part of the 10th anniversary edition of Photomonth in Krakow 2012. Two series of photographs will be on display:Kids and Army Girls.

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Meet Simone Demandt and Rafał Jakubowicz

19.05.2012 at 14.00

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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The Birthday of Political Critique at MOCAK

26.05.2012 at 17.00

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

29.05.2012 at 18.00

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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Launch of the 3rd issue of the magazine MOCAK Forum

05.06.2012 at 19.30

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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Talking about the comic culture in Poland

23.06.2012 at 17.00

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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Read on›››

28.06.2012 - 31.07.2012

Concept: Magdalena Mazik and Katarzyna Wincenciak
This small exhibition in the MOCAK Library provides a chance to see selected pieces of book art and catalogues from the Museum’s collection and archive.

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Apolonia's Erotic Garden

29.06.2012 - 30.09.2012

An individual exhibition of Pola Dwurnik will present works from the series Apolonia’s Garden. The series alludes to the libretto of Alcina, an opera by George Frideric Handel: a witch who lives on an island turns her ex-lovers into plants and animals. The artist depicts her own past parters as animals and she analyses her relationships with them, drawing on the metaphor.

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No Budget Show 4

29.06.2012 - 30.09.2012

An exhibition based on a concept of the artist Robert Kuśmirowski. At MOCAK, we shall present works of young artists, produced – as the title of the exhibition makes clear – without any financial input whatsoever. On the one hand, this is a throwback to the romantic concept of penniless artistic creation, on the other – an indirect commentary on the issue of the financing of art and culture.

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reCYCLING Vol. 2 - YES to sports, YES to art

01.09.2012 at 12

The hugely successful reCYCLING event is coming back in a new form. We would like to invite all bicycle fans to join us at MOCAK on 1 September at 12 o’clock. The participants will not only get a chance to revamp their vehicles, but will also have an opportunity to broaden their knowledge of bicycles, visit the Sport in Art exhibition and test their stamina in the Schwinn Cycling marathon. Massmix, a street-art collective, will attend the event as special guests.

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Launch of the magazine City

04.10.2012 at 6 pm

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

12.10.2012 at 6 pm

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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Film showing: Anna Baumgart The Conquerors of the Sun

18.10.2012 at 18:30

During the opening on 18 October at 6.30 there will be a film showing: Anna Baumgart The Conquerors of the Sun. All welcome!

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Holiday-makers

19.10.2012 - 30.11.2012

A glass snow globe from Egypt, a hatchet from Zakopane, postcards from Sopot, a ship in a bottle, shell beads, a towel with a labrador, pressed herbs... The works of the group Banda from the Department of Graphic Art in Krakow are a playful take on summer souvenirs and holiday memories. What the collages, items, installations and art books on display have in common is that they were created during the 2012 heat wave.

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Collage with an Ermine

19.10.2012 - 27.01.2013

Jiří Kolář’s exhbition is the first such large monographic presentation in Poland of one of the most prominent Czech artists. Kolář created mostly surreal collages, often produced using innovative techniques. To accompany the exhibition, MOCAK will publish Eyewitness, the first Polish translation of the artist’s post-war diaries.

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The Lunatics Are On The Loose…Fluxus European Festivals 1962-1977

19.10.2012 - 27.01.2013

An exhibition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the international artist network Fluxus. The exhibition aims to provide a synopsis of the Fluxus activities during the European festivals organised during the 60s and 70s.

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Guernica

19.10.2012 - 27.01.2013

The bombing of Guernica during the 1937 Spanish civil war became part of world history thanks to Pablo Picasso’s painting Guernica. The American artist Anita Glesta refers to the event in her multimedia installation.

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Post-industrial Spaces

19.10.2012 - 27.01.2013

Wojciech Wilczyk’s exhibition Post-industrial Spaces will present over a dozen photographs from the series Post-industrial. The works were produced during 2003–2006.

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Viewing of the exhibitions with the artists

20.10.2012 at 12

On Saturday at 12 pm, we offer you the opportunity to see Anita Glesta’s Guernica and Wojciech Wilczyk’s Post-industrial Spaces in the company of the artists themselves. They will talk about their works and inspirations.

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MOCAK at the 16th Krakow Book Fair

22.10.2012 - 25.10.2012

From 25 to 28 October visit our MOCAK stand at the 16th Krakow Book Fair. Our presentation will include our latest publications: What Is Art for? Talking to Writers by Tadeusz Nyczek and Eyewitness: 1949 Diary by Jiří Kolář. We particularly recommend that you take part in the encounters organised by the Museum with, amongst others, Janusz Głowacki, Tadeusz Nyczek, Krzysztof Varga, Marek Chlanda and Leszek Engelking.

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Polish Street Art 2. Between the Gallery and Anarchy

15.11.2012 at 5.30 pm

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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A guided tour of Jiří Kolář’s Collage with an Ermine

17.11.2012 at 12.00 noon

On 17 November we invite you to a guided tour of the exhibition of one of the most outstanding Czech artists.

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8. Open Day at Krakow Museums

18.11.2012

We invite you to our Open Day at Krakow Museums on 18 November. Entry to the Museum will be free on the day, and there will be many attractions and surprises awaiting visitors!

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English-language guided tours

25.11.2012 at 5 pm

On 21 November at 5 pm we invite you to take part in our English language-guided tour of all the temporary exhibitions: Jiří Kolár Collage with an Ermine, Fluxus The Lunatics Are on the Loose... Fluxus European Festivals 1962–1977, Anita Glesta Guernica, Wojciech Wilczyk Post-industrial Spaces.

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Guided tour in German

01.12.2012 at 12:00

On Saturday 1 December at noon come and join our German-language guided tour of all our temporary exhibitions: Jiří Kolář Collage with an Ermine, Fluxus, Lunatics Are on the Loose… European Festivals 1962–1977, Anita Glesta Guernica, Wojciech Wilczyk Post-industrial Spaces.

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Curators' Network - a convention of international curators

05.12.2012 - 07.12.2012

You are invited to the fourth – and the first to take place in Poland – session in the series Curators’ Network, which will take place at MOCAK from 5 to 8 December.

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Guided tour of the Fluxus exhibition: Lunatics Are on the Loose... European Festivals 1962-1977.

08.12.2012 at 12:00

On Saturday 8 December at noon come and join our guided tour of the Fluxus exhibition: Lunatics Are on the Loose… European Festivals 1962–1977.

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Imagination Factory - guided tour for children

09.12.2012 at 12:00

On Sunday 9 December at noon, you are welcome to our guided tour and workshops for children aged 4–12, to accompany Wojciech Wilczyk’s exhibition Post-industrial Spaces.

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The modern countryside - a discussion

10.01.2013 at 6 pm

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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Winter Holidays in MOCAK: Wandering Art

16.01.2013 at 12

During the winter holidays, MOCAK invites children aged 4–12 to visit the Collection and participate in special artistic workshops.

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Guided tour of Jiří Kolář's exhibition

17.01.2013 at 12

On Saturday, 19 January at 12 noon, we invite you to join us on a guided tour of the Collage with an Ermine exhibition. Participation fee included in the ticket. Don’t hesitate to join us!

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Winter Holidays in MOCAK: Warm Snow

23.01.2013 at 12

During the winter holidays, MOCAK invites children aged 4–12 to visit the Collection and participate in special artistic workshops.

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The Landscape of our Emotions

27.01.2013 at 12

Workshop for children aged 8–12, which accompanies Anita Glesta’s exhibition Guernica. The American artist’s works presented at the exhibition refer to the Pablo Picasso’s famous Guernica.

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Sustainable design in industry and everyday life

15.02.2013 at 18

On 15 February at 6 pm you are invited to a discussion accompanying the exhibition Everything Forever Now: Polish and British Sustainable Design. The participants and invited guests will together reflect on the viability of introducing sustainable design into mass production and will consider the ways that it would function in Poland and in Britain.

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Obsessive Scenes

15.02.2013 - 28.04.2013

In Beta Gallery a collection of short art films by the design-generation group will be shown. The films evoke places in the cultural imagination that has been grafted onto us. They are daring, eccentric and humorous; often, cruel, terrifying and obscene, too.

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Utopian Design

15.02.2013 - 28.04.2013

In Alfa Gallery, utilitarian and decorative objects will be exhibited, including an eclectic bench, a rosary praying game, an Art Deco newspaper rack and a framed trophy. This exhibition will be a reference to the Polish and British design exhibition at Level 0.

//Aerogenerator X//, 2010, developed by Wind Power, design by Grimshaw Architects; Visualisation of the 100 kW land-based //Aerogenerator// wind turbine, image: Wind Power Ltd, Grimshaw Architects84

Everything Forever Now. Polish and British Sustainable Design

15.02.2013 - 28.04.2013

The exhibition presents sustainable design projects, which aim to enable development without destruction. The characteristic features of these projects are their use of renewables and the elimination of any negative impact on the natural environment.

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Beyond Corrupted Eye Akumulatory 2 Gallery, 1972–1990

15.02.2013 - 28.04.2013

The materials compiled for the present exhibition and the publication that accompanies it provide an insight into art practices which developed outside the official art circles, within the complex zone of artistic strategies implemented despite artists’ being forced to function within the restrictive status quo of soc-realism.

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Playing with Books. Where Shall We Go? Ask the Map!

17.02.2013 at 12

Children aged 4 – 8 are welcome, with their parents, to attend the workshop Playing with Books. This will be the third session in the literature-meets-art series, this time involving a close encounter with maps: Where Shall We Go? Ask the Map!

Włodzimierz Borowski, Katarakta, 198187

A Gallery: What Is It?

24.02.2013 at 12

A guided tour combined with a workshop for children aged 4 – 12, to accompany the exhibition Beyond Corrupted Eye. Akumulatory 2 Gallery, 1972–1990. For the duration of the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to step into the shoes of professional curators of modern art.

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Guided tour for Senior Citizens

26.02.2013 at 11

Senior citizens are cordially invited to a free guided tour of our new exhibitions, combined with a workshop.

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Let’s Talk Education

27.02.2013

On 27 February another educational session in the series Let’s Talk Education will take place at MOCAK. This time – with the participation of students of the Pedagogical Training at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. The participants will brainstorm the role of educational activities in a contemporary cultural institution.

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A curator-guided tour of the exhibition Everything Forever – Now: Polish and British Sustainable Design

09.03.2013 at 12 noon

Magda Kochanowska will be talking about the works of Polish and British designers who, thanks to ‘intelligent design’, in an organic way develop a sustainable environment and prevent undue pollution.

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The Art Accumulators

13.03.2013 at 11 am

The workshop will provide senior citizens with an opportunity to explore the exhibition Beyond Corrupted Eye: Akumulatory 2 Gallery, 1972-1990.

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

13.03.2013 at 18

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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A Creative Collection

17.03.2013 at 12 noon

Children aged 4-12 are welcome to a guided tour and a workshop. The participants will view works in the MOCAK Collection and learn about the ideas behind its creation. Following their own interests, they will put together their own unique collections.

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Origin(ality)

23.03.2013 at 12 noon

On the 23 March, Polish and international students are welcome to take part in the project Origin(ality). The students will be given a tour of the exhibition Everything Forever - Now: Polish and British Sustainable Design and reflect on what influence culture and tradition have had on the projects on display.

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The Future of Things

07.04.2013 at 12 noon

Children aged 4–12 are welcome to attend the workshop accompanying the exhibition Everything Forever – Now: Polish and British Sustainable Design. During the workshop the participants will view the exhibition and have an opportunity to step into the shoes of designers – creating imaginative objects.

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Promotion of the book A Milliard Things around: Agata Szydłowska Talks to Polish Graphic Designers

11.04.2013 at 18

Welcome to the promotion launch of the book A Milliard Things around published by Karakter. The publication contains 12 interviews with prominent Polish graphic designers.

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Camera ON: Meet director Costa-Gavras

13.04.2013 at 8 pm

Meet Costa-Gavras – as part of the 6th International Festival of Independent Cinema Off Plus Camera.

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On the 18th April the Museum will be closed

18.04.2013

Due to the changing of the exhibition of the Museum Collection, the Museum will be closed on the 18th April 2013.

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Camera ON: Meet Lech Majewski

18.04.2013 at 8 pm

Meet Lech Majewski – as part of the 6th International Festival of Independent Cinema Off Plus Camera.

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The Festival of European Funds

19.04.2013 - 21.04.2013

From the 19 to 21 April, you are invited to attend workshops organised as part of the Festival of European Funds.

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Designer Workshop

19.04.2013 at 12

All art college students are welcome to take part in the workshop given by Studio Julia. Designers Valerio Di Lucente (Italy), Erwan Lhuissier (France) and Hugo Timm (Brazil) will be presenting their work and inviting the participants to join in the creation of inventive designs and projects.

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The Living Library exhibition opening

23.04.2013 at 6 p.m.

Next week, 23 April at 6 p.m., the MOCAK Library will host the opening of The Living Library exhibition. We would like to invite you to a tour of the exhibition and presentation of Waldemar Węgrzyn’s project, Electrolibrary at 5.30 p.m.

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A Post-Industrial City, an Industrial City?

23.04.2013 at 6.30 p.m.

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?

A fragment of an art book by Zbigniew Makowski, Las husula extranas (Oczerki historii CCCP, IX - XIII  ww); in Russian; ink, watercolour, art book, 1965104

The Living Library

24.04.2013 - 16.05.2013

The preparation of a museum exhibition is akin to a journey of discovery, that – apart from the very joy of travelling – also aims to verify the existing maps and to create a new topography of the phenomena of interest to us. The exhibition at the MOCAK Reading Room is the outcome of just such an exploration of its environment. Living Library sets out to capture the seminal moments in the life of books, highlighting their fascinating co-existence with the transformations in Polish reality.

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Slow Art Day 2013

27.04.2013 at 12 noon

This is the Polish edition of the international museum action Slow Art Day and it is the second time that it has taken place at MOCAK. On the day, the visitors will take time to focus their attention on five pre-selected works from permanent and temporary exhibitions. An hour later, all the participants will gather in the MOCAK Café to share their impressions.

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1933, 1943, 1953 – INTERACTIONS the International Art Festival

30.04.2013 - 10.05.2013

The exhibition fills three spaces and is devoted to three phenomena – two of these are Stuart Brisley and Alastair MacLennan.  The third is an encounter with four artists: Jaap Blonk from the Netherlands, Seiji Shimoda from Japan, Roi Vaara from Finland and Artur Tajber  from Poland

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1943 Workshop with Alastair MacLennan – INTERACTION the International Art Festival

04.05.2013 - 06.05.2013

From 4 to 6 May there will be a workshop with Alastair MacLennan as part of INTERACTION the International Art Festival

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1953 – Performance Programme International Art Festival

06.05.2013 - 07.05.2013

You are welcome to a two-part performance which will take place at MOCAK on 6 and 7 May as part of INTERACTIONS the International Art Festi

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Quebec in Krakow – INTERACTIONS the International Art Festival

08.05.2013 - 09.05.2013

On 8 and 9 May as part of the 15th INTERACTIONS the International Art Festival there will take place a special programme dedicated to Jan Świdziński.

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

10.05.2013 at 6 pm

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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Playing with Books: Miś Uszatek's New Friends

12.05.2013 at 12 noon

Children 3-8 years old and their parents are invited to another workshop in the Playing with Books series. During this meeting the children will learn about and make new illustrations for the book Miś Uszatek by Czesław Janczarski. The meeting is co-organized by Nasza Księgarnia Publishers.

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Opening

16.05.2013 at 18

Thursday 16 May, 6 pm, you are invited to the opening of our new exhibitions.

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MOCAK at the Warsaw Book Fair

16.05.2013 - 19.05.2013

During 15 – 19 May, you are welcome to visit the stand of MOCAK the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow at the Warsaw Book Fair, which for the first time will take place at the National Stadium in Warsaw.

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Read Books at Night

17.05.2013 at 7 pm

During this year’s Museums at Night, all visitors – children and adults – are welcome to join in the creation of a unique art book and to try ‘reading books at night’.

photo R. Sosin115

Museums at Night at MOCAK

17.05.2013 at 7 pm

On Friday 17 May, welcome to Museums at Night at MOCAK. We have prepared many special treats for our visitors! MOCAK will be open to the public from 6 pm.

Pola Dwurnik, Mercy!, 2008/2009, oil / canvas116

New Collection

17.05.2013 - 03.03.2014

The theme of the new display of the MOCAK Collection will be artistic media. We will present their most important forms: photography, painting, sculpture, drawing and video.  In this exhibition, we also want to illustrate the artists’ ideas on how to individualise media.

Alfredo Jaar, Kultur = Kapital, 2012, neon, 100 x 800 cm, Courtesy Thomas Schulte Galerie, Berlin.117

Economics in Art

17.05.2013 - 29.09.2013

Economics in Art is the third in the series of exhibitions presented by MOCAK the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow to relate art to the most significant domains of civilisation such as history, sport, science, religion and art. 

PDP Orkiestra, photo. Karolina Kubik118

Spokojna Tour Now

17.05.2013 - 29.09.2013

Aiming to present the most recent phenomena, MOCAK presents them from their very source, that is to say, the activities of new talents in the process of being formed. For this reason, MOCAK’s third (after Alfa and Beta) gallery – Re Gallery, will be designated for art school students from Poland and abroad. 

Tadeusz Rolke, Paris 1965119

Studio Rolke

17.05.2013 - 16.06.2013

In the exhibition at MOCAK, we present the photographs retrieved, courtesy of the author, from his Warsaw archives by Witek Orski, an artist and curator collaborating with the Warsaw gallery Czułość. The meeting of the two photographers gave us an opportunity to explore the backstage of Rolke’s work with models.

Ghislain Dussart , Untitled, 1960s Mixed media, 28 x 22 cm Courtesy of Michael Fuchs Galerie GmbH120

Collages

17.05.2013 - 16.06.2013

Ghislain Dussart photographed Brigitte Bardot from the very beginning of her career. Their long acquaintance came to fruition in some of the most famous photographs of Bardot, the icon of femininity. Thanks to the exhibition at MOCAK, we now have the opportunity to discover another, less classical, image of the star, an image processed by the fantasies of her collaborator.

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Ecomuseums – ideas, context, future

23.05.2013 at 6 pm

Aleksandra Janus and Dorota Kawęcka will outline the historical background of the transformations that museums underwent in the second half of the 20th century as well as pinpointing the sources of new museum models that appeared at the time.

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Disabilities Week at MOCAK

24.05.2013

The action is addressed to organisations and institutions for the disabled or acting on their behalf. During 24 – 31 May, we will be running free workshops and guided tours tailor-made for disabled persons who would like to get to know the Museum and take part in creative workshops.

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

25.05.2013 at 17

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

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A guided tour of the exhibition Economics in Art

25.05.2013 at 15

On Saturday 25 May at 3 pm, there will be a guided tour of the exhibition Economics in Art.

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Homburger / Guy / Niggli Trio – jazz concert

29.05.2013 at 20

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

Tadeusz Rolke, Paris 1965126

Meet the master: Tadeusz Rolke, as part of the Photomonth in Krakow.

30.05.2013 at 6 pm

Visitors to the Photomonth in Krakow are invited to meet the master photographer Tadeusz Rolke. The meeting will be preceded by the screening of A Diary of a Journey directed by Piotr Stasik, as part of the Krakow Film Festival.

Dominika Szczałba, //Chrysalis//, 2012127

Children’s Day at MOCAK: Workshop with a Chrysalis

01.06.2013 at 12 noon

Children aged 4 – 12 are invited to an art workshop to mark Children’s Day. The participants will familiarise themselves with selected works from the exhibition Economics in Art as well as reflect on what entrepreneurship is all about.

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Małgorzata Sacha, lecture: Fear of Woman: At the Interface of the Individual and the Social

05.06.2013 at 6 pm

MOCAK the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow and the Krakow branch of the Polish Association of Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy would like to invite you to attend the lecture by Małgorzata Sacha, PhD, post-doc., Fear of Women: At the Interface of the Individual and the Social.

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

06.06.2013 at 6 pm

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.

Prague – Bořislavka, 9 May 1945130

The Art of Killing

07.06.2013 - 21.06.2013

Posters that can be seen on the façade of the former salt warehouse in Podgórze are part of the project by Lukáš Houdek which is a testimony to his fascination with events familiar from history books.

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Good Violence - debate as part of the ARTBOOM Festival

07.06.2013

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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Children’s Book Fair

07.06.2013 - 09.06.2013

During 7 – 9 June, you are welcome to visit the stand of MOCAK the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow at the Children’s Book Fair in Krakow.

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Culture and Development - a lecture by Prof. Jerzy Hausner

17.06.2013 at 18

Culture and Development - a series of lectures as part of an educational programme part-financed by the National Bank of Poland. The prominent economist Professor  Jerzy Hausner will give the opening lecture.

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Posters – poems

26.06.2013 - 31.08.2013

The MOCAK Library would like to invite you to the exhibition Posters – Poems, a display of Ryszard Krynicki’s poetic posters. These so-called ‘museums of poems’ were arranged by the author himself to present his personal anthology.

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Ryszard Krynicki’s Jubilee at MOCAK

26.06.2013 at 5 pm

On the day of two new exhibition openings, 26 June, MOCAK will also host events connected with Ryszard Krynicki’s jubilee RK’70.

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Territory

26.06.2013 - 29.09.2013

In his works, Lutyński combines natural elements with abstract painted elements, simple in form and pure in colour. The artist breaks the conventional artificiality of a gallery event; he introduces live animals and plays instruments with invited musicians; creating a hospitable ambiance, he provides a buffet. 

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Temptress

26.06.2013 - 29.09.2013

At Charlotte Beaudry’s solo exhibition there will be more than a dozen paintings as well as sculpture and video works. The objects are presented against a neutral background, taken out of their usual context. They provoke a flow of associations about female ‘tools' of seduction. 

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Marketing Culture - a lecture by Krzysztof Broński

27.06.2013 at 18

Krzysztof Broński, Professor of the UEK in Krakow, associate professor, will set out to prove that commercialisation of culture is a necessity in the context of its functioning in an external market environment.

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

04.07.2013 at 17:30

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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BazArt: Seedlings – Greens for Greens!

06.07.2013 at 12

Join us at the first summer bazArt, 6 July!. Bring your plants, seeds, young trees and bushes and swap them with others! If you decide to give your plant to the Museum, we will thank you with a MOCAK flowerpot.

//The War Veteran Projection//, Warsaw, 10.11.2012. Courtesy of Profil Foundation141

Krzysztof Wodiczko’s The War Veteran Projection in Krakow’s Rynek

23.07.2013 at 21.30

On 23 July at 9.30 pm, you are invited to the Main Square Rynek in Krakow for the special screening of Krzysztof Wodiczko’s The War Veteran Projection from the MOCAK Collection.

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Poetry from the Bus at MOCAK

28.07.2013 at 17

We would like to welcome you to a series of concerts by the Piotr Lutyński band. Come and chill out! There will be live music and comfortable sun loungers to relax in, as well as barbecue facilities, where everyone can grill whatever tasty snacks they bring with them.

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BazArt: A Second Lease of Life for the Book

28.07.2013 at 12

On 28 July, visit bazArt, now in its second summer, and this time dedicated to book swapping. This is a special edition of A Second Lease of Life for the Book, organised jointly with the Krakow Festival Office and the portal Bookeriada.pl.

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The Wealth of Art

28.07.2013 at 12 noon

We would like to invite children aged 8–12 to our free-entry art workshops connected with the Economics in Art exhibition, to be held during the bazArts at MOCAK.

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MOCAK out to Tempt You. A session for tourist guides and organisers

01.08.2013 at 5 pm

Welcome to a session combined with a guided tour of the exhibition Economics in Art, Temptress, Territory, the other exhibitions and the museum buildings.

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MOCAK at the OFF Festival

02.08.2013

We are pleased to announce a new co-operative venture between the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow and the OFF Festival in Katowice. MOCAK has prepared a special exhibition for the festival.

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Collect Your Memories

09.08.2013 at 12 noon

We would like to invite children aged 4–12 to a creative workshop devoted to the new edition of the MOCAK Collection. At the meeting, children will explore the idea of a collection and recall their own holiday memories.

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BazArt: Clothes – A Clothes Swap!

10.08.2013 at 12

On 10 August, come to the 3rd summer bazArt, where we are going to be swapping our outfits.

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MOCAK at the 2nd Open Air Coastal Readers

16.08.2013 - 18.08.2013

Between 16 and 18 August 2013, visit our MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow Stand at the 2nd Open Air Coastal Readers event in Gdynia.

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Shoal

24.08.2013 at 11.30 am

Children aged 5 to 13 are invited to take part in workshops led by Piotr Lutyński.

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Guided tour of the exhibition Economics in Art

31.08.2013 at 13

Join the special guided tour of the exhibition Economics in Art with an art historian and an economist.

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A Walk in Zabłocie

01.09.2013 at 2 pm

Zabłocie has now become one of the most interesting urban districts in Poland. Let’s meet to learn more about it.

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A Concert and a Get-together BBQ

06.09.2013 at 5 pm

On 6 September, come to a concert by the Piotr Lutyński group with Julia Kamińska and Piotr Jasek.

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Guided tour of the exhibition Economics in Art

08.09.2013 at 2 pm

Join the special guided tour of the exhibition Economics in Art with an art historian and an economist.

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Design Backstage. Furniture as a Product

12.09.2013 at 5:30 pm

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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Opening of the exhibition Let’s Meet!

14.09.2013 at 11.30 am

You are invited to the opening which will take place on Saturday 14 September at 11.30 am in MOCAK main building. At the exhibition there will be presented the works, paintings and art objects created during the series of workshops as part of the project Let’s Meet!

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Guided tour of the exhibition Economics in Art

14.09.2013 at 2 pm

Join the special guided tour of the exhibition Economics in Art with an art historian and an economist.

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Heritage versus Development – a lecture by Prof. Jacek Purchla

17.09.2013 at 6 pm

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

19.09.2013 at 5.30 pm

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

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BazArt: Preserves – Swap Jam for Gherkins!

21.09.2013 at 12 pm

On 21 September you are invited to the fourth, and the last summer bazArt, where we’ll be swapping food preserves.

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Guided tour of the exhibition Economics in Art

21.09.2013 at 2 pm

Join the special guided tour of the exhibition Economics in Art with an art historian and an economist.

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A Concert and a Get-together BBQ at MOCAK

21.09.2013 at 5 pm

On 21 September, come to a concert by the Piotr Lutyński group with Wojciech Bonowicz.

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Guided tour of the exhibition Economics in Art

22.09.2013 at 2 pm

Join the special guided tour of the exhibition Economics in Art with an art historian and an economist.

Muzeum Guggenheima w Bilbao, photography Ardfern lic. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported164

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

24.09.2013 at 6 pm

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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Design Backstage. Designer as a manufacturer

26.09.2013 at 5.30 pm

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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Guided tour of the exhibition Economics in Art

28.09.2013 at 2 pm

Join the special guided tour of the exhibition Economics in Art with an art historian and an economist.

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Guided tour of the exhibition Economics in Art

29.09.2013 at 2 pm

Join the special guided tour of the exhibition Economics in Art with an art historian and an economist.

Marian Eile, //untitled//, from the series //A Return Visit. Dali at the Pendereckis//,  1976, photography, MOCAK's Archive168

A Return Visit. Dali at the Pendereckis | Krakow

29.09.2013 - 22.12.2013

In the mid-1970s, Marian Eile made a series of photographic works. These mostly involved narratives consisting of pre-arranged scenes. Apart from a ‘serial’ about the Pendereckis, two other large series were The Ambush at the Ball and Historic Tableaux

Marian Eile, untitled, 2013, photography, MOCAK's Archive169

A Return Visit. Dali at the Pendereckis | Warsaw

02.10.2013 - 07.12.2013

The sessions with the participation of Elżbieta and Krzysztof Penderecki were shot in their home in Krakow. Włodzimierz Mancewicz played Salvador Dali, with Anna Arvay as his wife; she also took the shots. A few dozen series were made.

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Design backstage. Ceramics

03.10.2013 at 5 30 pm

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

05.10.2013 at 1 pm

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: Rail Transport

10.10.2013 at 5:30pm

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

11.10.2013 at 6 pm

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.

//The Return of the Book// in the MOCAK, fot. K. Wincenciak174

Workshop The Return of the Book (2)

12.10.2013 at noon-4pm

The Arteteka at the Regional Public Library in Krakow as well as the Library and the Education Department at MOCAK cordially invite you to take part in a social and educational project aiming to discover new roles for the book.

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The Return of the Book (2)

12.10.2013 at noon-4pm

The Arteteka at the Regional Public Library in Krakow as well as the Library and the Education Department at MOCAK cordially invite you to take part in a social and educational project aiming to discover new roles for the book.

Jordi Colomer, //Anarchitekton//, Barcelona, August 2002, video, courtesy of the artist, Collection FRAC Centre, Orléans176

30th Council of Europe Exhibition
The Desire for Freedom. Art in Europe Since 1945

18.10.2013 - 26.01.2014

The post-1945 works that will be presented at MOCAK show the social and political climate of contemporary Europe. Human rights, equality, democracy – such are the issues dealt with by the exhibition The Desire for Freedom, co-financed by the European Commission.

Erwin Wurm, //Selfportrait as a Cucumber//, 2008, acrylic, paint, pedestals; installation view at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan177

Good Boy

18.10.2013 - 26.01.2014

In October, MOCAK will present the first comprehensive exhibition in Poland of the world-renowned artist Erwin Wurm.

