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Thursdays with the Collection. Karolina Kowalska

04.06.2020 at 11 am– 7 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.

MOCAK Reopens!

12.05.2020 at 11 am–7 pm

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 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.

Dialogue with the Space (MOCAK Collection)


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.

Contemporary Models of Realism (MOCAK Collection)


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.