Art news from ‘Krakow’

MOCAK, Krakow: MIKOŁAJ SMOCZYŃSKI – Object, Space, Photography

MIKOŁAJ SMOCZYŃSKI Object, Space, Photography 18.10.2014 – 11.01.2015 The first in the series of exhibitions presenting the work of Mikołaj Smoczyński at MOCAK – based wholly on the artist’s works and the archive collection that the Museum received in 2011 as a gift from the artist’s heirs. What links the presented exhibits are Smoczyński’s site-specific […]

MOCAK, Krakow: JULIAN OPIE – Sculptures, Paintings, Films

JULIAN OPIE Sculptures, Paintings, Films Julian Opie, "Julian." 2012 18.10.2014 – 25.01.2015 Opening date: 17.10.2014 at 6 pm  Curator: Delfina Jałowik In this exhibition by one of the most renowned contemporary British artists, MOCAK will be presenting new works, the majority of which have been prepared especially for the exhibition in Krakow. The overall theme […]

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

I Am a Drop in the Ocean: Art of the Ukrainian Revolution 01.08.2014 – 19.10.2014 On 21 November 2013, the protests began on the Maidan, Independence Square, in Kiev. They were the response to Victor Yanukovych failing to sign a Ukrainian association agreement with the European Union. The intransigence of the ruling party and the […]


Popes 27.06.2014 – 14.09.2014 Rafał Bujnowski, //The Pope//, 2002, oil / canvas, The MOCAK CollectionZofia Rydet, //Presence//, 1982-1984, photograph, Zofia Rydet FoundationRafał Bujnowski, //Last saved//,  2004-2005, object, The MOCAK CollectionVolker Hildebrandt, //Popes//, 2008, photograph, The MOCAK CollectionIgor Omulecji, //JPII//, 2010-2013, photograph, Artist propertyIgor Omulecji, //JPII//, 2010-2013, photograph, Artist propertyIgor Omulecji, JPII, 2010-2013, photograph, Artist property […]


BOHDAN BUTENKO ǀ A BOOK IS MADE LIKE A SWEATER October 25th through November 10th, 2013 Opening: Thursday, October 24th, 7.30 pm Curators: Anna Bargiel, Jakub Woynarowski Exhibition arrangement and support: Mateusz Okoński The exhibition held in Bunkier Sztuki, which is the first initiative of Mały Instytut Polskiej Ilustracji (the Little Institute of Polish Illustration), […]


KRYSTYNA PIOTROWSKA Her Hair 18.10.2013 – 26.01.2014 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. We associate hair with beauty; it is woman’s crowning glory, […]

International Cultural Centre, Krakow, Poland: Tara (von Neudorf). Cartographer of Sinister History

Anaid Art Gallery in collaboration with International Cultural Centre, Krakow, Poland – presents   “Tara (von Neudorf). Cartographer of Sinister History” at  International Cultural Centre, Krakow, Poland Tuesday, 3rd of September 2013, at 06:00 p.m. will take place at Międzynarodowe Centrum Kultury – International Cultural Centre, Krakow, Poland the opening of the exhibition “Tara (von […]

Bunkier Gallery, Krakow: KAP

Lukasz Prus-Niewiadomski – KAP/CAPS Installation 03.08–08.09.2013 Curator: Krzysztof Siatka  

MOCAK, Krakow: Posters – Poems

Ryszard Krynicki 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.

Bunkier Gallery, Kraków: Striking Splendour of Mournful Abundance

Striking Splendour of Mournful Abundance 03–18.08.2013 Curators: Anna Kazimierczak, Mateusz Okoński Co-ordination: Renata Zawartka As a part of Zbiornik Kultury 2013 Bolesław Chromry’s tribute to Marian Kruczek Marian Kruczek (1927 – 1983). Polish painter and graphic designer, author of sculptures and installations made of industrial waste. Closely associated with Nowa Huta, where he moved to […]

MOCAK, Krakow: Economics in Art

Economics in Art 17.05.2013 – 29.09.2013 The Krasnals. Whielki Krasnal, Piramida zwierząt / na podstawie pracy Katarzyny Kozyry, 2008, olej oil on canvas, 92 x 65 cm. Courtesy of The Krasnals. Economics in Art is the third in the series of exhibitions presented by MOCAK the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow to relate art […]

Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow: Temptress

Charlotte Beaudry Temptress 26.06.2013 – 29.09.2013 Venue: Beta Gallery   Charlotte Beaudry : Untitled (dionée), 2012 huile sur toile / olieverf op doek / oil on canvas 200 X 180 cm At Charlotte Beaudry’s solo exhibition there will be more than a dozen paintings as well as sculpture and video works. The paintings are of […]

Bunkier Gallery, Krakow: Painting, Action!