Josef Dabernig, //Wisła//, 1996, film, MOCAK Collection178

14 Films

18.10.2013 - 26.01.2014

The exhibition in MOCAK’s Audiovisual Hall is a presentation of all the films made by Josef Dabernig so far. The artist had for many years worked in the fields of sculpture, design and architecture but it was his films and photography that came to dominate his artistic expression.

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Her Hair

18.10.2013 - 19.01.2014

At Krystyna Piotrowska’s individual exhibition we will be presenting video, object and installation. In spite of the variety of the media used, the artist’s sole topic is hair. In her works, she demonstrates the cultural significance of hair.

photo: Manju Pavadai, 2013180

If You Shoot One of Them

18.10.2013 - 19.01.2014

The exhibition If You Shoot One of Them is the corollary of a year-long project by Marta Deskur. Its high point was a feature documentary film, whose protagonist is Manju Padavai, a Tamil librarian whom the Polish artist met during her trip to India.

Ewa Polska, //Lost Level//, video, 2013181

Hryniuk / Koszewnik / Łazarczyk / Olszewski /
Polska / Rudzin University of Arts, Poznań

18.10.2013 - 19.01.2014

In May 2013, a new exhibition space was opened at MOCAK, purpose-made for art students. Following the first exhibition there, which was a presentation of the Studio of Spatial Activities at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, we would like to show the works of young artists from the University of Fine Arts in Poznań.

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Bialy mazur. Kino kobiet w polskiej kinematografii

23.10.2013 at 18

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

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MOCAK at the 17th Book Fair in Krakow

24.10.2013 - 27.10.2013

From 24 to 27 October, please visit the MOCAK stand P8 at the 17th Book Fair in Krakow, where Krzysztof Wodiczko’s Abolition of War will be launched.

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

25.10.2013 at 16:00

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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Launch of Krzysztof Wodiczko’s book The Abolition of Wars

26.10.2013 at 4pm

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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ECOWEEK in Krakow

26.10.2013

You are invited to take part in ECOWEEK – an international conference and workshop organised by MOCAK.

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Workshop The Desire for Freedom

27.10.2013 at 12 noon

We would like to invite children and young people aged 8 – 12 to the artistic workshop themed on freedom. The participants will become acquainted with selected works from the exhibition The Need for Freedom as well as reflect on what freedom is and how it can be depicted.

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The Freedom of Creation

27.10.2013 at 3pm

We would like to invite you to the launch of the 7th issue of the magazine MOCAK Forum, inspired by the exhibition newly opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow – the exhibition of the European Council, entitled The Need for Freedom. European Art since 1945.

//Art book. New Functions of the Book//, fot. Katarzyna Maniak190

Art book. New Functions of the Book

28.10.2013 at 6pm

A presentation of books produced during the educational workshops organised at MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow during 2012–2013. The works were made by the workshops participant working closely with the MOCAL Library.

//Double Life//, 2007, video, //Economics in Art//191

Olga Kisseleva Double Life – a workshop for artists

28.10.2013 - 30.10.2013

In workshops, Krakow artists will have an opportunity to reveal their own ‘double life’ and to contribute to the continuation of the project.

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The final part of The Return of the Book (2)

08.11.2013 at 11

On 8 November, at 6 pm, we would like to invite you to the final part of the Project The Return of the Book (2). During the event, artistic books will find new owners and new homes.

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Artist, Go!: Young Artists’ Auctions

15.11.2013 at 11:30 am

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

15.11.2013 at 6pm

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

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The Desire for Freedom – Curator’s guided tour

17.11.2013 at 12

We would like to invite you to a curator’s guided tour. The works presented at the exhibition The Need for Freedom provide a social and political landscape of contemporary Europe and the problems that it is wrestling with.

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Krakow Museums Open Doors Day at MOCAK

17.11.2013

During Krakow Museums Open Doors Day, three events will take place at MOCAK: Family Collections – workshops for families, The Need for Freedom– a curator-guided tour and the tour Decipher the Library!

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Family Collections – workshops for families

17.11.2013 at 11

We would like to invite you all to our workshops for families on Krakow Museum Open Days. The participants will be shown the latest works in the MOCAK Collection, they will have an opportunity to step into the shoes of art collectors and finally, to create their own one-off collections.

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Artist, Go!: How to Secure a Residency?

23.11.2013 at 11:30 am

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.

autorzy plakatu: Joanna Górska, Jerzy Skakun199

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

25.11.2013 at 8 pm

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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Time for Art (3)

26.11.2013 at 11

We would like to invite all senior citizens to the workshop dedicated to our temporary exhibitions The Need for Freedom and Good Boy.

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Senior Citizens’ Week at MOCAK

26.11.2013 - 29.11.2013

In the last week of November, MOCAK will organise free workshops and exhibition tours for senior citizens.

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

30.11.2013 at 11:30 am

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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Avant-garde versus Avant-garde. Anti-avant-garde trends in Czech culture of the 1930s and 40s.

05.12.2013 at 6 pm

On Thursday 5 December at 6 pm, in the MOCAK Library there will take place a lecture by Hanna Marciniak.

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Premiere presentation of the Polish edition of Olga Kisseleva’s project Double Life

06.12.2013 at 6 pm

Olga Kisseleva’s Double Life, a project started in 2007, is based for the most part on co-operation. In each participating city, local artists are asked to contribute their own films.

An MPK tram with a MOCAK advertisement, //Young Cracow Painters by Pola Dwurnik//205

Santa Claus Tram at MOCAK

06.12.2013 at 9 – 2pm

Together with MPK in Krakow , MOCAK’s partner, we would like to invite you to join us at a special Santa Claus event.

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Artist, Go!: Writing Applications and Financing Art Projects

07.12.2013 at 11:30

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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Creative Collection

08.12.2013 at 12 noon

We would like to invite children aged 4–12 to a workshop inspired by the MOCAK Collection.

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Shaken pictures

11.12.2013 at 4 pm

On 11 December we would like to invite you to a workshop adapted to the needs of people with sight and hearing disabilities.

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Debate: Right To Space

13.12.2013 at 6 pm

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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The House and Garden of My Dreams

13.12.2013 at 1 pm

We will be hosting the post-competition opening of the exhibition The House and Garden of My Dreams, together with the award ceremony.

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Tadeusz Kantor’s ‘Wrong Bethlehem’. Discussion around the book by Marta Kufel

07.01.2014 at 6 pm

The discussion will be joined by Dariusz Kosiński, Grzegorz Niziołek and the author.

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The 22nd Finale of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity at MOCAK

12.01.2014

On Sunday 12 January, MOCAK will join in to help get donations on behalf of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity. For this reason, we have made entry to all the exhibitions free on the day.

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Curator-guided tour of Erwin Wurm exhibition Good Boy and a screening of a film about the artist

12.01.2014 at 12 noon

You are invited to a curator-guided tour of the exhibition Good Boy. The participants will also be shown the film Erwin Wurm: The Artist Who Swallowed the World.

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Animation

19.01.2014 at 12 noon

We would like to invite you to a creative workshop devoted to Animation, where the participants will tour Erwin Wurm's exhibition Good Boy. At the same time, the children, inspired by the artist, will perform a series of creative tasks.

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The Nightmare of Participation

22.01.2014 at 6 pm

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

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

23.01.2014 at 6 pm

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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Curator's tour of the Władysław Hasior. The European Rauschenberg? exhibition

30.01.2014 at 12 noon

On Sunday, February 16th at 12 we would like to invite you to a curator's tour of the Władysław Hasior. The European Rauschenberg? exhibition.

Wisława Szymborska, to Wiktor Woroszylski, 1984, courtesy of Natalia Woroszylska219

Collages

02.02.2014 - 13.04.2014

Wisława Szymborska’s exhibition Collages aims to broaden the artistic perception of the Polish Nobel winner. The poet’s art covers three areas: serious poetry, light-hearted poetry and cut-and-paste works, or collages. These areas combine to define the artistic personality of Szymborska.

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WRO on Tour

13.02.2014 - 15.02.2014

WRO 2013 Pioneering Values on Tour is a cross-section of works and documentation of the WRO Biennale programme, selected by its artistic director Piotr Krajewski.

Władysław Hasior with //Nightingale Afire//, (1968), MOCAK Archive221

Władysław Hasior: The European Rauschenberg?

14.02.2014 - 27.04.2014

Władysław Hasior’s exhibition at MOCAK will be the first such comprehensive Krakow presentation of the artist’s work in four decades. Hasior is one of the most prominent Polish artists.

Rune Eraker, //Burundi//, 1996222

Uprooted

14.02.2014 - 27.04.2014

The exhibition is the first presentation in Poland of the works of the Norwegian photographer Rune Eraker and also the first exhibition of socially engaged photography at MOCAK.

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The Whole World in Small Pictures

14.02.2014 - 13.04.2014

At the exhibition we will present over two thousand miniature pictures by Alina Dawidowicz. These are watercolours or felt tip representation, which she started making in the 1980s at the rate of some 20 a week.

Klaudia Kaczmarczyk, no title, 2014224

Social Photography: Workshops

22.02.2014 - 13.04.2014

Re Gallery – exhibition space opened in May 2013, designated for presenting the works of art students. This time we will show the works of the art students of the Film School in Łódź, produced during the workshops with a Norwegian photographer Rune Eraker.

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Katarzyna Kobro – Between Sculpture and Architecture

25.02.2014 at 6 pm

On Tuesday 25th February the MOCAK Library would like to invite you to Małgorzata Jędrzejczyk's lecture Katarzyna Kobro – Between Sculpture and Architecture.

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Generation Solo. What is new dance about?

06.03.2014 at 6 p.m.

Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor Cricoteka and MOCAK would like to invite you to the second of a series of meetings promoting the book Pokolenie Solo. Choreografowie w rozmowach z Anną Królicą (Generation Solo. Anna Królica's interviews with choreograhphers).

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Curator's tour of Rune Eraker's Uprooted exhibition

09.03.2014 at 12 noon

On Sunday, 9th March at 12 noon Delfina Jałowik will be giving a guided tour of Rune Eraker's Uprooted exhibition.

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Assemblage – workshops for children

09.03.2014 at 12 noon

Children are invited to participate in the workshops inspired by Władysław Hasior. The European Rauschenberg? exhibition.

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Time for Art – workshops for senior citizens

11.03.2014 at 11 a.m.

Senior citizens are invited to the workshops devoted to our temporary exhibitions.

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Photography of the 21st century: is it still engaged?

13.03.2014 at 6 p.m.

We would like to invite you to the meeting Photography of the 21st century – is it still engaged?, which accompanies Rune Eraker's Uprooted exhibition.

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Curator's tour of the Władysław Hasior. The European Rauschenberg? exhibition

16.03.2014 at 12 noon

The exhibition presents around 100 works of Władysław Hasior. Documentaries, newsreels and many other materials are also on display.

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Sketches on Culture – meeting with Wojciech Plewiński

20.03.2014 at 6 p.m.

The event accompanies Władysław Hasior. The European Rauschenberg? exhibition, whose separate part is a series of 19 photographs taken by Wojciech Plewiński in Władysław Hasior's Zakopane studio in 1962.

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The Policy of Paintings – meeting with Rafał Bujnowski and Łukasz Gorczyca

27.03.2014 at 6 p.m.

We would like to invite you to a meeting promoting Rafał Bujnowski's first monograph Polityka obrazów. Wybrane prace z lat 1999—2013 (The policy of paintings. Selected works from 1999—2013). The meeting will be chaired by Maria Anna Potocka.

Władysław Hasior against the backdrop of //The Iron Organs//, next to it – //Golgota//, the MOCAK's archive234

Documentaries about Hasior – meeting with Urszula Latuszewska-Dubowska

28.03.2014 at 6 p.m.

We would like to invite you to a meeting accompanying Władysław Hasior. The European Rauschenberg? exhibition.

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Presentation of art projects Art and the City

02.04.2014 at 6 pm

We would like to invite you to the session dedicated to the relation between art and city. The event is organised as part of the international project Public Exchange: Reflections on Art and the City.

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Workshops: Th­e Art of Perception

03.04.2014 at 12 noon

We would like to invite you to the workshops inspired by Rune Eraker's Uprooted exhibition. The event is organised as part of the international project Public Exchange: Reflections on Art and the City.

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An event in Nuremberg accompanying Rune Eraker's Uprooted exhibition

03.04.2014 at 8 pm

The guests of the session will be Maria Anna Potocka, MOCAK's director, and Adam Golec.

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Workshops: Images of the District

05.04.2014 at 12 noon

We would like to invite you to the workshops inspired by Rune Eraker's Uprooted exhibition. The event is organised as part of the international project Public Exchange: Reflections on Art and the City.

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International Video Art Review THE 02

05.04.2014 at 17 do 06.04.2014

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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Curator's tour of Rune Eraker's Uprooted exhibition

06.04.2014 at 12 noon

The exhibition consists of 72 black-and-white photographs from the series The Smell of Longing and two screenings that contain some photographs from the series never shown before.

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Points of View – workshops for teenagers

08.04.2014

We are inviting associations which work free of charge for the sake of youth to participate in MOCAK's workshops inspired by Rune Eraker's Uprooted exhibition.

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The Eye of the Photographer – dilemmas of socially engaged photography

10.04.2014 at 6 pm

We would like to invite you to an event accompanying Rune Eraker's Uprooted exhibition. The guests of the meeting will be Adam Golec and Krzysztof Miller. The session will be chaired by Wojciech Wilczyk.

Leszek Zając, //World Speedway Champion//, 1982, ink, oil, canvas244

Inner Space

12.04.2014 - 02.08.2014

An Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings from the Collection of the Józef Babiński Specialist Hospital in Krakow

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Conference Art and Freedom

12.04.2014

The conference, devoted to the relationships between creativity, reception of art and freedom, will take place on 12th April.

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Curator's tour of the Władysław Hasior. The European Rauschenberg? exhibition

13.04.2014 at 12 noon

Around 100 Hasior's works from 1956-1986 are on show, some of which have never been reproduced before.

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Student project presentation Public Exchange

14.04.2014 at 6 pm

We would like to invite you to the session summing up the Public Exchange project.

Muntean / Rosenblum, no title, 2011, oil, canvas248

The MOCAK Collection

15.04.2014 - 01.04.2015

The most recent exhibition of the MOCAK Collection, while retaining several works of art from its previous opening, has been extended to include the works acquired in the last two years. Just like in previous year the exhibition is divided into sections according to the media in which the works were created. Our main focus are the most important ones: photography, painting, sculpture and video.

MOCAK Archive249

Hasior Gallery: Meet Anna Wende–Surmiak and Julita Dembowska

24.04.2014 at 6 pm

We would like to invite you to a session dedicated to Władysław Hasior. The European Rauschenberg? exhibition.

Petr Pavlensky, //Anonymous Nationalist//, 2013, video, 3 min 8 s250

Petr Pavlensky Anonymous Nationalist

25.04.2014 - 11.05.2014

The conceptual artist and political activist Petr Pavlensky represents a new wave of protest and dissident art in Russia. The exhibition Anonymous Nationalist recounts an episode from real life where a murder was committed in a civilian setting, but with militaristic intentions.

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Slow Art Day

26.04.2014 at 12 noon

We would like to invite everyone to participate in another edition of Slow Art Day at MOCAK.

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A Nut Terrorises Cities, Colours Have Turned into Storks, or On Some Special Cases of the Romanian Avant-garde

29.04.2014 at 6 pm

The MOCAK Library would like to invite you to Jakub Kornhauser's lecture.

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Free Admission European Funds Festival

06.05.2014

We would like to invite you to participate in the events organised as part of Free Admission European Funds Festival, which commemorates the 10th anniversary of Poland's accession to the European Union.

//Andrzej Wajda. Let's take a picture!//, Paladino group/Wajda Studio254

Master lectures as part of Off Camera Pro Industry: Andrzej Wajda and Jerzy Stuhr

09.05.2014 at 3 pm

We would like to invite you to a meeting with Andrzej Wajda at 3 pm and with Professor Jerzy Stuhr at 5.30 pm.

Rafał Bujnowski, //Graboszyce 23// from the series: //Polish Houses//, 2002, oil on canvas255

Graboszyce. The Everyday Reality in Art

14.05.2014 at 3 pm

The Foundation Culture without Barriers and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow invite you to workshops designed especially to accommodate the needs of those visually and aurally impaired. With our special guest Rafał Bujnowski.

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Vernissage

15.05.2014 at 6 pm

On Thursday 15 May 2014, at 6 pm you are invited to the opening of new exhibitions.

Generic Art Solutions, //A Study After// Innocent 2, 2010, photograph, 111 cm × 76 cm257

Crime in Art

16.05.2014 - 28.09.2014

Crime in Art is the 4th exhibition to date in MOCAK’s series which combines art with the most significant civilisational themes such as history, sport, science and religion. Crime reveals all the inner fanatical turmoil, bleak helplessness and wrong without atonement.

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Night of Museums at MOCAK

16.05.2014 at 7 pm

On Friday, 16th May we would like to invite you to MOCAK to enjoy the Night of Museums and numerous attractions prepared specially for this occasion. On that day the Museum will be open exclusively from 7 pm till midnight.

Walker Evans, "Labor Anonymous", //Fortune//, November 1946. Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art259

Walker Evans: The Magazine Work

16.05.2014 - 15.06.2014

The exhibition as part of Krakow Photomonth Festival.

Taryn Simon, //Folder: Explosions//, 2012 © Taryn Simon. Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery260

Taryn Simon The Picture Collection

16.05.2014 - 15.06.2014

The exhibition as part of Krakow Photomonth Festival.

Przemysław Branas, //Mask 01//, from the series //Domestic ritual masks//, 2014261

Przemysław Branas Hiccups ShowOFF Section 2014

16.05.2014 - 15.06.2014

The exhibition as part of ShowOFF Section 2014 Krakow Photomonth Festival.

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Master session with David Campany. Krakow Photomonth Festival

17.05.2014 at 2 pm

The event accompanies the exhibition Walker Evans: The Magazine Work presented at MOCAK as part of Krakow Photomonth Festival.

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MOCAK at Warsaw Book Fair

22.05.2014 - 25.05.2014

22-25 May visit the stand of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow at the jubilee 5th edition of Warsaw Book Fair.

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Rafał Milach and Gordon MacDonald. Master session as part of Krakow Photomonth Festival

23.05.2014 at 6 pm

We would like to invite you to a session with Rafał Milach, the author of The Winners photo book and Gordon MacDonald, the director of GOST Books.

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Curator's tour of the Inner Space exhibition

24.05.2014 at 12 noon

An Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings from the Collection of the Józef Babiński Specialist Hospital in Krakow.

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Between Krakow and Lodz. On the activities of the 'a.r.' artistic group

27.05.2014 at 6 pm

The MOCAK Library would like to invite you to Michalina Kmiecik's lecture as part of a series of sessions titled Avant-garde of Central and Eastern Europe – Innovation or Imitation?

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Week of the Disabled at MOCAK

29.05.2014 - 05.06.2014

From 29th May to 5th June the 15th Week of the Disabled under the motto 'I love Krakow and Krakow loves me' will take place.

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Curator's tour of the Crime in Art exhibition

01.06.2014 at 12 noon

The exhibition, which features works of 40 Polish and foreign artists, reveals various thematic, symbolic and critical possibilities that crime contains.

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Children's Day at MOCAK

01.06.2014 at 12 noon

We would like to invite children aged 5-10 to art workshops to celebrate Children's Day.

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Using Photography in Promotion – training

03.06.2014 at 1 pm

Together with Kancerlaria Lasssota i Partnerzy as well as the Malopolska Institute of Culture would like to invite you to a free training Using Photography in Promotion. The event is a part of Krakow Photo Fringe 2014.

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Curator's tour of the Inner Space exhibition

07.06.2014 at 12 noon

An Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings from the Collection of the Józef Babiński Specialist Hospital in Krakow.

Larry Clark, untitled //(T34)//, 1971, from the series //Tulsa//, photograph,272

Crime as Inspiration: panel discussion

10.06.2014 at 6 pm

The event accompanies the exhibition Crime in Art. The participants will talk about crime which becomes an inspiration for artists.

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Space Fillers. Installation Art in Public Space: panel discussion

11.06.2014 at 6 pm

We would like to invite you to a panel discussion as part of the 3rd edition of sociocultural animation titled City as 'A Living Work of Art', the Metaphor for Human Lot.

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Jugglers of Ideas, Aristocrats of the Soul. Zenitism and Yugoslavian Interwar Avant-garde

12.06.2014 at 6 pm

The MOCAK Library would like to invite you to Kinga Siewior's lecture as part of a series of sessions titled Avant-garde of Central and Eastern Europe – Innovation or Imitation?

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Limbic Body – DF Dance Theatre premiere

14.06.2014 at 7.30 pm

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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Launching the book Zaprojektowane [Design Stage]

25.06.2014 at 6 pm

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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Vernissage

26.06.2014 at 6 pm

Thursday 26 June 2014, 6 pm we would like to invite you to the opening of the following exhibitions:

Krzysztof Niemczyk, 1960s, photo: Adam Karaś, courtesy Monika Niemczyk278

Krzysztof Niemczyk. Situationist, Writer, Painter

27.06.2014 - 14.09.2014

The exhibition aims to remember this uncompromising and independent artist. We will be showing fragments of Niemczyk’s manuscripts, his paintings, portrait photographs and photographs documenting his artistic actions as well as souvenirs from the family archives: the artist’s letters to his sister, records and books from his collection.

Rafał Bujnowski, //The Pope//, 2002, oil / canvas, The MOCAK Collection279

Popes

27.06.2014 - 24.09.2014

The exhibition analyses the phenomenon of fascination with Pope John Paul II, his image and the material traces of his presence. The presented works represent just a small portion of the critical look at the increasing exaltation of society.

Krzysztof Korszeń, //A Feminist Killing a Man//, 2014, sculpture280

My Presence

27.06.2014 - 14.09.2014

The works on display have been produced at the UMCS Institute of Fine Arts in Lublin under supervision of Professor Jan Gryka. The majority of the artists are in their third year. The common theme of all the works is self-portrait.

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The exhibition of Wisławy Szymborska’s collages in Toruń

04.07.2014 at 7 pm

At the "Signs of the Times Centre" of Contemporary Art in Toruń the exibition will open entitled Collages or Home-Made Cut-and-Paste Postcards by Wisława Szymborska. The Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow is the exhibition partner.

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Collages or Home-Made Cut-and-Paste Postcards

08.07.2014 - 31.08.2014

On Friday 4 July at 7 pm at the "Signs of the Times Centre" of Contemporary Art in Toruń the exibition will open entitled Collages or Home-Made Cut-and-Paste Postcards by Wisława Szymborska. The Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow is the exhibition partner.

Lukáš Houdek, //The Art of Killing//, 2012, photograph283

Art Is Freedom: Exhibition of works from the MOCAK Collection

09.07.2014 - 24.08.2014

The exhibition Art Is Freedom is the first-ever presentation in Ukraine of works from the MOCAK Collection. The selection includes a few dozen works by Polish and international artists.

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MOCAK Summer Cinema

11.07.2014 at 9.30 pm

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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Inner Space – curator guided tour in English

12.07.2014 at 4 pm

The paintings and drawings shown at MOCAK come from the collection of the Dr Babiński Specialist Hospital.

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The Summer at MOCAK

19.07.2014 at noon

We invite children to attend our summer art workshops at MOCAK. The fun activities that we have devised will stimulate ingenious thinking and allow participants to while away the summer in creative play.

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The Second Life of a Book at the MOCAK Library

27.07.2014 at 1 pm

We would like to invite you to these events on behalf of MOCAK as well as the Krakow Festival Office and the bookeriada.pl web portal.

Leszek Zając, //World Speedway Champion//, 1982, ink, oil, canvas288

Workshop Record Breakers

27.07.2014 at 1 pm

During The Second Life of a Book we would like to invite children and adults to a workshop entitled Record Breakers.

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MOCAK Summer Cinema

27.07.2014 at 9.30 pm

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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Opening

31.07.2014 at 6 pm

On Thursday 31 July at 6 pm you are invited to the opening of the exhibition I Am a Drop in the Ocean: Art of the Ukrainian Revolution.

//Imagine//, a performance by Markiyan Matsekh and Oleg Matsekh, 2013, photographic documentation, courtesy of Mystetskyi Arsenal291

I Am a Drop in the Ocean: Art of the Ukrainian Revolution

01.08.2014 - 19.10.2014

At all times, art accompanied the protests; it was a sphere of freedom, an expression of resistance to Russian influence in the corrupt state.

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MOCAK Summer Cinema

08.08.2014 at 9.30

Welcome to the evening screenings in the MOCAK colonnade! On Friday 8 August at 9.30 pm, you are invited to the screening of Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan.

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Curator's tour of the Crime in Art exhibition

10.08.2014 at 12 noon

Crime in Art is the 4th exhibition to date in MOCAK’s series which combines art with the most significant civilisational themes.

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MOCAK Summer Cinema

22.08.2014 at 9.30 pm

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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In the Study of a Humanist. A series of guided tours of the Mieczysław Porębski Library.

30.08.2014 at 1 pm

During the summer holidays, every Saturday at 1 pm and 4 pm you are welcome to join the guided tour of the Mieczysław Porębski Library.

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Multimedia theater I, Krzysztof

02.09.2014 at 5.30 pm

The exhibition Krzysztof Niemczyk: Situationist, Writer, Painter is accompanied by the multimedia theater I, Krzysztof with Monika Niemczyk directed by Natalia Korczakowska.

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Does Art Need a Pope?

03.09.2014 at 6 pm

A discussion around the exhibition Popes with the participation of Łukasz Baksik, Father Adam Boniecki and Agnieszka Tarasiuk will be devoted to the widespread use of the images of the Pope in visual culture.

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Już trudno [Too Bad] – Meet Anda Rottenberg

11.09.2014 at 6 pm

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 at the Publishers’ Forum in Lviv

11.09.2014 - 14.09.2014

From 11 until 14 September you are welcome to visit MOCAK stall at the 21 Publishers’ Forum in Lviv.

 Zbigniew Makowski, //Las husula extranas//, 1965, artist’s book, collage, ink, watercolour, 26.5 x 17 x 4 cm, photo: MOCAK Library300

Living Library at the Günter Grass Gallery in Gdańsk

12.09.2014 at 6 pm

On Friday 12 September at 6 pm at the Günter Grass Gallery in Gdańsk there was opening of the exhibition Living Library. The first edition of the exhibition took place at MOCAK Library in Krakow. The exhibition in Gdańsk has been enriched with additional works.

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Curator's tour of the Crime in Art exhibition

14.09.2014 at 12 noon

The most recent show, where we shall see works of 40 Polish and foreign artists, reveals various thematic, symbolic and critical possibilities that crime contains.

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A Wall That Unites – Piotr Lutyński’s Mural in Zabłocie

24.09.2014 at 6 pm

A mural by Piotr Lutyński, an artist whose works are in the MOCAK Collection, has been created in the vicinity of the Museum. We would like to invite you to a concert which will add splendour to the act of unveiling of the work.

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Guided tours for pensioners as part of the series Time for Art (5)

26.09.2014 at 11

Pensioners are invited to our free tours of the exhibition Crime in Art combined with workshops.

Leszek Zając, //World Speedway Champion//, 1982, ink, oil, canvas304

Inner Space in Leszno and in Wałbrzych

14.10.2014

The exhibition will be presented at the Regional Museum Gallery in Leszno and at Książ Palace in Wałbrzych.

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Inner Space in Leszno

15.10.2014 - 13.11.2014

An Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings from the Collection of the Józef Babiński Specialist Hospital in Krakow. From 14 October until 13 November the exhibition will be presented in the District Museum in Leszno.

Julian Opie, //Julian.// 2012, mosaic, 151 × 114,3 cm, courtesy of the artist306

Sculptures, Paintings, Films

18.10.2014 - 25.01.2015

At the exhibition of Julian Opie, one of the leading contemporary British artists, we will be presenting his new works, the majority prepared especially for the Krakow exhibition. The prevailing themes are people and nature.

Piotr Lutyński, //Five elements//, 2010, ph. R. Sosin307

Installation or Object? Works from the MOCAK Collection

18.10.2014 - 18.01.2015

At the exhibition we will show over a dozen works from the Museum’s Collection. Some of them have never been before been shown at MOCAK. Within the scope expressed in its title – Installation or Object? – the show examines the problem of fluidity of media in contemporary art.

Mikołaj Smoczyński, //Library//, Krzysztofory Gallery in Krakow, 1993308

Object, Space, Photography

18.10.2014 - 11.01.2015

The first in the series of exhibitions at MOCAK presenting the oeuvre of Mikołaj Smoczyński. The show is based entirely on the works of art and archives bequeathed to the Museum by the artist’s heirs in 2011.

Karol Radziszewski, //Karol and Natalia LL//, 2011, photograph, courtesy of the artist309

America Is Not Ready For This

18.10.2014 - 11.01.2015

In 2011 Karol Radziszewski decided to set off to America in the footsteps of Natalia LL. The exhibition, which consists of the documentation of his encounters there, as well as his email correspondence and archive photos, creates a new portrait of Natalia LL.

Lena Achtelik, //Secret Garden  III//, 2012, oil /canvas, 140 × 100 cm, courtesy of the artist310

Literary Inspirations

18.10.2014 - 11.01.2015

The artist who finds inspiration in literature tries to visualise what the writer has left to the reader’s imagination. The exhibition concentrates on works that relate to narratives in which the world is a place as magical as it is absurd, full of incredible phenomena.

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Guided tour of the Julian Opie exhibition with the artist himself

18.10.2014 at 1 pm

On Saturday 18 October at 1 pm we would like to invite you to a guided tour of the exhibition Sculptures, Paintings, Films with the participation of Julian Opie and curator Delfina Jałowik. Admission included in the price of the ticket.

