Art news from ‘MOCAK’

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 […]


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, […]


Piotr Lutyński Territory 26.06.2013 – 29.09.2013 Curator: Katarzyna Wąs Venue: Alfa Gallery Piotr Lutyński was born in Tychy on 18 November 1962. From 1983 to 1990, he studied at the  Pedagogy and Art Department of the University of Silesia in Cieszyn. He graduated in graphic art in the studio of Prof.

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]


Marek Chlanda Transit Curator: Katarzyna Wąs 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 […]

The Artist = A Work of Art

17.02.2012-29.04.2012 Exhibition place: MOCAK Author: EVA & ADELE Curator:  Delfina Piekarska, Maria Anna Potocka 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.

MOCAK, Beta Gallery, Krakow: All the World’s Women Are in Me!

09.11.2011-29.01.2012 Exhibition place: MOCAK, Beta Gallery Author: Ane Lan Curator: Maria Anna Potocka Curator assistant: Delfina Piekarska 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 […]

MOCAK, Krakow: Viennese Actionism: The Opposite Pole of Society

09.11.2011-29.01.2012 Exhibition place: MOCAK Author: group exibition Curator: Stanislaw Ruksza Coordinator: Delfina Piekarska The exhibition Viennese Actionism: The Opposite Pole of Society presents works from the collection of the Essl Museum in Austria. The title of the exhibition was inspired by the statement from a Viennese Actionist, Otto Muehl: ‘In my actions, I started off […]