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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.

Summer Cinema at MOCAK 2019

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Motion as the Stuff of Art (MOCAK Collection)


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.

Symbolic Design (MOCAK Collection)


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.

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 by and workshop led by Dana Arieli.

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.