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An Unusual Puzzle – children’s workshop

19.10.2014 at 12 noon

Children are invited to attend the workshop to accompany Julian Opie’s exhibition Sculptures, Paintings, Films.

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MOCAK at the 18th Book Fair in Krakow

23.10.2014 - 26.10.2014

From 23 until 26 October visit the MOCAK stand, organised by the Museum, at the 18th Book Fair in Krakow.

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Krzysztof Niemczyk. Przypadek twórczy – event which is part of the 18th Book Fair in Krakow

25.10.2014 at 4 pm

Come to the session dedicated to the figure of Krzysztof Niemczyk, an uncompromising, independent artist. With: Monika Niemczyk and Józef Chrobak. Chaired by: Maria Anna Potocka.

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Psychoanalysis and Art – lecture by Michael Parsons

25.10.2014 at 6 pm

Come to a lecture by the British psychoanalyst Dr Michael Parsons, organised by the Polish Psychoanalytical Society and MOCAK the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow.

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New Media: A Prosthetic of Perception? – event which is part of the 18th Book Fair in Krakow

26.10.2014 at 3 pm

Come to the discussion New Media: A Prosthetic of Perception? about the importance of interactive technology for cultural institutions.

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Visual Experiments in Ukrainian Poetry

28.10.2014 at 18

The lecture will be devoted to poetry created with graphic signs, and in particular using similarities between the verbal and visual expression that have provided the basis for the new mode of expression in the experimental Ukrainian poetry of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Krzysztof Niemczyk exhibition in Rome

03.11.2014 - 28.11.2014

From 3 until 28 November 2014 as part of the project In Polonia per saziare l´amore at Fondazione Pastificio Cerere there is on the exhibition of Krzysztof Niemczyk.

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Curator guided tour of the exhibition Literary Inspirations

07.11.2014 at 17

On Friday 7 November at 5 pm, you are invited to take part in the curator guided tour of the exhibition Literary Inspirations.

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Can design help build local identity? – lecture by Zofia Oslislo-Piekarska

07.11.2014

The book New Silesians: City, Design, Identity attempts to analyse the phenomenon of semantic design, inspired by the culture and heritage of the region.

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Family Collections (September – November)

15.11.2014 at 12 pm

Visit our series of family workshops. Participants will be acquainted with works from the MOCAK Collection and they will make installations and other works that can become part of their family collections.

Leszek Zając, //World Speedway Champion//, 1982, ink, oil, canvas322

Inner Space in Wałbrzych

17.11.2014 - 15.12.2014

An Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings from the Collection of the Józef Babiński Specialist Hospital in Krakow. From 17 November it will be transferred to the Książ Palace in Walbrzych.

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MOCAK at the Book Fair in Katowice

21.11.2014 - 23.11.2014

During 21–23 November visit the stand of MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art at the Book Fair in Katowice.

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10th Krakow Museums Open Doors Day at MOCAK

23.11.2014

Many attractions have been prepared for MOCAK’s visitors. On the day, entry to all events is free, whether exhibitions, workshops or guided tours.

//Time for Art// workshops, the guided tour of the Julian Opie exhibition325

Senior Citizen Week at MOCAK 2014

25.11.2014 - 30.11.2014

In the last week of November, MOCAK invites all seniors to free-of-charge workshops and guided tours.

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The Wolf Man: Psychoanalytical Inspirations Today

02.12.2014 at 6 pm

You are invited to attend a session devoted to Sergei Pankejeff, a famous patient of Sigmund Freud.

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Touch Art – workshops for the blind

03.12.2014 at 3:30 pm

On 3 December as part of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, MOCAK is organising workshops tailor-made for the blind.

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Dirty Wars – film screening. Meet Mateusz Curyła

04.12.2014 at 6 pm

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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MOCAK Father Christmas tram

06.12.2014 at 11 am–6pm

On Saturday 6 December from 11 am until 6 pm you are cordially invited to a very special Father Christmas occasion on a no. 6 Krakow MPK tram.

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Father Christmas at MOCAK

06.12.2014 at 12 noon

On 6 December at 12, noon all children are invited to a special guided tour of the Museum, with lots of artistic surprises!

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Curator guided tour of the exhibition Installation or Object? Works from the MOCAK Collection

07.12.2014 at 12 noon

The exhibition probes the problem of the flexibility of media in contemporary art. The exhibition curator Monika Koziol will talk about over a dozen works from the Museum's Collection that we present at the exhibition.

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The Hell’s Kitchen Artists and ‘Farmers’ of New York , or the Lithuanian Émigré Avant-garde

11.12.2014 at 6 pm

MOCAK Library invites you to a lecture by Justyna Prusinowska, PhD, as part of the series of sessions entitled The Avant-garde of Central and Eastern Europe – Innovation or Imitation?

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Spatial Works – workshops for children

14.12.2014 at 12 noon

Children are invited to attend the workshop accompanying the exhibition of works from MOCAK Collection Installation or Object?.

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Exhibition of children’s works The House and Garden of My Dreams (4)

19.12.2014 at 12 noon

On Friday 19 December at 12 noon, at MOCAK there will take place the opening of children’s works submitted for the competition entitled The House and Garden of My Dreams.

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Holy War – launch of a new book by Wojciech Wilczyk

15.01.2015 at 6 pm

Come to the launch of Święta Wojna (Holy War) – a new book by Wojciech Wilczyk, one of the leading Polish documentary photographers. The participants in the event will include Wojciech Wilczyk and Magdalena Zych. Host: Justyna Nowicka (Radio Kraków).

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Guided tour of the Julian Opie exhibition

18.01.2015 at 12 noon

On Sunday 18 at 12 noon we would like to invite you to a guided tour of the exhibition Sculptures, Paintings, Films with the participation of curator Delfina Jałowik.

Stanisł‚aw Ignacy Witkiewicz, //Self-portrait//, 1917, pastel / paper, The Mieczysław Porębski Library337

Witkacy the Letter Writer

20.01.2015 at 6 pm

On Tuesday 20 January at 6pm, come to the launch of Olga Szmidt’s book Witkacy the Letter Writer.

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Opening

12.02.2015 at 6 pm

12th Febrauary at 6 pm: Come to the opening of the exhibitions!

Masayasu Mitsuke, untitled, 2012, private collection: Abe Collection, © Masayasu Mitsuke, courtesy of Ota Fine Arts339

Logical Emotion: Contemporary Art from Japan

13.02.2015 - 26.04.2015

The leitmotif of the exhibition can be encapsulated in two concepts – often treated as each other’s antithesis – ‘logic’ and ‘emotion’. The organisers of the exhibition hold that the tension between these concepts is the pivot of contemporary Japanese art. The exhibition aims to discover the essence of the ‘Japanese identity’, presenting it in different contexts and attempting to define distinguishing features of its aesthetics.

Omer Fast, //Everything  at Rises Must Converge//, 2013, digital film, courtesy of gb agency Paris, Arratia Beer Berlin and Dvir Gallery Tel Aviv340

Omer Fast

13.02.2015 - 26.04.2015

Omer Fast’s exhibition at MOCAK will be the artist’s first larger presentation in Poland. We will show four video installation. Omer Fast is part of the programme of individual exhibitions showing the output of artists represented at the MOCAK Collection.

Mikołaj Smoczyński, //The Secret Performance//, 1985–1987, photograph341

Two Series

13.02.2015 - 12.04.2015

The second in the series of Mikołaj Smoczyński’s exhibitions is based entirely on his works in the MOCAK Collection; we will be presenting two of the earliest photographic series by the artist: Double Object and The Secret Performance.

Nikifor Krynicki, 1930s, watercolour / paper, 28 x 24.8 cm, private collection342

Nikifors

13.02.2015 - 12.04.2015

Nikifor Krynicki is the pivotal point of the exhibition. Other artists on display represent a philosophy and artistic approach similar to the Master from Krynica.

Ben Hagari, //Invert//, 2010, video, 11 min343

Young Israel

13.02.2015 - 12.04.2015

The first exhibition at Re Gallery by artists from outside Poland. We present video works by young Israeli artists – Ben Hagari and Nadav Bin-Nun.

Nikifor Krynicki, 1960s, gouache / paper, 29.5 × 20.8 cm, private collection344

Curator's tour of the exhibitions at the galleries

22.02.2015 at 12 noon

We would like to invite you to join a curator's tour of the following exhibitions: Mikołaj Smoczyński's Two Series at Alfa Gallery, Nikifors at Beta Gallery and Young Israel at Re Gallery.

Akihisa Hirata, //Häm//, 2014, installation, courtesy of akihisa hirata architecture office / Yuko Tonogi, Naoki Nakamata, Arup / Mitsuhiro Kanada, Kazuma Goto, photo: Rafał Sosin345

Tour of the exhibition Logical Emotion: Contemporary Art from Japan and a meeting with Akihisa Hirata

24.02.2015 at 6 pm

We would like to invite you to a tour of the exhibition Logical Emotion and a meeting with the artist Akihisa Hirata, whose work Häm is presented at the exhibition.

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Jagiellonian University Students' Art Week

03.03.2015 - 08.03.2015

We encourage you to learn about the MOCAK events as part of Jagiellonian University Students' Art Week.

 Mieczyslaw Porebski's Library, in the photograph visible a framgement of Jerzy Nowosielski's work //Study with Variantions//, 1960, oil / wood,  60 × 11 cm, photo: Rafal Sosin347

Where is Nowosielski?

10.03.2015 at 5 pm

Where is Nowosielski? is a project of the ‘Cultural Archipelagos’ Anthropological Society, aiming to acquaint participants with the art of Jerzy Nowosielski and his works on display in Krakow.

Milan Knížák, no title, 1987, asamblage, MOCAK Collection348

Day with Fluxus at MOCAK

13.03.2015 at 1 pm

Come to MOCAK for a Fluxus-related event. Together with Grupa ETC we have prepared for the participants numerous attractions, including workshops, an educational game, a performative lecture, a panel discussion and a concert.

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European Funds Festival Free Entry

20.03.2015

Come to MOCAK for the events which are part of the 3rd edition of the European Funds Festival. During the day there will be free entry to all exhibitions. Free participation in museum classes should be of special interest to organised groups.

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Closer to Kobierzyn – lecture by Professor Bogdan de Barbaro

23.03.2015 at 6.30 pm

Come to the lecture by Prof. Bogdan de Barbaro that will inaugurate the project Closer to Kobierzyn of the Cultural Archipelagos Foundation.

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Slow Art Day

18.04.2015 at 12 noon

We would like to invite everyone to participate in another edition of Slow Art Day at MOCAK.

Lino Mannocci, //May it be to me as you have said//, monotype with inkjet collage352

Winnicott’s Angels and Mannocci’s Clouds A psychoanalytic reflection on The Annunciation. A lecture by Jan Abram

18.04.2015 at 6 pm

On Saturday 25 October at 6 pm at MOCAK Jan Abram will give a lecture. The event has been co-organised by the Polish Psychoanalytical Society.

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Krakers – Krakow Gallery Weekend

24.04.2015 - 26.04.2015

You are invited to a free-of-charge visit of our current exhibitions during the open weekend for Krakow galleries.

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HiQ Formation – an audiovisual performance

25.04.2015 at 5 pm

Come to an audiovisual performance by Aleksander Janicki and the HiQ Formation, by, as part of the 27th International Festival of Krakow Composers.

Nikifor Krynicki, 1930s, watercolour / paper, 29.3 × 19.8 cm, private collection355

Nikifors in Zakopane

30.04.2015 - 07.06.2015

The first presentation of the exhibition Nikifors took place at MOCAK. Its second facet shown at the Tatra Museum in Zakopane has been organised as part of the 41st Academic Symposium ʻModern Economy and Public Administrationʼ.

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Open Day of European Funds at MOCAK

07.05.2015

You are invited to MOCAK for a free tour of the exhibitions for the occasion of the Open Day of European Funds at MOCAK.

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MOCAK at Warsaw Book Fair

14.05.2015 - 17.05.2015

14-17 May visit the stand of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow at the Warsaw Book Fair.

Michel Kichka, //Duxième génération, ce que je n’ai pas dit à mon père//, 2012, comic, 37 × 27,5 cm, courtesy of Dargaud-Lombard-Dupuis Paris358

Things I Never Told My Father – workshops with Michel Kichka

15.05.2015 at 7 pm

Come to the workshops accompanying a drawing performance by Michel Kichka. The event is organised as part of Krakow Night of Museums.

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Night of Museums 2015

15.05.2015 at 6 pm

Visit MOCAK to enjoy the Night of Museums. On that day the Museum will be open exclusively from 6 pm to 1 pm. The visitors will have a chance to see all exhibitions free of charge as well as take part in guided tours, events and contests organised specially for this occasion.

Maciej Osika, from the series //Self-portrait Collection//, 2000–2012, photograph, 70 × 50 cm, courtesy of M. Osika360

Gender in Art

15.05.2015 - 27.09.2015

Gender in Art is another project in MOCAK's series that confronts significant civilisational themes with artist's interpretation. The international exhibition will feature works of about forty artists. The accompanying publication, beside documenting the exhibition, will be a collection of essays which will present the issue from different perspectives.

Sarah Schönfeld, //weil wenn...//, 2004, photograph, courtesy of S. Schönfeld361

Poland – Israel – Germany: The Experience of Auschwitz

15.05.2015 - 31.10.2015

The exhibition at MOCAK highlights the significant presence of the theme of Auschwitz in the historical, social and cultural discourse. It demonstrates how contemporary artists from Poland, Israel and Germany interpret events from the past. This is not about presenting art broadly thematically related to the Holocaust, rather – about works that deal with the ‘anus mundi’– Auschwitz as a place of genocide, the most tragic man-made symbol there is.

Andy Warhol //Ten Portraits of Jews of the 20th Century// exhibition, private collection, photo: Rafał Sosin362

Ten Portraits of Jews of the 20th Century

15.05.2015 - 30.08.2015

At the exhibition we show the eponymous series that portrays the most prominent 20th-century personalities of Jewish extraction. Amongst them are academics, politicians and figures related to the world of culture such as Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Golda Meir, Gertrude Stein and Franz Kafka.

Alicja Kromka, //Cocoon//, 2012, photo: A. Kromka363

Lighting Studio

15.05.2015 - 14.06.2015

The year 2015 was proclaimed by UNESCO as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies. Therefore at Re Gallery we present lamp designs by the students of the Faculty of Industrial Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow.

Indrė Šerpytytė, //2 S. Dariaus and S. Gireno street, Akmene// from the series //1944–1991//,  © Indrė Šerpytytė. Courtesy of the artist364

Indrė Šerpytytė, 1944–1991

15.05.2015 - 14.06.2015

The exhibition as part of Krakow Photomonth Festival.

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Masters Series: Indrė Šerpytytė, Gintaras Česonis

16.05.2015 at 6 pm

Come to a masters session as part of the Krakow Photomonth Festival. On 16th May the guests of the event will be Indrė Šerpytytė and Gintaras Česonis.

Michel Kichka, //Duxième génération, ce que je n’ai pas dit à mon père//, 2012, comic, 37 × 27,5 cm, courtesy of Dargaud-Lombard-Dupuis Paris366

Second Generation – workshops with Michel Kichka

18.05.2015 at 1 pm

Come to the workshops addressed at art students. Michel Kichka will talk about his artistic work. The participants of the workshops will create their own comic strips.

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Masters Series: Markus Schaden

21.05.2015 at 6 pm

Come to a master session as part of the Krakow Photomonth Festival.

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MOCAK at the Design – Business – Krakow 2015 fair

22.05.2015 - 23.05.2015

22-23 May visit the stand of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow MOCAK at the Design – Business – Krakow 2015 fair.

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Curator guided tour of the exhibition Lighting Studio

24.05.2015 at 11 am

Join the curator on the tour of the exhibition Lighting Studio. The tour will be guided by curator, Martyna Sobczyk in Polish.

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Curator guided tour of the exhibition Gender in Art

24.05.2015 at 12 nonn

Gender in Art is another project in MOCAK's series that confronts significant civilisational themes with artist's interpretation. The international exhibition will feature works of about forty artists.

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Mobile apps and games about contemporary art – conceptual workshops

25.05.2015 at 12 noon

Come to the workshops dedicated to computer games and apps in the context of contemporary art education.

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Meet Anna Grodzka, accompanied by showing the film Trans–akcja

28.05.2015 at 5 pm

The protagonist of the film is Anna Grodzka, the first Polish transgender MP. The event is part of the programme Transgender and gender diversity in culture.

Maciej Osika, from the series //Self-portrait Collection//, 2000–2012, photograph, 70 × 50 cm, courtesy of M. Osika374

Gender studies – session with professor Ann Snitow

29.05.2015 at 6 pm

Come to an event accompanying the exhibition Gender in Art – a discussion with Prof. Anna Snitow, Maria Anna Potocka, the director of MOCAK and Igor Stokfiszewski.

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Night of Libraries at MOCAK

30.05.2015 at 11

On Saturday, 30th May come to the first nationwide edition of Night of Libraries. That night special attractions will await the Readers. The MOCAK Library will be open from 11 am till midnight.

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City game A Relic of Industrial Zabłocie

31.05.2015 at 11

Take part in a city game which is organised on the site of Krakow Zabłocie.

Paul Saint Amour, photo: Nomi Stolzenberg377

Copyright Lives – lecture by professor Paul K. Saint-Amour

05.06.2015 at 6.30 pm

Come to professor Paul K. Saint-Amour's lecture dedicated to the relationship between copyright law, art and literature.

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Curator–guided tour of the exhibition Poland – Israel – Germany

10.06.2015 at 5:30 pm

Wednesday, 10th June, 5.30 pm.

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A Creative Collection

21.06.2015 at 12 noon

A series of workshops for the whole family focused on works from the MOCAK Collection.

Sinfonietta Cracovia, photo: Michał Massa Mąsior380

Sinfonietta Cracovia – concert

26.06.2015 at 7.30 pm

We would like to invite you to attend a concert entitled Breaking with Tradition, organised as part of the Sinfonietta Festival. The concert will start with the series Music without Fanfare.

Zbigniew Herbert, September – November 1997, pencil / paper, 14.8 × 10.5 cm, from the collection of the National Library of Poland in Warsaw381

People

26.06.2015 - 13.09.2015

The exhibition is part of the series of exhibitions at MOCAK that aim to enhance the creative image of well-known. We will be showing a few dozen of his sketches of faces. These are from a selection of a few hundred of the poet’s drawings from the collection of the National Library of Poland in Warsaw.

Patryk Lutrzykowski, //Gender Colouring Book//, 2014, digital painting / paper, 21 × 21 cm, courtesy of the artist382

S/he

26.06.2015 - 13.09.2015

At the exhibition we present works by four students at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. The works illustrate the changes that have taken place in the social roles designated to men or women. The subject matter of S/he is related to the exhibition presented in the main part of the museum – Gender in Art.

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Guided tour of the exhibition Gender in Art with Sławomira Walczewska

28.06.2015 at 12 noon

Sławomira Walczewska, Ph.D., a feminist activist, philosopher and journalist will present her own interpretation of the works featured in the Gender in Art exhibition.

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Seeing, Believing, Being: Jewish Heritage and Holocaust sites as Dark Tourism. A lecture by Ruth Ellen Gruber

01.07.2015 at 6 pm

You are invited to attend a lecture by the American journalist, author, editor and researcher Ruth Ellen Gruber on the different ways of commemorating history and constructing shared Jewish memory.

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Guided tour of the exhibition Gender in Art with Anna Taszycka

04.07.2015 at 12 noon

Anna Taszycka, Ph.D., a film scholar, journalist and researcher of cultural difference will present her own interpretation of the works featured in the MOCAK exhibition.

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Time for Art: Facing the Holocaust

10.07.2015 at 11 am

We invite senior citizens for a free-of-charge guided tour of the exhibition Poland – Israel –Germany: The Experience of Auschwitz.

Workshop //Inter-nationally!//, 1.4.2012, MOCAK Library 387

Nice to Meet You at MOCAK

25.07.2015 at 5 pm

We would like to invite the international residents of Krakow to participate in a museum activity designed especially for them. Everyone else is also welcome to join us!

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Guided tours in English of the exhibitions at MOCAK for children and adults

28.07.2015 at 11 am

You can join a guided tour of the MOCAK Collection (every Tuesday in July at 11 am) and the exhibition Gender in Art (every Tuesday in July and August at 3 pm).

The Second Life of a Book at MOCAK Library, 2013, Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow (MOCAK), from the archive of Krakow Festival Bureau, photo: Tomasz Wiech389

The Second Life of a Book at MOCAK Library

02.08.2015 at 4 pm

Everybody can take part in the cashless book swap. The event is organised in collaboration with the Krakow Festival Bureau.

Ben Patterson, //What is Fluxus? This is Fluxus//, object, 2001, MOCAK Collection390

Space: The MOCAK Collection

20.08.2015 - 22.08.2015

Space is the first exhibition of works from the MOCAK Collection and Archive to be presented at Krakow Live Festival. The exhibition, in which we will be presenting some 30 objects, sculptures and installations, is part of the programme Art at the Festival.

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Guided tours of current exhibitions at MOCAK

20.08.2015 at 12 noon do 22.08.2015

During 20–22 August at noon there will take place daily guided tours of our temporary exhibitions: Gender in Art, Polska – Israel – Germany: The Experience of Auschwitz and Ten Portraits of Jews of the 20th Century by Andy Warhol.

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MOCAK goes to the Kraków Live Festival!

20.08.2015 - 22.08.2015

MOCAK has embarked on collaboration with Krakow Live Festival, which will take place 20–22 August 2015 on Krakow’s Błonia. For the festival audience and all the residents of the city, MOCAK has prepared an exhibition of works from its Collection as well as the area of creative activities.

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MOCAK Summer cinema

21.08.2015 at 9 pm

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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Guided tours in English of the exhibition Gender in Art

25.08.2015 at 3 pm

You can join a guided tour of the exhibition Gender in Art (every Tuesday in July and August at 3 pm). Free admission.

Sarah Schönfeld, //weil wenn...//, 2004, photograph, courtesy of S. Schönfeld395

Art in the Face of the Holocaust. A discussion in Polin

12.09.2015 at 2 pm

On 12th September at 2 pm come to the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw to a discussion dedicated to the ways of presenting the Holocaust in contemporary art.

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The Creative Collection in Nowa Huta

13.09.2015 at 1 pm

On 13 September come to the Festival of European funds at the Com-Com Zone Nowa Huta. MOCAK has prepared many attractions for this event.

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Guided tour of the exhibition Gender in Art

13.09.2015 at 12 noon

Gender in Art is another project in MOCAK's series that confronts significant civilisational themes with artist's interpretation. The international exhibition will feature works of about forty artists.

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The Salt Route Bridge – Claudia Roth in discussion with Sigalit Landau

17.09.2015 at 4.30 pm

On Thursday, 17th September at 4.30 pm come to a discussion between the Israeli artist Sigalit Landau and Claudia Roth, the Vice-President of the German Bundestag, who will talk about the relationship between art and politics.

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Screening of the film Brundibár Revisited

19.09.2015 at 16

We would like to invite you to the screening of the film Brundibár Revisited (directed by Douglas Wolfsperger, 2014). The screening accompanies the exhibition Poland – Israel – Germany: The Experience of Auschwitz.

Piotr Lutyński, no title, 2012, object, MOCAK Collection, photo: Education Department400

Week of Culture Without Barriers at MOCAK

26.09.2015

On 26th September as part of the Week of Culture Without Barriers all persons interested in experiencing art with senses other than sight are invited to come to MOCAK to participate in workshops and a discussion panel.

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60+ Culture at MOCAK

26.09.2015 - 27.09.2015

During the weekend 26th/27th September MOCAK invites seniors to visit the current exhibitions and participate in workshops free of charge.

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MOCAK Instameet

14.10.2015 at 5 pm

On Wednesday 14 October at 5 pm, together with the IgersKraków community, we invite Instagram users to take a very special walk around Zabłocie, combined with a visit to the Museum.

Csaba Nemes, //Z dala od morza//, z cyklu //Imię ojca: Csaba Nemes//, 2013, olej / płótno, Kolekcja MOCAK-u403

Vernissage

15.10.2015 at 6 pm

On 15th October at 6 pm come to the opening of the following exhibitions.

Irena Kalicka, untitled, from the series //What Happened Will Not Unhappen//, 2013/2014, photograph404

Artists from Krakow: The Generation 1980–1990

16.10.2015 - 28.03.2016

MOCAK is embarking on a series of exhibitions showing the oeuvres of artists who live and work in Krakow. These presentations will encompass a variety of media. The series is inaugurated with a show of artists born between 1980 and 1990.

Csaba Nemes, //Far from the Sea//, from the series //Father’s Name: Csaba Nemes//, 2013, oil / canvas, MOCAK Collection405

When Politics Enters Daily Life

16.10.2015 - 28.03.2016

In his distinctive art practice, Hungarian artist Csaba Nemes critically investigates sites of social and economic imbalances, the unexpected overlaps between personal and political history, and instances of friendship in times of despair. The exhibition at MOCAK presents Nemes’s singular artistic achievement that deftly branches into painting, drawing, film, animation and photography.

Tadeusz Kantor in rehearsal of //The Dead Class// at the Royal College of Art in Edinburg, 1976, courtesy of the Demarco European Art Foundation406

Beuys, Kantor, Demarco

16.10.2015 - 20.03.2016

The exhibition is devoted to the three artists Joseph Beuys, Tadeusz Kantor and Richard Demarco.

Wojciech Wilczyk, //Amager – Uplandsgade//, 2014, from the series //Blue Pueblo//, photograph, 50 × 50 cm, courtesy of W. Wilczyk407

Poetry and Photography – The ‘Blue Pueblo’ Project

16.10.2015 - 17.01.2016

The exhibition is pivoted on a fusion of poetry and photography. In 2013, Grzegorz Wróblewski wrote his poem Blue Pueblo. Inspired by it, Wojciech Wilczyk took a series of photographs of Amager, the district of Copenhagen where the poet lives. The poem and a series of black-and-white photographs, displayed on the wall side by side, all combine into the project Blue Pueblo.

Visualisation of the exhibition //Impossible Objects//, © Institute of Architecture / Jakub Woynarowski408

Impossible Objects

16.10.2015 - 17.01.2016

The first edition of the exhibition Impossible Objects took place in the Polish Pavilion at the 14th Biennale of Architecture in Venice. At MOCAK we will be showing the most significant element of the project that represented Poland at the Architecture Biennale.

Georg Pinteritsch, //hausu//, 2013, oil / canvas, 30 × 30 cm, courtesy of G. Pinteritsch, photo: Martin Bilinovac409

Young Painting from Linz

16.10.2015 - 20.03.2016

The exhibition at the Re Gallery at MOCAK will present works by six students at the University of Art and Design Linz in Austria.

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Guided tour of the When Politics Enters Daily Life exhibition with the participation of the artist

17.10.2015 at 12

On Saturday 17 October at 12 noon, Csaba Nemes will give a guided tour of the exhibition of his works.

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MOCAK at the 19th Book Fair Krakow

22.10.2015 - 25.10.2015

From 22 until 25 October we would like to invite you to visit the stand of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow MOCAK at the 19th Book Fair in Krakow.

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MOCAK Education Department at the 19th Book Fair Krakow

22.10.2015 at 11

On Thursday 22 October from 11 am till noon we would like to invite you to meet the MOCAK Education Department team at the International Book Fair in Krakow.

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Curator-guided tour of the exhibition Artists from Krakow

25.10.2015 at 12 noon

Come to the guided tour of the exhibition Artists from Krakow: Generation 1980–1990 with the co-curator Delfina Jałowik in Polish.

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Austria Days

28.10.2015

Austria Days will take place in Krakow, thanks to the initiative of the Consulate General of the Republic of Austria in Krakow. This will be a first-ever encounter with Austrian literature, music, art, photography and film. MOCAK invites you to the curator guided tour of the exhibitions

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Paal Nilssen-Love, Large Unit

04.11.2015 at 6 pm

On 4 November 2015 at 6 pm, MOCAK and Dom Kultury Alchemia Foundation welcome you at the concert as part of the programme of the 10th Krakow Jazz Autumn.

Wojciech Wilczyk, //Amager – Uplandsgade//, 2014, from the series //Blue Pueblo//, photograph, 50 × 50 cm, courtesy of W. Wilczyk416

Visual Reading: Poetry and Photography

07.11.2015 at 12 pm

On Saturday 07 November at 12 noon come to an art-cum-literature workshop accompanying the exhibition of Wojciech Wilczyk and Grzegorz Wróblewski Poetry and Photography –‘Blue Pueblo’ Project for adults and young people. Conducted in Polish.

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Time for Art: Artists from Krakow

14.11.2015 at 12 am

We invite senior citizens for a free-of-charge guided tour of the exhibition Artists from Krakow: The Generation 1980–1990. The guided tour will be in Polish.

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Curator guided tour of Impossible Objects

14.11.2015 at 11 am

On Saturday 14 November at 11 am, we invite you to joint the guided tour of the exhibition Impossible Objects with the participation of its co-curator Dorota Leśniak-Rychlak.

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Music without applause

18.11.2015 at 7.30 pm

On 18th November come to the concert of the French clarinettist Michel Lethiec and Sinfonietta Cracovia. The event is part of the series Music Without Applause.

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Meet the author of the book Greetings from Auschwitz

19.11.2015 at 6:30

On Thursday 19 November at 6.30 pm, we would like to invite you, in collaboration with the Foundation of Visual Arts, to meet Paweł Szypulski, the author of the book Greetings from Auschwitz.