Grzegorz Mart | Painting, Action! Opening: Thursday 6 June, 6 pm 7 June 2013 – 7 July 2013 Curator: Krzysztof Siatka Venue: Lower Gallery The series of painting-cum-film performances by Grzegorz Mart prepared for Bunkier Sztuki develops the concept which the artist has been working on for a number of months, under the group title […]

Bunkier Gallery, Krakow: Beast

Maurycy Gomulicki | Beast Unveiling: Saturday 25 May 2013, 7 pm Curator: Anna Lebensztejn Venue: Space outside Bunkier Krakow is one of the oldest and, without any doubt, most touristically attractive Polish cities. However, it drowns in shades of sepia, celebrating its past ad infinitum and, at

MOCAK, Krakow: Beyond Corrupted Eye Akumulatory 2 Gallery, 1972–1990

Beyond Corrupted Eye Akumulatory 2 Gallery, 1972–1990 15.02.2013 – 28.04.2013 This exhibition, previously shown at the Zachęta National Gallery in Warsaw, attempts to present the history of Galeria Akumulatory 2 in Poznań – a place that for the eighteen

MOCAK, Krakow: Everything Forever Now

Everything Forever Now. Polish and British Sustainable Design 15.02.2013 – 28.04.2013 Solar Sinter, 2011, design by Markus Kayser; Solar Sinter, Sahara Desert, Siwa, Egypt, photo: Amos Field Reid The exhibition presents the works of designers who have set out to search for the ways to save the planet by focusing on the promotion of self-sufficient […]

MOCAK, Krakow: Utopian Design

Piotr Blamowski Utopian Design 15.02.2013 – 28.04.2013 Venue: Gallery Alfa Curator of the exhibition: Delfina Piekarska Piotr Blamowski’s exhibitions will be presented in two galleries at MOCAK. In Alfa Gallery, utilitarian and decorative objects will be exhibited, including an eclectic bench,

MOCAK, Krakow: Obsessive Scenes

Piotr Blamowski Obsessive Scenes 15.02.2013 – 28.04.2013 design-generation XXI, 2010, video Venue: Gallery Beta Curator of the exhibition: Maria Anna Potocka Piotr Blamowski also makes videos. In Beta Gallery a collection of short art films by the design-generation group will be shown. The films evoke places in the cultural

ASYMETRIA Gallery: Reading Photography: Zofia Rydet – Janusz Korczak

Reading Photography: Zofia Rydet – Janusz Korczak 26th january 2013 to 8th march 2013 (b. 05 V 1911 in Stanisławów, d. 24 VII 1997 in Gliwice) The intimate and multilayered practice of Zofia Rydet are today part of both the Polish and international canon in the history of photography. Ever since her late debut (Rydet […]

Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology: Intrude

Wojciech Gilewicz Intrude (video works 2008-2012) 9 November 2012–20 January 2013 Tuesdays-Sundays 10:00 AM-6:00 PM Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology in Krakow is pleased to announce Intrude, a solo show of Wojciech Gilewicz’s video works (2008-2012).   Wojciech Gilewicz’s practice reflects on the mechanisms and cultural determinants governing our perception of the reality […]

MOCAK, Krakow: The lunatics are on the loose…

The lunatics are on the loose… Fluxus european festivals 1962-1977 An exhibition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the international artist network Fluxus. In 1962 at the Wiesbaden Museum, a group of young artists organised the festival Fluxus – Internationale Festspiele neuester Musik, which combined music and performance. On the poster advertising […]


Opening: 14 September 2012, 6 pm The International Print Triennial in Krakow is open to whatever is of most value and whatever is the most creative in the printmaking world, a world for which Krakow will become the centre for the twentieth time. From 1966, when the first International print Biennial was held in the […]

MOCAK, Krakow: Sport in Art

Sport in Art 19.05.2012-30.09.2012 Exhibition place: MOCAK Author: group exhibition Curator: Monika Kozioł, Delfina Piekarska, Maria Anna Potocka 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 performs a terrific therapeutic role, relieving us of layers of […]

MOCAK, Krakow: No Budget Show 4

No Budget Show 4 29.06.2012-30.09.2012 Exhibition place: MOCAK, Beta Gallery Author: group exhibition MOCAK contributor to preparation of the exhibition: Delfina Piekarska Exhibition design: Robert Kuśmirowski An exhibition based on a concept of the artist Robert Kuśmirowski. This is the fourth one in the series No-Budget Show, which to date have been shown, amongst other […]

MOCAK, Krakow: Apolonia’s Erotic Garden

Pola Dwurnik, Apolonia's Garden: Kamil, 2010, oil on canvas Apolonia’s Erotic Garden Pola Dwurnik 29.06.2012-30.09.2012 Exhibition place: MOCAK, Galeria Alfa Curator: Monika Kozioł 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 […]