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11th Krakow Museums Open Doors Day at MOCAK

22.11.2015 at 11 am–7 pm

Many attractions await visitors to MOCAK. On that day admission to all exhibitions, participation in the workshops and guided tours are free of charge.

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The Seniors’ Week

24.11.2015 - 29.11.2015

In the last week of November, as it does each year, MOCAK will organise free-of-charge workshops and guided tours for seniors, as well as offering free entry to anyone over 60.

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Total Revolution: The Avant-garde of Central and Eastern Europe

03.12.2015 at 7 pm

On Thursday 3 December 2015 at 7 pm, we would like to invite you to the launch of Jakub Kornhauser’s book Total Revolution: The Status of Objects in Surrealist Poetry.

//Impossible Objects//, photo: Rafał Sosin424

Curator guided tour of Impossible Objects

06.12.2015 at 11 am

On Saturday 5 December at 11 am, we invite you to join the guided tour of the exhibition Impossible Objects with the participation of its co-curator Michał Wiśniewski. The tour will be held in polish.

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MOCAK Santa Claus Tram

06.12.2015 at 11 am

On Sunday 6 December from 11 am until 4 pm, together with Krakow Municipal Transport Company MPK we would like to invite you to a Santa Claus action-packed tram no. 18.

Vardi Kahana, //Auschwitz-Birkenau 2011//, 2011, photograph426

Death Does Not Have the Last Word: The Experience of Auschwitz Today in the Center for Persecuted Arts in the Art Museum Solingen

09.12.2015 - 24.01.2016

From December, in the Center for Persecuted Arts in the Art Museum Solingen it will be possible to view part of the exibition previously presented at MOCAK: Poland – Israel – Germany: The Experience of Auschwitz.

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Film screening: Woman without Space

10.12.2015 at 7 pm

On Thursday 10 December at 7 pm, together with the Machina Fotografika Foundation, we would like to invite you to the screening of the film. The screening will be followed by a discussion.

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Prezentation – workshops

20.12.2015 at 12 noon

We invite all children aged 6–10 to a festive workshop. Looking at works from the MOCAK Collection

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The 24. Finale of the Grand Orchestra of Christmas Charity at MOCAK

10.01.2016

On Sunday 10 January, MOCAK will join in to help get donations on behalf of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity. For this reason, we have made entry to all the exhibitions free on the day.

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Impossible Objects? – workshops

10.01.2016 at 12 noon

On Sunday, 10th January at 12 noon teenagers aged 10–14 are invited to participate in educational workshops which will provide an opportunity to learn about the works presented at MOCAK and the history of the building housing the Museum

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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)

15.01.2016 at 6 pm

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)

Mariam Ghani, //You say we are but dust…//, 2014432

Utopian Pulse – Flares in the Darkroom

16.01.2016 at 11 am

Presentation of the initiative by Ines Doujak and Oliver Ressler,
which has been carried out since 2014. As one of its parts, the
invited artists and activists create designs of banners which show
utopian projects.

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Utopian Pulse – Flares in the Darkroom

16.01.2016 - 22.01.2017

Presentation of the initiative by Ines Doujak and Oliver Ressler,
which has been carried out since 2014. As one of its parts, the
invited artists and activists create designs of banners which show
utopian projects.

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Curator-guided tour of the exhibition Artists from Krakow

24.01.2016 at 12 noon

On Sunday 24 January at 12 noon we would like to invite you to a guided tour of the exhibition Artists from Krakow: The Generation 1980–1990.

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The winter holidays at MOCAK

24.01.2016 at 1 pm

Find out what artistic and educational activities are on offer for children and families during the winter holidays.

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

27.01.2016 at 6 pm

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 VeryGraphic: Polish Designers of the 20th Century

28.01.2016 at 6 pm

On Thursday, 28th January at 6 pm MOCAK and Culture.pl would like to invite you to a session. The book was published in English in order to present the immense and diverse legacy of Polish graphic designers to the world.

Géza Perneczky, „//art//”, 1972, photography, 30,5 × 40,5 cm438

Quotes from the Collection

02.02.2016 - 30.12.2016

Quotes 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.

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Free Words – an event accompanying the exhibition Quotes from the Collection

14.02.2016 at 12 noon – 3 pm

On 14th February from 12 noon to 3 pm take part in an educational performance inspired by Géza Perneczky's work "art".

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Terror in Our Culture: Meeting Peruvian Psychoanalysis

25.02.2016 at 7.15 pm

On Thursday, 25th February at 7.15 pm the Polish Psychoanalytical Society and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow MOCAK would like to invite you to a panel discussion titled Terror in Our Culture, which will be preceded by Eduardo Gastelumendi's lecture on psychoanalysis with difficult patients.

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Meet Michel Kichka, author of the comic Second Generation: What I Did Not Tell My Father

27.02.2016 at 4 pm

On Saturday 27 February at 4 pm you are invited to meet Michel Kichka, the author of a graphic novel, in which he recalls the formative moments of his childhood, youth and adulthood in the shadow of the Shoah. Talking to the author will be Maria Kobielska and Joanna Ostrowska, on topics including post‑memory and inherited memory.

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Next Generation – workshop with Michel Kichka

27.02.2016 at 11 am

On Saturday 27 February at 11 am you are invited to take part in a workshop with Michel Kichka, author of the comic Second Generation: What I Did Not Tell My Father.

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The Life and Death of Art. A Meeting with Piotr Graczyk

07.03.2016 at 7 pm

On Monday, 7th March at 7 pm come to a meeting with Piotr Graczyk, the winner of Barbara Skarga Prize. Cezary Woźniak and Joanna Hańderek as a chairwoman will take part in the discussion with the author.

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Guided tour of the Csaba Nemes exhibition

12.03.2016 at 12 pm

On Saturday 12 March at 12 noon we would like to invite you to a guided tour of the exhibition When Politics Enters Daily Life.

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Nature's Masks – workshops for children

13.03.2016 at 1 pm

On Sunday, 13th March at 1 pm children are invited to educational workshops inspired by the exhibition Artists From Krakow: The Generation 1980–1990.

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Jagiellonian University Students' Art Week

15.03.2016 - 20.03.2016

We encourage you to learn about the MOCAK events as part of Jagiellonian University Students' Art Week.

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Live Factory 2: Warhol by Lupa (MOCAK Collection)

15.03.2016

MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, in collaboration with the Helena Modrzejewska National Stary Theatre in Krakow, is opening a new space as part of its Collection. We will be showing Krystian Lupa’s interactive installation Live Factory 2, based on the stage design for his theatre production Factory 2, which premiered at the Stary Theatre in 2008.

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Widening the Scope: Post-Futurism

17.03.2016 at 6 pm

On Thursday, 17th March 2016 at 6 pm come to the screening of Jerzy Bielski's theatre production not only Futurists and a discussion with the artist.

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

07.04.2016 at 6 pm

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

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

08.04.2016 at 6 pm

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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Factory – reinterpretations

10.04.2016 at 12 noon

On Sunday 10 April at 12 noon we invite adults to a workshop related to Krystian Lupa’s installation, which is an adaptation of the stage set for his production of //Live Factory 2.

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Active Reading – activities for the whole family

16.04.2016 at 12 noon

On Saturday 16 April at 12 noon children 4–7 together with their parents are invited to an active reading of the book Wędrówka pędzla i ołówka (Roving with the brush and the pencil) by Maria Terlikowska with illustrations by Janusz Stanny.

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

17.04.2016 at 6 pm

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

20.04.2016 at 6 pm

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.

Nicole Tran Ba Vang, untitled [06], from the series //Spring/Summer 2001 Collection//, 2001, photograph, 120 × 120 cm, courtesy of N. Tran Ba Vang455

Vernissage

21.04.2016 at 6 pm

On 21st April at 6 pm come to the opening of the following exhibitions!

Nicole Tran Ba Vang, untitled [06], from the series //Spring/Summer 2001 Collection//, 2001, photograph, 120 × 120 cm, courtesy of N. Tran Ba Vang456

Medicine in Art

22.04.2016 - 02.10.2016

Medicine in Art is another exhibition in the series that confronts terms permeating the public sphere of reference with the viewpoint of the artist.

Robert Devriendt, (#1) from the cycle //I am not an image//, 2015, oil / canvas, 11,5 × 14 cm. Courtesy of R. Devriendt 457

Making Connections

22.04.2016 - 25.09.2016

The exhibition of works by Robert Devriendt is another individual presentation of artists from the MOCAK Collection.

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Cracow Gallery Weekend Krakers

22.04.2016 - 24.04.2016

As part of the open weekend at Krakow art galleries 22–24 April 2016 we would like to invite you to visit MOCAK. During the period, entry to the Museum including all the guided tours will be free. No need to pre-book.

Aneta Grzeszykowska & Jan Smaga, //Acrobat Book #2//, 2008 ⓒ Aneta Grzeszykowska. Courtesy of the artist and Raster Gallery in Warsaw459

Aneta Grzeszykowska

22.04.2016 - 12.06.2016

The exhibition is organized as a part of the Krakow Photomonth Festival 2016.

Max Pinckers, //Rajnish and Pooja at the Love Commandos shelter//, undisclosed location, India, 2013, from the //Will They Sing Like Raindrops or Leave Me Thirsty// series © Max Pinckers460

Max Pinckers Will They Sing Like Raindrops or Leave Me Thirsty*

22.04.2016 - 12.06.2016

The exhibition is organized as a part of the Krakow Photomonth Festival 2016.

Tomasz Wiatr, //Jeremy Irons//, 2013, pencil / paper, 59 × 42 cm. Courtesy of T. Wiatr  461

Looking for Yourself in Others

22.04.2016 - 11.06.2016

Looking for Yourself in Others is an exhibition of 13 drawings by Tomasz Wiatr at the MOCAK Library. A doctor from Krakow, he embarked on a creative way of spending his leisure time and began a parallel life as an artist.

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Slow Art Day

23.04.2016 at 12 noon

As in previous years, the attendees will be invited to look slowly and closely at five pre-assigned works of art from the MOCAK Collection and The Mieczysław Porębski Library.

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

23.04.2016 at 6 pm

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).

Marta Antoniak, from the series //Plastic Throat//, 2013, acrylic, oil, plastic / hardboard, canvas, photo from M. Antoniak's archive464

Anatomy Lesson – artistic workshop for adults

08.05.2016 at 2 pm

On Sunday 8 May at 2 pm young people and adults are welcome to join the artistic workshop inspired by the exhibition Medicine in Art.

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Libraries Week 2016

10.05.2016 - 12.05.2016

During 8–15 May, in collaboration with the Association of Polish Librarians we would like to invite you to the Libraries Week.

Max Pinckers, //The Elephant in the Room is Out of Control//, from the //Will They Sing Like Raindrops or Leave Me Thirsty series// © Max Pinckers466

Masters Series: Max Pinckers. Krakow Photomonth Festival

12.05.2016 at 7 pm

On Thursday 12 May at 7 pm come and meet the Belgian photographer Max Pinckers, the author of the project Will They Sing Like Raindrops..., which we are showing in Re Gallery.

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Night of Museums 2016

13.05.2016 at 7 pm

On Friday 13 May come to the Night of Museums in MOCAK. On the day, the Museum will be open only from 7 pm until 1 am. During that time the visitors will be able to view all the exhibitions free of charge as well as take part in guided tours, events and competitions organised especially for the occasion.

Educational workshops inside //In-Between// Stanisław Dróżdż, installation, 1977/2004, MOCAK Collection468

Weekend workshops for children on the MOCAK Collection

15.05.2016 at 12 noon

Children are welcome to come to the series of educational workshops devoted to works in the MOCAK Collection. During each session, the focus will be on a particular work and the participants will engage in their own related artistic activity.

photo: Piotr Markowski469

Music without Fanfare: Sinfonietta Cracovia

18.05.2016 at 7.30 pm

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.

Workshop //Inter-nationally!//, 1.4.2012, MOCAK Library470

International Art Hang-Out at MOCAK

28.05.2016 at 2 pm

On 28 May from 2 pm to 4 pm we would like to invite the international residents of Krakow to participate in a museum activity designed especially for them. Everyone else is also welcome to join us!

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Week of the Disabled 2016

31.05.2016 - 05.06.2016

From 31 May till 5 June MOCAK becomes one of the co-organisers of the Week of People with Disability. During that time there will be no admittance fees for the disabled and those who assist them.

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Children’s Day at MOCAK

01.06.2016

On the day, free entry to all visitors under the age of 18. Check it out!

Aneta Grzeszykowska, Negative Book #25, 2012–2013 © Aneta Grzeszykowska. Courtesy of the artist and Raster Gallery in Warsaw473

Meet Aneta Grzeszykowska. Krakow Photomonth Festival

03.06.2016 at 6 pm

On Friday 3 June at 6 pm come and meet the Polish photographer Aneta Grzeszykowska, the author of the project Aneta Grzeszykowska, which we are showing in Beta Gallery. The meeting will be led by Wojciech Nowicki, the exhibition curator.

Sputnik Photos, prints from the Lost Territories project, from the Lost Territories: Phase Zero series © Sputnik Photos474

Meet Sputnik Collective. Krakow Photomonth Festival

04.06.2016 at 6 pm

On Saturday 4 June at 6 pm come and meet the Sputnik Collective.

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Night of Libraries at the MOCAK
Weaving a tale. Handicraft Hang-out

04.06.2016 at 7 pm–11 pm

Night of Libraries is a perfect time for meeting, talking and working together. This year we are Weaving tales! The yard in front of the library will be turned into a workshop for all those interested in handicraft, both professionals and amateurs.

Krzysztof Wodiczko, //The Homeless Vehicle//, 1988–1989/2013, object, ArtVilnius'16476

MOCAK Collection in Vilnius

09.06.2016 - 12.06.2016

From 9 until 12 June, at the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre Litexpo in Vilnius, the 7th edition of the International Contemporary Art Fair ArtVilnius’16 will take place. This is one of the most prominent events of this kind in the Baltic states.

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MOCAK Collection at ArtVilnius’16

09.06.2016 - 12.06.2016

From 9 until 12 June, at the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre Litexpo in Vilnius, the 7th edition of the International CONTEMPORARY Art Fair ‘ArtVilnius’16 will take place. he Museum will be presenting the works of Polish and international artists which are part of the MOCAK Collection.

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MOCAK at the Life Festival Oświęcim 2016

18.06.2016 - 19.06.2016

Welcome to MOCAK the Museum of Contemporary Art Festival space at this year’s edition of the Life Festival Oświęcim. For the participants we have educational workshops themed on the MOCAK Collection, which will be taking place in the Festival stadium.

Olga Kisseleva, from the series //Not So Miscellany//, photographs, 2009–2010, 40 × 60 cm each, courtesy of O. Kisseleva479

Exhibition opening

23.06.2016 at 6 pm

On Thursday 23 June at 6 pm We would like to invite you to the opening of the following exhibitions:

Olga Kisseleva, from the series //Not So Miscellany//, photographs, 2009–2010, 40 × 60 cm each, courtesy of O. Kisseleva480

Still Life: Psychological Portrait

24.06.2016 - 25.09.2016

The exhibition will present two series combining photographs and text. The images show carefully arranged food items and everyday objects. The series Not So Miscellany is reminiscent of traditional still lifes, whilst works from the series Hyper Reality are open compositions.

Joanna Kaczor, //IV//, from the cycle //The Mirror Will Remember Nothing//, 2016, aquaforte on photocopy print, 100 × 70 cm. Courtesy of J. Kaczor481

Trial Print

24.06.2016 - 25.09.2016

The exhibition presents works created in 2014–2016 in the Copperplate Engraving Studio of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow under Professor Krzysztof Tomalski.

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Meet Hedva Ser

27.06.2016 at 6 pm

On Monday 27 June at 6 pm meet Hedva Ser, a UNESCO Artist for Peace, whose sculptures are to be placed in the public space of the City of Krakow.

Mark Gilbert, //Hakeem S. (pre op)//, oil / canvas, 1999–2000, Courtesy of Saving Faces, Mark Gilbert, Professor Iain Hutchison483

Saving Faces. A lecture by Professor Iain Hutchison

30.06.2016 at 6 pm

On Thursday 30 June at 6 pm we invite you to a lecture by Professor Iain Hutchison, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who will present his Saving Faces Art Project.

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK. You don't know Jack

01.07.2016 at 9 pm

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

01.07.2016 at 9 pm

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.

Jerzy Kosałka, //Map of the Battle of Kłobuck//, 2004, object, MOCAK Collection486

Quotes from the Collection. Jerzy Kosałka

01.07.2016

Quotes from the Collection is an all-year project at the MOCAK Library that will provide a framework for the presentation and discussion of selected works from the MOCAK Collection. In July we will present the work of Jerzy Kosałka, entitled Map of the Battle of Kłobuck.

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Meet Jacek Dehnel

06.07.2016 at 6 pm

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

08.07.2016 at 9 pm

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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Performance Us 8

15.07.2016 at 8 pm

On Friday 15 July at 8 pm we would like to invite you to the MOCAK Library for the finale of the performance by Timothy Maxymenko.

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK. The Knick

15.07.2016 at 9 pm

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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Thought Map

16.07.2016 at 12 noon

On Saturday 16 July come to the MOCAK Library to the workshop inspired by Jerzy Kosałka’s work Plan of the Battle of Kłobuck.

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

22.07.2016 at 9 pm

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

29.07.2016 at 9 pm

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. Suprise screening

05.08.2016 at 9 pm

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.

Jonasz Stern, //Cobalt Composition//, post-1970, collage/canvas, 23 × 57 cm, courtesy of J.J. Grabscy495

Landscape after the Holocaust

05.08.2016 - 25.09.2016

The Second Life of a Book, photo: Tomasz Wiech496

The Second Life of a Book at MOCAK Library

07.08.2016 at 3 pm

On Sunday 7 August at 3 pm, we would like to invite you to the event The Second Life of a Book, organised in collaboration with the Krakow Festival Bureau. The event accompanying a Weekend with Literature.

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK. A Dangerous Method

19.08.2016 at 9 pm

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

26.08.2016 at 9 pm

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.

International Art Hang-Out at MOCAK vol. I, 28.5.2016. MOCAK Library499

International Art Hang-Out at MOCAK – vol. II

27.08.2016 at 12 noon

On 27th August from 12 noon to 2 pm we would like to invite the international residents of Krakow to participate in a museum activity of our second edition of the International Art Hang-out. Everyone else is also welcome to join us!

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK. The Existence

02.09.2016 at 9 pm

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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Book launch Men with a Pink Triangle

08.09.2016 at 6 pm

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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Weekends with Literature

10.09.2016 - 11.09.2016

From June to September, the MOCAK Library would like to invite you to a Weekend with Literature. Throughout the holiday weekends, there will be meet-the-author event, workshops and literary guided tours as well as discussion panels concerning the process of creating a book.

Performance //Factory 2//, photo: Krzysztof Bieliński, Stary Theatre Archive503

Installation/Improvisation. Theatrical workshop with Krzysztof Zawadzki, an actor of the National Stary Theatre in Krakow.

17.09.2016 at 3 pm

On Saturday 17 September at 3 pm adults are invited to a free theatrical workshop at MOCAK the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow.

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Selflessness of Art – integration session and workshops

23.09.2016 at 12 noon

On 23 September at 12 noon you are invited to an integration session that is the corollary of the project Selflessness of Art.

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The 60+ Culture at MOCAK

24.09.2016 - 25.09.2016

MOCAK would like to invite seniors as part of the 60+ Culture campaign. On the weekend of 24th and 25th of September people over 60 years of age will have a chance to buy a special ticket for 1 zł, which will enable them to see all the exhibitions presented at the Museum.

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MOCAK at the Silesian Book Fair

30.09.2016 - 02.10.2016

From 30th September to 2nd October 2016 visit the stand of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow MOCAK at the Silesian Book Fair.

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Guided tour of the exhibition w Medicine in Art

02.10.2016 at 12 noon

Every second Sunday at 12 noon there is a guided tour of the exhibition Medicine in Art, conducted in Polish.

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Meet with Eduardo Mendoza

06.10.2016 at 6 pm

On 6th October at 6 pm MOCAK and Znak publishing house would like to invite you to a meeting with Eduardo Mendoza, at which the Polish edition of his latest novel will be promoted (Tajemnica zaginionej ślicznotki is coming out on 28th September).

Photo: Alice O'Malley509

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

10.10.2016 at 6 pm do 11.10.2016

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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Opening

20.10.2016 at 6 pm

On 20th October at 6 pm come to the opening of the following five exhibitions!

Daniel Spoerri, //Hat Feathers// (//Hutfedern//), 2005, installation, 39 elements, courtesy of Daniel Spoerri, LEVY Galerie, Hamburg511

Art Taken Out of the Ordinary

21.10.2016 - 02.04.2017

One can judge an artist by whether he has discovered his own method of ‘processing the world’ – one that opens the eyes of others to new symbolic areas. Daniel Spoerri is a great artistic discoverer.

Jarosław Kozłowski, //Imagination Zone//, 1970, photograph, 17.5 × 16 cm, courtesy of J. Kozłowski512

Sensations of Reality and Conceptual Practices 1965–1980

21.10.2016 - 02.04.2017

The exhibition is another in the series of individual presentations of artists from the MOCAK Collection. We are showing Jarosław Kozłowski's early works from the period 1965-1980: drawings, sketches, photographs, paintings, as well as installations and assemblages. They are an expression of the artist's personal experiences placed in a political-historical context.

Nezaket Ekici & Shahar Marcus, //Salt Dinner//, 2012, video, 3 min 16 s, courtesy of the artists & Braverman Gallery Tel Aviv513

The Sea

21.10.2016 - 26.03.2017

The motif of the sea has been present in art and literature for centuries. The presentation in Alfa Gallery shows a variety of works executed in different media by contemporary artists from Poland and other countries, who have been inspired by this theme.

Jannicke Låker, //Sunday Mornings//, 2007, video, 9 min 4 s, courtesy of J. Låker514

Grenzsituationen

21.10.2016 - 26.03.2017

The twentieth-century existential philosopher Karl Jaspers introduced the concept of Grenzsituationen, limit situations; amongst these extreme situations he included death, struggle, suffering and guilt.

Katarzyna Bobiec, untitled, 2016, photograph, 10 × 15 cm, courtesy of K. Bobiec515

Social Performance

21.10.2016 - 26.03.2017

Katarzyna Bobiec and Dominika Borkowska are students of artistic mediation at the Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław. In Re Gallery they have arranged interactive spaces inspired by their performance activities.

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MOCAK at the 20th International Book Fair in Krakow

27.10.2016 - 30.10.2016

During 27–30 October 2016 you are invited to the stand of MOCAK the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow for the 20th International Book Fair in Krakow.

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

27.10.2016 at 6 pm

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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Meet Andrij Lubka and Ołeksandr Bojczenko

08.11.2016 at 6 pm

On Tuesday 8 November at 6 pm MOCAK together with the Cultural Workshop in Lublin invite you to meet Andrij Lubka and Ołeksandr Bojczenko at the launch of their respective books.

Photo: Tomasz Machciński519

Meet the artist Tomasz Machciński

10.11.2016 at 6 pm

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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MOCAK at the Interesting Books Exhibition in Łódź

18.11.2016 - 20.11.2016

During 18–20 November, you are invited to the stand of MOCAK the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow at the 6th Interesting Books Exhibition which is part of the International Fair in Łódź.

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Concert by Sinfonietta Cracovia with music by Arvo Pärt

18.11.2016 at 7.30 pm

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.

Jarosław Kozłowski exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow MOCAK, photo: Rafał Sosin522

Krakow Museums Open Doors Day at MOCAK

20.11.2016

We have prepared many attractions for the visitors to MOCAK on Sunday 20 November.

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

24.11.2016 at 6 pm

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.

Daniel Spoerri exhibition, photo: Rafał Sosin524

Guided tours of the current exhibition

27.11.2016 at 12 noon

On Sunday 27 November at 12 noon we would like to invite you to a guided tour of the exhibitions Daniel Spoerri and Jarosław Kozłowski.

Works by Charlotte Beaudry, the MOCAK Collection525

Seniors’ Week at MOCAK

29.11.2016 - 02.12.2016

Between 29 November and 2 December anyone over 60 is invited to take up our special educational offer. On those days, they can see all the exhibitions for just 1 zł.

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

29.11.2016 at 6 pm

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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Meet Bronka Nowicka – winner of the literary award Nike 2016

01.12.2016 at 6 pm

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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Embroidered poetry

01.12.2016 - 02.12.2016

On 1 and 2 December between 11 am and 2 pm visit the workshop themed on the exhibition of Daniel Spoerri. Inspired by the artist’s works from the series Faded Oracle will make one-off poetic collages based on folk wall hangings.

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Guided tours of the MOCAK Collection

04.12.2016 at 12 noon

We begin a series of guided tours of the MOCAK Collection, conducted in Polish.

Pola Dwurnik, //Mercy!//, 2008/2009, oil / canvas, MOCAK Collection530

L’arte differente: MOCAK al MAXXI
Exhibition of works from the MOCAK Collection in Rome

07.12.2016 - 22.01.2017

This will be the first such large scale and comprehensive presentation of works from the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cracow, MOCAK, to be presented in Italy. We will be presenting over 50 works including paintings, photographs, video, installations, and objects.

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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.

08.12.2016 at 6 pm

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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Volunteer Cultural Ticket

10.12.2016 at 12 noon

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

Jarosław Kozłowski, //Sensations of Reality and Conceptual Practices 1965–1980//, photo: Promotion Department of MOCAK533

Guided tour of the Jarosław Kozłowski exhibition with the artist himself

11.12.2016 at 3 pm

On Sunday 11 December at 3 pm, Jarosław Kozłowski will give a guided tour of the exhibition of his works Sensations of Reality and Conceptual Practices 1965–1980.

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Book launch of Prince of Networks: Bruno Latour and Metaphysics

13.12.2016 at 6 pm

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.

MOCAK Collection exhibition, photo: Rafał Sosin535

A Day with the MOCAK Collection

15.01.2017

On Sunday, 15th January, all tickets at special price 1 zł. We especially recommend spending this day with the MOCAK Collection.

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Russian-language guided tours of the current exhibitions

21.01.2017 at 12 noon

We would like to invite you to a guided tour of the exhibitions Daniel Spoerri and Jarosław Kozłowski. The tour will be held in Russian.

Zofia Posmysz signs the first German edition of //The Passenger// at the Rostock Book Fair in 1969, from Zofia Posmysz’s private archive537

Zofia Posmysz: Auschwitz and Literature

27.01.2017 - 02.04.2017

The exhibition is part of the programme accompanying the premiere of the opera The Passenger at the Musiktheater im Revier in Gelsenkirchen.

Zofia Posmysz, photo: Maria Anna Potocka538

Literary Images of the Holocaust: The Passenger by Zofia Posmysz

28.01.2017 - 26.02.2017

The exhibition is part of the programme accompanying the premiere of the opera The Passenger at the Musiktheater im Revier in Gelsenkirchen.

photo: MOCAK’s Education Department539

The winter holidays at MOCAK

30.01.2017 - 10.02.2017

Find out what artistic and educational activities are on offer for children and families during the winter holidays.

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Second Generation: Graphic Novel by Michel Kichka

30.01.2017 - 02.04.2017

The exhibition is part of the programme accompanying the premiere of the opera The Passenger at the Musiktheater im Revier in Gelsenkirchen.

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Meet Krzysztof Wodiczko

02.02.2017 at 18

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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Working Women – meet the collective Dream Team

09.02.2017 at 6 pm

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.

photo: Joanna Helander543

Ryszard Krynicki. Sehen wir uns noch?

08.03.2017 - 29.03.2017

To coincide with the publication of Ryszard Krynicki’s collection of poems Sehen wir uns noch? by the German publishing house Hanser, MOCAK in collaboration with the Center for Persecuted Arts in Solingen has prepared an exhibition dedicated to his works.

photo: Konrad Mika544

Brass Band Concert

11.03.2017 at 6 pm

On Saturday 11 March at 6 pm we would like to invite you to a concert of the Brass Band of the Academy of Music in Krakow.

The opening of //Live Factory 2: Warhol by Lupa//, 14th March 2016, photo: Adam Uryniak545

Factory Birthday – meet Krystian Lupa and his actors

13.03.2017 at 6 pm

On Monday 13 March at 6 pm MOCAK would like to invite you to meet Krystian Lupa and the actors who took part in the production Factory 2. The event will take place in the space of Live Factory 2: Warhol by Lupa. Hosting: Adrian D. Kowalski.

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Jagiellonian University Students' Art Week

21.03.2017 - 26.03.2017

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow MOCAK would like to invite you to Jagiellonian University Students' Art Week from 21 to 26 March.

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Meet Zofia Posmysz

23.03.2017 at 18

On Thursday 23 March at 6 pm, MOCAK and Wydawnictwo Znak would like to invite you to meet the writer and former Auschwitz prisoner Zofia Posmysz. Hosted by: Maria Anna Potocka.

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Central Europe in the NET of conceptualism

30.03.2017 at 18

On Thursday 30 March at 6 pm we would like to invite you to a discussion about the last two issues, no. 29 and 30, of the magazine on contemporary music "Glissando".

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What’s the Point of Stage Design – discussion of the book Odsłony współczesnej scenografii (Forms of contemporary stage design)

06.04.2017 at 6 pm

On Thursday 6 April at 6 pm MOCAK and Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego would like to invited you to a session about the book Odsłony współczesnej scenografii. Sylwetki – problemy – rozmowy (Forms of contemporary stage design: Artists – issues – discourse).

The exhibition accompanying the premiere of the opera //The Passenger//, courtesy of Semperoper Dresden551

The Passenger

18.04.2017 - 09.07.2017

The exhibition is accompanying the premiere of the opera The Passenger based on the novel by Zofia Posmysz at the Semperoper Dresden.

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Cracow Gallery Weekend Krakers 2017

22.04.2017 at 4 pm do 23.04.2017

As part of Cracow Gallery Weekend Krakers 21–23 April 2017 we would like to invite you to visit the Museum.

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Slow Art Day 2017

23.04.2017 at 12

On 23 April on 12 noon we would like to invite everyone to participate in another edition of Slow Art Day at MOCAK.

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Exhibition opening

27.04.2017 at 6 pm

On Thursday, 27th April at 6 pm we would like to invite you to the opening of the following exhibitions!

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29. International Festival of Krakow Composers

28.04.2017 at 5 pm

In collaboration with the Krakow section of the Association of Polish Composers, we would like to invite you to the events, which are part of the 29th International Festival of Krakow Composers.

Léo Caillard, from the series //Hipsters in Stone//, 2013, photograph, 120 × 180 cm, courtesy of Sebastien Adrien Gallery – Paris556

Art in Art

28.04.2017 - 01.10.2017

Art in Art is another exhibition in our series that confronts important areas of life with their perception by artists. This exhibition will, however, differ from the others.

John Blake, //600 Eyes for Krzysztofory//, 1981, photograph of the installation, 126 × 179.3 cm, MOCAK Archive557

The Artist and the Trace: Materials from the MOCAK Collection Artists' Archive

28.04.2017 - 17.09.2017

The exhibition is the first in a series intended to popularise the MOCAK Archive collection. The objects on display are testimony to artistic processes and ephemeral performative actions. The unique archival material documents public actions, artistic projects, and exhibitions from the period 1973–2004.

Susan Lipper, from the //Grapevine: 1988–1992// series, © Susan Lipper, courtesy of S. Lipper, Higher Pictures558

Grapevine: 1988–1992

28.04.2017 - 18.06.2017

The exhibition is organized as a part of the Krakow Photomonth 2017 Festival.

Diana Lelonek, //PWN Encyclopedia//, from the series //A New Archaeology for Liban and Płaszów//, 2017, photograph of found object © D. Lelonek559

A New Archaeology for Liban and Płaszów

28.04.2017 - 18.06.2017

The exhibition is organized as a part of the Krakow Photomonth Festival 2017.

Sinfonietta Cracovia, photo: Michał Massa Mąsior560

Concert Music without Fanfare: Jerzy Maksymiuk

11.05.2017 at 7 pm

on Thursday 11 May at 7 pm MOCAK and Sinfonietta Cracovia invite you to a concert from the series Music without Fanfare, conducted by Jerzy Maksymiuk.

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MOCAK at 8. Warsaw Book Fair

18.05.2017 - 21.05.2017

18-21 May visit the stand of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow at the Warsaw Book Fair, which will be held at the National Stadium.

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Night of Museums at MOCAK

19.05.2017 at 6 pm

On Friday 19 May you are invited to MOCAK for the Night of Museums. On the day, the Museum will be open only from 6 pm until 1 am. The last entry to the exhibitions at 00:30 am. Free entry.

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Meet the artist Susan Lipper

20.05.2017 at 1.30 pm

On Saturday 20 May at 1.30 pm, we would like you to invite the artist Susan Lipper. As part of the festival Photomonth Krakow 2017, in the Beta Gallery we are presenting Susan Lipper’s exhibition Grapevine: 1988–1992.

//Grapevine: 1988–1992// exhibition, photo: R. Sosin564

Exhibition guided tours as part of Photomonth in Krakow

20.05.2017 at 1.30 pm

On Saturday 20 May at 12 noon we would like to invite you to the guided tour of the Susan Lipper exhibition Grapevine: 1988–1992 and Diana Lelonek’s Liban and Płaszów – A New Archeology.

Edward Dwurnik, //Drawings for the painting// The Battle of Grunwald 2010, watercolour, pencil, ink / paper 46 × 65 cm each565

MOCAK Collection at the MBWA in Leszno

21.05.2017 - 16.06.2017

The exhibition MOCAK Collection at the MBWA in Leszno is part of a research project that our Museum has been conducting over a number of years, aiming to analyse the social function of art understood not as pleasurable pastime but above all as a means to understand and change the world.

Diana Lelonek, //PWN Encyclopedia//, from the series //A New Archaeology for Liban and Płaszów//, 2017, photograph of found object © D. Lelonek566

Meet the artist Diana Lelonek

28.05.2017 at 2 pm

On Sunday 28 May at 2 pm, we would like you to invite the Diana Lelonek. As part of the Festival Photomonth Krakow 2017, in the Re Gallery we are presenting the artist’s exhibition Liban and Płaszów – A New Archeology.

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Film screening of William Kentridge, Triumphs and Laments

01.06.2017 at 6 pm

MOCAK has joined the international project to show simultaneously the film William Kentridge, Triumphs and Laments directed by Giovanni Troilo in museums all over the world. You are invited to attend the screening on Thursday 1 June at 6 pm. The event accompanies the exhibition Art in Art.

Mariusz Tarkawian, //123 Works from the MOCAK Collection//, 2016, felt-tip pen / paper 568

123 Artworks from the MOCAK Collection

08.06.2017 - 11.06.2017

The seventh International Contemporary Fair Art Vilnius ’17 will be held from June 8th-11th 2017. As every year, a special exhibition programme is organized, this time it is focused on the idea of a collection.

Dorothee Golz, //The Pearl Earring (Der Perlenohrring)// from the series //Digital Paintings (Digitale Gemalde)//, 2009, Photograph, courtesy of D. Golz, Charim Galerie569

Lectures complementary to the Art in Art exhibition

26.06.2017 at 12 noon do 28.06.2017

Just before summer holidays, in the last week of June, MOCAK invites you to a series of three lectures inspired by the Art in Art exhibition.

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Exhibition opening

29.06.2017 at 18

On Thursday, 29th June at 6 pm we would like to invite you to the opening of the new exhibitions!

Leopold Kessler, //Surrogate City Bike Station / MOCAK 2015//, 2015/2017 and Dorota Nieznalska, //A Gift to Krakow from Gdańsk//, 2017, photo: R. Sosin571

Outdoor Exhibits From The MOCAK Collection

30.06.2017

Outdoor Exhibits From The Mocak Collection is a group of artworks situated in the area surrounding MOCAK refers to four subjects: the Holocaust, history of art, history of politics and intervention in public space.

Jonasz Stern, //Kalush 1942//, 1988, mixed technique, 50 × 70 cm, private collection572

Landscape after the Holocaust

30.06.2017 - 24.09.2017

With his life and art, Jonasz Stern left a permanent mark on the Polish art of the 20th century. Before the war, he was a member of the first Grupa Krakowska (Krakow Group), and in 1957 he co‑founded Grupa Krakowska II, with members including Maria Jarema and Tadeusz Kantor. These were the two most significant artistic formations in Poland.

//Remote Viewing//, 2017, video, 11 parts, 51 min, directed by Miri Segal, production: Postgraduate Fine Art Program, Hamidrasha Beit Berl College, part 3: Avner Pinchover, Dafna Talmon, //The Tree of Life Spa//573

Poland ↔ Israel

30.06.2017 - 24.09.2017

The exhibition in the Re Gallery has been organised in collaboration with Miri Segal, PhD, the head of the Postgraduate Fine Art Program at Hamidrasha Beit Berl College in Kfar Saba, Israel – as part of the aforementioned program.

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Presentations about Art

04.07.2017 at 12 noon

From 4 July MOCAK invites you to summer meetings at the Art in Art exhibition. Every day from Tuesday to Friday at noon visitors will get the chance to listen to a commentary and interpretation delivered by one of the MOCAK specialists.

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK. Exit Through the Gift Shop

07.07.2017 at 9 pm

Throughout the summer holidays, you are welcome to our evening cinema show to see films related to the issues raised in the exhibition Art in Art. The screenings take place on Fridays at 9 pm under the arches at MOCAK, from 7 to 25 August.

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK. Waste Land

14.07.2017 at 9 pm

Throughout the summer holidays, you are welcome to our evening cinema show to see films related to the issues raised in the exhibition Art in Art. The screenings take place on Fridays at 9 pm under the arches at MOCAK, from 7 to 25 August.

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK. Art School Confidential

21.07.2017 at 9 pm

Throughout the summer holidays, you are welcome to our evening cinema show to see films related to the issues raised in the exhibition Art in Art. The screenings take place on Fridays at 9 pm under the arches at MOCAK, from 7 to 25 August.

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK. La Migliore offerta

28.07.2017 at 9 pm

Throughout the summer holidays, you are welcome to our evening cinema show to see films related to the issues raised in the exhibition Art in Art. The screenings take place on Fridays at 9 pm under the arches at MOCAK, from 7 to 25 August.

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK. Shirley – Visions of Reality

04.08.2017 at 9 pm

Throughout the summer holidays, you are welcome to our evening cinema show to see films related to the issues raised in the exhibition Art in Art. The screenings take place on Fridays at 9 pm under the arches at MOCAK, from 7 to 25 August.

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK. Finding Vivian Maier

11.08.2017 at 9 pm

Throughout the summer holidays, you are welcome to our evening cinema show to see films related to the issues raised in the exhibition Art in Art. The screenings take place on Fridays at 9 pm under the arches at MOCAK, from 7 to 25 August.

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Kraków Live Festival 2017

18.08.2017 - 20.08.2017

As part of this year's collaboration between MOCAK and Kraków Live Festival, festival attendees will be able to visit all exhibitions free of charge.

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK. Pina

18.08.2017 at 9 pm

Throughout the summer holidays, you are welcome to our evening cinema show to see films related to the issues raised in the exhibition Art in Art. The screenings take place on Fridays at 9 pm under the arches at MOCAK, from 7 to 25 August.

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK. Suprise screening

25.08.2017 at 9 pm

Throughout the summer holidays, you are welcome to our evening cinema show to see films related to the issues raised in the exhibition Art in Art. The screenings take place on Fridays at 9 pm under the arches at MOCAK, from 7 to 25 August.

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A Philosophical Encounter in Kino Pod Baranami: The Square

12.09.2017 at 8 pm

On Tuesday 12 September at 8 pm, Kino Pod Baranami and MOCAK the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow invite you to the first Philosophical Film Encounter of the season: The Square.

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Układanie wolności (Building Freedom) – a pre-release screening of the film. Meet the protagonist Anda Rottenberg

14.09.2017 at 18

On Thursday 4 September at 6 pm you are invited to the pre-realease showing of the film Układanie wolności (Building Freedom) about Anda Rottenberg, directed by Róża Fabjanowska and Sławomir Malcharek. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the protagonist and the directors.

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A Special Event. Day of German Unity

03.10.2017 at 6 pm

On 3 October at 6 pm we invite the residents of Krakow to a celebration of the Day of German Unity.

Ralf Wassermeyer Collection, courtesy of Center for Persecuted Arts in Solingen587

Poetry and Art on the Brink of Nazism

04.10.2017 - 25.03.2018

Joachim Ringelnatz (1883–1934) is one of the classics of German poetry. Snippets of his humorous verse that distances itself from the reality are still popular today as topical aphorisms. In Cuxhaven, a town with close links to the poet, there is the Ringelnatz Museum. Ringelnatz was also a painter; his paintings, however, have not been very well known.

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Exhibition opening

19.10.2017 at 6 pm

On 19th October at 6 pm we would like to invite you to the opening of the following exhibitions!

Cecylia Malik, //319th Tree, Ash, 9 August 2010, behind Kościuszko Mound//, from the series //365 Trees//, 2009–2010, photograph, courtesy of C. Malik589

Artists from Krakow: The Generation 1970–1979

20.10.2017 - 02.04.2018

Artists from Krakow: Generation 1970–1979 is the second in our biennial series, in which we show the most important trends in Krakow’s contemporary art. The artists presented in the current exhibition graduated at the turn of the 20th century. The majority are familiar on the international art circuit and some are lecturers at art academies.

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Nonsense Technologies

20.10.2017 - 02.04.2018

Since 2015, Przemysław Jasielski and Rainer Prohaska have been working on their concept of ‘nonsense technologies’; in joint exhibitions, they have shown their works which ironically combine art and sciences. At MOCAK, we will be showing interactive objects and installations from 2009–2017.

Leon Chwistek, untitled [Self-portrait], 1920s – 1930s, ink / papier, 34 × 21 cm, private collection591

New Trends in Art

20.10.2017 - 25.03.2018

In the history of Polish art, Leon Chwistek has made his name as a trend setter. He was a philosopher and logician but he was also fascinated by the avant-garde tension of his time. Endowed with considerable intellectual and artistic potential, he saw it as his duty to influence the shape of the changes to come. First, he became involved in the formist movement, becoming its intellectual spokesman.

Juliusz Słowacki, //Maria Stuart//, Oflag II C Woldenberg, 1943, courtesy of Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute592

Lagertheater

20.10.2017 - 28.01.2018

Between 1939 and 1945, in concentration camps and POW camps there was theatre. Much has been written about the artistic activities of the prisoners in such camps but we do not have much information about performative creativity. The present exhibition provides the first-ever opportunity to take a close look at theatrical activity in the camps.

Karolina Wojciechowska, //Untitled #4//, 2015, silkscreen / paper, 100 × 70 cm, courtesy of K. Wojciechowska593

Play on Meanings

20.10.2017 - 25.03.2018

The exhibition has been devised by Jarosław Kozłowski. Professor invited his ex-students to show their works at the Re Gallery.

Inside //WONderland// (2017), Maria Wasilewska, //Artists from Krakow: The Generation 1970–1979// exhibition594

International Art Hang-Out at MOCAK – 3rd Edition

12.11.2017 at 3 pm

On Sunday, 12 November at 3 pm youth and adults are welcome to attend a session in English. The participants will familiarise themselves with the exhibition Artists from Krakow: The Generation 1970–1979 and take part in art workshops.

Shahar Marcus, //The Curator//, 2011, video, The MOCAK Collection595

Meet the Artist: Shahar Marcus

25.11.2017 at 4 pm

Shahar Marcus’s works The Boxer and The Curator can be found in the MOCAK Collection. The artist will be talking about his life and art as well as present fragments of his most acclaimed performances and video works.

Józef Robakowski, //Record//, 1972, movie, 6 min, MOCAK Collection596

Thursdays with the Collection

01.01.2018

Thursdays with the Collection is a long-term project: each Thursday selected video works from the MOCAK Collection are shown in the Museum’s audiovisual hall.

Józef Robakowski, //Record//, 1972, movie, 6 min597

Tuesdays with the Collection: Józef Robakowski

09.01.2018

Tuesdays with the Collection is a two-year-long project: each Tuesday – the day on which the entry to the Museum is free – selected video works from the MOCAK Collection will be shown in the audiovisual room. Currently, our Collection comprised 161 video works, of which at least half have never been shown during the exhibitions of the Collection.

Wojciech Bruszewski, //YYAA//, 1973, film, 2 min 59 s598

Tuesdays with the Collection: Wojciech Bruszewski

13.02.2018 at 11–19

In February, as part of the project Tuesdays with the Collection, we present the director’s choice Ten Works – films of Wojciech Bruszewski: YYAA, Text-Door, Video Touch 7, Video Touch 5, Video Touch 1, Tea Spoon, Matchbox, Video Touch 8, Input – Output, Outside from 1973–1977.

Daan Roosegaarde, photo: Willem de Kam599

Smog Free Project in MOCAK

16.02.2018 at 18

On 16 February at 6 pm, all are invited to the MOCAK audio-visual hall for a lecture by Daan Roosegaarde.

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Guided tours of Mieczysław Porębski’s Library

20.02.2018 at 15 do 24.02.2018

On the days that the Library is open (Tuesday – Saturday), you are welcome to come and join a guided tour of Mieczysław Porębski’s Library.

//Nonsense Technologies// exhibition, photo: R. Sosin601

International Art Hang-out at MOCAK – vol. IV

03.03.2018 at 15

On Saturday 3 March at 3 pm, all young people and adults are invited to a session in the series International Art Hang-out at MOCAK.

View of the exhibition, photo: R. Sosin602

Lecture and guided tour of the exhibition Joachim Ringelnatz's Poetry and Art on the Brink of Nazism

07.03.2018 at 18

MOCAK and the Center for Persecuted Arts in Solingen invite you to the guided tour of the exhibition Joachim Ringelnatz: Poetry and Art on the Brink of Nazism, accompanied by a lecture by Jürgen Kaumkötter, who co-curated the exhibition.

Azorro, //The End of Art//, 2002, video, 2 min 49 s603

Tuesdays with the Collection: Azorro

13.03.2018 at 11–19

The March edition of the project Tuesdays with the Collection is devoted to 4 video works by the group Azorro, made in 2001–2002.

Omer Fast, //Looking Pretty for God (After G.W.)//, 2008, video, 27 min, MOCAK Collection604

Tuesdays with the Collection: Omer Fast

03.04.2018 at 11 am – 7 pm

In April, as part of Tuesdays with the Collection, we present Omer Fast’s Looking Pretty for God (After G.W.).

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30th International Festival of Krakow Composers

21.04.2018 at 7.30 pm

MOCAK and the Krakow section of the Association of Polish Composers invite you to the concert taking place as part of the 30th International Festival of Krakow Composers.

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Exhibitions opening

26.04.2018 at 6 pm

On 26th April at 6 pm we would like to invite you to the opening of the following exhibitions.

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Figure and Design (MOCAK Collection)

26.04.2018 - 26.05.2019

The new exhibition of the MOCAK Collection presents sculptures and objects that the Museum has acquired in the last three years.

Włodzimierz Pawlak, //Poles Forming Their National Flag//, 1997, oil, pencil / canvas, 54 × 38 cm, Collection of Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw608

Motherland in Art

27.04.2018 - 30.09.2018

The key concept of ‘motherland’ has been undergoing a great and at times painful modernisation in today’s world.

MOCAK Collection exhibition, photo: R. Sosin609

MOCAK Collection: Polish Collection of Josef Kloppenborg

27.04.2018 - 30.09.2018

The new exhibition of the MOCAK Collection consists of two distinct and very different parts. The first one is Polish collection of Josef Kloppenborg. In the second part, we present the sculpture and objects that the Museum has acquired in the last three years.

Dietrich Helms, //untitled//, 1960, ink / paper, 61.7 × 87.8 cm, the MOCAK Collection610

In Search of the Total Drawing

27.04.2018 - 17.06.2018

At the exhibition we present drawings by Dietrich Helms (b. 1933) from 1954–2006. The earliest date back to when the artist was a student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg.

Salvatore Vitale, from the series //How To Secure a Country//, 2014–2018, photography, © S. Vitale611

Elusive noise: unfolding the virtual (2014-2018)

27.04.2018 - 17.06.2018

The exhibition is part of the Krakow Photomonth 2018 Festival.

Michał Łuczak, from the series //Extraction//, 2017–2018, photography, © M. Łuczak612

Extraction (2017-2018)

27.04.2018 - 17.06.2018

The exhibition is part of the Krakow Photomonth 2018 Festival.

Still from //Man of Marble//, © Studio Filmowe ZEBRA, photo: Renata Pajchel 613

And this is Poland: Motherland in the works of Andrzej Wajda

07.05.2018 at 18 do 10.05.2018

As part of the events accompanying the exhibition Motherland in Art you are invited to MOCAK for a special showing of films by Andrzej Wajda.

Jarosław Kozłowski, //A United World – the Totalitarian Version//, 2000, installation / steel grating, furniture, household accessories, flags, Ø circa 5 m, the MOCAK Collection, photo: R. Sosin614

Global alt-right versus Poland – discussion

16.05.2018 at 6 pm

On Wednesday 16 May at 6 pm, we invite you to join the panel discussion on the topic of alt-right. The event accompanies the exhibition Motherland in Art.

Ai Weiwei, photo: Ted Alcorn615

Everything Is Art: Everything Is Political. A special showing of the film Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

17.05.2018 at 6 pm

On Thursday 17 May at 6 pm you are invited to a screening of the film Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry directed by Alison Klayman.

photo: R. Sosin616

Night of Museums at MOCAK

18.05.2018 at 6 pm

On Friday 18 May you are invited to MOCAK for the Night of Museums. The visitors will be able to view all the exhibitions free of charge.

Małgorzata Markiewicz, //A Map//, 2013, object, 250 × 250 cm, The MOCAK Collection, photo: R. Sosin617

Why Fatherland and not Motherland? Panel discussion

30.05.2018 at 18

On Wednesday 30 May, you are invited to MOCAK to a panel discussion dedicated to the concept of motherland seen from a feminine perspective.

Dan Perjovschi, //MOCAK Krakow Notebook//, 2013, slideshow, MOCAK Collection618

The New History in Art: MOCAK Collection in Vilnius

07.06.2018 at 18 do 10.06.2018

During 7–10 June the International Contemporary Art Fair ArtVilnius’18 will take place in the capital of Lithuania – the largest such event in the Baltic countries.

Nikita Shalenny, //Where Is Your Brother?//, 2013, photography, MOCAK Collection619

The New History in Art: MOCAK Collection in Vilnius

07.06.2018 - 10.06.2018

During 7–10 June the International Contemporary Art Fair ArtVilnius’18 will take place in the capital of Lithuania – the largest such event in the Baltic countries.

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Toys that help: Making educational toys together

09.06.2018 at 17

It is our pleasure to invite you to the first edition of our new workshop, during which we will discuss the educational potential of toys.

Rafał Matyja, //Wyjście awaryjne. O zmianie wyobraźni politycznej// (Emergency exit: On changing political imagination), Karakter Publishing House, Krakow 2018621

Think tank Polska – meet Rafał Matyja, author of the book Emergency Exit: A change in political imagination

21.06.2018 at 18

On Thursday, 21 June, at 6 pm, MOCAK and Karakter Publishing House would like to invite you to meet Rafał Matyja talking about his latest book, Emergency Exit: A change in political imagination.

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Opening

28.06.2018 at 6 pm

MOCAK invites you to the opening of the three exhibitions.

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK: Dheepan

29.06.2018 at 21

From 29 June to 31 August you are invited to evening film screenings related to the exhibition Motherland in Art. The shows take place on Fridays in the MOCAK arcades.

Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart, //K 194//, 1953, oil / canvas, 50 × 60 cm, Annely Juda Fine Art, London, photo: copyright Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation, Switzerland624

To the Absolute through the Abstract

29.06.2018 - 23.09.2018

Today, the works of Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart can be found in the most important museum collections throughout the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Tate Modern in London and the Pompidou Centre in Paris. In the Museum in Wiesbaden there is an archive devoted to the artist and it is there that the largest institutional collection of Vordemberge-Gildewart’s works can be found. At the exhibition we present over 20 works from the collections of the museums in Osnabrück and Wiesbaden, as well as art galleries in Berlin and London and private collections.

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Award of the Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation 2018

29.06.2018 - 16.09.2018

Each year, the course funded by the grant from the Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation in Switzerland takes place in different countries. In 2011 MOCAK organised its first Polish edition, with the participation of 15 artists. Their works were presented in the exhibition Award of the Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation. From amongst them, the international jury, appointed by the Foundation’s Council, selected three winners: the first prize (20 000 Swiss francs) went to Anna Okrasko, and two distinctions (of 10 000 Swiss francs each) – to Róża Litwa and Jan Dziaczkowski.

Ona Juciūtė, //Armstrong / Blues//, 2018, instalacja, wymiary różne, courtesy of O. Juciūtė, photo: O. Juciūtė626

Play within the Walls of the Academy

29.06.2018 - 23.09.2018

At the exhibition we present the works of current students and recent graduates of the Faculty of Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vilnius (Vilniaus dailės akademija). The objects, installations and films on display were created during 2014–2018 under the guidance of Deimantas Narkevičius. Their formal and thematic diversity results from the teaching methods used and the approach to art.

Foreground: Gal Weinstein, //Nahalal (Partly Cloudy)//, 2011, installation, 395 × 395 × 35 cm, courtesy of G. Weinstein, photo: R. Sosin627

Around the world: Intergenerational workshop

01.07.2018 at 12

On Sunday, 1 July, at 12 noon, we invite you to the intergenerational workshop Around the World.

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK: Tangerines

06.07.2018 at 21

From 29 June to 31 August you are invited to evening film screenings related to the exhibition Motherland in Art. The shows take place on Fridays in the MOCAK arcades.

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK: Incendies

13.07.2018 at 21

From 29 June to 31 August you are invited to evening film screenings related to the exhibition Motherland in Art. The shows take place on Fridays in the MOCAK arcades.

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Jazz Night: Saksofonarium

14.07.2018 at 20

On Saturday, 14th July at 8 pm we would like to invite you to the MOCAK arcades to the concert of the only female saxophone quartet in Poland. The event will be a part of this year's Jazz Night.

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK: Sieranevada

20.07.2018 at 21

From 29 June to 31 August you are invited to evening film screenings related to the exhibition Motherland in Art. The shows take place on Fridays in the MOCAK arcades.

Vistula River Beach in Krakow, photo: Promotion Department 632

Stop at the Beach

21.07.2018 at 11–15

On Saturday, 21st July between 11 am and 3 pm we would like to invite you to a Day with Art – the first facet of educational and artistic activities as part of the Management of Urban Greenery's campaign PrzyStań na plaży (Stop at the beach).

Łukasz Surowiec, //Berlin-Birkenau//, 2012, video, 9 min 26 s, MOCAK Collection633

Tuesdays with the Collection: Łukasz Surowiec

24.07.2018 at 11–19

The summer edition of the series Tuesdays with the Collection is devoted to the work Berlin-Birkenau (2012) by Łukasz Surowiec.

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK: Pride

27.07.2018 at 21

From 29 June to 31 August you are invited to evening film screenings related to the exhibition Motherland in Art. The shows take place on Fridays in the MOCAK arcades.

photo: Alicja Kielan / courtesy of BWA Wrocław635

Wzornik: Workshops for the youth and adults

27.07.2018 - 28.07.2018

On 27th and 28th July two-day activities from the series Wzornik dedicated to the youth and adults will take place. The activities will accompany the exhibition Motherland in Art.

//Second Life of a Book// 2015, photo: Inga Szeliga636

Second Life of a Book

29.07.2018 at 15

On Sunday, 29 July, visit the summer edition of Second Life of a Book, organised in collaboration with the Krakow Festival Office.

Zofia Posmysz, photo: Maria Anna Potocka637

Exhibitions accompanying the Danish premiere of the opera The Passenger in Aarhus

03.08.2018 - 28.08.2018

As part of the programme accompanying the premiere of the opera The Passenger at the Den Jyske Opera in Aarhus (Denmark), there will be two exhibitions devoted to the life and work of Zofia Posmysz. The exhibitions can be seen from 3 to 28 August in the foyer of the Concert Hall of the Danish National Opera and in the Women’s Museum in Aarhus, curated by Maria Anna Potocka, Director of MOCAK.

//reCYCLING vol. 2//, photo: K. Wincenciak638

reCYCLING – Anti-smog Bike Action

04.08.2018 at 11–15

On 4 August take part in the Anti-smog Bike Action reCycling – an interdisciplinary MOCAK project aimed at raising awareness of the impact we have on the ecology and aesthetics of our city.

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Japanese Calligraphy for Beginners - Workshop

07.08.2018 at 16

On Tuesday 7 August at 4 pm, come to the Japanese Calligraphy workshop ran by Mayumi Shimizu.

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK: American Honey

10.08.2018 at 9 pm

From 29 June to 31 August you are invited to evening film screenings related to the exhibition Motherland in Art. The shows take place on Fridays in the MOCAK arcades.

//International Art Hang-Out//, 28.05.2016, photo: Education Department641

International Art Hang-Out at MOCAK – vol. V

11.08.2018 at 12

On 11 August, young people and adults are invited to the workshop from the series International Art Hang-out at MOCAK, in connection with the exhibition Motherland in Art.

MOCAK Collection exhibition, photo: R. Sosin642

French-language guided tour of the MOCAK Collection

14.08.2018 at 17

In addition to the guided tour in Polish and English, a French visit will be available on 14 August at 5 pm.

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Across the River: selected films by students, graduates and lecturers from IMAP

16.08.2018 at 6 PM

On Thursday 16 August 2018, at 6 pm, MOCAK and IMAP (Integrated Media Arts Production) from Jersey City would like to invite you to a review of short films by the students, graduates and lecturers on the IMAP programme. With Marcin Ramocki and Brandon Ascari.

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Kraków Live Festival 2018

17.08.2018 - 19.08.2018

During 17–19 August, all participants of Kraków Live Festival 2018 are invited to MOCAK as part of our collaboration with the festival. All holders of a valid KLF ticket or armband will have free access to the exhibitions at the Museum.

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK: The Immigrant

17.08.2018 at 9 pm

From 29 June to 31 August you are invited to evening film screenings related to the exhibition Motherland in Art. The shows take place on Fridays in the MOCAK arcades.

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK: Graduation

24.08.2018 at 9 pm

From 29 June to 31 August you are invited to evening film screenings related to the exhibition Motherland in Art. The shows take place on Fridays in the MOCAK arcades.

//Stop at the Beach//, July 2018, photo: Education Department647

Stop at the Beach 2

25.08.2018 at 11 am – 3 pm

On Saturday 25 August, 11 am – 3 pm you are invited to visit the beach on the Vistula, Bulwar Kurlandzki for the Day with Artists’ Books – the second edition of the educational and artistic activity as part of the action organised by the Green Areas Municipal Management in Krakow.

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK: Demon

31.08.2018 at 9 pm

From 29 June to 31 August you are invited to evening film screenings related to the exhibition Motherland in Art. The shows take place on Fridays in the MOCAK arcades.

MOCAK Collection exhibition, photo: R. Sosin649

Guided tour of the MOCAK Collection in English

04.09.2018 at 5 pm

On Tuesday 4 September at 5 pm, come to the guided tour of the MOCAK Collection in English.

Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, //Dangerous Bandit//, 1931, photograph, 11,7 × 8,5 cm, courtesy of the Tatra Museum in Zakopane650

Witkacy: The Genius Troublemaker

07.09.2018 - 15.01.2019

Witkacy started on his creative path as a painter. Painting, however, was to disappoint him. He came to see it as a craft, and so he set up the Portrait Painting Company, and painted some 4 500 portraits, the majority of which perished by fire in Warsaw during the war. The idea behind Witkacy’s company and its rules were a forerunner of conceptualism. He next experimented with image through photography, a medium in which he could see fully his wild, unbridled personality.

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Kichka: Life Is a Cartoon screening in MOCAK

07.09.2018 at 9 pm

On 7 September at 9 pm we invite you to the Museum arcades for a special screening of the film Kichka: Life Is a Cartoon, a co-production of MOCAK and the Center of Persecuted Art in Solingen. Admission is free.

On Art Film Festival, photo: A. Rogala652

Film Fridays at MOCAK

07.09.2018 at 11 am – 7 pm

Throughout your holidays, you are invited to join us at MOCAK for Film Fridays, which consist of film screenings of the On Art Film Festival and an outdoor summer cinema.

Pepper the Robot, photo: M. Nikody653

Workshop with Pepper the Robot

08.09.2018 at 12 noon

On 8 September 2018, 12 noon children are invited to meet Pepper the Robot.

Kholoud Charaf during workshops in MOCAK Library, 9.6.2018, photo: Patrycja Kulig654

Dictionary: Open workshop with the Syrian poet Kholoud Charaf

11.09.2018 at 5 – 7 pm

We would like to invite you to the first edition of the workshop run by przez Kholoud Charaf, a Syrian poet visiting Krakow on an ICORN grant.

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Marina Gržinić. Necropolitics and the political dimensions of contemporary art

15.09.2018 at 6 pm

You are invited to a lecture by Professor Marina Gržinić which inaugurates the RESEARCH TANK of the Nośna Foundation and MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow.

The cover of Anda Rottenberg's book //Berlińska depresja. Dziennik//, published by Wydawnictwo Krytyki Politycznej656

Berlin depression. Meet Anda Rottenberg

20.09.2018 at 6 pm

MOCAK and Krytyka Polityczna have the pleasure of inviting you to a the launch of Anda Rottenberg’s book Berlińska depresja. Dziennik. (Berlin Depression: A Journal). She will be talking to Maria Anna Potocka, the director of MOCAK.

The cover of the book // Imaginary Fred// by Eoin Colfer657

Active Reading: Imaginary Fred

22.09.2018 at 12 noon – 1.30 pm

On 22 September 2018 at midday, children aged 4 to 10 are invited with their families to attend active reading of the book Imaginary Fred by Eoin Colfer, about an imaginary friend, with illustrations by Oliver Jeffers.

Ewa Zarzycka, //Videonotebooks//, 2013, video, 10 min 29 s, MOCAK Collection658

Tuesdays with the Collection: Ewa Zarzycka

25.09.2018 at 11 am – 7 pm

In September and October, as part of the project Tuesdays with the Collection, we present Ewa Zarzycka’s work Video Notebooks (2013).

Oskar Dawicki, // The Tree of Knowledge//, 2008, photograph, 160 × 120 cm, MOCAK Collection 659

Handy Art 2. Workshop with Oskar Dawicki

29.09.2018 at 3 pm

On Saturday, 29 September at 3 pm we invite you to workshop with Oskar Dawicki, inspired by the work The Tree of Knowledge. The session will be adapted to the needs of those blind and partially sighted. Non-visually impaired also very welcome.

Guided tour of the exhibition //Motherland in Art//, 8.8.2018, photo: L. Radyk660

Guided tour: the exhibition Motherland in Art

30.09.2018 at 5 pm

On Sunday, 30 September at 5 pm you are invited to a guided tour of the exhibition Motherland in Art. This is your last chance to see it!

Alicja Biała, //Flour//, collage, 2018, 41 × 29 cm, courtesy of A. Biała, photo: A. Biała661

Polish Cut-Outs

06.10.2018 - 09.12.2018

Polish Cut-Outs by Alicja Biała are an ever-expanding collection of over 40 collages. The biggest ones are compositions more than two metres long. The exhibition will feature both new cut-outs and those illustrating Marcin Świetlicki’s selection of poems Poland (A Collection of Patriotic Songs).

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Culture without Barriers Festival at MOCAK

09.10.2018 - 13.10.2018

On the occasion of the 6th Warsaw Culture without Barriers Festival we invite children, young people and adults, including the disabled, to integrational workshops and educational classes.

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Passed over in Silence: Meet Joanna Ostrowska

11.10.2018 at 7 pm

MOCAK and Marginesy Publishing invite you to the meeting with dr Joanna Ostrowska, dedicated to her book Passed over in Silence: Forced Sex Work during World War II. Discussion led by dr Roma Sendyka.

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Caterina Preda. Art, State and Ideology under Communist Dictatorships in Eastern Europe

13.10.2018 at 6 pm

On Saturday 13 October at 6 pm, you are invited to a lecture by dr Caterina Preda – the second edition of the RESEARCH TANK project from Nośna Foundation and MOCAK.

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From Independence to Contemporary Times: A City Game for the Whole Family

20.10.2018 at 11

On 20th October at 11 am we invite you to take part in the final stage of the urban game From Independence to Contemporary Times: Direction Art!

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Opening

25.10.2018 at 6 pm

MOCAK invites you to the opening of the seven new exhibitions.

Boris Lurie, untitled, 1981, mixed technique, 61 × 90,2 cm, courtesy of Boris Lurie Art Foundation667

Pop-Art After the Holocaust

26.10.2018 - 03.02.2019

Boris Lurie (1924–2008) was an American artist, who was born into a Jewish family in Leningrad (today Saint Petersburg). Lurie’s creative output encompassed many fields: he was a visual artist – creating paintings, installation and objects – as well as a writer and poet. His was art that was politically engaged and called for social action, art that was spontaneous, anarchic and therapeutic.

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Karl Marx vs Moby Dick: An Analysis of Form and Demolition of Ideas

26.10.2018 - 24.03.2019

Moby Dick and Karl Marx dominate the creative output of Krzysztof M. Bednarski. The first is represented as a simple, smooth object that inspires thoughtful reflection. The other as a dishevelled head, which provokes discussion. Moby Dick symbolises a mirror that reveals the depravity of human nature. Marx symbolises the regard for human fate, a regard that has inspired political crimes. KMB employs both these objects in terms of both form and ideas.

Muntean/Rosenblum, untitled [The forest flies apart...], 2018, oil / canvas, 270 × 430 cm, courtesy of Muntean/Rosenblum, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam 669

Walking Wounded

26.10.2018 - 24.03.2019

Markus Muntean and Adi Rosenblum have been an artistic duo since 1992. They are known primarily as authors of monumental compositions – group scenes accompanied by quotations from literature. The protagonists of their paintings are young people whose figures have been repainted from photographic materials from the artists’ archives, magazines and the internet.

Akira Inumaru, //Ignis fatuus// (//Jack-o’-Lantern//), 2013, mixed technique / paper, 109,5 × 79 cm, MOCAK Collection670

The Language of Flowers

26.10.2018 - 17.03.2019

For Akira Inumaru, nature is an inspiration and material. The artist uses flowers and dyes obtained from plants, and subjects them to the impact of the sun.

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Crime?

26.10.2018 - 17.03.2019

The subject of the Mac Adams’ fascination and source of inspiration are situations which are both ambiguous and disturbing. He creates installations and photographs in which he manipulates the perception of viewers in such a way that they have the impression of watching a crime scene.

Emilia Turek, //Game-Playing//, 2018, object, 10 × 50.5 × 31.5 cm, courtesy of E. Turek, photo: E. Turek672

The Studio of Łukasz Skąpski

26.10.2018 - 17.03.2019

At the exhibition we show photographs, videos and objects by students and graduates of the Skąpski Studio of Photography and Artistic Strategies at the Academy of Art in Szczecin.

Isabel Minhós Martins, //Don’t Cross the Line!//, il. Bernardo P. Carvalho, published by Planeta Tangerina673

Having Fun with a Book from Portugal. Workshop for children / As oficinas para crianças

27.10.2018 at 11 am – 12 noon

On Saturday 27th October at 11 am, children aged 4 to 8 and their accompanying adults are welcome to join the workshop inspired by the book Don’t Cross the Line! Isabel Minhós Martins, illustrated by Bernard P. Carvalho.

Alicja Biała, //Polki i Polacy//, collage, 41 × 29 cm, courtesy A. Biała674

Polish Cut-Outs. Meet Alicja Biała

11.11.2018 at 4 pm

On Sunday 11 November at 4 pm, MOCAK the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow invites you to meet Alicja Biała.

MOCAK Collection exhibition, photo: L. Radyk675

Art Café. Open Discussion on Art

13.11.2018 at 5 – 7 pm

On Tuesday 13 November, from 5 pm until 7 pm, MOCAK, Collaborate Kraków oraz Sokrates Cafe Kraków would like to invite you to the new edition of Art Café.

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Production The Infinite Trakl as part of the Austria Days 2018

14.11.2018 at 7 pm

On Wednesday, 14 November at 7 pm, MOCAK and the Austrian Consulate General in Krakow invite you to a performance directed by Paweł Zapendowski, The Infinite Trakl about the poet Georg Trakl.

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Kichka: Life Is a Cartoon at the Warsaw Jewish Film Festival

17.11.2018 at 6.15 pm

The Warsaw premiere of the documentary Kichka: Life Is a Cartoon will take place during this year’s 16th Jewish Film Festival. The projection will take place on 17 November at 6.15 pm at Polin Museum, as part of the competition for documentary feature films.

The book //What’s to Be Scared of Here?// by Madlena Szeliga, photo: L. Radyk678

Active Reading: What’s to Be Scared of Here?

17.11.2018 at 12

On Saturday 17 November at 12 noon, we invite children under 10 years of age, together with their guardians, to actively read a book entitled What’s to Be Scared of Here?

Krzysztof M. Bednarski, //Design for Wisława Szymborska Award (for a Fundation Named after the Poet)//, sculpture, 44 × 25 × 20 cm, MOCAK Collection679

Handy Art 2: Workshop with Krzysztof M. Bednarski

17.11.2018 at 3 pm

On Saturday 17 November at 3 pm, we invite you to a workshop with Krzysztof M. Bednarski inspired by the work Design for Wisława Szymborska Award (for a Fundation Named after the Poet) from the MOCAK Collection.

Krzysztof M. Bednarski //Karl Marx vs Moby Dick: An Analysis of Form and Demolition of Ideas// exhibition, photo: R. Sosin680

Open Day of Krakow Museums at MOCAK

18.11.2018 at 6 PM

As each year, we invite you to MOCAK for the Open Day of Krakow Museums. On Sunday, 18 November, throughout the day you can visit all exhibitions free of charge. The Museum will be open as usual from 11 am to 7 pm.

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Krakow Fantasies. Meet Ryszard Horowitz

19.11.2018 at 6 PM

On Monday 19 November at 6 pm, we invite you to meet Ryszard Horowitz, an artist, acclaimed photographer and creator of metaphorical collages, as well as one of the youngest survivors on Schindler’s list from the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

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Emese Kürti. Disobedient: The Limits of Dissent in the Hungarian Experimental Art

24.11.2018 at 6 pm

On 24 November at 6 pm, you are invited to a lecture by dr Emese Kürti in the third edition of the RESEARCH TANK project from Nośna Foundation and MOCAK the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow.

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Concert of Silesian String Quartet

29.11.2018 at 7 pm

On Thursday 29 November at 7 pm, come to the concert by the Silesian String Quartet at MOCAK, in building A exhibition space.

Stanisław Dróżdż, //In-Between//, 1977/2004, installation, 300 × 500 × 450 cm, MOCAK Collection684

Handy Art 2: Stanisław Dróżdż, In-Between

04.12.2018 at 5 PM

On Tuesday 4 December at 5 pm, visit the workshop inspired by the work In-Between by Stanisław Dróżdż.

Alicja Biała, //Świetlicki’s Cities//, 2018, collage, 120 × 42 cm, courtesy of A. Biała685

Here and Now in Poland. Meet Marcin Świetlicki and Ryszard Krynicki

05.12.2018 at 6 pm

On Wednesday 5 December at 6 pm, please come and meet Marcin Świetlicki and Ryszard Krynicki, in a session led by Anna Marchewka.

The cover of the book //Koala Disco// by Aleksandra Cieślak686

Let’s Make a Koala Disco!

08.12.2018 at 11 am – 12.30 noon

Children aged 6–10 are welcome to the workshop inspired by the book Koala Disco, led by its author Aleksandra Cieślak.

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Art Book Fair at MOCAK

08.12.2018 at 11 am – 7 pm do 09.12.2018

During the weekend 8–9 December 2018 the first edition of the Art Book Fair will take place in MOCAK.

The cover of the book // The Incredible Book Eating Boy// by Oliver Jeffers688

Active Reading: The Incredible Book Eating Boy

09.12.2018 at 11 am – 12.30 noon

On Sunday 9 December at 11 children under 10 are invited with their accompanying adults to take part in activing reading of the book The Incredible Book Eating Boy, written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers.

Alicja Biała, //Storks//, 2018, collage, 41 × 29 cm, courtesy of A. Biała689

Last Day of the exhibition: Polish Cut-Outs by Alicja Biała

09.12.2018 at 6 pm

On 9 December at 6 pm you are invited to the last day of the exhibition Polish Cut-Outs. This will be the final opportunity to meet the artist and take part in the guided tour and the closing event of the Krakow edition of the action Poland – No Offence Taken.

//Archi-stories: How to Discover City Space?// by Radosław Gajda and Natalia Szcześniak, Znak Publishing House690

Meet the Author: Archi-stories: How to Discover City Space?

13.12.2018 at 6 pm

On Thursday 13 December at 6 pm meet Radosław Gajda and Natalia Szcześniak, authors of the book Archi-stories: How to Discover City Space?

David Hockney and Martin Gayford, //Historia obrazów dla dzieci// (A History of Pictures for Children), il. Rose Blake, Polish translation: Ewa Hornowska, published by Rebis Publishing691

Having Fun with a Book. A workshop for children and teenagers

12.01.2019 at 12 noon

On Saturday, 12th January, MOCAK and Rebis Publishing would like to invite children aged 8–12 to a workshop inspired by David Hockney and Martin Gayford’s book A History of Pictures for Children.

Edward Dwurnik, //Wall on Krowoderska Street//, 2007692

Stanisław Wyspiański – the ‘creator’ of the 20th century. A lecture by Maria Anna Potocka

16.01.2019 at 6 pm

On Wednesday, 16 January, 6.00 pm, Maria Anna Potocka will give a lecture entitled Stanisław Wyspiański – the ‘creator’ of the 20th century.

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Film screening: The Art of Boris Lurie

26.01.2019 at 11–19

On Saturday, 26 January, we would like to invite you to our audiovisual room, where between 11 am and 7 pm we will be screening Rudij Bergmann’s film The Art of Boris Lurie.

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The Shoah: A Polyphony of Voices. Panel discussion

27.01.2019 at 6 pm

On Sunday, 27th January, 6 pm, on the 74th anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz, we will hold a panel discussion on MOCAK’s latest publication, The Shoah: A Polyphony of Voices.

Lars Laumann, //Shut up Child, This Ain’t Bingo//, 2009, film, 58 min, MOCAK Collection695

Tuesdays with the Collection: Lars Laumann

29.01.2019 at 11 am – 7 pm

In November, December 2018 and January 2019, as part of the two-year-long project Tuesdays with the Collection, we present Lars Laumann’s work Shut up Child, This Ain’t Bingo.

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Opera Rara at MOCAK

08.02.2019 at 8 pm

MOCAK and the Krakow Festival office would like to invite you to a theatrical performance directed by Krzysztof Garbaczewski, A Madrigal Opera, which will be given within MOCAK’s exhibition space as part of the Opera Rara Festival on 6, 8 and 10 February.

Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, //Dangerous Bandit//, 1931, photograph, 11,7 × 8,5 cm, courtesy of the Tatra Museum in Zakopane697

An Ingenious Psychoholic

22.02.2019 - 29.03.2019

The exhibition, curated by Maria Anna Potocka, will present works produced by Witkacy’s famous Portrait Company and series of the artist’s posed self-portraits.

// Silly Drawing!//, Johanna Thydell, Wydawnictwo Zakamarki698

Active Reading: Silly Drawing!

23.02.2019 at 12 noon – 1.30 pm

On Saturday 23 February at noon, we invite children up to 7 and their carers to come for the active reading of the book Silly Drawing! by Johanna Thydell.

//Walking Wounded// exhibition, photo: Rafał Sosin699

Guided Tour with translation into Polish Sign Language

27.02.2019 at 11 am

On Wednesday 27 February at 11 am, you are invited to the guided tour of the exhibition Walking Wounded, with simultaneous translation into Polish Sign Language.

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Kichka: Life Is a Cartoon in Mechelen

04.03.2019 at 8.30 pm

On 4 March at the Filmhuis Mechelen there will take place a projection of the documentary Kichka: Life Is a Cartoon, produced by MOCAK and the Center for Persecuted Arts in Solingen.

 Janusz Korczak, Iwona Chmielewska, //Jak ciężko być królem// [How Hard It Is to Be the King], POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Wolno Publishing House, Warszawa – Lusowo 2018701

Having Fun with a Book. Workshop for children and teenagers

10.03.2019 at 12 noon

On Sunday 10 March at 12 noon, MOCAK and Wydawnictwo Wolno publishers would like to invite children 8–12 to a workshop inspired by the book Jak ciężko być królem [How Hard It Is to Be the King], illustrated by Iwona Chmielewska, excerpts from King Matt the First by Janusz Korczak.

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Im Heimweh ist ein blauer Saal

11.03.2019 - 09.06.2019

At the exhibition at the Center for Persecuted Arts in Solingen, co-organised by MOCAK, we will show 220 collages by Herta Müller. The presentation accompanies the premiere of the book Im Heimweh ist ein blauer Saal, published by Hanser-Verlag.

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Art Café. Open Discussion on Art

12.03.2019 at from 5 until 7 pm

On Tuesday 12 March, from 5 pm until 7 pm, Sokrates Cafe Krakow, Collaborate Krakow and MOCAK would like to invite you to the new edition of Art Café.

Sinfonietta Cracovia, photo: M.M. Mąsior704

Music without Fanfare: Sinfonietta Cracovia

16.03.2019 at 7 pm

On Saturday 16 March, MOCAK and Sinfonietta Cracovia invite you to another concert from the series Music without FanfareMicrotonality.

//Crime?// exhibition, photo: R. Sosin705

Guided tours of exhibitions in Ukrainian

17.03.2019 at 3 pm – 4 pm

On Sunday 17 March all are welcome to the guided tour in Ukrainian of the temporary exhibitions.

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UJ Students’ Art Week

19.03.2019 at 11 am – 7 pm do 24.03.2019

MOCAK together with the Students’ Council at the Jagiellonian University we would like to encourage students to visit the Museum on 19 – 24 March.

Grzegorz Kasdepke, //A ja nie chcę być księżniczką// [I Don’t Want to Be a Princess] illustrated by Emilia Dziubak, Wydawnictwo Nasza Księgarnia, Warsaw 2015707

Active Reading: I Don’t Want to Be a Princess

23.03.2019 at 12 noon – 1.30 pm

On Saturday 23 March at 12 noon, we invite children aged 4–8 with their accompanying adults for the active reading of the book I Don’t Want to Be a Princess by Grzegorz Kasdepke.

//Karl Marx vs Moby Dick: An Analysis of Form and Demolition of Ideas// exhibition, photo: R. Sosin708

See You Soon! Last day of guided tours of temporary exhibitions

24.03.2019 at 1, 3, 5 pm

On Sunday 24 March join the guided tour of the exhibitions that will end on that day: Karl Marx vs Moby Dick: Analysis of Form and Demolition of Ideas by Krzysztof M. Bednarski and Walking Wounded by the artistic duo Muntean/Rosenblum.

Shahar Marcus, //Homecoming Artist (Dresden)//, 2017, video, 4 min 25 s, MOCAK Collection709

Thursdays with the Collection: Shahar Marcus

28.03.2019 at 11 am – 7 pm

In February and March, as part of the Thursdays with the Collection project, we will be presenting Shahar Marcus’ work Homecoming Artist (Dresden).

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Little Rebel Girls and Boys

30.03.2019 at 12 noon – 1.30 pm

On the last Saturday in March, children aged 3–9 lat and accompanying adults are invited for group book reading workshop in Mocak Library, organised by the action group Little Manifa.

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Art of Storytelling #1. Marina Abramović, Walk Through Walls: A Memoir

06.04.2019 at 6 pm

MOCAK Library invites you to an event from the series Art of Storytelling. The book that we will be discussing is Walk Through Walls: A Memoir by Marina Abramović.

Rebecca McRitchie, //Edward i jego wielkie odkrycie// [Edward and the Great Discovery] illustrated by Celeste Hulme, Wydawnictwo Adamada, Gdańsk 2014712

Active Reading: Edward and the Great Discovery

13.04.2019 at 12 noon – 1.30 pm

On Saturday 13 April at 12 we invite children under the age of 8 and their accompanying adults to join us in active reading of the book Edward and the Great Discovery written by Rebecca McRitchie.

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Opening

25.04.2019 at 6 pm

On 25 April at 6 pm MOCAK invites you to the opening of the new exhibitions.

Willy Verginer, //Ecological Balance//¸ 2019, sculpture, 90 × 125 × 60 cm, courtesy of W. Verginer714

Nature in Art

26.04.2019 - 29.09.2019

At the exhibition Nature in Art we show contemporary works of more than 70 artists from many countries, in techniques ranging from painting, photography and video to object and installation. The exhibition has been divided into five parts: Beauty, Ecology, Confrontation, Matter and Symbol.

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Violence and Memory

26.04.2019 - 18.08.2019

The exhibition presents archival photographic materials from the race and folklore sections as well as the landscape sections of the Institute of German Works in the East. (IDO), which are now to be found at the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology of the Jagiellonian University and in the Jagiellonian University Archives. The photographs created during World War II, mainly of the Podhale and Lemko highlanders, were incorporated into the symbolic form of the Carpathian iconostasis.

Stanisław Dróżdż, //Uncertainty–Hesitation–Certainty//, 1967, 80 × 80 cm each, MOCAK Collection716

Concept-Shapes (MOCAK Collection)

26.04.2019

Stanisław Dróżdż is one of the most significant representatives of Polish conceptual art and the most renowned Polish concrete poet. The year 2019 is the year of the 80th anniversary of the poet’s birthday and also the 10th anniversary of his death. In commemoration, the Museum is presenting an individual exhibition of the artist, which comprises entirely works from the MOCAK Collection.

Michael Schmidt, untitled, from the series //LEBENSMITTEL//, 2006–2010, gelatin silver print, 56.1 × 81.6 cm, courtesy of Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin/Stockholm, © Foundation for Photography and Media Art with the Michael Schmidt Archive717

LEBENSMITTEL

26.04.2019 - 16.06.2019

The LEBENSMITTEL (Foodstuffs) photobook and exhibition project by the German photographer Michael Schmidt, born in Berlin in 1945, comprises 177 photographs, taken between 2006 and 2010, on twenty-six trips around Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, Austria, Italy, and Spain. The photographs were shot at feedlots and slaughterhouses, fish farms and commercial greenhouses, fruit farms and vegetable plantations, pasta factories and cheese dairies, as well as at various plants processing meat, potatoes, and insects.

Anna Orłowska, from the series //Pompier, Muck, Socrococo//, photography, 56 × 70 cm, 2019 © Anna Orłowska718

Pompier, Muck, Socrococo

26.04.2019 - 16.06.2019

Artist Anna Orłowska, chose the Lenin Steelworks’ fortress-like administrative centre, popularly known as the ‘Doge’s Palace’, as the starting point for her exhibition. In addition to photographing of the ‘Doge’s Palace’, Orłowska took shots of the nineteenth-century manor house of painter Jan Matejko, located just a kilometre away. The physical proximity of these two buildings, constructed in eras so apparently mutually antithetical, became a point of departure for reflections on the intellectual and formal affinities between the art of Matejko – the greatest of Polish pompiers – and socialist realism.

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Dorota Nieznalska gives a guided tour of her exhibition Violence and Memory

27.04.2019 at 5 pm

On Saturday 27 April at 5 pm Dorota Nieznalska will give a guided tour of her exhibition Violence and Memory.

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Slow Art Day at MOCAK

27.04.2019 at 12 noon – 2 pm

On Saturday 27 April 2019 between 12 noon and 2 pm we invite you to take part in Slow Art Day at MOCAK.

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European Funds Open Days: 6th edition

10.05.2019 at 11 am – 7 pm do 12.05.2019

From Friday 10 May until Sunday 12 May, visit MOCAK for the 6th edition of the European Funds Open Days.

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Dictionary: Open workshop with the Syrian poet Kholoud Charaf

11.05.2019 at 4 – 5.30 pm

On Saturday, 11 May, we would like to invite you to for the workshop run by Kholoud Charaf, a Syrian poet visiting Krakow on an ICORN grant.

Isabel Minhos Martins, //Where Do We Go When We Disappear?//, il. Madalena Matoso, Kinderkulka publishers, Warszawa 2018723

Having Fun with a Book: Where Do We Go When We Disappear?

12.05.2019 at 12 noon

On Sunday 12 May at 12 noon, MOCAK and Wydawnictwo Kinderkulka publishers invite children aged 8 to 12 to workshops inspired by the book Where Do We Go When We Disappear?

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Electronic Cocktail: Concert by the Studio of Electroacoustic Music

16.05.2019 at 8.30 pm

On Thursday 16 May at 8.30 pm, MOCAK and the Association of Polish Composers invite you to the concert by the Studio of Electroacoustic Music in Krakow entitled Electronic Cocktail.

MOCAK Café, photo: R. Sosin725

Vote Together

17.05.2019 - 26.05.2019

Guests at the MOCAK Café had the opportunity to see Vote Together posters designed by Wolfgang Tillmans.

MOCAK Building, photo:  R. Sosin. Beat Streuli’s work //Krakow, October 2005//, 2006726

The Night of Museums at MOCAK

17.05.2019 at 6 pm – 1 am

On Friday 17 May MOCAK and the Department of Culture and National Heritage of Krakow City Council invite you to the Night of Museums at MOCAK!

Michael Schmidt //LEBENSMITTEL// exhibition, photo: A. Stankiewicz727

Art Café. Open Discussion on Art

21.05.2019 at 5 pm – 7 pm

On Tuesday 21 May 2019 between 5 pm and 7 pm, Sokrates Cafe Krakow, Collaborate Krakow and MOCAK would like to invite you to the new edition of Art Café.

Luzia Simons, //Garden 11// [Jardim 11], 2014, scannogram, courtesy of L. Simions, Galerie Andreas Binder728

A Green Room, A Green Corner: Lecture by Dr Piotr Klepacki

23.05.2019 at 6 pm

On Thursday 23 May 2019 at 6 pm you are invited to the lecture by Dr Piotr Klepacki, which accompanies the exhibition Nature in Art.

Anna Orłowska exhibition //Pompier, Muck, Socrococo//, photo: A. Stankiewicz729

Anna Orłowska leads a guided tour of her exhibition Pompier, Muck, Socrococo

25.05.2019 at 11.30

On Saturday 25 May 2019 at 11.30 am you are invited to Re Gallery in MOCAK. The artist Anna Orłowska will lead the guided tour of her exhibition Pompier, Muck, Socrococo.

Joanna Papuzińska, //Nasza mama czarodziejka// [Our Mother the Witch], il. Ewa Poklewska-Koziełło, Wydawnictwo Literatura, Łódź 2018730

Active Reading: Our Mother the Witch

25.05.2019 at 12 noon –1.30 pm

On Saturday 25 May at 12 noon, children up to the age of 8 are invited to Active Reading of the book Nasza mama czarodziejka [Our Mother the Witch] by Joanna Papuzińska.

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Art of Storytelling #2. Margaret Atwood, Cat’s Eye

25.05.2019 at 6 pm

MOCAK Library invites you to an event from the series Art of Storytelling. The book that we will be discussing is Cat’s Eye Margaret Atwood.

Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, //Dangerous Bandit//, 1931, photograph, 11,7 × 8,5 cm, courtesy of the Tatra Museum in Zakopane732

An Ingenious Psychoholic

29.05.2019 - 30.08.2019

The exhibition, curated by Maria Anna Potocka, will present works produced by Witkacy’s famous Portrait Company and series of the artist’s posed self-portraits.

//Clinic// exhibition at MOCAK, photo: R. Sosin733

Clinic

30.05.2019 - 09.06.2019

The materials presented in the exhibition come from the production Clinic by Łukasz Surowiec, staged in Poznań at the end of October 2016. His protagonists were incurable actively drinking alcoholics, mostly homeless, who – due to their life situation and administrative requirements – were unable to undertake effective therapy.

Géza Perneczky, from the series //Concepts like commentary//, 1972, photograph, MOCAK Collection734

Artist in the Field of Art: MOCAK Collection in Vilnius

30.05.2019 - 02.06.2019

Between 30 May – 2 June 2019 there will take place the jubilee 10th edition of the International Fair of Contemporary ArtVilnius’19. It will be accompanied by a special exhibition programme, as part of which MOCAK – for the fourth time – will be presenting some of its collection.

Leopold Kessler, //Import Budapest-Wien//, 2006, video, 15 min 40 s   735

Thursdays with the Collection: Leopold Kessler

30.05.2019 at 11 am – 7 pm

As part of April and May Thursdays with the Collection, we present three works by Leopold Kessler: Budapest – Vienna Import (2006), Renovated (2003) and Repaired (2002).

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Panel Discussion: books and self-publishing in Central and Eastern Europe

31.05.2019 at 6 PM

On Friday 31 May 2019, PAPERLUST Photobook Fest and MOCAK invite you to a discussion on the role of photography books and self-publishing in Central and Eastern Europe in the context of both socio-political changes and the transformation of the medium itself.

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A Documented World? Film projection and discussion

01.06.2019 at 6 pm

On Saturday 1 June 2019, 6 pm, ZK Studio and MOCAK would like to invite you for the screening of Dobra zmiana (The Good Change), directed by Konrad Szołajski.

1. Krystyna Janda, photo: Alicja Rzepa (fragment), 2. Ewa Lipska, photo: Danuta Węgiel (fragment), 3. Iga Dzieciuchowicz, photo from the private archive, 4. Maria Anna Potocka, photo: Karol Nycz (fragment)738

Janda, Lipska, Dzieciuchowicz, Potocka: Debate Women Bring Us Freedom

01.06.2019 at 3 pm

On Saturday 1 June 2019, 3 pm MOCAK and the monthly Kraków invite you to the debate Women Bring Us Freedom.

Grzegorz Kozera, //Crowbar Miracle//, 2016/2019, installation, courtesy of G. Kozera, photo: M. Koval 739

Workshop Nature in Art at the Garden Festival

02.06.2019 at 14-16

As part of the 14th Garden Festival on Sunday, 2 June, at 2 pm MOCAK invites families with children up to 14 to a workshop related to our current exhibition Nature in Art.

Michael Schmidt exhibition //LEBENSMITTEL//, photo: A. Stankiewicz740

Lecture by Thomas Weski

02.06.2019 at 4 pm

On Sunday 2 June at 4 pm MOCAK together with Krakow Photomonth would like to invite you to a talk by Thomas Weski, the curator of Michael Schmidt’s exhibition LEBENSMITTEL.

Łukasz Surowiec, //Clinic//, view of the waiting room, 2016, courtesy of Ł. Surowiec741

Łukasz Surowiec leads a guided tour of his exhibition Clinic

06.06.2019 at 5 pm

On Thursday 6 June at 5 pm you are invited to Alfa Gallery in MOCAK. The artist Łukasz Surowiec will lead the guided tour of his exhibition Clinic.

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Neighbourhood Picnic. MOCAK at the Stacja Wisła park

08.06.2019 at 11 am – 6 pm

On Saturday, 8 June, 11 am – 6 pm, at the Stacja Wisła Park in Zabłocie, MOCAK will be part of the programme of the Krakow Picnic.

photo: M.A. Potocka743

Herta Müller at MOCAK

10.06.2019 at 6.30 pm

On Thursday, 27 June, 6.30 pm, we would like to invite you to join us in our audio-visual hall to meet Herta Müller, laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature, who will be presenting her collages.

//Nature in Art// Exhibition. From the left works by: Grzegorz Kozera, Michalina Bigaj, Oskar Dawicki. Background works by: Jan Fabre, Justyna Smoleń, Guido Casaretto. Photo: R. Sosin744

Curator guided tour of the exhibition Nature in Art

11.06.2019 at 17.30

On Tuesday 11 June 2019, 5.30 pm you are invited to a guided tour of the exhibition Nature in Art with its co-curator Martyna Sobczyk.

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Discussion: Museum Contexts

13.06.2019 at 18

On Thursday 13 June 2019 at 6 pm we would like to invite you to the discussion Museum Contexts with the participation of Katarzyna Jagodzińska, Monika Murzyn-Kupisz and Maria Anna Potocka. Led by: Katarzyna Bik.

 Marta Kula-Ulatowska, //Mali ogrodnicy w wielkim mieście// [Little Gardeners in a Big City], Goldruk W. Golachowski, Nowy Sącz 2018746

Active Reading: Little Gardeners in a Big City

15.06.2019 at 12 noon

On Saturday 15 June at 12 noon, children up to the age of 8 are invited to Active Reading of the book Mali ogrodnicy w wielkim mieście [Little Gardeners in a Big City] by Marta Kula-Ulatowska (Goldruk).

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Art of Storytelling#3. Siri Hustvedt, The Blazing World

22.06.2019 at 6 pm

MOCAK Library invites you to an event from the series Art of Storytelling. The book that we will be discussing is The Blazing World Siri Hustvedt.

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Memory of Culture: Between Dark Tourism and Trauma. Lecture by Dana Arieli and workshop led by the artist

25.06.2019 at 6 pm

On Tuesday 25 June at 6 pm at MOCAK there will take place a lecture and workshop led by Dana Arieli.

Beata Stankiewicz, //Jonasz Stern//, from the series //Ten Jews Who Made Poland Famous//, 2018, oil, water marker / canvas, 100 × 70 cm, MOCAK Collection, photo: R. Sosin749

Ten Jews Who Made Poland Famous

28.06.2019 - 22.09.2019

The series of paintings by Beata Stankiewicz entitled Ten Jews Who Made Poland Famous is a deliberate reference to Andy Warhol’s series Ten Portraits of Jews of the 20th Century. Both series present figures whose fame and greatness mattered more than their ethnicity. Both artists suggest – with a certain dose of bitterness – that bias against Jews can only be tempered by their individual genius.

Herta Müller, untitled, 2012, collage, 14,8 cm × 10,5 cm, courtesy of H. Müller750

Where One Cannot Speak: Word as Image, Image as Word

28.06.2019 - 22.09.2019

At the exhibition we present dozens of the collages by the Laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature Herta Müller, which she created during 2005–2018. This is the first-ever presentation of these works in a museum of contemporary art.

Patrycja Polkowska, //Body Language//, 2014, video, 11 min 40 s, courtesy of Lodz Film School751

Lodz Film School: The Young Generation

28.06.2019 - 22.09.2019

At the exhibition we will be showing the end-of-year etudes by first-year students of the Film and TV Directing Departmentat the Lodz Film School, produced in the documentary studio led by Grażyna Kędzielawska and Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz.

Dana Arieli, //Kraków//, from the series //Phantom Project// [2009–], 2015, digital photograph, 50 × 75 cm, courtesy of D. Arieli, http://phantoms.photography752

The Polish Phantom

28.06.2019 - 31.08.2019

In MOCAK Library, we present a selection of her photographs from the series The Polish Phantom. The exhibition comprises five parts (Warsaw, Nowa Huta, Krakow, Auschwitz, Kielce). Contemporary photographs document objects, spaces and places related to World War II and Polish People’s Republic.

Leszek Lewandowski, //13 x Cage//, 2008, object, ø 58,7 cm, MOCAK Collection753

Motion as the Stuff of Art (MOCAK Collection)

28.06.2019 - 02.02.2020

At the latest exhibition of the MOCAK Collection, we show selected objects and installations, in which motion plays a particular role. In all these works it functions as the device for instilling meaning and bringing coherence to the message. In this manner, motion has almost become an object. In keeping with Einstein’s theory, energy turns into matter.

Faig Ahmed, //Desintegration//, 2016, object, 213 × 147,5 cm, MOCAK Collection754

Symbolic Design (MOCAK Collection)

28.06.2019 - 02.02.2020

Artists seek opportunities to practise art everywhere they can. They have found them, amongst others, in the field of architecture and design – disciplines traditionally governed by function. The designer’s creative inspiration follows the principle of utility. Contemporary artists employ the relationship between imagination and function in quite a contrary way. With some exceptions, they completely reject the practical function, instead dwelling on its symbolism. Objects appear deceptively practical, yet simultaneously do not yield themselves to practical use. This results in a conceptual play.

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK: White God

05.07.2019 at 9 pm

From 5 July to 30 August you are invited to evening film screenings related to the exhibition Nature in Art. The shows take place on Fridays in the MOCAK arcades.

Ramona Bădescu, //Pomelo rośnie// [Pomelo Begins to Grow], illustrated by Benjamin Chaud, Wydawnictwo Zakamarki, Poznań 2018756

Active Reading: Pomelo Begins to Grow

06.07.2019 at 12 noon

On Saturday 6 July at 12 noon, children up to the age of 8 are invited to active reading of the book Pomelo rośnie [Pomelo Begins to Grow] by Ramona Bădescu, illustrated by Benjamin Chaud (Wydawnictwo Zakamarki).

Dana Arieli //The Polish Phantom// exhibition, photo: R. Sosin757

Guided tour of exhibitions in Ukrainian

07.07.2019 at 3 pm

On Sunday 7 July all are welcome to the guided tour in Ukrainian of the new temporary exhibitions.

photo: A. Pichura758

Dictionary. A film workshop with Anna Pichura

08.07.2019 at 11–17

On Monday, 8 July, the MOCAK Library would like to invite teenagers and adults to the first of a series of three film workshops with artist Anna Pichura.

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK: Ága

12.07.2019 at 9 pm

From 5 July to 30 August you are invited to evening film screenings related to the exhibition Nature in Art. The shows take place on Fridays in the MOCAK arcades.

Mirosław Bałka, //7+1//, 1998, sculpture, 85 × 995 × 120 cm, photo: R. Sosin, MOCAK Collection760

Simply Art workshop. Mirosław Bałka

13.07.2019 at 12 noon

On Saturday, 13 July, we would like to invite you to a family workshop organised as part of the Simply Art project. We will be inspired by Mirosław Bałka’s art.

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Jazz Night at MOCAK: Amalia Obrębowska Quartet

13.07.2019 at 8 pm

On Saturday, 13 July at 8 pm we would like to invite you to the MOCAK arcades to the concert of Amalia Obrębowska Quartet. The event will be a part of this year's Jazz Night.

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Art of Storytelling #4. Zadie Smith, On Beauty

13.07.2019 at 6 pm

MOCAK Library invites you to an event from the series Art of Storytelling. The book that we will be discussing is On Beauty Zadie Smith.

//Tree of Knowledge// workshop at MOCAK Library, 2016763

MOCAK Bus in Lanckorona

14.07.2019 - 20.07.2019

On Sunday 14 at 4 pm you are invited to the official launch of the project The Museum for You – a mobile exhibition of contemporary art on display in the MOCAK Bus! It will take place on the Main Square of Lanckorona as part of the Terra Artis Festival (14–21 July). The event will kick off our grand tour of Małopolska!

photo: R. Sosin764

The Museum for You

14.07.2019

Since not everybody is in a position to visit the Museum, we have decide to organise a Visiting Collection. We have turned a bus into an exhibition room. We have also used the external body of the bus as exhibition space. The Visiting Collection presents 23 international artists

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK: The Salt of the Earth

19.07.2019 at 9 pm

From 5 July to 30 August you are invited to evening film screenings related to the exhibition Nature in Art. The shows take place on Fridays in the MOCAK arcades.

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK: Tanna

26.07.2019 at 9 pm

From 5 July to 30 August you are invited to evening film screenings related to the exhibition Nature in Art. The shows take place on Fridays in the MOCAK arcades.

The Second Life of a Book at MOCAK Library, 2013, from the archive of Krakow Festival Bureau, photo: T. Wiech767

Second Life of a Book

28.07.2019 at 3 – 4 pm

On Sunday 28 July at 3 pm, we would like to invite you to the event The Second Life of a Book, organised in collaboration with the Krakow Festival Office.

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK: Grizzly Man

02.08.2019 at 9 pm

From 5 July to 30 August you are invited to evening film screenings related to the exhibition Nature in Art. The shows take place on Fridays in the MOCAK arcades.

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Art of Storytelling #5, Herta Müller: Where One Cannot Speak: Word as Image, Image as Word

03.08.2019 at 6 pm

MOCAK Library invites you to an event from the series Art of Storytelling. We will be talking about the collection of collages by Herta Müller entitled Where One Cannot Speak: Word as Image, Image as Word (MOCAK, Kraków 2019).

Marian Szulc, //In a Red Circle//, 1975, kinetic sculpture, ø 67 cm, MOCAK Collection770

Simply Art workshop. Marian Szulc

03.08.2019 at 12 noon

On Saturday 3 August 12 noon, we would like to invite you to a family workshop organised as part of the Simply Art project. We will be inspired by Marian Szulc’s art.

Beata Stankiewicz //Ten Jews Who Made Poland Famous// exhibition, photo: R. Sosin771

Guided tours in Russian of exhibitions at MOCAK | экскурсия на русском языке по выставкам MOCAKа

04.08.2019 at 3 pm

On Sunday 4 August all are welcome to the guided tour in Russian. We will be talking about the prevailing trends in contemporary art using examples from the exhibitions at the Museum.

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK: Kon-Tiki

09.08.2019 at 9 pm

From 5 July to 30 August you are invited to evening film screenings related to the exhibition Nature in Art. The shows take place on Fridays in the MOCAK arcades.

//Dictionary//: Workshop with the poet Kholoud Charaf, Villa Decius, photo: R. Korzeniowski773

MOCAK at Krakow Picnic

10.08.2019 at 11 am – 5 pm

On Saturday 10 August from 11 am until 5 pm we would like to invite you to Bednarski Park, where MOCAK will take part in organising the Krakow Picnic.

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK: Tomorrow

16.08.2019 at 9 pm

From 5 July to 30 August you are invited to evening film screenings related to the exhibition Nature in Art. The shows take place on Fridays in the MOCAK arcades.

Dorota Nieznalska //Violence and Memory// exhibition, photo: R. Sosin775

The Role of Archives in Art: Curator guided tours of the exhibitions of Dorota Nieznalska and Dana Arieli

17.08.2019 at 5 pm

On Saturday 17 September at 5 pm, there will be two curator guided tours in MOCAK. Monika Kozioł will talk about Dorota Nieznalska’s exhibition Violence and Memory and Marlena Nikody will familiarise the visitors with Dana Arieli’s exhibition The Polish Phantom.

Herta Müller, photo: B. Klemm776

Word Lab: Intergenerational workshop

22.08.2019 at 4 pm

On Thursday 22 August at 4 pm, you are invited to the workshop inspired by the exhibition of Herta Müller Where One Cannot Speak: Word as Image, Image as Word presented in Beta Gallery at MOCAK.

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK: Rams

23.08.2019 at 9 pm

From 5 July to 30 August you are invited to evening film screenings related to the exhibition Nature in Art. The shows take place on Fridays in the MOCAK arcades.

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Film Fridays at MOCAK

23.08.2019 at 11 am – 7 pm

Throughout your holidays, you are invited to join us at MOCAK for Film Fridays, which consist of film screenings of the On Art Film Festival and an outdoor summer cinema.

Katarzyna Vanevska, //Smuteczki małpeczki// [The Monkey’s Sorrows], AWM Agencja Wydawnicza, Warsaw 2015779

The Monkey’s Sorrows – family workshop

24.08.2019 at 12 noon

On Saturday 24 August, 12 noon, MOCAK and AWM Agencja Wydawnicza invite children aged up to 8 and their accompanying adults to the workshop inspired by Katarzyna Vanevska’s book Smuteczki małpeczki [The Monkey’s Sorrows] led by the author.

Josef Dabernig, //WISLA//, 1996, film, 8 min, MOCAK Collection780

Thursdays with the Collection: Josef Dabernig

29.08.2019 at 11 am – 7 pm

From June through August, we will be screening Josef Dabernig’s film WISLA (1996), a Krakow-themed element of MOCAK’s audiovisual archives, at Thursdays with the Collection.

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Summer Cinema at MOCAK: Heart of a Dog

30.08.2019 at 9 pm

From 5 July to 30 August you are invited to evening film screenings related to the exhibition Nature in Art. The shows take place on Fridays in the MOCAK arcades.

Dana Arieli //The Polish Phantom// exhibition, photo: R. Sosin782

Curator guided tours of the exhibition of Dana Arieli

31.08.2019 at 5 pm

On Saturday 31 September at 5 pm, in MOCAK Library there will be a curatorial guided tour of Dana Arieli’s The Polish Phantom. This is the last day of the exhibition. Your guide will be Marlena Nikody.

Robert Maciejuk, untitled, 2002, oil / canvas, 27 × 72 cm (fragment), MOCAK Collection783

Simply Art workshop. Robert Maciejuk

14.09.2019 at 12 noon

On Saturday 14 September 12 noon, we would like to invite you to a family workshop organised as part of the Simply Art project.

Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, //Dangerous Bandit//, 1931, photograph, 11,7 × 8,5 cm, courtesy of the Tatra Museum in Zakopane784

An Ingenious Psychoholic

17.09.2019 - 31.10.2019

The exhibition, curated by Maria Anna Potocka, will present works produced by Witkacy’s famous Portrait Company and series of the artist’s posed self-portraits.

photo: M.A. Potocka785

Herta Müller in MOCAK

19.09.2019 at 18:00

On Thursday 19 at 6 pm come to MOCAK to meet the Laureate of Nobel Prize in Literature Herta Müller.

MOCAK Bookstore, fot. R. Sosin786

A Night at the Bookstore at MOCAK

20.09.2019 at 7pm–11pm

Friday 20 September 2019 at 7 pm the Night at the Bookstor will be launched as an all-Poland event. Of course, MOCAK Bookstore and Bunkier Bookstore MOCAK had to stand up and be counted among the bookshops proper as well as the cafe and club booksellers participating in the event. You can visit both venues from 11 am until 11 pm on the day.

photo: R. Sosin787

The Museum for You as part of the Culture Factory

21.09.2019 at 11 am – 6 pm

On Saturday 21 September, we invite you to the Cultural Centre in Nowa Huta. One of the attractions of the Culture Factory will be the Visiting Collection – a mobile exhibition of contemporary art arranged in the MOCAK bus! All visitors will be given a guided tour.

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Active Reading: Voice

21.09.2019 at 12 noon

On Saturday 21 September at 12 noon, children up to 7 together with their accompanying adults are welcome to attend an active reading of the book Głos [Voice] written by Michał Bogdanowicz.

photo: K. Marchlak789

Water Challenge: Team Board Game

28.09.2019 at 12 noon – 2 pm

On Saturday 28 September MOCAK and the Polish Humanitarian Action invite everybody to participate in the team board game Water Challenge in the space of the exhibition Nature in Art.

//Nature in Art// Exhibition. From the left works by: Grzegorz Kozera, Michalina Bigaj, Oskar Dawicki. Background works by: Jan Fabre, Justyna Smoleń, Guido Casaretto. Photo: R. Sosin790

See You Soon! Last day of guided tours of Nature in Art exhibition

29.09.2019 at 12 noon – 4 pm

On Sunday 29 September is your last chance to see a guided tour of the exhibition Nature in Art.

//Motion as the Stuff of Art// (MOCAK Collection) exhibition. Foreground: Marek Kvetán, //Carpet//, 2008, object, 235 × ø 23 cm, MOCAK Collection. Background works by: Evelyn Loschy, Walid Siti. Photo: R. Sosin791

Art Café: Open Discussion on Art

05.10.2019 at 5 pm

On Saturday 5 October 2019 at 5 pm, Sokrates Cafe Krakow, Collaborate Krakow and MOCAK would like to invite you to the new edition of Art Café.

Małgorzata Markiewicz, //TO//, 2004, 50 × 50 × 20 cm, MOCAK Collection792

Simply Art workshop. Małgorzata Markiewicz

12.10.2019 at 12 noon

On Saturday 12 October 12 noon, we would like to invite you to a family workshop organised as part of the Simply Art project.

Anda Rottenberg, //Lista. Dziennik 2005// (The List: Diary 2005), Wydawnictwo Krytyki Politycznej, Warszawa 2019793

Lista. Dziennik 2005 (The List: Diary 2005): Meet Anda Rottenberg

22.10.2019 at 6 pm

On Tuesday 22 October at 6 pm, MOCAK and Wydawnictwo Krytyki Politycznej would like to invite you to meet Anda Rottenberg for a discussion of her book Lista. Dziennik 2005 with the participation of the author and the MOCAK director Maria Anna Potocka.

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Opening

24.10.2019 at 6 pm

On 24 October at 6 pm MOCAK invites you to the opening of the new exhibitions!

Zbigniew Libera, //KZL LEGO//, 1996,photograph, MOCAK Collection 795

World War II – Drama, Symbol, Trauma

24.10.2019 - 27.09.2020

In preparing an exhibition about World War II, we had no ambition to chart its history but rather to focus on some threads that have had the greatest impact on the Polish consciousness. Artworks are accompanied by documents as well as propaganda and literary materials. In the exhibition we present 39 artists. Many of the works come from the MOCAK Collection.

Guido Casaretto, //Do Unpleasant People Share Similar Features? IV//, 2019, graphite, charcoal / resin, 193 × 230 × 150 cm, courtesy Adamovskiy Foundation, photo: K. Kaygusuz796

The Ghosts of Matter

24.10.2019 - 30.08.2020

The exhibition is the latest in a series of individual presentations by artists whose works are featured in the MOCAK Collection. Guido Casaretto is interested in matter per se – the sea, mountains, the universe, but also stone and wood. Casaretto analyses different forms of the matter of the Universe, and subsequently – using a variety of media – produces their replicas.

Rudolf Carl von Ripper, //Education of the Citizen//, 1938, etching, 29.7 × 39.7 cm, courtesy Sachsenhausen Museum and Memorial Site797

Crush the Infamous! Artists from the Collection of Sachsenhausen

24.10.2019 - 12.01.2020

At the exhibition we show the works of eight artists – former prisoners of Oranienburg and Sachsenhausen concentration camps. The narration of the exhibition is based not only on works created during the imprisonment, but also on those from before and after the war, not related to the camp experience. The exhibition includes multimedia materials, photographs and archival materials.

Wiesław Dymny, photo: courtesy Anna Dymna798

I Am a Wounded Man: Writer, Actor, Painter

24.10.2019 - 15.03.2020

At the exhibition we present a few dozen of works by Wiesław Dymny – paintings, drawings, collages, book cover designs, stage set designs and photographs, selected from the artist’s abundant legacy. The majority are undated; they were created as sketches of whatever the artist happened to have to hand. Dymny was dismissive of his works; he gave them out to friends and cared little for them – as far as he was concerned, his task was done when the work was completed.

 Shinji Ogawa, //Pisa 5//, from the series //Perfect World//, 2014, pencil / paper, 57.6 × 76.5 cm, MOCAK Collection 799

I Enter Every Reality

24.10.2019 - 15.03.2020

Exhibition to celebrate the artist’s 60th birthday. This is the first such comprehensive presentation of selected works by Shinji Ogawa in the MOCAK Collection. It has been supplemented with works on loan from the artist and from private collections (Mizuho Ogawa, Seiichi Yoschino and STANDING PINE).

Mikołaj Smoczyński, //Self-Portrait//, 1990, photography, 16.5 × 21.9 cm, MOCAK Collection800

Private Exhibition

24.10.2019 - 20.09.2020

The oeuvre of Mikołaj Smoczyński (1955–2009) continues to be discovered anew. MOCAK houses the entire body of his artistic legacy. The exhibition aims to bring the figure of the one of most prominent Polish artists closer to the audiences. This year we commemorate the tenth anniversary of Smoczyński’s death.

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Social campaign Reusable

25.10.2019 at 4 – 7 pm

Participants will be able to sow reusable sacks to replace plastic bags when buying fruit and veggies.

Guido Casaretto, //Crossing Carnevale//, 2019, video, c. 20 min, courtesy Zilberman Gallery802

Guido Casaretto leads a guided tour of his exhibition The Ghosts of Matter

26.10.2019 at 12 noon

On Saturday 26 October at 12 noon Guido Casaretto will give a guided tour of his exhibition The Ghosts of Matter.

Shinji Ogawa, //Moire 1//, 2005–2006, pencil, oil / paper, 56 × 76 cm each, courtesy S. Ogawa803

Shinji Ogawa leads a guided tour of his exhibition I Enter Every Reality

27.10.2019 at 12 noon

On Sunday 27 October at 12 noon Shinji Ogawa will give a guided tour of his exhibition I Enter Every Reality.

photo: R. Asmussen, pexels.com804

Concert in the series From Bach’s Cantatas to Moniuszko’s Songs

27.10.2019 at 6 pm

On Sunday 27 October Pianoforte Foundation and MOCAK would like to invite you to the concert In the Romantic Salon.

Janek Simon, //Take Off//, 2003–2004, animation, 6 min 44 s, MOCAK Collection805

Thursdays with the Collection. Janek Simon

31.10.2019 at 11 am – 7 pm

In September and October as part of the project Thursdays with the Collection, we present Janek Simon’s animation Take Off (2003–2004)

Mieczysław Wątorski, //The Arrest of UJ Professors//, 6 November 1939, mid-20th century, oil / canvas, courtesy Jagiellonian University Museum806

Academic Remembrance Day: Lecture by Prof. Andrzej Chwalba on Sonderaktion Krakau

06.11.2019 at 6 pm

On Wednesday 6 November 2019, 6 pm MOCAK and the Jagiellonian University would like to invite you to a lecture by Professor Andrzej Chwalba on the Sonderaktion Krakau.

Joanna Olech, //Kto ty jesteś?// [//Who Are You?//], il. E. Bąk, Wydawnictwo WYtwórnia, 2014807

Playing with Books: Who Are You?

10.11.2019 at 12 noon

On Sunday 10 November at noon, MOCAK and Wydawnictwo Wytwórnia invite children aged 8–12 to a workshop inspired by the book Who Are You? by Joanna Olech, illustrated by Edgar Bąk.

E. Piotrowska, //Paproch//[Crumb], illustrated by M. Ekier, Hokus-Pokus, Warsaw 2010 808

Active Reading: Crumb

16.11.2019 at 12 noon

On Saturday 16 November at 12 noon, children up to 8 together with their accompanying adults are welcome to attend an active reading of the book Paproch [Crumb] written by Eliza Piotrowska and illustrated by Maria Ekier.

//World War II – Drama, Symbol, Trauma// exhibition. Foreground: Roman Tarkowski, //A Pole from the Death Camp 1939–1945//, 1956, courtesy Center of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko. Background works by: Lukáš Houdek, Krzysztof M. Bednarski. Photo: R. Sosin809

Guided tours in Russian | Экскурсия на русском языке

16.11.2019 at 5 pm

В субботу 16 ноября, в 17:00, мы приглашаем вас на русскоязычную экскурсию по выставкам: Вторая Мировая Войны.

Guido Casaretto //The Ghosts of Matter// exhibition. In the photo: //Do Unpleasant People Share Similar Features? IV//, 2019, courtesy Adamovskiy Foundation. Photo: R. Sosin810

Open Door Day at Krakow Museums

17.11.2019 at 11 am – 7 pm

On Sunday 17 November 2019 as part of the Open Door Day at Krakow Museums all our visitors will be offered discounted tickets at 5 PLN and are invited to take opportunity of the additional attractions.

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The Curse of Abundance – filmu screening. Meet Ewa Ewart and Alberto Acosta

18.11.2019 at 6 pm

On Monday 18 November 2019 at 6 pm you are invited to the screening of the film The Curse of Abundance, followed by a discussion with its director director Ewa Ewart and a former Minister of Energy and Mines in Ecuador Alberto Acosta.

//The Museum for You// as part of the Culture Factory, photo: P. Pietruszka812

The Museum for You as part of the Open Eyes Festival

19.11.2019 at 10 am – 6 pm do 20.11.2019

On 19 and 20 November, we invite you to the ICE Kraków Congress Centre. One of the attractions of the Open Eyes Festival will be the Visiting Collection – a mobile exhibition of contemporary art arranged in the MOCAK bus! All visitors will be given a guided tour.

Shinji Ogawa //I Enter Every Reality// exhibition. Photo: R. Sosin813

Guided tours in Spanish | Visita guiada en español

24.11.2019 at 5 pm

On Sunday 24 November all are welcome to the guided tour in Spanish of the exhibitions.

Wiesław Dymny, ink / paper, 17 × 23,5 cm, courtesy Anna Dymna814

Monika Wąs gives a guided tour of the Wiesław Dymny exhibition

30.11.2019 at 4 pm

On Saturday 30 November 2019, 4 pm you are invited to a guided tour of the exhibition I Am a Wounded Man: Writer, Actor, Painter, led by a specialist in the history of the Cellar under the Rams and the biographer of Wiesław Dymny – Monika Wąs.

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St Nicholas’ Day MOCAK Tram

06.12.2019 at 10 am – 2 pm

On St Nicholas’ Day in Krakow look out for the MOCAK Tram! Between 10 am and 2 pm on the No 20 tram of the Krakow Municipal Transport Company you will meet the Santa’s helpers from the Museum.

//World War II – Drama, Symbol, Trauma// exhibition. In the photo: Witold Stelmachniewicz, untitled [after Riefenstahl], 2009–2016, MOCAK Collection. Photo: R. Sosin816

Guided tours in French | Visite guidée en français

07.12.2019 at 5 pm

On Saturday 7 December at 5 pm all are welcome to the guided tour in French of the exhibitions.

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The launch of the album 150 Years of Polish Painting by Maria Anna Potocka

12.12.2019 at 6 pm

On Thursday 12 December at 6 pm Wydawnictwo BOSZ and MOCAK invite you to the launch and promotion of the album 150 Years of Polish Painting by Maria Anna Potocka.

Guido Casaretto //The Ghosts of Matter// exhibition. Foregrounf: untitled I, 2017; //Argilla//, 2019. Photo: Promotion Department (MOCAK)818

Guided tours in Ukrainian | Екскурсія українською мовою

15.12.2019 at 5 pm

On Sunday 15 December at 5 pm all are welcome to the guided tour in Ukrainian.

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Israeli premiere of the film Kichka: Life Is a Cartoon

21.12.2019 at 6.30 pm

On December 21 at 6.30 pm the documentary will be screened during the Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival 2019.

Chris Van Allsburg, //Ekspres polarny// [The Polar Express], Wydawnictwo Tekturka, Lublin 2019820

Active Reading: The Polar Express

21.12.2019 at 12 noon

On Saturday 21 December at 12 noon, children up to 8 together with their accompanying adults are welcome to attend an active reading of the book Ekspres polarny [The Polar Express].

Mirosław Bałka, //Audi HBE F144//, 2008, video, 40 s, MOCAK Collection821

Thursdays with the Collection: Mirosław Bałka

26.12.2019 at 11 am – 7 pm

In November and December, in the latest edition of our project Thursdays with the Collection we present Mirosław Bałka’s work Audi HBE F144, purchased for the Museum’s Collection in September.

photo: Promotion Department. MOCAK822

Curator guided tour of the exhibition World War II – Drama, Symbol, Trauma

08.01.2020 at 5 pm

On Wednesday 8 January at 5 pm all are welcome to the guided tour.

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Art of Storytelling #6: The House with Two Towers

11.01.2020 at 6 pm

MOCAK Library welcomes readers to the 6th session of the Readers’ Club Art of Storytelling. We will be talking about the book Dom z dwiema wieżami by Maciej Zaremba Bielawski.

//The Ghosts of Matter// exhibition, photo: Promotion Department, MOCAK824

Workshop Shapes of Nature

12.01.2020 at 12 noon

On Sunday 12 January 2020 at 12 noon, we welcome all children aged 6–10 and their accompanying adults to the art workshop inspired by the works of the sculptor Gudo Casaretto.

Lukáš Houdek, //Žatec. June 1945//, from the series //The Art of Killing//, 2013, photograph, MOCAK Collection825

About the Dreams of Soldiers at War– lecture by Prof. Jan M. Piskorski

16.01.2020 at 6 pm

On Thursday 16 January at 6 pm, MOCAK would like to invite you to the lecture by Prof. Jan M. Piskorski about the barbarism of war.

Benjamin Chaud, //The Ill-Fated Birthday with Sock// [//Feralne urodziny ze Skarpetką//], trans. K. Skalska, Wydawnictwo Zakamarki, Poznań 2017826

Active Reading: The Ill-Fated Birthday with Sock

18.01.2020 at 12 noon

On Saturday 18 January at 12 noon, children up to 8 together with their accompanying adults are welcome to attend an active reading of the book Feralne urodziny ze Skarpetką [The Ill-Fated Birthday with Sock].

Guido Casaretto //The Ghosts of Matter// exhibition, photo: R. Sosin827

Guided tours in Russian | Экскурсия на русском языке

19.01.2020 at 3 pm, 5 pm

On Sunday 19 January at 3 and 5 pm all are welcome to the guided tour in Russian of the temporary exhibitions.

//World War II – Drama, Symbol, Trauma// exhibition. Foreground works by Zbigniew Grzybowski, 1969–1972, courtesy Dyląg Gallery. Photo: R. Sosin828

Guided tour in English of the exhibition World War II – Drama, Symbol, Trauma and art presentation

25.01.2020 at 4 pm

On Saturday 25 January at 4 pm all are welcome to the guided tour in English.

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David Olère: Survivor of Crematorium III

30.01.2020 - 21.02.2020

The exhibition David Olère. Überlebender des Krematorium III (David Olère: Survivor of Crematorium III), organised by the Center for the Persecuted Arts in Solingen and the National Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau inn Auschwitz was organised in collaboration with MOCAK, Yad Vashem, Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg and the University in Osnabrück.

Jarosław Kozłowski, untitled, from the series //Soft Protection//, 2000, mixed technique, 88 × 45 × 45 cm, MOCAK Collection830

Parts of the Whole: Jarosław Kozłowski

01.02.2020 at 12 noon

On Saturday 1 February at 12 noon, MOCAK would like to invite you to a workskop for adults and young people based on an untitled work by Jarosław Kozłowski, from the series Soft Protection (2000).

Piotr Saul, //Children of Bałuty − Murals of Remembrance//, 2016/2019, murals, courtesy P. Saul831

Guided Tour of the exhibition World War II – Drama, Symbol, Trauma combined with a walk tracking the remnants of the Ghetto

02.02.2020 at 12 noon

On Sunday 2 February at noon all are welcome to a guided tour of the exhibition World War II – Drama, Symbol, Trauma, followed by a walk in the footsteps of the Krakow Ghetto.

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Art of Storytelling #7: Mothers and Daughters

08.02.2020 at 6 pm

MOCAK Library welcomes readers to the 7th session of the Readers’ Club Art of Storytelling. We will be talking about the book Matki i córki (Mothers and Daughters) by Albena Grabowska.

Alexandra Maxeiner, //To wszystko rodzina!//, illustrated by Anke Kuhl, trans. Katarzyna Weintraub, Wydawnictwo Sam, Racibórz 2019833

Playing with Books: We Are Family!

09.02.2020 at 12 noon

On Sunday 9 February at noon, we invite children aged 8–12 to a workshop inspired by the book We Are Family!.

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Opera Rara in MOCAK

13.02.2020 at 7.30 pm

On 7, 10, 11 and 13 February, MOCAK, Krakow Festival Bureau, Capella Cracoviensis and Krakow City Council welcome you to the opera Il ballo delle Ingrate by Claudio Monteverdi, directed by Magda Szpecht.

Magdalena Miecznicka, //Tosia and the Surveyor’s Secret// [Tosia i tajemnica geodety], il. Weronika Tarka, Wydawnictwo Dwie Siostry, Warszawa 2019835

Active Reading: Tosia and the Surveyor’s Secret

15.02.2020 at 12 noon

On Saturday 15 February at 12 noon, children up to 8 together with their accompanying adults are welcome to attend an active reading of the book Tosia and the Surveyor’s Secret.

//World War II – Drama, Symbol, Trauma// exhibition. From left works by: Krzysztof M. Bednarski, Lukáš Houdek, fot. Promotion Department, MOCAK836

Guided tour in Ukrainian | Екскурсія українською мовою

15.02.2020 at 5 pm

В суботу 15-го лютого о 17:00 запрошуємо Вас на екскурсію українською мовою по виставці: II світова війна - драма, символ, травма.

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Art of Storytelling #8: Dymny: A Life with Angels and Devils

22.02.2020 at 6 – 7 pm

OCAK Library welcomes readers to the 8th session of the Readers’ Club Art of Storytelling. We will be talking about the book Dymny: A Life with Angels and Devils by Monika Wąs (Wydawnictwo Znak, 2016).

Wiesław Dymny //I Am a Wounded Man: Writer, Actor, Painter// exhibition, photo: R. Sosin838

Guided tour in English

23.02.2020 at 5 pm

On Sunday 23 February at 5 pm all are welcome to the guided tours in English of the temporary exhibitions.

Artūras Raila, //Under the Flag//, 1999–2000, video installation, 19 min 57 s, MOCAK Collection 839

Thursdays with the Collection Artūras Raila

27.02.2020 at 11 am – 7 pm

In January and February, as part of the project Thursday with the Collection, we will be showing the work Under the Flag by Artūras Raila.

//World War II – Drama, Symbol, Trauma// exhibition. Edward Dwurnik, //Ghetto ’43//, pre–2009, oil / canvas, courtesy International Youth Meeting Centre in Oświęcim Foundation, photo: R. Sosin840

Visita guiada en español | Guided tours in Spanish

29.02.2020 at 5 pm

El sábado 29 de febrero a las 17:00 te invitamos a una visita guiada en español de la exposición de La Segunda Guerra Mundial – drama, símbolo, trauma.

Mikołaj Smoczyński, untitled, from the series //The Secret Performance//, 1983, analogue photograph, MOCAK Collection841

The Deepest Layer: Mikołaj Smoczyński

29.02.2020 at 12 noon

On Saturday 29 February at 12 noon MOCAK would like to invite you to a workshop for adults and young people inspired by the art of Mikołaj Smoczyński.

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Greetings from Japan: Family workshop at the exhibition of Shinji Ogawa

01.03.2020 at 12 noon

On Sunday 1 March at 12 noon, children 6–10 accompanied by an adult are welcome to the workshop at the exhibition I Enter Every Reality.

Susie Morgenstern, //The Pink Suitcase//, il. Serge Bloch , trans. Iwona Jancza,  Wydawnictwo Adamada, Gdańsk 2017843

Active Reading: The Pink Suitcase

07.03.2020 at 12 noon

On Saturday 7 March at 12 noon, children up to 9 together with their accompanying adults are welcome to attend an active reading of the book The Pink Suitcase, written by Susie Morgenstern.

Dietrich Helms, from the cycle //Gegenden//, 2011, watercolour / paper, MOCAK Collection844

Organic Colours: Workshop for children

08.03.2020 at 12 noon

On Sunday 8 March at 12 noon, children aged 8–12 are welcome to attend the launch of the new education book in the series the Creative Collection.

Guido Casaretto //The Ghosts of Matter// exhibition, photo: R. Sosin845

Visite guidée en français | Guided tours in French

08.03.2020 at 5 pm

Dimanche, le 8 mars à 17 heures, nous invitons à une visite guidée en français.

photo: Inspiro846

The Community Centre is a Work of Art: Inspiro in MOCAK! // EVENT CANCELLED

11.03.2020

We are pleased to announce that the Community Centre Inspiro will make a guest appearance at MOCAK. For the occasion, two series of workshops will be taking place at the Museum.

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Dymna, Kwinta, Radwan, Jałowik talking about Wiesław Dymny // EVENT CANCELLED

12.03.2020 at 6 pm

On Thursday 12 March at 6 pm, come to MOCAK for a discussion about the book Wiesław Dymny: I Am a Wounded Man: Writer, Actor, Painter. The event is accompanied by the exhibition of the same title.

Iaia Filiberti & Debora Hirsch, //Framed 2//, 2011, video, 13 min 19 s, MOCAK Collection848

Thursdays with the Collection Iaia Filiberti & Debora Hirsch // EVENT CANCELLED

12.03.2020 at 11 am – 7 pm

In March and April, as part of the new edition of our project Thursday with the Collection, we present the work Framed 2 by Iaia Filiberti and Deobora Hirsch.

Shinji Ogawa //I Enter Every Reality// exhibition, photo: R. Sosin849

Guided tour in Polish Sign Language // EVENT CANCELLED

14.03.2020 at 4 pm

On Saturday 14 March 2020, 4 pm we would like to invite you to a guided tour of temporary exhibitions, which will be simultaneously translated into Polish Sign Language (PJM).

//World War II – Drama, Symbol, Trauma// exhibition, photo: Promotion Department850

Guided Tour of the exhibition World War II – Drama, Symbol, Trauma combined with a walk tracking the remnants of the Ghetto // EVENT CANCELLED

15.03.2020 at 11 am

All are welcome to a guided tour of the exhibition World War II – Drama, Symbol, Trauma, followed by a walk in the footsteps of the Krakow Ghetto.

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Students’ Art Week, Jagiellonian University 2020 // EVENT CANCELLED

16.03.2020 at 11 am–7 pm do 22.03.2020

MOCAK and the Jagiellonian University Student Council would like to invite to visit the Museum during 16–22 March. During this period, as part of the Museum's promotional campaign, admission to MOCAK exhibitions will be free of charge for those holding a valid Jagiellonian University student ID card.

Krzysztof M. Bednarski, //No-One’s-Rose//, 1982, assamblage, MOCAK Collection. Background: Paul Celan, //Psalm//, 1963, trans. John Felstiner, in: idem, //Selected Poems and Prose of Paul Celan//, W.W. Norton & Company, New York – London 2002. Copyright © 2001 by John Felstiner. Used by permission of W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.852

Literary workshop at the exhibition World War II: Drama, Symbol, Trauma // EVENT CANCELLED

19.03.2020 at 5 pm–6.30 pm

On Thursday 19 March at 5 pm, come to the literary workshop inspired by the exhibition World War II: Drama, Symbol, Trauma. We will visit the exhibition, and during the workshop we will look at whether it is possible to describe the experience of war, and how this can be done, and especially – how to create and respond to art after World War II.

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Women Writers and Women’s Literature Debate. Frankofonia Festival 2020 // EVENT CANCELLED

20.03.2020 at 4.30 pm

On Friday 20 March at 4.30 pm, the Wallonia-Brussels General Delegation in Poland, the Institute of Roman Philology of the Jagiellonian University and the Pedagogical University invite you to MOCAK for a debate on women writers and women’s literature in Francophone literature.

Guido Casaretto //The Ghosts of Matter// exhibition, photo: R. Sosin854

Catch the guided tour in English/French/Russian/Spanish or Ukrainian on the last day of the exhibitions: World War II: Drama, Symbol, Trauma and Guido Casaretto’s The Ghosts of Matter // EVENT CANCELLED

22.03.2020 at 12–17.30

On Sunday 22 March, catch the guided tour in English/French/Russian/Spanish or Ukrainian on the LAST DAY of the exhibitions: World War II: Drama, Symbol, Trauma and Guido Casaretto’s The Ghosts of Matter.

//World War II – Drama, Symbol, Trauma// exhibition, Andrzej Żygadło, from the //Auschwitz Series//, 2010, oil / HDF board, courtesy Art Agenda Nova, Kraków, © A. Żygadło. Photo: R. Sosin855

Final guided tour in Polish of the exhibitions World War II: Drama, Symbol, Trauma and Guido Casaretto’s The Ghosts of Matter // EVENT CANCELLED

22.03.2020 at 12–15.15

On Saturday 21 March join the final guided tour in Polish of the exhibitions World War II: Drama, Symbol, Trauma and Guido Casaretto’s The Ghosts of Matter

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Art of Storytelling #9: A Whole Life // EVENT CANCELLED

28.03.2020 at 6 pm

MOCAK Library welcomes readers to the 9th session of the Readers’ Club Art of Storytelling. We will be talking about the book A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler.

Maria Michałowska, //7 Diary Pages//, 1972, printing, marker, pencil, pen, ink / paper, 84 × 59,5 cm, MOCAK Collection857

Once a Year: Maria Michałowska // EVENT CANCELLED

28.03.2020 at 12 noon

On Saturday 28 March at 12 noon MOCAK would like to invite you to a workskop for adults and young people based on 7 Diary Pages (1972) by Maria Michałowska.

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Thursdays with the Collection Online. Iaia Filiberti & Debora Hirsch | #MOCAKonline!

30.04.2020 at 8 pm – 8.40 pm

In April, as part of the new edition of our project Thursday with the Collection Online, we present the work Framed 2 by Iaia Filiberti and Deobora Hirsch.

MOCAK Reopens!

12.05.2020 at 11 am–7 pm

Roman Ingarden, photographic self-portrait, 1942, photo © Krzysztof Ingarden Archive860

Philosopher and Photographer

12.05.2020 - 27.09.2020

The exhibition is part of our series of projects in which we showcase outstanding poets, writers and thinkers in other than their accustomed creative roles – as painters, draftsmen, collage makers or photographers. To date, we have exhibited works by Wisława Szymborska, Zbigniew Herbert, Joachim Ringelnatz, Leon Chwistek and Herta Müller. Each exhibition is accompanied by a sizeable publication that analyses and compares the different creative fields.

The Krasnals, Whielki Krasnal, //Pope John Paul II Gives a Left-Handed Blessing//, 2011, oil / canvas, 55 × 46 cm, private collection861

The Pope

12.05.2020 - 20.09.2020

The Pope is a further exhibition that brings diverse artistic responses to the bishop of Rome. The previous show took place in 2014. Today, on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of Karol Wojtyła (1920–2005), known to the world as John Paul II, the Museum has prepared a presentation devoted in its entirety to the phenomenon of the Polish Pope.

Robert Kuśmirowski, untitled, 2009, installation, MOCAK Collection862

Dialogue with the Space (MOCAK Collection)

12.05.2020

Works in which the relationship with the surroundings they are in plays a significant role and provides a semantic clinch are usually called installations. Artists employ the exhibition space available or design it themselves. In this presentation, we show 14 works that form a relationship with a neutral environment. Some of these works annex the interiors they occupy, others become a part of its geometry, and others still make use of isolation, revealing fragments of their private worlds.

Muntean/Rosenblum, untitled [They realized that their capacity…], 2011, oil / canvas, 190 × 220 × 5 cm, MOCAK Collection863

Contemporary Models of Realism (MOCAK Collection)

12.05.2020

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.

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Thursdays with the Collection. Karolina Kowalska

25.06.2020 at 11 am– 9 pm

In May and June, Thursdays with the Collection brings Rave, a video by Karolina Kowalska. It is a compilation of The Wedding, a motion picture by Andrzej Wajda, which was an adaptation of Stanisław Wyspiański’s play of the same name.

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MOCAK Summer Cinema

03.07.2020 at 9 pm

Throughout the summer holidays MOCAK welcomes you to the evening film screenings, with a focus on art. The films will be shown on Fridays from 3 July until 28 August at 9 pm in the Museum Arches.

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Seminar: Audiodescription

14.07.2020 at 11 am

On Tuesday 14 July at 11 we invite you to a seminar on Audiodescription.

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MOCAK Summer Cinema. McQueen

17.07.2020 at 9 pm

Friday 17 July, 9 pm

Akira Inumaru, //Ignis fatuus//, 2013, MOCAK Collection868

MOCAK in plein air: Amidst Flowers: Art and Music

20.07.2020

During the Terra Artis Festival in Lanckorona we invite you to the workshop inspired by the art of the Japanese artist Akira Inumaru and the visual music scores of artists from the MOCAK Collection.

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MOCAK Summer Cinema. Maudie

24.07.2020 at 9 pm

Friday 24 July, 9 pm

Peter Fuss, //Garden Popes//, 2007, objects, ca. 80 x 25 x 20 cm each, courtesy P. Fuss870

Mini Guided Tour in English: Visualising Religion, Spirituality and Ritual

04.08.2020 at 12 noon

On Tuesday 4 August at 12 noon, MOCAK invites you for a Mini Guided Tour in English entitled: Visualising Religion, Spirituality and Ritual.

Hans Op de Beeck, //Brian//, 2018, sculpture, 64 x 63 x 62,5 x 10 cm, MOCAK Collection871

Mini Guided Tour in English: The Human Form in Art

06.08.2020 at 7 pm

On Thursday 6 August at 7 pm, MOCAK invites you for a Mini Guided Tour in English entitled: The Human Form in Art.

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MOCAK Summer Cinema. Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance

07.08.2020 at 9 pm

Friday 7 August, 9 pm

Kholoud Charaf, 9.6.2018, photo: P. Kulig873

Words as Images. Workshop with the Syrian poet Kholoud Charaf

08.08.2020 at 12–1.30 pm

On Saturday 8 August at 12 noon, young people and adults are invited to the MOCAK Arcade for a workshop led by the Syrian poet Kholoud Charaf.

Stanisław Dróżdż, //In–Between//, 1977/2004, installation, 300 x 500 x 450 cm, MOCAK Collection874

Mini Guided Tour in English: Con(text)ual: Writing as an Art Form

08.08.2020 at 11 am

On Saturday 8 August at 11 noon, MOCAK invites you for a Mini Guided Tour in English entitled: Con(text)ual: Writing as an Art Form.

Robert Kuśmirowski, untitled, 2009, installation, MOCAK Collection875

Mini Guided Tour in English: Light, Space and Form: Defining the Installation

18.08.2020 at 12 noon

On Tuesday 18 August at 12 noon, MOCAK invites you for a Mini Guided Tour in English entitled: Light, Space, and Form: Defining the Installation.

Tomasz Bajer, //Minimalism of Guantanamo//, 2008, installation, 200 x 150 x 200 cm, MOCAK Collection876

Mini Guided Tour in English: Activism, Advocacy and Art

20.08.2020 at 7 pm

On Thursday 20 August at 7 pm, MOCAK invites you for a Mini Guided Tour in English entitled: Activism, Advocacy and Art.

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MOCAK Summer Cinema. Paterson

21.08.2020 at 9 pm

Friday 21 August, 9 pm

Laura Pawela, //could not find myself//, 2004, acrylic/canvas, 70 x 100 cm, MOCAK Collection878

Mini Guided Tour in English: Art in the Digital Age

22.08.2020 at 12 noon

On Saturday 22 August at 12 noon, MOCAK invites you for a Mini Guided Tour in English entitled: Art in the Digital Age.

//World War II – Drama, Symbol, Trauma// exhibition, photo: R. Sosin879

Get to Know Art with MOCAK! Guided tours of temporary exhibitions

23.08.2020 at 4 pm

On Sunday 23 August at 4 pm, you are invited to a guided tour in Polish of the temporary exhibitions.

Rafał Bujnowski, //Last Remaining//, 2004, object, 120 x 60 x 40 cm, MOCAK Collection880

Mini Guided Tour in English: Art as Cultural Heritage

25.08.2020 at 12 noon

On Tuesday 25th August at 12 noon, MOCAK invites you for Mini Guided Tour in English entitled: Art as Cultural Heritage.

Karolina Kowalska, //Neon Light Shades//, 2005, object, 120 cm, MOCAK Collection881

Mini Guided Tour in English: Realism as reflection

27.08.2020 at 7 pm

On Thursday 27 August at 7 pm, MOCAK invites you for a Mini Guided Tour in English entitled: Realism as Reflection.

Wilhelm Sasnal, untitled, 2000, mixed technique, 46,5 x 32 x 16 cm, MOCAK Collection882

Mini Guided Tour in English: Elevating the Mundane: Depicting Daily Life

29.08.2020 at 12 noon

On Saturday 29 August at 12 noon, MOCAK invites you for a Mini Guided Tour in English entitled: Elevating the Mundane: Depicting Daily Life.

Workshop, which accompanies the Guido Casaretto exhibition //The Ghosts of Matter//, photo: Promotion Department, MOCAK883

Let’s Get Arty! Family Workshop in Ukrainian

30.08.2020 at 12 noon

On Sunday 30 August at 12 noon you are invited to a family workshop in Ukrainian, which accompanies the last day of the Guido Casaretto exhibition The Ghosts of Matter.

Mikołaj Smoczyński, //Self-portrait//, 1990, analogue photograph, black-and-white, 25 x 32,9 cm, Kolekcja MOCAK-u884

Mini Guided Tour in English: Faces of Portraits

01.09.2020 at 12 noon

n Tuesday 1st September at 12 pm, MOCAK invites you for Mini Guided Tour in English entitled: Faces of Portraits.

photo: Promotion Department, MOCAK 885

T-O-G-E-T-H-E-R: building unity through art

12.09.2020 at 12

On Saturday 12 September at 12 noon you are invited to a workshop in English led by Joanna Pottle.

Laura Pawela, //Natural View//, 2008, video installation, 50 × 140 × 66 cm, MOCAK Collection, photo: R. Sosin886

Get to Know the MOCAK Collection! Guided tour: MOCAK Collection

13.09.2020 at 4 pm

On Sunday 13 September at 6 pm you are invited to a guided tour in Polish.

photo: Art Knowledge Department, MOCAK887

The Art of Storytelling Readers’ Club #10. The Little Book about Man

19.09.2020 at 6 pm

MOCAK Library invites you to the 10th discussion group of The Art of Storytelling Readers’ Club. We will be talking about The Little Book about Man by Roman Ingarden.

photo: Promotion Department, MOCAK888

Stróżewski, Tarnowski, Zagajewski and Potocka talk about Roman Ingarden

22.09.2020 at 6 pm

On Tuesday 22 September at 6 pm MOCAK invites you to an event devoted to Roman Ingarden, which accompanies the exhibition Philosopher and Photographer and the publication of the same title. The session will be conducted in Polish.

Beat Streuli, //Tamarama Surfers 01-24-010//, 2007, video, 60 min, MOCAK Collection889

Thursdays with the Collection. Beat Streuli

24.09.2020 at 11 am–7 pm

In July, August and September, as part of the summer edition of Thursdays with the Collection we present Beat Streuli’s Tamarama Surfers 01-24-01.

//Dialogue with the Space// exhibition, Otto Zitko, untitled, 1995, MOCAK Collection, photo: Promotion Department, MOCAK890

The Art of Looking Carefully. Event in Ukrainian

27.09.2020 at 4–6 pm

On Sunday 27 September 2020 at 4 pm, we invite young people and adults to a group guided tour of the MOCAK Collection exhibitions conducted in Ukrainian.

Małgorzata Markiewicz, from the series //Połączone//, 2018, digital photograph, MOCAK Collection891

The Artist Is Present: MOCAK Collection in Vilnius

02.10.2020 - 04.10.2020

The exhibition The Artist Is Present will show photographs and videos in which the images of the artists themselves appear. Presented works focus on different models of femininity, the role of the woman in society, motherhood, family relationships and the issues of the traditional family model.

Martin Kollar, Bratislava, fot. courtesy Martin Kollar892

Photography as a Temporary Solution. Conversation with Martin Kollar | #MOCAKonline

22.10.2020 at 6–7.30 pm

On Thursday, October 22nd at 6 pm you are invited to an online meeting with artist Martin Kollar.

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The 32nd International Festival of Composers in Krakow

24.10.2020 at 7 pm

MOCAK and the Krakow section of the Association of Polish composers invite you to the online closing concert of the 32nd International Festival of Composers in Krakow.

photo: R. Sosin894

New exhibitions at MOCAK!

29.10.2020 at 11am–9pm

On Thursday 29 October 2020 new exhibitions open at MOCAK! We invite you to visit the Museum between 11 am and 9 pm. The visitors will have access to all our exhibitions.

Tadeusz Boruta, //St Francis Entrusts Himself to the Care of the Church//, 2003, oil / canvas, 185 × 275 cm, courtesy T. Boruta895

Artists from Krakow: The Generation 1950–1969

29.10.2020 - 21.03.2021

The exhibition presents artists connected with Krakow born in the 1950s and 1960s. This is the third exhibition in the series inaugurated by MOCAK in October 2015. The goal of this series is to review art in the city which for centuries has been a capital of art.

Marian Eile, 1983, photo: Wojciech Plewiński, courtesy W. Plewiński896

Artist and Editor

29.10.2020 - 21.03.2021

The Marian Eile exhibition is part of the series presenting artists from Krakow, whose media encompassed both image and words. The goal of the series is to refresh our memory of artists – somewhat forgotten – whose personalities had an impact on the cultural life of the city.

Marcin Berdyszak, //Revitalisation of Jacek Malczewski’s ‘Vicious Circle’//, 2011, installation, 200 cm × ø 200 cm, MOCAK Collection, photo: R. Sosin897

Vicious Circles of Madness

29.10.2020 - 14.03.2021

At the exhibition we present three installations: Ian Ross Baughman’s Multi-Equation Case Model, Revitalisation of Jacek Malczewski’s ‘Vicious Circle’ (MOCAK Collection) and Le danse macabre de terrorisme. The most important element in the works of Marcin Berdyszak is the human figure, contextualised by means of clothing, positioning, props and surroundings.

Paweł Althamer, Artur Żmijewski, untitled, 2017, mixed technique, 53.4 × 39 cm, courtesy P. Althamer / A. Żmijewski, Foksal Gallery Foundation898

The Ultimate Song

29.10.2020 - 14.03.2021

At the exhibition The Ultimate Song by Paweł Althamer and Artur Żmijewski we present a selection of 20 collages created between 2017 and 2019. The collages are made of excerpts cut out from books- starting with Taschen’s erotic and pornographic publications, through nature and anatomical albums, to historical and scientific atlases.

Katarzyna Partyka-Smalcerz, //Longing//, 2020, photography, 40 × 60 cm, courtesy K. Partyka-Smalcerz899

Anthropocene. Student Exhibition – Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow

29.10.2020 - 14.03.2021

The works presented at the exhibition express a sense of unease and insecurity at the prospect of the predicted climatic catastrophe. Nature can no longer take the human impact.

Julius von Bismarck, //Landscape Painting (Forest)//, 2016, video, 19 min 40 s, MOCAK Collection900

Thursdays with the Collection. Julius von Bismarck

05.11.2020 at 11 am – 7 pm

In October and November, as part of the next edition of the project Thursdays with the Collection, we present the work of Julius von Bismarck Landscape Painting (Forest).

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Be for OEES. Meet the artists of the exhibition Anthropocene

15.11.2020 at 5 pm

On Sunday 15 November at 5 pm as part Open Eyes Economy Summit there will take place an online event Be for OEES, which will inaugurate the Summit.

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The Artist Changes the World. Paweł Althamer talking to Maria Anna Potocka as part of the Open Eyes Economy Summit

18.11.2020 at 2.15 pm

On Wednesday 18 November at 2.15 pm as part of the Open Eyes Economy Summit an online event will take place with the participation of Paweł Althamer and Maria Anna Potocka.

Julius von Bismarck, //Landscape Painting (Forest)//, 2016, video, 19 min 40 s, MOCAK Collection903

Thursdays with the Collection Online. Julius von Bismarck | #MOCAKonline!

26.11.2020 at 8 pm

The current project Thursdays with the Collection, in which every Thursday selected video works from the MOCAK Collection are shown in the audiovisual hall, continues as online showcase as part of the #MOCAKonline action!

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The Polyphony of the Holocaust. An event accompanying the exhibition 7 Places

09.12.2020 at 5 pm

On Wednesday, December 9 at 5 pm you are invited to an online meeting devoted to publication Polyphonie des Holocaust. Stimmen zur Erinnerungskultur [The Polyphony of the Holocaust]. The discussion will be conducted in English.